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"Next Generation Procurement and RPA- Robotic Process Automation"

February 14, 2019
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Stanley, Black & Decker 2
1 Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT

"Next Generation Procurement and RPA- Robotic Process Automation"

Join ISM-CT on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 to tour and hear a presentation at Stanley Black & Decker's new facility at 1 Constitution Plaza in downtown Hartford.

Stanley Black & Decker welcomes you to Manufactory 4.0, our Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence which is based in downtown Hartford surrounded by the Old State House, the XL center, the Yard Goats stadium and the Connecticut Science Center. Our Manufactory 4.0 accelerates the company's global Industry 4.0 “smart factory” initiative. The experts who are based here serve as resources for our plants around the world. They can connect real time with plants through the Nerve Center, which streams video, audio and analytics. Through IoT (Internet of Things), flexible automation and data analytics – we are transforming the way employees in our factories work.

For a little history, “Manufactory 4.0” is named after the original Stanley Bolt Manufactory founded by Frederick Stanley back in 1843. Almost 175 years ago, our company’s founder realized the innovation that was happening in the manufacturing space and brought what very well may have been the first steam engine to Connecticut. His forward-looking vision and focus on innovation, along with his eye towards social responsibility, still make up the foundation of who we are today.


8:15 – arrive at facility- registration/security

8:15-9:00 – continental breakfast – networking

9:00 -- SBD Commitment to CT and Advanced Manufacturing – Martin Guay – Vice President, Business Development

9:30 --  Facility Tour and Techstar introduction – Martin Guay

10:00 -- Industry 4.0  - TBD

10:30 -- Next Gen Procurement – Mike Prado – Chief Procurement Officer

11:00 -- RPA in Procurement - Teresa Dickerson, Vice President, GSM

11:30 --Wrap up and Q&A

Here's what the media is saying about the Stanley Black & Decker new facility!

Manufactory 4.0 “Makes” The News

Stanley Black & Decker's announcement of their new Manufactory 4.0 center garnered celebratory responses from numerous news outlets. Based in Hartford, CT, the 23,000 square foot Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence will serve as a hub for the latest advancements in IoT, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, 3-D printing, robotics and advanced materials.

“Mayor Luke Bronin said the opening of the Stanley Black & Decker center is an ‘enormous win’ for Hartford as officials seek to put the city at the center of innovation in industry.” –Hartford Courant

“The global leader will use some of the space to make improvements on their tools and cyber security. The rest of the space will be to help startup companies in advanced manufacturing grow their businesses.” –WFSB

 “Companies will co-locate at the Hartford accelerator site and have access to mentoring and resources to grow their ideas into viable businesses, and bring new technologies to market. Similar programs will be run in 2019 and 2020, with 30 potential startups completing the process.” –Hartford Business

 Jim Loree was quoted regarding the new center, “Strong urban cores, and in particular a vibrant capital city, are essential to Connecticut's ability to thrive, which is why we decided to locate this important new initiative in Hartford.”


$149.00 ISM-CT Members
$99.00 Earlybird rate before February 7

$249.00 Non-Members; this includes membership to ISM-CT for the remainder of 2019
$199.00 Earlybird rate before February 7