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All times are in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone of the Americas (GMT-5). Please note that all sessions will be recorded and are available to view at any time.


11:00 am to 12:00 pm
EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE: The State of the Global Motion Control Industry
John Payne,
Vice President Motion Division, Yaskawa America, Inc.
Patrick McDermott,
President, B&R Industrial Automation
Ken Innami,
Vice President, Business Development, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
Advances in Motion Control
Prabhakar Gowrisankaran,
VP of Engineering and Strategy, Performance Motion Devices
Jeff Shearer, Systems Engineer, Allied Motion Technologies
Corey Morton, Head of Product Management, North America, B&R Industrial Automation
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Motion Control Challenges for Servo Grippers
Ronald Ruberti,
Sales Support Engineer, SCHUNK
3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Debunking the Myth of Servo Worm Reducers
Meikel Quaas,
President, DieQua Corporation
4:00 pm to 4:50 pm
Optimize Your Control Strategies for Less with Virtual Commissioning
Chris Harduwar,
VP of Automation, Maplesoft


10:00 am - 11:00 am 
ROUNDTABLE: Bringing Legacy Systems into an IIoT Age
Prabhakar Gowrisankaran, VP of Engineering and Strategy, Performance Motion Devices
Mike Lunsford, President, Dart Controls
Craig Nelson, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Siemens Industry, Inc.
11:00 am to 11:50 am
Security Considerations for the Connected Factory
Prajod Vettiyattil,
Robotics Architect, WiPro
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
The Basics of Motion Control – An Overview
Mark Holcomb,
Technical Solutions Manager, Celera Motion
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
How to Select the Right Motor for Your Application
Brad Frustaglio,
Vice President, Yeadon Energy Systems
3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
The Misunderstood Grade Performance Gap between Magnet and Alloy Block
John Ebert,
Business Manager, Americas, Yunsheng USA



*Agenda is subject to change

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