MCAA Industry Forum
May 19- May 21, 2013
Monte Carlo Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
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Sunday, May 19, 2013
8:00 am — Golf Tournament (details TBD)
3:00 pm — Registration and Information
3:30 pm — MCAA Board of Directors Meeting (closed session)
3:30 pm — MCAA Program Review for New and Veteran Members
Teresa Sebring will review the member programs that are available to you and your mangement team. New members and verterns a like that have participated in this program often say "Wow, we did not know that MCAA did all of this". If you want to get more from your memberhsip, this one hour session is for you.
5:30 pm — Welcome Reception
Monday, May 20, 2013
Registration and information will be available from 7:00 am through 5:00 pm. Continental breakfast will be available 7:00 am - 8:00 am.
8:15 am — Welcome – Marianne Gatten, Planning Committee Chairman, MicroMotion
8:30 am — Keynote Presentation by Emerson Process Management
Peter Zornio, Chief Strategic Officer, Emerson Process Management
Mr. Zornio will provide a macroeconomic view of the Industry and offer his insight into how Emerson Process Management views the marketplace, its customers and its technological changes.
9:30 am — Morning Break — Call the office and network with peers
10:00 am — Economic Outlook
Jeff Dietrich, Senior Analyst, ITR Economics
Did we fall off the fiscal cliff? MCAA's favorite economist, Jeff Dietrich will be sure to tell us. During this session, you will get up-to-date information on where the economy is headed. Jeff will highlight what ITR Phase Management Objectives™ apply at this time in the business cycles of key MCAA industries and what leading economic indicators we should be watching for.
11:00 am — Networking Break
11:15 am — A Review of the MCAA Operating Benchmarks Report and Industry Forecast Update
Edward J. Curry, Partner Curry & Hurd, LLC
Paul Rasmusson, Managing Partner, Global Automation Research
During this session, our three resident experts will offer insight into the year to come. Ed will review the results of the Operating Benchmarks Report which covers 2008-2012 as well as take a look at the performance of the largest public companies in our industry. Mike, author of the annual MCAA Industry Forecast, will provide an update to the Industry Forecast and review how the changing economy is affecting the industry.
12:15 pm — MCAA Luncheon and Open Networking
1:30 pm — Concurrent Breakouts Sessions (these sessions will not repeat)
Dave Nelsen, President, Dialog Consulting Group
Social Media for Business - How to Use It; Why You Can't Ignore It
During this entertaining and cutting edge presentation, Dave Nelsen will provide a clear road-map for the rapidly evolving world of social media and social networking for B2B companies. This interactive presentation will help business leaders use social media to enable their organizations to realize new competitive advantages.
Dan Shaffer, Business Development Manager, Networking & Security, Phoenix Contact
Network Security: A Brave New World
The new world of total internet connectivity can provide the opportunity to add value to secure control systems but those opportunities do not come without risk. During this presentation, Dan, an Ethernet security expert, will discuss the nature of this issue, trends in security breaches, and why it is important to secure your industrial network. He will share some very interesting (and scary) real world examples of how vulnerable your control systems might be.
The MCAA Terrific Trio
Economic Think Tank
Over the past several years the team has kept you up-to-date on the economy and its ever changing effects on our industry. For the first time we are putting them all in one room together to give you the opportunity to ask the tough questions that are not typically addressed during their main presentations.
2:30 pm — Networking Break
3:00 pm — Customer Session
Melissa Walsh, Procurement Manager, Automation, BASF
Ms. Walsh will discuss what large organizations and customers are expecting from suppliers and service channels.
4:00 pm — Networking Break
4:30 pm — Concurrent Sessions (these sessions will not repeat)
Product Approval Roundtable
A committee of MCAA members has been working to improve the Product Approval Process. Although initial attempts for rule changes were rejected by OSHA, the committee is not giving up. During this roundtable discussion, you will have the opportunity to discuss ways that you see the group moving forward with the initiative for Product Approval Process improvement.
Private Channel Chat (closed to manufacturers)
This roundtable session is for channel members only. Topics of discussion include ways that MCAA can better meet the needs of the channel members.
Michael Robertson, Membership Development Manager, MCAA and Teresa Sebring, Vice President, MCAA
MCAA Sales Training and Program Review
Interested in learning more about the MCAA Sales Training Program, Customer Satisfaction Survey or any other member benefit? This is your chance to meet with Mike Robertson and Teresa Sebring to get your questions answered. Review samples of the programs and ask questions about how your team can get involved.
5:30 pm — Networking Break
Use this time to have a meeting, check email or simply relax before the reception.
6:00 pm — Reception
Enjoy a drink and hors d'oeuvres while networking with your industry peers.
7:00 pm — Buffet Dinner
Continue your networking and enjoy a buffet style dinner with relaxed open seating in our private dining room.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Registration and information will be available from 7:00 am through 12:00 pm. Continental breakfast will be available 7:00 am to 8:00 am.
7:50 am — Welcome Back – Marianne Gatten, Planning Committee Chairman, Micro Motion
8:00 am — Demystifying the Cloud - A Company Agnostic View of Cloud Platforms
John Sanderson, Windows Azure Platform Strategy Advisor, Microsoft Corp.
Most of us know little about the Cloud and how it can make us more efficient. John's presentation will include all the players such as Google, Amazon, Sales Force and Microsoft. He will compare and contrast the various offerings bucketed by their industry definitions (SaaS, IaaS & PaaS). John will also call out services which run on each and how they are structured and utilized. After the presentation, you will be familiar with the various Cloud offerings and have a better idea of what sort of workload shoudl run in what sort of Cloud.
9:00 am — Networking Break
9:30 am — Workforce Development - What Can You Do About It?
Steve Huffman, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, Mead O'Brien Inc. and Chair of the Automation
Federation Government Relations Committee.
American business has a crisis—the lack of skilled employees for the positions in our companies. MCAA has joined with other Associations in the Automation Federation to work specifically on the issues of Workforce Development and how we can help raise the awareness of the breadth of opportunity available in process and automation industry jobs. Steve is the FOrmer Chairman of Automation Federation and will outline their activities and tell you how you can support the effort and make something happen at your local or regional level.
10:30 — Networking Break
Please use this time to check out of your hotel room and make any necessary ground transportation arrangements for your returning flights.
11:00 am — 2030: A Visionary's Perspective on the Process Control Industry
Peter Martin, Vice President Strategic Ventures, Invensys
The industry is changing. We can either be complacent and just assume that the status quo will get us where we need to go, or we can take action now and blaze a new trail. During this presentation, Peter Martin will discuss his vision, derived from discussions with hundreds of industrial executives, for the future of the industry.
Noon - Closing Remarks and Adjournment - Todd Gardner, Vice President, Siemens Industry Inc and 2013 MCAA Chairman
Please thank our Planning Committee Members:
|Marianne Gatten, Committee Chairman||Micro Motion|
|Stan Ronna||Automation Products Group|
|Mark Levine||ControlAir Inc.|
|John Schwin||Ham-Let USA|
|Bob Carrell||Hoffer Flow Controls|
|Joe Incontri||KROHNE Inc.|
|Grant Rust||Rust Automation & Controls|
|Michelle Bunte||SOR, Inc.|
|Mike Waters||SOR, Inc.|
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