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2019 Keynotes & Breakout Sessions

The most up-to-date keynote speakers, panels and breakout sessions at Transform 2019, July 30 – August 1.

Keynotes

Harvesting Value from Data to Drive Process and People Changes

8:30 AM, Keynote Speaker: John Baier,  Senior Manager, IS Operations, J.M. Smucker Company

John Baier leads a group that supports Smucker’s production facilities. John will highlight how his team takes a practical, pragmatic approach to harvesting value to align with initiative roadmaps and to support corporate investment in new technology.

About The J.M. Smucker Company

The J.M. Smucker Company was founded in 1897 when Jerome Monroe (J.M.) Smucker created his first product, apple butter, in Orrville, Ohio.

Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer.

The Fortune 500 company’s brands spans pet food and pet snacks, coffee, and consumer food and natural beverage.

John Baier, Sr. Manager IS Operations
The J.M. Smucker Company

DIGITAL
UTILITY

INDUSTRY
4.0

INTELLIGENT ASSETS

CYBER
SECURITY

10:30 AM, JULY 31

Breakthrough Data Visualization Techniques at a Florida Water Utility
Speaker: John Benitz

10:30 AM, JULY 31

Unraveling the Complexities of Industry 4.0
Speaker: Carson Drake

10:30 AM, JULY 31

How a Paper Company Transformed Ideas into Operational Efficiencies
Speaker: Paul Casto, GrayMatter 

10:30 AM, JULY 31

Anatomy of an Attack
Speaker: Scott Christensen

11:30 AM, JULY 31

High Performance HMI, WebHMI + ISA 101 in the
Real World
Speaker: Dave Geiger, GrayMatter 

11:30 AM, JULY 31

Standardizing Processes, Analytics and Data Visualizations to Enhance Performance on the Plant Floor
Speaker: Kevin Briggs, The J.M. Smucker Company 

11:30 AM, JULY 31

From the Plant Floor: A Synthetic Rubber Manufacturer’s Plant-Wide Intelligent Assets Rollout 
Speaker: Paul Casto, GrayMatter 

11:30 AM, JULY 31

Securing Cloud Connectivity

Speaker: Scott Christensen

LUNCH 
12:15 PM, POOLSIDE

1:15 PM, JULY 31

Digital Transformation Best Practices at an Ohio Utility
Speaker: Aaron Cromer, GrayMatter

1:15 PM, JULY 31

Industry 5.0: Manufacturing Execution Systems 
Speaker: Coleman Easterly, GrayMatter 

1:15 PM, JULY 31

Chemical Story: Synergy between Plant Apps & APM
Speaker: Paul Casto, GrayMatter

1:15 PM, JULY 31

Operational Security for Smart Universities and Smart Buildings
Speaker: Scott Christensen, GrayMatter

2:15 PM, JULY 31

Implementing Alarm Shelving, Archiving, and Reporting
Speaker: Greg Hazel, GrayMatter 

2:15 PM, JULY 31

From the Plant Floor: Industry 4.0 Realities from a Complex Metal Components Manufacturer 
Speaker: Dan Misener, GrayMatter 

2:15 PM, JULY 31

Root Cause Analysis 
Speaker: Paul Casto, GrayMatter

2:15 PM, JULY 31

Build Your Cyber Maturity Model 
Speaker: Scott Christensen, GrayMatter

3:15 PM, JULY 31

ROI Tools for a Data Management System 
Speaker: Aaron Knight, GrayMatter 

3:15 PM, JULY 31

Visualizing Data Turns into Innovation for a Specialty Food Company
Speaker: TBD

3:15 PM, JULY 31

Rounds Discussion
Speaker: Ken Latino, GE Digital 

3:15 PM, JULY 31

Segmentation Guidelines 
Speaker: Scott Christensen, GrayMatter 

DINNER & RECEPTION
5:00 PM, POOLSIDE

DIGITAL
UTILITY

INDUSTRY
4.0

INTELLIGENT ASSETS

CYBER
SECURITY

8:45 AM, AUGUST 1

Taking High Performance Graphics to the Next Level 
Speaker: Aaron Cromer, GrayMatter

8:45 AM, AUGUST 1

Turning Data into Insights Saves Millions for Oil & Gas Customer
Speaker: Kemell Kassim, GrayMatter

8:45 AM, AUGUST 1

SMRP Workshop
Speaker: Paul Casto, GrayMatter

8:45 AM, AUGUST 1

Telling your Story with Data  
Speaker: Alex Gelsick, GrayMatter

9:50 AM, AUGUST 1

What’s New in iFIX 6.0
Speaker: TBD 

9:50 AM, AUGUST 1

Disruptive Technologies: What’s Here, What’s Next
Speaker: Carson Drake, GrayMatter, Logan Krawchyk, GrayMatter

9:50 AM, AUGUST 1

SMRP Workshop
Speaker: Paul Casto, GrayMatter 

9:50 AM, AUGUST 1

Protecting your Operations in a Digital Transformation
Speaker: Scott Christensen, GrayMatter

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