What:  Executive Briefing
Date: June 30th, 2016
Time: 10AM to 1PM CDT

Place: Microsoft Downers Grove office
Hosts:  Microsoft and mcaConnect 

Learn how leading manufacturers are using the Internet of Things (IoT) to build smart, intelligent factories that increase operational effectiveness, improve quality and reduce downtime with predictive asset monitoring. RSVP to our Connected Enterprise Event.



All attendee names must be submitted to the Microsoft Downers Grove receptionist by 6.28.16. No one is admitted through the lobby unless they are pre-registered.
What You Will Learn During This Event
How the internet of things, people and services are transforming the way manufacturers do business today.
Microsoft’s vision and capabilities for manufacturers as shared through the successes of companies that have transitioned to digital manufacturing.
Major components of the connected enterprise and examples of Role Based User Experiences for manufacturing organizations.
Mark Beckmann
Mark Beckmann
As Microsoft Senior Business Development Manager, Manufacturing, Mark works with Microsoft’s global manufacturing clients to help them innovate, improve their performance, develop new services, and grow their business. His work with leading manufacturers focuses on innovation and PLM, manufacturing execution and operations intelligence, supply chain, sales and dealer management systems.
Mike Green
Mike Green
Mike Green is Vice President of Solution Consulting for mcaConnect and is responsible for solution architecture, and business process alignment for ERP clients. Green has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, MRP, ERP and the Microsoft Dynamics platform. Green has worked with multiple ERP platforms, as well as advanced planning and scheduling, and product configuration technologies over his career, making him an invaluable resource for our clients, and our ERP strategy.
Doug Bulla
Doug Bulla
Doug Bulla is the Vice President of Business Development for mcaConnect and helps companies in their strategic planning. Bulla has over 25 years of manufacturing ERP and consulting experience across multiple industry segments, such as Tier One Automotive, Biomedical, High Tech Electronics and Vehicle Assembly. Bulla has also helps companies develop and deploy technology to support Lean initiatives.
Additional Details

Directions and Parking

Parking: There is free parking available at the Downers Grove facility, however, do not park on the lower level of the parking garage. Guests will enter through the Main Entrance on 2nd floor and pass through Building Security before proceeding to Suite 300. You must be registered to attend.

Microsoft Downers Grove Office Directions

Detailed Agenda

10AM – 11AM: The Connected Enterprise

  • Microsoft Senior Manufacturing Industry Manager, Mark Beckmann, discusses how the internet of things, people and services are transforming the way manufacturers do business today

11AM – 12PM: A Convergence of Technologies

  • Mike Green and Doug Bulla from mcaConnect discuss the major components of the connected enterprise and show examples of the Role Based User Experiences for a manufacturing organization

12PM – 1PM: Catered Lunch and Networking

Thank You Gift

As a special thank-you, attendees will receive a Tile for participating in our executive briefing. Tile is a tiny Bluetooth tracker that helps find your lost stuff in seconds. Find out more by visiting