Material Handling Forum

Flawless, efficient and transparent performance

Join us at Automation Fair 2019 for the Material Handling Forum

Hear real-world examples of how other leading material handling professionals have increased their productivity and improved efficiencies in their operation.

Wednesday, November 20: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Material Handling Forum Overview


Supply Chain’s Modern Digital Security Consciousness

The digital age of supply chain and material handling is here - are you ready?

Digital technologies and innovation continue to drive increasing customer expectations that provide the opportunity to differentiate. These advancements also open the door to greater cybersecurity threats - putting tremendous pressures on your supply chain to perform flawlessly, efficiently, and transparently.

Explore how a secure, digital, and automated supply chain can meet the changing demands, and help you remain safe and competitive.


The Material Handling Forum will feature experts from the following leading companies.

Associated Risks and Guidelines for a Converged IT/OT

A Government Perspective

Paul Key, Cyber Security Technical Analyst, Department of Energy Idaho National Laboratory

Customer expectations are driving a fully connected supply chain.  Utilizing case studies and government standards, we will discuss the associated risk and appropriate guidelines and standards for a secure connected IT and OT environment.

Outcomes from a Connected Material Handling OT Environment

Ted Dengel, Managing Director, Operations Technology and Innovation, FedEx Ground

Case study of leveraging a connected OT/IT environment to exceed customer expectations and driving efficiency throughout the OT space.

Challenges and Roadblocks to Implementation of a Connected OT

David Cahoe, Senior Technical Advisor, Intelllimodus

As a warehouse facility owner, what roadblocks and challenges do you have inherently in your architectures that prevent your solution provides from fully implementing and maximizing your value from a connected OT/IT architecture?

Cybersecurity Standards in Material Handling Architectures

Anthony Baker, Cybersecurity Manager, Rockwell Automation

IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Standards can help guide your organization to a highly productive and secure connected OT/IT environment.  Here we will discuss the applications of these standards in a typical distribution facility.

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Automation Fair 2019 offers over 20 interactive hands-on labs and more than 90 technical sessions in addition to the Forums.

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