Tuesday, 2 May, 9:00 a.m.
The Future of Automation: Where Does the Road Lead?
Dick Morley, Principal, R. Morley, Inc.
Engineer. Inventor. Entrepreneur. Visionary. Richard E. “Dick” Morley has pioneered world-changing innovations for more than three decades. Known as the father of the PLC, Morley has delivered advances in the fields of computer design, artificial intelligence, automation, and technology trend forecasting. He offers his insights as a regular columnist in Manufacturing Automation and Control magazine. Now he’s sharing his vision for how automation and control professionals can survive in a changing technological landscape. Where are the jobs? How can you grow in your vocation and keep your work interesting? Morley lays out a roadmap for navigating new ground.
Dozens of exhibitors bring you face to face with the latest automation, measurement, and control products and technologies.
Tuesday, 2 May - 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
After a full day of conference sessions and visiting exhibitors on the ﬂoor, take a load off and enjoy music, food and fun as you network with professionals from all over the Western Region.
Tuesday, 2 May, 11:45 a.m.
Gain insights about concepts, implementation, and future directions to help you increase your personal productivity and contribute to the business success of your company.
SP99 – Manufacturing & Control Systems Security
Presenter: Tom Phinney
SP100 – Wireless Systems for Automation
Presenter: Peter Fuhr
Keynote speaker Dick Morley will preside as czar of Innovation Alley, an exciting display of the latest ideas, straight from the drawing boards of today’s emerging technologists. Hand-picked by Morley, each company offers a sneak preview into the not-so-distant future.
Wednesday, 3 May, 11:45 a.m. -1:15 p.m.
Join Innovation Alley participants as they deliver personal insights into the technology innovations developed in their workshops. In a fast-paced panel discussion, they will discuss the impact these innovations will have on industry and life, and offer their views on technological breakthroughs here now and coming just around the corner.
Moderated by Richard Pearson, President & CEO of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS). NCMS is the largest cross-industry collaborative manufacturing research consortium in the United States devoted exclusively to manufacturing technologies, processes, and practices. The NCMS mission is focused on the development of strategic initiatives and programs aimed at sustaining and enhancing the global competitiveness of North American manufacturing.