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An MFG Day 2022 Flagship Event – Powered by SAS

The live stream will begin at 9.30 a.m. EDT on October 5, 2022.



Wednesday, October 5, 2022
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT

SAS World Headquarters
820 SAS Campus Drive,
Building C
Cary, NC 27513


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At a Glance

Join The Manufacturing Institute, the National Association of Manufacturers, and SAS to kickoff MFG Day 2022 on the SAS campus highlighting the importance of manufacturing, technology, and the intersection of the two. The morning begins with an executive panel of manufacturing leaders discussing how technology and analytics continue to transform the industry and workforce. This leads into a creators’ panel spotlighting the many pathways by which students can launch into exciting, high-tech manufacturing careers. Be sure to visit the Manufacturing and Technology in Action exhibits to see some of the latest analytics-driven innovations. The event wraps up with an opportunity to network with event panelists and attendees over lunch provided in the SAS cafe.


**Please note, all attendees should be prepared to provide proof of COVID vaccination upon check-in.



9:00 a.m.

Doors Open

9:30 a.m.


Jim Goodnight
Chief Executive Officer, SAS

9:35 a.m.

Value of Manufacturing in North Carolina

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

9:40 a.m.

Setting the Stage

Jay Timmons
President & CEO, National Association of Manufacturers

9:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion

  • Jay Timmons
  • Tami Hedgren
    V.P. Manufacturing Lead, Large Tractors and Combines, Deere & Company
  • Govi Kannan, Ph.D.
    Senior Vice President of Global Product & Technology, Mack Trucks
  • Jason Mann
    Vice President, Internet of Things (IoT), SAS
  • Brandon Wagner
    Executive Director of Operations (Manufacturing), Johnson Controls
10:15 a.m.

Audience Q&A

10:20 a.m.

Creators Panel Discussion

  • Carolyn Lee – Moderator
    President and Executive Director, The Manufacturing Institute
  • Hardi Desai
    Senior Associate Machine Learning Developer, AI Center of Excellence, SAS
  • Nate Cox
    Senior System Engineer, SAS
  • Bria Williams
    HR Business Partner, ABB Inc.
  • Maggie Wilson
    Industrial Investigation Project Manager, Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America
10:50 a.m.

Audience Q&A

11:00 a.m.

Exhibit Overview: Manufacturing and Technology in Action

  • Dan Abramson
    Senior Executive Director, U.S. Manufacturing, Transportation, Entertainment, and Services, SAS
11:10 a.m.


11:20 a.m.

Manufacturing and Technology in Action exhibits open

  1. Sustainable Manufacturing and OpenBlue – featuring Johnson Controls
  2. Maximizing Value with Analytics – featuring Deere & Company
  3. IoT-enabled Predictive Maintenance – featuring Mack Trucks
  4. Improve Production Quality & Customer Experience: SAS Manufacturing Suite
12:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch – provided by SAS

1:30 p.m.

Event Concludes

Speakers & Panelists

Registration for this event has closed.

Thank you for your interest. We hope you will watch the event livestream.