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Factory Reboot — Introducing New Technology & Blood into Your Operation

Rob Spiegel  (Senior Editor, Design News, Informa Markets)

Will Healy III  (Industry Marketing Director, Balluff)

Kristian Hulgard  (General Manager - Americas, OnRobot)

Stefan Nusser  (VP of Product, Fetch Robotics)

Location: 209A

Date: Tuesday, February 11

Time: 9:45am - 10:30am

Track: Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit: The Rise of the Smart Factory

Vault Recording: TBD

Baby Boomers are retiring and taking with them the inherent knowledge that manufacturers find they cannot easily replace with Millennials. As robots become smaller, more autonomous, and able to automate a wider range of manufacturing tasks, these jobs are in need of a refresh.

This panel will dig deep into the new technology and give attendees greater insight into better practices to guarantee success while discussing the lessons learned through industry examples. Topics covered include:

  • Unique problems manufacturing is facing with the graying of the workforce
  • The robots and sensors that are replacing the retiring manufacturing workforce
  • What management can do to attract new blood into the operation and techniques used to minimize risk during and after implementation