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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.

Schedule-at-a-Glance

Tuesday, July 30

4 PM – Welcome to Put-in-Bay & Registration
6 PM – TechShow & Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, July 31

7:30 AM – Breakfast
8:00 AM – Keynote Speakers
9:30 AM – Industry 4.0 Executive Panel
10:30 AM – First Breakout Session
12:15 AM – Lunch
1:15 PM – Breakout Sessions
5 PM – Dinner, Poolside
6 PM – GrayMatter Band at the Boathouse

Thursday, August 1 

8:45 AM – Breakout Sessions
11 AM – Check Out

Keynotes

Mastering the Chemistry of Digital Change

8:00 AM, Keynote Speaker: Cassandra Worthy, Founder of We Are Change Enthusiasts & former P&G employee

Cassandra Worthy is Founder & Chief Enthusiasm Officer of We Are Change Enthusiasts LLC, a well- respected Corporate speaking and training firm. She is a former Fortune 100 Innovation Leader, highly dynamic speaker & presenter, chemical engineer, but above all else the world’s leading expert on Change EnthusiasmTM.

She has spent nearly 15 years in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, the majority of that time at Procter & Gamble, leading organizations delivering innovation across some of the world’s most iconic brands.

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Culture Change Speaker

How to Think Like Amazon

8:30 AM, Keynote Speaker: Douglas Bellin, Amazon Web Services 

Doug Bellin is a key presenter for the Amazon Culture, evolution of Amazon.com and fulfillment centers. Many companies would like the secrets behind Amazon’s relentless focus on customer experience.

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Amazon Web Services

Harvesting Value from Data to Drive Process and People Changes

9:00 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

Becoming Bold Executive Panel: Skills Leaders Need for the Future

9:30 AM, Panel Speakers: Jeff Woodard, VP of Operational Excellence,
T. Marzetti; Amy Sausen, IT Global Director, R&D, and Global Manufacturing, Kimberly-Clark; Mike Matlock, Former DOW executive & operations leader

Effective digital initiatives often depend on a mix of experimentation, bold decisions, and failure. Leaders often hear that creating a culture where risk-taking is acceptable is key but how do you do that?

This panel will give real-world examples from leaders on key behaviors needed to manage change. How do you handle fear? How do you reward your team?

Kimberly-Clark GrayMatter Amy Sausen Transform 2019

DIGITAL
UTILITY

INDUSTRY
4.0

INTELLIGENT ASSETS

CYBER
SECURITY

10:30 AM, JULY 31

Region of Waterloo: Taking High-Performance Graphics to the Next Level 
Speaker: Leigh McDermott, Region of Waterloo and Dave Geiger, GrayMatter 

10:30 AM, JULY 31

Unraveling the Complexities of Industry 4.0
Speaker: Carson Drake

10:30 AM, JULY 31

Creating an Operational Advantage through Improved Reliability 
Speaker: Mike Matlock, Former DOW and Meridium Executive 

10:30 AM, JULY 31

Cyber Threat Landscape: A 2019 Briefing
Speaker: Scott Christensen, GrayMatter

11:30 AM, JULY 31

Digitizing Water Management with Keystone Clearwater 
Speaker: Edward Strauser, Keystone Clearwater 

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

What is Asset Performance Management (APM) Anyway?
Speaker: Ken Latino, GrayMatter

11:30 AM, JULY 31

Woodward Cyber Solution Maximizes Uptime to Save Clients Millions
Speaker: Chris Sundberg, Woodward, Inc. 

LUNCH 
12:15 PM, POOLSIDE

1:15 PM, JULY 31

ISA 101 Best Practices and Actionable Data
Speaker: John Benitz

1:15 PM, JULY 31

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

1:15 PM, JULY 31

Hands-On: An Exercise in Root Cause Analysis Using Proact 
Speaker: Bob Latino, Reliability Center

1:15 PM, JULY 31

Operational Security for Smart Universities and Smart Buildings
Speakers: Tim Pryor, Penn State University & Tom Walker, Penn State University 

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 Best Practices from Wyman Gordon
Speaker: Chris Ambrose, Wyman Gordon
 

2:15 PM, JULY 31

Operator Rounds: Are You Still Collecting Data the Old-Fashioned Way? 
Speaker: Ken Latino, GrayMatter

2:15 PM, JULY 31

Cyber Security Leads to Cost Savings & Collaboration at Bell Helicopter
Speakers: Craig Carpenelli, Bell Helicopter and Steve Henson, Bell Helicopter 

3:15 PM, JULY 31

Region of Durham’s ROI Tools for a Data Management System 
Speaker: Jon McPeake,
Region of Durham 

3:15 PM, JULY 31

Building a Strategy to Protect Your Manufacturing Supply Chain from Cyber Threats 
Speaker: Chris Sundberg, Woodward 

3:15 PM, JULY 31

Asset Management and Asset Performance Management – Is There Really a Difference?
Speaker: Marc LaPlante, GE Digital 

3:15 PM, JULY 31

Seeing Through the Fog: OT Cyber Security Executive Panel 
Speakers: Craig Carpenelli, Bell Helicopter;  Steve Henson, Bell Helicopter; Tom Walker, Penn State University; Tim Pryor, Penn State University

DINNER & RECEPTION
5:00 PM, POOLSIDE

DIGITAL
UTILITY

INDUSTRY
4.0

INTELLIGENT ASSETS

CYBER
SECURITY

8:45 AM, AUGUST 1

Visualize Business Intelligence 
Speaker: Ranbir Saini, GE Digital 

8:45 AM, AUGUST 1

Industry 4.0 Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning
Speaker: Erik Udstuen, TwinThread

8:45 AM, AUGUST 1

Public Utilities: The Top 5 Asset Management Mistakes and Strategies to Avoid Them 
Speaker: Aaron Cromer & Paul Casto, GrayMatter 

8:45 AM, AUGUST 1

Avoiding the News Helicopter Moment of Crisis: PPG Cyber Story
Speaker: Bill Schillinger, PPG 

9:45 AM, AUGUST 1

Digital Transformation Best Practices at West View Water 
Speaker: Robert Christian, West View Water and Aaron Cromer, GrayMatter

9:45 AM, AUGUST 1

Leveraging Operational Data to Improve Asset Management
Speaker: Paul Casto, GrayMatter

9:45 AM, AUGUST 1

Wyman Gordon Success Story: Using Process Data to Predict Failure and Improve Performance through Reliability 
Speaker: Chris Ambrose, Wyman Gordon

9:45 AM, AUGUST 1

Cyber One View: A Unique Approach to Combining Network Hardening, Visibility and Energy Management

Speaker: Tim Pryor, Penn State University, Tom Walker, Penn State University & Scott Christensen, GrayMatter

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