The Manufacturer of the Future: How IoT and Predictive Analytics are Transforming Operations

In this 90-minute long virtual summit, industry experts and analysts discuss the state of manufacturing today — and how technological innovations are changing the path forward. As today’s manufacturers are operating in a world of uncertainty, new technology such as the IoT and predictive analytics, are offering new ways to combat market volatility and stay competitive.

In this free online event you will hear from:

  • Industry Analyst, Ray Wang who will outline the macroeconomic trends affecting the industry and lay a path forward.
  • Experts from Hitachi Solutions who will discuss the promise of IoT and the cloud for discovering new opportunities and achieving operational efficiencies.
  • Microsoft’s IoT Lead who will share upcoming trends to watch.



Opening Keynote: The Digital Age and its Impact on Manufacturing
Speaker: Ray Wang, Principal Analyst and Founder, Constellation Research
Learn how the digital age is impacting the manufacturing industry; what challenges and opportunities the new digital world offers manufacturers; why it’s necessary for manufacturers to stay ahead of the competition, and how innovation helps this objective.

Changing the Game: How IoT and Predictive Analytics Help Manufacturers Drive New Business Models and Uncover New Opportunities
Speaker: David Bishop, Senior VP, Hitachi Solutions
Learn what IoT and predictive analytics are, and why this technology is important for manufacturers to learn and understand, along with a discussion of its advantages (business efficiency, streamlined processes, etc.).

Leveraging the Power of the Cloud for Operational Efficiency
Speaker: Martin Boggess, Industry VP, Hitachi Solutions
Learn how Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides the business management base for the manufacturer of the future, and how it supports IoT and predictive analytics solutions.

Closing Keynote
Speaker: Rahul Garg, US IoT Lead, Microsoft Corporation
Learn about forward-looking trends in manufacturing.




Ray Wang – Principal Analyst and Found, Constellations Research Inc.
David Bishop – Senior VP, Hitachi Solutions










Martin Boggess – Industry VP, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Hitachi Solutions
Rahul Garg – US IoT Lead, Microsoft Corporation










Moderated by, Wendy Bauer – Industry General Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Watch the Virtual Summit