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Industry 4.0: A CEO’s Perspective vs. Reality

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  • blur_circularKeynote Presentation
The Smart Factory is a vision driven by competitive pressure and new market realities.  Manufacturing CEOs across the world are embracing Machine Learning and AI to drive the transformation, but on the plant floor, this is easier said than done. Research firm Gartner estimates an 80% failure rate for first-time AI projects. This unique keynote offers perspective from industry leaders on both sides.  Knudt Flor, the recently retired CEO and President of BMW Manufacturing, takes you inside the boardroom to explain what’s driving strategy at the executive level- and what OEMs and their suppliers must do to support the transition.  Rick Oppedisano, CEO of Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence, shares the reality of implementing these concepts on the plant floor, common mistakes and the Best Practice framework used in success stories at Rolls-Royce and Nucor Steel.
  • Knudt Flor
    Distinguished Professor of Industry Practice, College of Charleston
    Retired President and CEO, BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC
  • Rick Oppedisano
    CEO
    Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence