Artificial IntelligenceArtificial intelligence is more than a cutting-edge and disruptive industry trend. More and more, equipment manufacturers are learning how to leverage AI to solve business problems, increase productivity and positively impact their bottom lines.

Want to learn more? Attend AEM’s Thinking Forward event, scheduled for Oct. 22 in Milwaukee, and find out how to become an AI innovator by establishing strategic partnerships with AI expert providers.

“This event will afford AEM members a uniquely valuable opportunity to gain a greater understanding of what comes next in the evolution of artificial intelligence and learn how AI can create significant value for their customers,” said AEM Senior Director of Membership Paul Flemming.

Established manufacturers are realizing surprising returns-on-investments, start-ups are pioneering innovative business solutions and educational institutions are developing the next generation of artificial intelligence offerings and experts.

That’s why case studies in AI will be the focus of AEM’s upcoming Thinking Forward event in Milwaukee.

Those in attendance will examine the latest cutting-edge trends and tour the brand new, state-of-the-art MSOE AI facility Diercks Hall, home to the university’s new computer science program specializing in artificial intelligence.

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Featured speakers include:

  • Brad Hollister, chief executive officer at SwanLeap, the nation’s fastest-growing private company. Under Hollister’s leadership, SwanLeap delivered an unprecedented 75,660.8 percent growth in revenue in the past three years, catapulting the 5-year-old software company to the No. 1 spot on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list. A life-long entrepreneur passionate about improving the world, Hollister is the visionary behind SwanLeap’s next-generation technology.
  • Jay Qi, data science lead at Uptake, an industrial data science software company in Chicago. Qi leads a team of data scientists developing machine learning models to predict heavy equipment failures, covering the construction, agriculture, and mining industries.
  • Benjamin Duyck, director of market intelligence at AEM. Duyck offers commentary and analysis on market factors impacting the industries AEM services. His insights help AEM members anticipate change and remain competitive in today’s global marketplace.

IBM Workshop

AEM is also pleased to announce the association has partnered with IBM to host an AI workshop, slated for Monday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Those in attendance will learn how to confront organizational data issues, bridge the artificial intelligence gap and become AI innovators.

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Member companies are invited to send their project managers and technical team members to the workshop, where they will be coached through a predictive analytics case study. Whether they want to begin work on their own problem statement or further discuss potential organizational applications, attendees will gain tremendous value from their time spent at the event. Team members can include computer programmers, software developers, interface designers, data analysts, program/project managers and even business users.

As AI capabilities rapidly evolve, it’s vital to scale from experimentation to implementation. The businesses successfully achieving AI at scale are disproportionately financial outperformers.

Young Leaders Networking Night

As part of the Milwaukee Thinking Forward event, AEM and MSOE are hosting a Young Leaders Networking Night from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21 at the Grohmann Museum in Milwaukee.

Those in attendance will enjoy drinks and appetizers, an opportunity to see the Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee exhibit and hear from Brad Hollister of SwanLeap, who will preview the Thinking Forward presentation he will share the following day. The group will then head to dinner in downtown Milwaukee.

Those who are first-time attendees at a Thinking Forward event, are newer to the industry, or are 40 years of age or younger are encouraged to attend. The event is free, but registration is required.

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