Digitizing Operations

Embracing Digital Transformation Across
Industrial Enterprises

Embracing Digital Transformation Across Industrial Enterprises

Wednesday, March 11th | 12 – 2PM | @ The Gage in Chicago

Wednesday, March 11th
12 – 2PM
@ The Gage in Chicago

About the Program

Digitizing Operations: Embracing Digital Transformation across Industrial Enterprises is an invitation-only two hour lunch that will take place in a private room at The Gage in Chicago. This event is limited to 25 senior manufacturing, operations, and IT leaders who will convene over three goals:

  • To learn actionable insights and strategies
  • To walk away with valuable new connections from our unique networking opportunity
  • To enjoy an exceptional fine dining experience

The format will feature an industry panel of senior leaders for an interactive discussion followed by a roundtable discussion to maximize peer-to-peer learning and networking.

About the Content

To stay competitive in the global business landscape, it’s more important than ever for manufacturing companies to adopt new technologies and integrate digital solutions into their operations. With the ability to gain real-time data insights into the entire manufacturing process, organizations now have tools to optimize their efficiency at an unprecedented pace.

Despite the clear advantages of emergent technologies, many manufacturing companies face challenges in embracing digitization. Changing processes and integrating systems across the organization calls for intensive cross-department collaboration and requires new training for the workforce. To effectively deploy powerful digital transformation opportunities, a combination of practical and cultural considerations must be taken into account in order to overcome barriers to progress.

Discussion Topics

  • Making the business case for transformation
  • Creating a culture that will embrace transformation across the organization – bridging IT & OT
  • Lessons learned from leading manufacturers who are transforming – moving beyond pilot purgatory
  • Use cases that demonstrate the potential of digitizing the factory
  • Digital transformation via smart connected operations and real-time insight

Join us to discuss these topics and more in Chicago, March 11th.


Shane Engle
Vice President


Steve Caudill
Agriculture Sector, Digital Operations
CNH Industrial
John Knapp
Partner and Managing Director
The Boston Consulting Group
Adebayo Onigbanjo
Senior Director, Business Operations Transport Intelligence
GE Transportation
John Sudduth
Director of Information Technology
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Event Details


Wednesday, March 11th, 2020


12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


The Gage

24 S Michigan Ave,

Chicago, IL 60603

Attendee Profile

25 senior manufacturing, operations, and IT leaders from the greater Chicago area


12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

12:30 PM – 12:40 PM

12:40 PM – 1:45 PM

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Reception, Meet & Greet

12:30 PM – 12:40 PM

Welcome Remarks and Lunch Begins

12:40 PM – 1:45 PM

Panel Discussion and Q&A with


1:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Interactive Roundtable Discussion

Reception, Meet & Greet

Welcome Remarks and Lunch Begins

Panel Discussion and Q&A with Attendees

Interactive Roundtable Discussion



PTC® helps companies around the world reinvent the way they design, manufacture, operate, and service things in and for a smart, connected world. In 1986 we revolutionized digital 3D design, and in 1998 were first to market with Internet-based product lifecycle management. Today, our leading industrial innovation platform and field-proven solutions enable you to unlock value at the convergence of the physical and digital worlds. With PTC, manufacturers and an ecosystem of partners and developers can capitalize on the promise of the Internet of Things and augmented reality technology today and drive the future of innovation. Learn more at www.ptc.com.


HCL Technologies (HCL) is a leading global IT services company that helps global enterprises reimagine and transform their businesses through digital technology transformation. HCL’s 120,000 employees operate out of 32 countries, with consolidated revenues of $7.4B. HCL focuses on providing an integrated portfolio underlined by core services across Applications, Infrastructure, BPO and Engineering & R&D services that leverage autonomics to transform clients’ business and IT landscape to become lean and agile. HCL also offers experience-centric and outcome-oriented integrated offerings across digital & analytics, IoT, cloud native services, and cybersecurity & GRC services to drive business outcomes and enable enterprise digitalization, as well as ecosystem–driven solutions by creating innovative IP partnerships to build enterprise products and platforms for next-gen business success. Learn more at www.hcltech.com.



Business Development Institute (BDI) is an award-winning event marketing agency specializing in producing invitation-only, thought leadership driven, custom events on the most impactful topics. BDI’s programs create an interactive peer learning experience while providing a rare networking opportunity for like-minded leaders over a fine lunch.

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