Building our future: Growing manufacturing capability through technology

A short, sharp seminar where you get in front of the Industry 4.0 experts who will walk you through the role tech plays in the future.

What's it all about?

Join Ray Connor, Chief Executive of Revolution Fibres as he shares their story of a recent digital transformation and product pivot during lockdown, Revolution Fibres talk about growing pains when scaling up, how they prepared their people for the move and how anchoring R&D innovation at the heart of their values keep them ahead of the competition.

Our expert speakers will also cover:

- Opportunities in automation and digitisation in manufacturing post COVID-19

- Risks and hurdles that come with big time investment in new technology to automate the manufacturing process

- How manufacturing and warehouse restrictions during the different Alert Levels has affected productivity and cashflow - and how can technology assist in accelerated recovery?

- Skill gaps and migrant workers – what training support is available for businesses to access, what does this mean for economic growth and the next generation of workers coming through

In this session, we will also be running a live QnA with our panelists, giving you the opportunity to ask your burning manufacturing questions.

Moving into Industry 4.0 doesn’t mean you need to upend your whole chain – fine tune your strengths, maximise what you’ve got, and have a workforce and business that is ready to tackle the next 10 years.

*Please note this event is charged at $50 + GST for Non EMA Members.

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Thursday 30 Jul
10:30am - 12:00pm

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Speakers

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Ray Connor

Revolution Fibres, CEO

Ray brings over 15 years of senior commercial experience leading a range of NZ export focused technology business towards high growth outcomes through both disruptive commercial models and product innovation.

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Nathan Soich

Facteon, Head of Marketing & New Ventures

Nathan is the Head of Marketing & New Ventures for Facteon, a global leader in custom automation design, Industrial IoT & intelligent factories. He has a background in IT & technology marketing for a range of organisations operating both in New Zealand & offshore.

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Mike Smith

IBM New Zealand, Managing Director

Mike Smith is Managing Director of IBM New Zealand. He began as MD in October 2016, joining from Spark Digital where he was General Manager of Cloud and Sourcing. He was responsible for leading the company’s data centers, cloud professional services and the Revera business.

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Brett O'Riley

EMA, CEO

Brett O’Riley is the Chief Executive of the EMA, having commenced in that role in January 2019. He is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington, with post graduate qualifications from MIT (Boston) and Singularity University (San Jose).

Schedule

10.00AM
Webinar Lobby is Open
10.30am
MC Introduction
10.40am
Manufacturing Recovery Group update
10.55am
Bringing NZ into Industry 4.0 - Industrial IOT and building integrated intelligent factories
11.20am
Case study – After a recent digital transformation and product pivot during lockdown, Revolution Fibres talk about growing pains when scaling up, how they prepared their people for the move and how anchoring R&D innovation at the heart of their values kee
11.35am
Panel discussion with experts and live audience QnA
12.00pm
MC Wrap up and session ends

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