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Manufacturing Automation: Automation Fair recap: Pandemic has led to increased digitization, collaboration

Experts at Rockwell Automation's annual conference say the COVID-19 crisis is accelerating digital transformation initiatives

December 3, 2020  by Manufacturing Automation

From left: Blake Moret, chairman and CEO of Rockwell Automation, and Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO of PTC

The COVID-19 pandemic is signalling a new era of digital transformation that hinges on better supply chain strategies and increased collaboration, said thought leaders at a Rockwell Automation conference this month.

From Nov. 16 to 20, the company staged its 29th annual Automation Fair – which, for public safety reasons, was a largely virtual event renamed Automation Fair at Home.

Attendees were able to access a full slate of sessions with global thought leaders as well as exhibits showcasing Rockwell products and solutions in a virtual trade show experience. The conference recordings are available online until June 2021.

Check out the recap on Manufacturing Automation, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.

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