Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Invites Attendees to Rethink Quality at HxGN LIVE

Special Guest Speaker Dr. Michael Grieves from the Florida Institute of Technology Joins President Norbert Hanke and Senior Vice President Software Solutions Brian Shepherd for Keynote Presentation

17 May 2018

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today announced that President Norbert Hanke will challenge manufacturers to ‘Rethink Quality’ in his keynote address at HxGN LIVE 2018. The Manufacturing Intelligence track opening presentation will explore key enablers of the Smart Factory, including the transformative potential of managing quality throughout the product lifecycle to drive manufacturing productivity. Guest speaker Dr. Michael Grieves, Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design (CAMID) at the Florida Institute of Technology, will consider some of the misnomers around quality and propose a new way of thinking to drive smarter, more productive ways of producing products with superior customer value. Norbert Hanke will explore how technology is breaking down process silos and enabling shared responsibility for quality to improve productivity. Finally, Brian Shepherd, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s Senior Vice President Software Solutions, will demonstrate how smart manufacturing principles are becoming a reality and highlight the value of digital transformation to the industry.

HxGN LIVE 2018 takes place 12-15 June at The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV. Attracting thousands of attendees across six tracks each year, HxGN LIVE brings together industry experts and thought leaders from Hexagon’s cross-vertical business areas to consider and shape the future of industrial and geospatial technology. The Manufacturing Intelligence track this year comprises three subtracks: Design and Engineering, Production and Metrology. The ‘Rethink Quality’ keynote takes place in the Venetian Ballroom on Wednesday 13 June at 1:30 p.m. (PDT) and will also be streamed live on HxGN TV. The track continues with a packed schedule of breakout sessions and training designed to help technology users work more efficiently. To register for the conference, or for more information, visit www.hxgnlive.com.

“This year’s HxGN LIVE conference will challenge manufacturers to think differently,” says Norbert Hanke, President, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “Technology is developing at an accelerating rate, but realising the true potential of digital transformation also requires a mindset shift. Conference attendees will leave Las Vegas with a new perspective on quality, productivity and the pursuit of smart manufacturing. I look forward to spending time with industry experts and hearing their ideas on how technology can power the Smart Factory.”

About Hexagon
Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division provides solutions that utilise data from design and engineering, production and metrology to make manufacturing smarter.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 22,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 4.3bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.