Factory of the Future Live Factory of the Future Live

Who should attend this event? Machine builders, manufacturers, and automation integrators

Factory of the
Future Live.

Adapting to business
disruption with
Bosch Rexroth

October 5, 2021

Chicago, IL - mHUB


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch & Automation Technology Showcases
1:00 - 1:15 PM
Show Opening
Welcome Message
Greg Gumbs, President & CEO North America & Geert van der Zalm, VP Factory Automation North America, Bosch Rexroth
1:15 - 1:45 PM
Keeping up with paradigm shifts in a post-pandemic world
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the business world in unprecedented ways; its effects have impacted all aspects of business. This keynote will guide attendees through various paradigm shifts and how to recognize and successfully implement them: from smart work to finding talent, managing the generational shift, utilizing technology innovations and overcoming supply chain challenges
1:45 - 2:15 PM
Tech Talk
How radically new tech innovations fuel business growth
Everyone understands that innovation contributes to business growth, but how can we truly add value through technology? Hear from Rexroth’s leadership team about the tools that should be in your modern engineering tool box. Attendees will learn how to future-proof their automation infrastructure by realizing an industrial automation solution in a faster and easier way and how to sustain machine technology and support for years to come.
2:15 - 2:45 PM
Thought Leader Presentation
Faster time to market with open automation ecosystems
Imagine a new world of automation where pre-engineered solutions and ready-to-use apps speed up time to market and reduce or entirely eliminate development effort. Learn how an open automation ecosystems fosters innovation and helps businesses to perform automation tasks more flexibly and individually than ever before.
2:45 PM – 3:05 PM
Break & Automation Technology Showcases
3:05 - 3:30 PM
Thought Leader Presentation
Implementing paradigm shifts – Companies share their journey
Paradigm shift identifies. What’s next? During this session, attendees will hear about best practices and lessons learned from companies on their journey towards change in the areas of strategy, technology, smart work, digital services, supply chain and partnerships.
3:30-3:55 PM
Expert Talk
Overcoming supply chain challenges along the value chain
The need to transform traditional supply chain models is inevitable. In this presentation, experts will show how organizations can respond to supply chain challenges by creating more resilient, decentralized and networked structure for production and logistics.
3:55-4:20 PM
Expert Panel
Meeting the workforce challenges of the future
The future of work is here and with it comes challenges. 2020 has changes our mindset on the future of work across all layers of organizations. In this panel, industry experts will discuss how to go from remote work to smart work by creating fully virtual and hybrid working models while fostering team collaboration.
4:20 PM – 4:50 PM
Expert Panel
New business models for digital services
Investment in digital technology has helped businesses to successfully navigate paradigm shifts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Users have moved dramatically towards online channels. Industry experts will discuss how companies can and have to respond this trend with self-service business models for digital service, including e-commerce, device portal and remote access, and engineering tools such as configurators and app stores.
4:45 - 5:00 PM
Automation Technology Showcases
5:30 - 6:00PM
Bus Shuttle to After-Show
6:00 - 9:00 PM
After-Show Event



Mike Mansuetti
President Bosch
North America


Greg Gumbs
CEO Bosch Rexroth North America


Geert van der Zalm
Vice President of Sales
Factory Automation


Philip Guth


Steffen Winkler


Alex Deo
Innovation Manager
DHL IoT Smart Sensor


Factory of the Future Live will be held at Chicago mHUB, located in Chicago’s River West neighborhood. Chicago mHUB is an innovation center for physical product development and manufacturing.

Chicago mHUB
965 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642


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