A series of recordings from the live event with top manufacturing leaders discussing Augmented Reality and the Industrial Internet of Things. 

Tech Breakthroughs Megatrend  

Sahil Bhardwaj, Director of Corporate and Business Strategy, PwC 

"Data is the new oil". "Every company is a technology company". "Pace of tech adoption is accelerating". One cannot escape the "technology is key to survival and differentiation" commentary these days. At PwC, we have identified the "Essential 8" technologies, applicable across industries, but particularly relevant to manufacturing companies today. We also maintain that every C-Suite needs to get smarter about these technologies, and have an emerging technology strategy in place. Discover the Essential 8 technologies, their potential applications, and the "so what" for leaders at manufacturing companies.

Keynote: Why Every Organizations Needs an Augmented Reality Strategy  

Michael E. Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School
James E. Heppelmann, President and Chief Executive Officer, PTC 

In advance of their third article in the Harvard Business Review, Michael Porter and Jim Heppelmann will share why every organizations needs an AR strategy. There is a fundamental disconnect between the wealth of digital data available to us and the physical world in which we apply it. AR is the solution.

While challenges in deploying AR remain, pioneering organizations, including Amazon, General Electric, Mayo Clinic, and the U.S. Navy, are already seeing a stunning impact on quality, productivity, and other measures of performance. This keynote provides a road map for how companies should deploy AR and lays out the critical choices companies will face in integrating AR into strategy and implementing it.

Panel: Industrial AR Adoption and Impact

Moderator: Michael M. Campbell, EVP ThingWorx Platform, PTC

CJ Warner, EVP Operations, Andeavor
Susanne Lauda, Director, Global Advanced Manufacturing Technology, AGCO Corporation
Ross Neumann, Senior Producer, Lowe’s Innovation Lab