At this year’s RoboBusiness 2019 event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in two half-day workshop sessions on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The sessions will cover strategies around managing data analytics for industrial automation, and a startup boot camp for entrepreneurs looking to create a robotics company. RoboBusiness will take place Oct. 1-3, in Santa Clara, Calif.
The first workshop, “Managing, Planning, and Implementing a Successful Data and Analytics Strategy,” will provide attendees with the tools to create a coordinated data management strategy in an automated industrial environment. As companies deploy robotics and automation at their facilities, many times the end up “drowning in data” as these systems provide users with more and more data.
During this workshop, attendees will learn about why they need a coordinated data management strategy, the basic (and not-so-basic) tasks that master data management, how to clean and de-dupe data, as well as the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning to help provide predictive analytics for systems.
Attendees will learn:
- How transformative Internet of Things (IoT) and AI solutions drive business value for companies.
- How to plan and execute an effective data and analytics strategy.
- Why real-time decision making is important for modern factories utilizing robotics.
- The value of sensors and streaming for the factory floor, and why bringing intelligence to the edge is just as important.
- How to analyze data that comes from these new systems.
The workshop will be facilitated by three leaders: Allen Thompson, director of knowledge management and analytics for Oneida Nation Enterprises; Kim Kaluba, senior product marketing manager at SAS; and John Santagate, research director, commercial robotics, at IDC.
Startup boot camp gets you ready
Roboticists or others looking to start a robotics company should check out our RoboBusiness Startup Boot Camp, which plans to analyze the current and hot markets for robotics, what companies can expect in the short and long term, and learn about topics around funding and hiring talent.
During this boot camp, attendees will learn:
- Non-dilutive funding opportunities – what’s out there, and how to find it.
- VC funding – Which companies are investing? What does a VC want to hear in a startup pitch?
- How to grow your company, including departments such as legal, HR, banking, and marketing.
- Scaling up – The steps you need, from distribution channels, to follow-on funding and contract manufacturing, to get you beyond the startup stage.
The session will be led by robotics and business experts from across the landscape, including Thomas Ryden, executive director of MassRobotics; Stacy Swider, director at the SBIR Center for Excellence, UMass Lowell Research Institute; Daniel Theobald, co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Vecna Robotics; Kate Whitcom, a partner at HAX/SOSV; and Carl P. Evans III, founder and CEO of Tercero Technologies.
Each of these workshops require a fee separate from the RoboBusiness or Chief Robotics Officer Summit – click here to register for these sessions or for more information.
RoboBusiness 2019 will feature more than 60 exhibitors, 50+ speakers, the MassRobotics Startup Boot Camp, the Chief Robotics Officer Summit, the second annual workshop on Big Data, networking receptions, the annual Pitchfire startup competition, and more surprises. Full conference passes are $795, the Startup Boot Camp is $295, and expo-only passes are only $45!. Special pricing ends September 19, so register today to experience the most influential and innovative robotics conference Oct. 1-3 in Santa Clara, at RoboBusiness 2019.