by Claire Bushey Caterpillar is an IMA member company… Karan Patel’s parents were puzzled at first when he told them he was working for Caterpillar. Patel, 23, is pursuing a master’s degree in information systems management at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s business school after studying computer science as an undergrad. So what,Read more
by Marjorie Loeb To realize the potential of connected and autonomous vehicles, vehicle manufacturers and technology providers must work together to integrate software and applications into the heart of the vehicle operating system. The hoped-for result is to protect against growing safety and cyber threats, while leveraging connectivity to analyze massive amounts of dataRead more
by Laura Putre The White House released its proposed federal budget for 2018 today, and a number of manufacturing programs would either face drastic cuts or see their federal budgets eliminated entirely. Most notably, in the Department of Commerce budget, the $124 million outlay for Manufacturing Extension Partnerships would be eliminated entirely. MEP, whichRead more
By Danielle Paquette Workers at McLane drive forklifts and load hefty boxes into trucks. The grocery supplier, which runs a warehouse in Colorado, needs people who will stay alert — but prospective hires keep failing drug screens. “Some weeks this year, 90 percent of applicants would test positive for something,” ruling them out for theRead more
By now it is pretty much common knowledge that by using digital technologies like IoT, big data analytics, AI, advanced robotics and 3D printing, manufacturers will increase not only efficiency and productivity but revenues as well. A new report, Smart Factories, by Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute found that some sectors, in particular, have embraced these technologies inRead more
By Christian M. Auty On May 12, hackers released a ransomware attack that quickly spread across the globe, affecting thousands of individuals and organizations and in some cases causing significant interruptions in operations. The following are some frequently asked questions concerning ransomware, including answers addressing potential legal implications for victims. If you have questions concerningRead more
A high percentage of Americans want their government to invest further in the manufacturing sector. A new survey from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute reported that 76% of Americans surveyed believe the U.S. should invest further in the manufacturing industry. “Modern manufacturing has captured the imagination of the American public and our elected leaders, said JayRead more
March U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $200.05 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was up 14.3% from February’s $174.98 million and up 8.4% when compared with the total ofRead more
Gov. Bruce Rauner started a multi-city tour of small businesses in Springfield, saying long-term changes in the state’s business and political climate are needed. Asked at Custom Cup, a coffee shop in the capital city, about what businesses should do in the short term if the nearly two-year state budget impasse is causing them cash-flowRead more
Join fellow CISOs, CIOs, CTOs and other technology and cybersecurity leaders from manufacturing organizations for a day of learning and sharing. Gain a better understanding of the cyber-threat landscape as
Join fellow CISOs, CIOs, CTOs and other technology and cybersecurity leaders from manufacturing organizations for a day of learning and sharing. Gain a better understanding of the cyber-threat landscape as it stands today and current trends in cybersecurity. Discover what the Fourth Industrial Revolution means in terms of new threats and how to mitigate these risks, and explore the role of, and communications to, a board in relation to cyber and fiduciary risk. In addition to networking and sharing best practices, attendees will have the opportunity to put learnings to practice with an interactive incident response simulation.
Register now to explore this hot topic and how manufacturers can prepare for and defend against cyber breaches.
*This event is free for all attendees, thanks to the generosity of our program sponsors. A cancellation fee is applied to late-notice cancellations or no-shows only.
This event is targeted for Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and others who have direct responsibility for leading the technology, security, or cybersecurity function at their manufacturing organization.
(Tuesday) 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
UI Labs Chicago
1415 N Cherry Ave