Industrial Automation and Technology Seminar

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Free Seminar - Industrial Automation and Technology - 17th Annual Industrial Reverse Trade Show

Free Seminar - Industrial Automation and Technology - 17th Annual Industrial Reverse Trade Show

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017

9:00am - 11:30am

Industrial Automation and Technology Seminar: 
Improving Environmental Impacts & Human Performance

October 19, 2017, 9:00am – 11:30am
Ft. Whiting Auditorium, Mobile Alabama
[PRIOR TO Industrial Reverse Trade Show]

Free to the public, but Pre-Registration is required at khudson@pepmobile.org

CEU certificates of completion available on request; Approved for Alabama CLE's

9:00 – 10:15am Panel One - Applied Technology and Automation: Moving Stuff without Moving


  •  Precision in Action-  Automation is improving the environment, operational efficiency, logistics and safety at the McDuffie and Pinto Terminals.
    Brad Ojard, Sr. Vice President, Operations, Alabama State Port Authority

  •  Partners in the Age of Automated Construction Equipment - Automation can remove human error and fatigue
    Buddy Averett, Smart Construction Manager, Tractor & Equipment Company (TEC)
    Mike Tew, President & CEO of SJ&L, Civil Contractors, Inc.

  •  Asset Management Part 1: Evolving technology in the management of IIOT- The technology in the management of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) is changing rapidly and product development is in high gear. Today, products are achieving just a fraction of the data and capability that products will provide in the coming years. This session will discuss some of the different types of infrastructure and products in the IIoT market and what IIoT can do for managing assets as well as an end user’s perspective into why these new tools are important to a company’s sustainability.
    Matt Burton, Corporate Director of Automation Technology, Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
    Michael A. Wilson, TES Manager, BASF Corporation


10:30-11:45 Panel Two - Opportunities and Risks with Automated Equipment: Accuracy, Environmental Impact, Worker Safety, Workforce Development

  •  Precision Fitting: 3D Scanning in a Plant: Automation vs Traditional methods - Through case studies, the basics of 3D scanning and evolution as well as the changes in technology, hardware vs. software, and more will be discussed. This will be a highly interactive session, so be sure to bring questions!
    Claudia Bjork, Engineer, Gulf States Engineering
    Bruce Bowditch, Plant Sales Manager LEICA Geosystems HDS
    Matthew Roberts, Safety Manager, Gulf States Engineering

  •  Asset Management Part 2: Future of IOT looks COOL: We have all heard the terms IOT and Industry 4.0, but what does that mean? This session will focus on two real world examples: the switch from traditional (or dumb) vending to “Smart” vending by implementation of IOT; and highlight a “COOL” IOT solution contributing to the reliability of the cellphone networks we have all rely on.
    Alex, Lynch, Vice President, Prism Systems
    Todd Hassel, Business Development Manager, Prism Systems

  •  Cool Stuff with a BITE: Cyber Security, Threats and Liability – Top 10 Things to Know to Protect Your Company & Industrial Corporations: We are all concerned about how to secure, encrypt and efficiently operate our business hardware, software, data and assets without experiencing a security breach, cyberattacks, malicious hacks, data pirates, ransomware and viruses. This session will provide you the top 10 ways to protect and prevent your company and your industrial operations; and in the event of a security breach what to make sure you have done and what you need to do.
    Chris Williams, Esq. Attorney, Cyber Security Practice Group, Hand Arendall LLC
    Andy Odle, Director of IT, Wilkins Miller, LLC


See Full Speaker Bios here.

Event Location

Ft Whiting - Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley
Mobile, AL, 36605

Event Fees

FREE