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October 14, 2014 APICS & ISM-CF meeting “The Industrial Internet – Making it Real”

APICS Mid Florida Chapter & ISM-CF Institute for Supply Management

Event Title:  “The Industrial Internet – Making IT Real”

Date:  October 14, 2014

Location:  Dubsdread Country Club 549 W Par St Orlando FL 32804

Time:  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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What does it mean to make the industrial internet real when you are GE?  How does a company revolutionize the industrial sector in a short period of time? What are some of the challenges and lessons learned in spending $1.5B USD to develop a comprehensive business strategy aimed and revolutionizing the industry at the machine and process level? What does an IT, Security, Interoperability and Software strategy look like? Is it possible to manage manufacturing processes in the cloud? What does a technology and asset management roadmap look like when you decide to transform manufacturing sectors all at once?  Would you like to see how a local high school is making the Industrial Internet real, right here in our own backyard? If so, then you do not want to miss this event.

Special Guest Speakers, Mel Ramos from GE Intelligent Platforms, and Students and Teachers from Timber Creek High School Robotics team.


Mel Ramos works for GCapture.PNG Snipped New SaveE’s Intelligent Platforms division and is currently the Manufacturing Industry Lead for Mexico.  His career has spanned tours at Siemens AG, Manhattan Associates and Dassault Systemes. He is the co-founder of Aspect9, an active industry mentor at UCF’s school of engineering and Timber Creek High School’s Robotics team.   He is a graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Although he resides in Orlando, FL with his wife and two daughters, most of the time you will find him touring a production plant in Mexico.

Timber Creek High School – Orlando, FL

Engineering students from Orlando’s Timber Creek High School participate in Project Lead The Way, a hands-on, project-based STEM program dedicated to engineering excellence. Currently, TCHS has 270 engineering students enrolled in their engineering academy. Students in this program learn skills such as how to use industry-standard software for 3D computer-aided design of objects and for circuit design. They also learn technical sketching, computer programming, CNC machining, and mechanical engineering fundamentals. PLTW students can also earn industry certifications (e.g. Autodesk Inventor,

FLENG Engineering Core Certification). TCHS also possesses a world-class robotics team that competes in VEX® and FRC® Robotics Competitions ( Last year, their performance at the VEX® state championship earned them a spot at the world championship competition in Anaheim, California.

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