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Building Your Digital Transformation Roadmap

14th September 2017, Detroit

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Venue: Michael Symon’s Roast


While “Digital Industrial” might just sound like a buzzword, to GE it has a very specific meaning. We believe all industrials need to leverage Digital to reshape their core capabilities.

The first area to leverage Digital is to create Digital Twins of your key assets and the critical processes that run through these assets. Digital Twins are continuously evolving, multi layered digital representations of the physical world.

Digital Twins give you realtime capabilities to adjust the way you work. With Digital Twins as the foundation, you can rapidly reconfigure your operations at a fraction of the previous time.

Next, you connect these Digital Twins to create a Digital Thread that’s woven through all of the information and data flows for how you design, build, and service your products.

Digital Twins and a Digital Thread provide you with much needed operational agility. Without this operational agility, we believe it’s virtually impossible to have business model agility.

And business model agility and innovation has to run through the plant floor – you have to be nimble and flexible to deal with whatever the market throws at you.


6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
6:30 – 6:40 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:40 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up, closing remarks from GE Digital  & Networking

Discussion Topics

  • Digital Twin: How your supply chain can implement its own Digital Twin
  • Digital Thread: How do you build out communication framework to ensure connected data points and integrated views?
  • Business Model Innovation: How do you create the OT and IT Capabilities that enable innovation?

Keynote Speaker


Victor U Kingery IV, Global Director – Manufacturing Industry Solutions, GE Digital

Vic is GE Digital’s Manufacturing Industries Leader. He has over 30 years of manufacturing IT and OT (operations technology) experience in Operational Excellence with manufacturing companies across the globe. He is a key thought leader within GE Digital, specializing in manufacturing operations. Vic is helping drive industry solution requirements for the GE Digital products, while leading engagements with analysts, industry experts, customers and expert media publications. Vic’s career spans Supply Chain Management (SCM), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Environment Health and Safety (EH&S) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems in discrete and process industries, including, automotive/heavy truck, industrial machine and components, oil & gas, utilities, aviation and aerospace & defense, chemical, bio-med, and hightech electronics.

He is an expert in Lean manufacturing processes, including Toyota Production System (TPS), Theory of Constraints (TOC), Demand Flow Technology (DFT), Level (Heijunka) scheduling and sequencing techniques such as CONWIP, POLCA and other visual/pull techniques, and he is experienced in Six Sigma systems.

About GE Digital

GE Digital connects streams of machine data to powerful analytics and people, providing industrial companies with valuable insights for managing assets and operations more efficiently. World-class talent and software capabilities help drive digital industrial transformation for big gains in productivity, availability and longevity. We do this by leveraging Predix, our cloud-based operating system, purpose-built for the unique needs of industry.

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