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The factory of the future, today

27th June 2019, Atlanta

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Location: 103 West


The digital world isn’t coming; it’s here already. And companies not embracing that reality are rapidly being left behind.

Manufacturing is no different. Improving operational efficiency, quality and speed while reducing costs remains at the forefront of R&D investment for manufacturers. Embracing digital transformation is increasingly seen as a means of both achieving those goals and enabling greater business innovation. Digital is not about technology per se; it’s about becoming more agile, innovative, competitive and better-equipped for the future.

Change can be hard. What are the challenges your company must address to remain competitive in a world of rapid and constant change? How can your company leverage digital technologies to help speed innovation, improve operational efficiency, connect with customers, open new markets and close the talent gap? And how do you transform and scale your business to adapt to changing markets, technologies and competition?

Join us for an exclusive “Meet the Boss” dinner with the “Power of Three” alliance of Microsoft, Accenture and Avanade, where you will hear from peers and industry experts about how you can successfully incorporate digital technologies into your business. Understand manufacturing industry technology trends and digital transformation customer journeys, direct from Power of Three thought leaders. Discover business practices that are transforming best-in-class manufacturing firms, and enabling them to unlock innovation, reduce costs and close the talent gap.


6:00 – 7:00 pm – Welcome Drinks Reception
7:00 – 7:10 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
7:10 – 7:30 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:30 – 9:30 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:30 – 10:00 pm – Wrap up and closing remarks from Avanade

Discussion Points

  • How a connected factory can reduce operational costs and drive innovation?
  • Why IoT, machine learning, and AI are more than buzzwords for manufacturers?
  • How to succeed in your digital transformation journey?

Keynote Speaker


Greg Lush, Founder at Last Mile Worker Solutions

Prior to starting his own practice, Greg spent his career working for Public and Private companies. Most recently as VP Innovation (Mesa Energy, EMCOR). Over the last 38 years in the service industry from the field to leading differentiation as a CIO.  Evangelizing new technologies, data sciences, IIoT, and workforce science approaches are Greg’s passions. You may see Greg’s most recent contributions through social channels such as LinkedIn where he shares experiences and insights surrounding the evolving Digital Enterprise. Greg is considered an industry expert and speaks at trade shows and conferences worldwide.

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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