Figuring out the future through modeling and simulation has transformed industries like defense, aviation and automotive, and now stands poised to do the same for manufacturing in the consumer products industry. Working in virtual space can overcome time zones, speed trials and learning cycles, save time and money, improve speed-to-market, foster innovation and create a whole new way of working for next generation manufacturing professionals. Learn from a virtual world visionary about the real asset virtualization environment featuring manufacturing avatars and 3-D manufacturing possibilities evolving out of the online gaming space. Attend “Back to the Future in CPG Manufacturing: Re-thinking Simulation & Modeling” at the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Manufacturing Excellence Conference co-located with Pack Expo on Nov. 1 and 2 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Kevyn Renner, senior technology consultant, Chevron Global Manufacturing: As a senior technology consultant, Kevyn Renner currently drives innovative application of Control & Information Systems, for Chevron Global Manufacturing, San Ramon, Calif. He has a chemical engineering and technology marketing background with more than 25 years combined experience in chemical process design and operations, advanced control and instrument systems, vertical industry marketing and information systems with companies including PetroCorp, Mobil Oil, Foxboro, Emerson and Sun Microsystems. Kevyn is published on automation and information systems topics and has delivered numerous keynote presentations in international forums. He is focused presently on the integral use of refining system automation and information systems, within an interoperable infrastructure, as well as new visualization techniques, to drive enhanced value from the petroleum value chain.