Innovation in Manufacturing: Elevate Your Offering with Connected Products

Join Hitachi Solutions and Microsoft for a day of strategy discussion, networking, and immersive experiences focused on connected products.

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Our Event Series

The manufacturing industry is in the midst of a major shift from selling equipment as a capital expenditure to an ongoing expense model with value-added services built in. Manufacturers are also starting to monetize IP that can be packaged and sold as digital services to the rest of the industry. The recent IoT Signals: Manufacturing Spotlight study by Microsoft shows that 33 percent of manufacturers’ product revenue comes from smart products today.

Join Microsoft and Hitachi Solutions for Innovation in Manufacturing: Elevate your Offering with Connected Products to hear senior architects share best practices and detailed guidance for manufacturers on how to digitally transform a discrete manufacturing business to a software company that manufactures physical and digital products. You’ll learn:

  • Trends in connected products and services for manufacturing
  • Transforming to product-as-a-service business models
  • Product innovation factories – how you can lower the cost and accelerate cycle time of new product introduction processes
  • Digital product management

You’ll also participate in an immersive Manufacturing Innovation industry experience that demonstrates real-world innovation.


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Arrive, Meet and Greet
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Kickoff, Introductions and Discovery
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Connected Product and Product as a Service
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Connected Product – How do I get started?

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM Lunch

12:45 PM – 01:15 PM Manufacturing Experience Tour
01:15 PM – 2:15 PM How do I leverage all the data I am now collecting with my Connected Product?
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Connected Ecosystems Panel Discussion
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Wrap up – Call to Action

This event is designed for business and technical leaders involved in innovation initiatives within the organization. Seats are limited to a small group to maximize interaction, and registrations are confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis.

You can choose to participate in one of the locations listed below:


Microsoft Office Locations


Tuesday, November 1st Irvine 3 Park Plaza Suite 1600, Irvine, CA 92614
Thursday, November 3rd Chicago 200 E Randolph Drive, Suite 200, Chicago, IL, 60601
Tuesday, November 8th Minneapolis 3601 West 76th Street, Suite 600, Edina MN 55435


We can’t wait to meet you.