During this interactive roundtable discussion, facilitated by Avanade, participants will have the opportunity to share input, ask questions, and hear from industry experts about how manufacturers are becoming more agile, adaptable, and resilient in their operations.
Becoming a More Agile and Adaptable Manufacturing Organization
The current business environment has made it abundantly clear that agility and adaptability are emerging as the most important characteristics manufacturers can develop, not just to weather the current crisis but to emerge and thrive in the digital economy.
Companies must quickly pivot across the entirety of their business – from product development through their supply chain, production, and service. The ability to rapidly adapt to changing business conditions is critical. The good news is that it’s not too late to incorporate strategies and technologies to create agile, adaptable, and resilient operations.
- How can advanced analytics help grow revenue?
- How can modern cloud-based business applications play a pivotal role in enabling agility in supply chain and manufacturing operations?
- How are manufacturers leveraging advanced technologies such as mixed-reality, IoT, and digital twins to increase agility and adaptability?
The Manufacturing Café Series is tailored to senior leaders responsible for operations, human resources, and manufacturing services.
Job titles include but are not limited to: COOs, VPs, Heads, Directors, and General Managers responsible for Operations, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality and the like.
Attendance is by invitation only and is of course, complimentary for those invited.
1:00 pm: Challenges in the Workforce
1:10 pm – 1:40 pm: Interactive Session
1:40 pm – 1:50 pm: Presentation from Avanade & Microsoft, Real-World Examples
1:50 pm – 2:00 pm: Q&A Session
Global Manufacturing Industry Director | Avanade
Tom Nall is a manufacturing industry and business professional, providing a great depth of experience to help manufacturers leverage technology to improve and accelerate their business performance. Starting with IBM, Tom has worked in the high-tech industry and applied those capabilities to the manufacturing sector, helping companies use technology to create and improve business value. After IBM, Tom’s experience grew into leadership roles with a number of companies in the Microsoft ecosystem and brought him to his current position as Director of North America Manufacturing Industry services and solutions for Avanade.
Industry Solution Executive (Manufacturing Industry) | Microsoft
Michael Walton is the Manufacturing Industry Solution Executive from Microsoft where he collaborates with Fortune 500 manufacturers to introduce game-changing strategies and technologies into their manufacturing operations. He’s passionate about helping manufacturers capture and leverage their data, cloud, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to revolutionize every aspect of their processes, production, and products including areas such as Forecasting, Quality, S&OP, Predictive Maintenance, Connected Field Services, Remote Monitoring, and many more. Michael joined Microsoft after working with industry-leading manufacturing companies such as Google, Navistar, Caterpillar, Procter & Gamble, ADM, Lexmark, Cameron, and Cargill and many others where he established a strong reputation for building innovative manufacturing strategies & solutions tailored to the opportunities and challenges of a highly competitive and constantly changing global manufacturing marketplace. His last publication as an author can be found in “The Robot and Automation Almanac 2019” by The Futurist Institute.