Industrial IoT & Augmented Reality in the Smart Factory – Virtual Conference

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A power couple: Industrial IoT & Augmented Reality

How these new technologies join forces to increase performance and the bottom line

Virtual Conference
Sponsored by
May 30th, 2018

11:00 AM until 12:30 PM (EST)

What you’ll learn:

Many companies are in different stages of their digital transformation journey. This 90 minutes virtual conference promises to take a deep dive into how Industrial IoT can improve the asset performance by minimizing cost and time with some real examples leveraging Mindsphere. We will also discuss global megatrends leading to the rise of Augmented Reality (AR) in manufacturing, adoption barriers and opportunities and how ready are manufacturers for IIoT/AR. The other topic will be focused on how Augmented Reality (AR) is used today in manufacturing and how can this technology improve the work environment.

Session Schedule / Agenda

11:00 –  11:05

Welcome Introduction

Speaker: Lucian Fogoros



11:05 – 11:25

Market Overview: Augmented Reality in Manufacturing

Session Description

Speaker: Mike Quindazzi,
Managing Director, U.S. Digital Services

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

– Global Megatrends leading to the rise of augmented reality
– Augmented reality trends in manufacturing
– Augmented reality adoption barriers and opportunities

11:25 – 11:50

How IIoT Can Boost Your Asset Performance

Session Description

Speaker: Jagannath Rao,
Senior Vice President,

Siemens Cloud Application Services

– What IIoT in manufacturing means in practical terms: basic technologies, data analytics and integration
– How to start quickly with minimum cost, time, and no disruptions
– Application examples with MindSphere – Siemens’ An Open Cloud Based IoT Operating System for Industry

11:50 – 12:15

From 3D Visualization to Augmented Reality in the Factory: Improve Your Work Environment and Make Better Decisions

Session Description

Speaker: Sandra DiMatteo,
Global Director of Marketing for Asset Performance,

Bentley Systems

Connecting digital and physical assets with augmented reality might seem like a stretch, but you can start today with an immersive 3D environment then move to AR as it becomes more readily available. Learn how to make realistic changes today towards the super power of AR tomorrow.

12:15 – 12:30

Panel Discussion

Session Description

– Open forum for virtual attendees to ask questions about Industrial IoT/AR in manufacturing.


Mike Quindazzi

U.S. Digital Services 
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Managing Director

Mike Quindazzi is managing director and business development leader for the Southwest region and U.S. digital services for PwC. He has 28 years invested in gathering industry experience and crafting his management consulting abilities, leading teams and global companies on innovation, strategy and transformational initiatives. He is a keynote speaker on the global mega trends that are shaping future paths for business […]

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Jagannath Rao

Siemens Cloud Application Services
Senior Vice President

Jagannath is responsible for the data-driven services business of the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which includes MindSphere, the secure, cloud-based, open IoT operating system built for industry. His portfolio of responsibilities includes the widespread application of “Big Data” technologies in the realm of manufacturing, covering topics such as plant analytics, asset analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other digital services. He advises companies […]

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Sandra DiMatteo

Bentley Systems
Global Director of Marketing for Asset Performance

Sandra DiMatteo is the Global Director of Marketing for Asset Performance at Bentley Systems. She has more than 20 years of experience in asset performance management and reliability software solutions, asset lifecycle information management, enterprise asset management operating in a connected data environment in public infrastructure, energy and process industries. She has spoken on IIoT analytics, 3D visualization and […]

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Lucian Fogoros


An entrepreneurial software engineer with global business leadership experience and a passion for digital transformation, Lucian, has worked in the industrial software and automation industry since 1998. He holds a BSEE from Cleveland State University and a MBA in Entrepreneurial Finance from Case Western Reserve University. He has worked in various positions, software development, product development, training, marketing, pre-sales, product management, M&A […]

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