Smart Factory Institute to Host Critical Networks in Manufacturing Forum

The Smart Factory Institute will hold a forum on May 2, 2024, to discuss cybersecurity and intelligent wireless infrastructure in manufacturing.

The Smart Factory Institute, operated by Peak Performance, will hold the Critical Networks in Manufacturing Forum on May 2, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., located at the PIE Innovation Center in Cleveland, Tennessee. This forum aims to help manufacturers learn about how intelligent wireless infrastructure can accelerate manufacturing operations and improve security, reliability, scalability, and integration.

Panelists Andy Davies, Sr. Vice President of IT for Mueller Water Products, and Bill Pickel, Senior Security Engineer at Kenco, will speak from their experience addressing cybersecurity risks and breaches within their companies. Danna Bailey from Qubitekk in Chattanooga, TN, will talk about Quantum Technology and its uses in manufacturing in a presentation geared for non-scientists. The event will conclude with a tour of the PIE Innovation Center.

The Smart Factory Institute is a business-driven effort guided by the Tennessee Manufacturers Association driving innovation and technology in Tennessee and the southeastern United States. The Institute, operated by Peak Performance Inc. and located at the Bradley County Partnerships in Industry and Education (PIE) Center, is an exclusive U.S. institute providing manufacturers with connections, collaborative relationships, and certifications for improving manufacturing processes by providing them with access to the latest technology in advanced manufacturing. For more information, visit

Peak Performance Inc. is a workforce training and consulting firm specializing in incumbent worker training for the manufacturing industry, serving businesses across the country from their headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee. For more information, visit

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