IGear, a leader in smart manufacturing and supply chain solutions, today announced it will be a featured presenter at AutoVision 2016 on the role of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the new automotive era of smart factories and connected manufacturing.
The presentation, "Factories of the Future: How Connected Technologies Can Drive Personnel, Process and Profits in Manufacturing," will take place Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 11:30 a.m. ET.
"As the automotive industry faces the greatest period of disruption in its history, automotive manufacturers must put in place the right information frameworks to leverage the Internet of Things for improved decision making and operational performance," said IGear President and CEO Don Korfhage.
As part of IGear's presence at the conference, the company will offer show attendees a preview of its new SQUEAKS platform. To be released October 2016, SQUEAKS is a mobile-first industrial IoT messaging app that facilitates quicker, better decision-making, and closed-loop collaboration, with machines as part of the conversation, and which is already installed at multiple beta sites across the country.
IGear will be showcasing SQUEAKS at its exhibit booth (Booth #17) as well as in partner Air Hydro Power's booth (Booth #16).
"We're excited to preview our new SQUEAKS platform that is defining the future of smart manufacturing where people and machines communicate as one and in real-time, delivering actionable insights for improved business outcomes and competitive advantage," said Korfhage.
About AutoVision 2016
Organized by the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association and drawing top industry executives, insiders and analysts, the AutoVision 2016 Conference and Expo aims to provide a glimpse into the future of the automotive industry. The conference takes place Sept. 12-13, at Lexington Center in Lexington, Ky.
Kentucky is the third largest state in the country with respect to automotive production, surpassed only by Michigan and Ohio in total vehicles produced per year. The state has nearly 500 manufacturing firms and related manufacturing sites producing cars, trucks and automotive parts.