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The Factory of the Future-Today

26th September 2019, New York

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The Digital world isn’t coming-it’s here, and companies not embracing it are being left behind.  The Power of Three” Alliance of Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade is the perfect partnership to enable manufacturers to harness the power of Digital to revolutionize your business.  This is not a technology event, this is a business event, in which business executives from leading manufacturing companies will have an opportunity to meet with Po3 industry and technology thought leaders in a small, interactive, business focused environment.  Manufacturing executives will have a chance to learn how Digital technologies can be leveraged to help them transform their business by speeding innovation, improving operational efficiency, connecting with your customer, opening new markets, and helping close the talent gap.  Manufacturing executives will hear from their peers and industry experts about how they can successfully incorporate digital technologies in their business.



6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Drinks Reception
6:30 – 6:40 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:40 – 7:00 pm – Interactive Panel Discussion
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up and closing remarks


Discussion Topics

  • How a Connected Factory Can Reduce Operational Costs and Drive Innovation
  • IoT, Machine Learning and AI-More than Buzzwords for Manufacturers
  • How to Succeed in Your Digital Transformation Journey

Panel Speaker


Tom Nall, Senior Director – Industry North America Manufacturing at Avanade

Tom Nall is a manufacturing industry and business professional, providing a great depth of experience to help manufacturers leverage technology to improve and accelerate their business performance. Starting with IBM, Tom has worked in the high-tech industry and applied those capabilities to the manufacturing sector, helping companies use technology to create and improve business value. After IBM, Tom’s experience grew into leadership roles with a number of companies in the Microsoft ecosystem and brought him to his current position as Director of North America Manufacturing Industry services and solutions for Avanade.

Tom is passionate about manufacturing. He thrives on new technologies, trends, techniques and solutions designed to keep manufacturers current, innovative, and operationally efficient while providing new avenues of revenue and market share growth to increase profitability.


Panel Speaker


Craig Bauhaus, Senior Industry Executive at Microsoft

Craig Bauhaus is a Sr. Industry Executive in Manufacturing at Microsoft with 20+ years of experience in the introduction and application of advanced technology in Manufacturing and Automation. Many of these new technologies have been applied to solutions focused on Operational Excellence and Intelligence, Data acquisition and Integration, and Business Process Improvement programs.

He is working with customers who are at the beginning of their Digital Transformation in Manufacturing and those that have started the journey and are looking to the enabling technologies of Industry 4.0 to accelerate their strategic initiatives.


Panel Speaker


Greg Vigil, Industry Solution Director – Manufacturing at Microsoft

Greg Vigil is responsible for Microsoft’s US Manufacturing team where he leads a team focused on engaging with Senior Business Executives to help envision and deliver on digital transformation strategies. The team works with executives to drive digital transformation by re-imaging products and operations in a cloud connected age. Prior to joining Microsoft Greg spent 14 years at a global automotive and industrial manufacturer in various roles including VP of Marketing, Business Unit head, Chief of Staff to the CEO among others.


About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help fuel transformation and growth for our clients and their customers. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation.

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