2020 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit


*On June 8, 2020, the AMT Board of Directors announced the cancellation of IMTS 2020. Our hope is to still provide the educational sessions that would have been available on September 16, in conjunction with the IMTS event. Please stayed tuned for more updates.

The Future of Automation & Manufacturing

The 2020 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit (GAMS) will kick off with a networking luncheon and keynote address followed by four educational sessions led by top industry experts who will explore a variety of trending issues. The line-up of topics and presenters at GAMS 2020 includes:

Robotics


Explore how to get the greatest value out of plant technology using robotic technology to benefit operations in a digital age.

Digital Transformation


Look at best practices in manufacturing today using digital transformation and to focus on managing and using plant data effectively.

Networking and Cybersecurity


Discuss the latest breakthroughs in networks and look at how the digital age can be both secure and productive.

Energy Management


Consider the latest technologies to reduce your energy consumption and improve building efficiency.

2020 GAMS Agenda


  • 11:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.

    Registration and Lunch

  • 12:30p.m. to 1:00p.m.

    Keynote Presentation

    The Future of Manufacturing in Automation

  • 1:00p.m. to 1:45p.m.

    Session 1: The Age of Robotics will transform your manufacturing facility

    The digital plant is only as good as the productivity it delivers. This has included the addition of robots to the plant operations. Manufacturers will hear about the benefits of robotics, how robots are being deployed to get the most out of their system. We’ll explore how to get the greatest value out of plant technology using Robotic Technology to benefit operations in a digital age. Moderated by industry expert Jeff Burnstein, President, A3/RIA.

  • 2:00p.m. to 2:45p.m.

    Session 2: Digital Transformation

    As digital technology takes hold of the manufacturing plant, a successful migration to a data-driven manufacturing environment will depend on three things: the ability to train existing workers, the success of implementing new equipment with legacy equipment and the willingness of manufacturers to litigate the risk. We’ll look at best practices in manufacturing today using digital transformation and to focus on managing and using plant data effectively. Moderated by industry expert Stephen Greene, Vice President of Global Marketing, Stratus.

  • 3:00p.m. to 3:45p.m.

    Session 3: Make your plant more cybersecure with the right network

    Automate your network with the right security. Cybersecurity is a real and present threat to manufacturing operations, and as plant management works to guard against external breaches and internal glitches, they also must make sure the promise of IIoT can be fully realized. We’ll discuss the latest breakthroughs in networks and look at how the digital age can be both secure and productive. Moderated by industry expert Dave Cronberger, Vertical Solutions Architect, Cisco.

  • 4:00p.m. to 4:45p.m.

    Session 4: Best Practices in Energy Management

    Consider the latest technologies to reduce your energy consumption and improve building efficiency. The opening session will consider several different technologies, such as implementing energy-efficient motors and drives, retrofitting lighting systems, updating various heating and cooling systems as well as several other key technologies that will reduce your energy costs immediately. Moderated by industry expert Benjamin A. Skelton, PE, President of Cyclone Energy Group.

  • 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.

    Networking and Cocktail Reception

    After a great day of information, continue the discussion in the lobby. Cocktails, light snacks and conversation about the day’s events will follow.