Digital Transformation Summit

April 23-24, 2024  |  Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center

Take action on your Industry 4.0 journey

The Digital Transformation Summit is a two-day interactive workshop for manufacturers who are committed to their Industry 4.0 journey. Whether you're just starting out or have already started your digital transformation, this event will add massive value to your organization.

Summit attendees will turn concepts into reality as we develop a playbook for your company's Industry 4.0 strategy. This exclusive event runs concurrently with the CWIMA Industry 4.0 Expo in central Wisconsin; separate registration is required.

Cost: $600

Includes lunch both days


Why Attend?

Learn from industry experts who will give you the guidance and tools to develop an actionable Industry 4.0 strategy

Discover cutting-edge technology for Industry 4.0 implementation, with the chance to interact one-on-one with technology providers

Hear how other companies have succeeded with Industry 4.0 and ask questions during interactive panel discussions

Network with others - from manufacturing companies of all sizes - who are on the same journey as you

Playbook Full

Build your Industry 4.0 playbook

This is not just another sit-and-listen conference. This is for companies ready to take action.

Each attendee will get an Industry 4.0 playbook with filled with notes, tools, resources and exercises to work through during the Summit. By the end of the event, you'll have a strategy to bring back to your company so you can start taking actionable steps on your digital transformation journey.

Speakers & Sessions

Matt Keynote

Keynote: Matt Kirchner

Matt Kirchner is an international speaker, author and podcast host; a thought leader on Industry 4.0 and the future of the manufacturing workforce.

On a mission to secure the American Dream for the next generation of STEM and workforce talent, Kirchner hosts The TechEd Podcast and serves as President of ATS/LAB Midwest.

Matt's captivating keynote will enlighten attendees about the current state of Industry 4.0, the impact of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, and how companies should bring their operations and workforce into the digital age.

Summit Speakers

We have an incredible lineup of expert speakers who will guide attendees through critical aspects of digital transformation, including...

Robby K

Robby Komljenovic

Chairman and CEO


Scott G

Scott Graf

Chief Manufacturing Officer

Greenheck Group

Bryan A

Dr. Bryan Albrecht

President Emeritus

Gateway Technical College

Nathan L

Nathan Lasnoski

Chief Technology Officer

Concurrency, Inc.

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Cameron Wanek

Senior Vice President,

Supply Chain Planning

and Business Analytics

Ashley Furniture Industries

Brad C

Brad Cisewski

Manufacturing Applications


Pointe Precision

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Ivan Manuel

Industrial Business

Development Executive

LAB Midwest

Mike Gamache

Michael Gamache

Automation Specialist

Metalcraft Automation Group


Monday, April 22nd  |  5:00pm - 8:00pm: Opening Reception & Keynote (optional)

As the Summit takes place concurrently with the CWIMA Industry 4.0 Expo, you're welcome to join us for the opening reception and keynote speech on Monday evening.

Tuesday, April 23rd  |  8:00am - 4:00pm: Industry 4.0 on the Factory Floor

Starting with a keynote from Matt Kirchner, this entire day will focus on Industry 4.0 implementation in your manufacturing operation, featuring topics like:

  • Identifying your first Industry 4.0 project
  • Calculating ROI
  • How to choose the right automation solutions
  • Technology demonstration speed rounds
  • Opportunity to meet one-on-one with technology providers
  • Panel discussion and Q&A with industry leaders around deployment of different Industry 4.0 technologies

Wednesday, April 24th  |  8:00am - 4:00pm: Digital Transformation in Business & the Workforce

Our focus will move from operations to data and the workforce, exploring data and AI tools for business processes as well as developing a company culture that will embrace Industry 4.0, featuring topics like:

  • How artificial intelligence is transforming manufacturing
  • Data acquisition and how to best use the data you have
  • Automating your business processes
  • Culture and change management for digital transformation
  • How to upskill your workforce for Industry 4.0
  • Building partnerships with education to secure a talent pipeline for your company


Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center

10101 Market St

Rothschild, WI 54474


This event will take place alongside the CWIMA Expo. Coffee will be available in the mornings, and lunch will be provided both days.

Register now to attend the Digital Transformation Summit