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Big Data in Manufacturing

Economic Development Regina Inc.
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Oct 12 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Whether you are a metal fabricator, ag equipment manufacturer, or an agri-value producer, this is a chance to clarify the concept of big data and data analytics as it pertains to your business. You will hear about various trends in the manufacturing industry and applications of big data in real-world scenarios. Speakers from IBM, Flaman Group, and Pinnacle Industrial.

Learn more about:

Benefits of systematically collecting and analyzing volumes of data for better insight and decision-making.

Initiating dialogue about collaboration with local service providers and research institutes like ISM, U of R, and SaskPolytech.

How leading manufacturing organizations have been adopting data analysis and visualization across different departments and functions.

How customer experience and sales process has been vastly improved through strategic investments in data analytics by a Saskatoon based company.

What the adoption of Internet-of-things (IoT) can mean to a metal fabrication shop or manufacturing company.

Speakers' Bios:

Anirban Bhattacharyya Associate Partner, Digital Operations at IBM (Via Cisco Telepresence)

Mr. Bhattacharyya has 16 years of consulting experience in the areas of physical and digital operations strategy, manufacturing, supply chain process improvement and process automation services. He is responsible for driving sales, solutions and delivery responsibilities. He is a thought leader in new business models, cloud based services and specializes in monetization models of new business models with As a Service. He has delivered supply chain management and manufacturing processes and operations improvements with a special skill in visionary leadership coupled with creative solutions. He has been in lead advisory roles for customer experience and digital strategy for Fortune 500 clients.

Steve Whittington VP, Marketing Customer Experience, Flaman Group

Mr. Whittington is a leader in the mountains and in the business community. An avid mountaineer he has reached the summit of over 45 mountains, including Mount Everest in 2013. On many of his climbs he has been the expedition leader and/or lead climber. He believes his leadership in the mountains has a direct application to successful leadership in his business life.

Currently Mr. Whittington is Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience for Flaman Group of Companies, an award-winning organization. He believes because of the internet age and information available to customers we are now in the Age of the Customer. As organization leaders we have access to incredible amounts of data about our businesses and our customers. Organizations need to focus their efforts on becoming truly 100% customer centric in order to survive and thrive in this new age. They can do that by capturing the right data and applying it efficiently and effectively.

Nolan Eisnor Managing Partner, Pinnacle Industrial Services

Mr. Eisnor is experienced in Marketing, Media Management, Project Management, Operations, Commissioning, Manufacturing, and Piping & Hard Trades.

He was instrumental in the Cenovus Foster Creek expansion projects where he was leading operations projects. He was also an integral part of the expansion and optimization. Nolan takes great pride in the result of all of his collaborated efforts.

Mr. Eisnor has been in the industry for 15+ years and believes in being passionate with what you do, particularly around topics of safety, efficiency, operations, and production. He is applying what he calls Automated Excellence, to continuously improve, innovate, and align technologies with what he sees the future of the manufacturing and metal fabrication industry to be.

Tanner DeLorey Managing Partner, Apex Industries

Mr. DeLorey has worked in various industries tied to industrial process technology or applications in one capacity or another.

Working on the farm every summer as an adolescent in St. Walburg, Saskatchewan, he soon realized his aptitude for automation. Whether it's mechanically, electronically, or computerized automation, Tanner always wanted to work smarter not harder. This aptitude and passion led him to a successful career in instrumentation and industrial automation or otherwise known in small circles as Operating Technology.

Mr. DeLorey has been privileged to witness the birth of the internet, massive transitions to data warehousing, and centralized corporate networks which is morphing into corporate algorithms and cloud based decision making. He has joined forces with Nolan Eisnor to apply their combined operating knowledge and use of emerging technologies to be in a leading position for the next big evolution in manufacturing.


1:00 p.m. Opening statements & Introduction to big data EDR/ISM

1:10 p.m. Introduction to speakers EDR

1:20 p.m. Why Cognitive Matters in Manufacturing Anirban (IBM)

1:50 p.m. Networking Break 10 min.

2:00 p.m. Customer Analytics for Measuring the Customer Journey Steve (Flaman)

2:30 p.m. Networking Break 15 min.

2:45 p.m. Manufacturing for Tomorrow with Automated Excellence Nolan / Tanner (Pinnacle)

3.30 p.m. Q&A

3.45 p.m. Closing Remarks

4.00 p.m. Open Networking

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