Driving Digital Transformation with a Skilled Frontline Workforce 

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Gartner's research reveals that 80% of manufacturing CEOs are increasing investments in digital technology to counter industry challenges such as inflation, a shortage of skilled talent, and supply chain disruptions.

Having the technology is one thing, leveraging it the right way is another. We're bringing together industry experts from the Manufacturing Millennial, Stanley Black & Decker, and Kahuna to talk through how manufacturers are driving digital transformation initiatives across their organizations using skills data as a guide.

Gain insights into how real manufacturers are: 

  • Driving value for smart manufacturing and digital transformation initiatives.
  • Understanding skills gaps and training more effectively. 
  • Engaging and retaining a new generation of manufacturers in the workforce.
  • Reaching organizational goals and achieving operational efficiency.

Meet the Speakers

Jake Hall

Jake Hall

Manufacturing Millennial

Jake Hall known as the Manufacturing Millennial is an advocate for automation, and skilled trades and the future worker by helping revolutionize the way people and companies present through social media and adopt new technology. With over 75,000 Followers and 100,000,000+ views on his content, he ignites conversations about the latest in automation and technology to excite the current and future workforce on innovation.

Audrey Van de Castle

Audrey Van de Castle

Director of Digital Transformation - Operational Excellence, Stanley Black & Decker

Audrey Van de Castle is the Director, Digital Transformation – Operational Excellence for Stanley Black & Decker. She leads a team of technologists who are focused on deploying various digital solutions on the shop floors of manufacturing facilities around the globe. Audrey enjoys combining people, processs and technology to help people and businesses transform their performance, and in her spare time, she enjoys welding and fighting robots.

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Jai Shah

CEO, Kahuna Workforce Solutions

Jai Shah is a technology executive with more than 20 years of practical implementation, architecture, and management experience. He specializes in guiding the development of applications that make a difference to end-users and deliver real business value in operationally-focused environments.