February 3, 2022 | 1:00 PM EST

The traditional “one size fits all” approach to training, guidance, and performance support no longer enables today’s workers to function at their individual peak of safety, quality and productivity.

In an attempt to solve knowledge gap issues, an entire generation of companies set out to build “Connected Worker” software applications, however, they all relied on the existing training, guidance, and support processes. While digitizing work instructions is a great start, it won’t help completely solve the problem.

Enter the next generation: data-driven, AI-supported that trains, guides, and supports today’s dynamic workers by combining digital work instructions, remote collaboration, and advanced on-the-job training capabilities.


In this webinar, learn how Artificial Intelligence lays a data-driven foundation for continuous improvement in the areas of performance support, training, and workforce development, setting the stage to address the needs of today’s constantly changing workforce.

Join us on February 3rd for this exclusive webinar and discover:

  • Why static digital work instructions and the traditional “one size fits all” approach to training, guidance, and performance support doesn’t work
  • Why industrial companies must go a step further with AI to overcome the lack of a skilled and qualified manufacturing workforce
  • How AI lays a data-driven foundation for continuous improvement in the areas of performance support, training, and workforce development
  • Real use cases on how industrial companies are reducing onboarding times for new employees by up to 80%, while simultaneously achieving a 21% improvement in job productivity across their manufacturing operation

Meet your webinar leaders:

Dennis Cook, Director of Field Operations, Augmentir
Dennis Cook joined Augmentir early this year as Director of Field Operations with over 20 years experience in the software industry. Throughout his career, he has served the manufacturing, oil and gas, and energy sectors, focusing on technologies to streamline plant processes. As one of the early visionaries in the Connected Worker space, Dennis has spent the past 6 years focusing on Connected Worker technology.

Brent Kedzierski, Chief Learning Officer, HumanWRKS
Brent Kedzierski, Chief Learning Officer at HumanWRKS, serves as an industry advocate to promote 5.0 as a vehicle for achieving a more inclusive and human-centered future and works to improve human performance experience across high risk/high consequence industries. Prior to HumanWRKS, Brent spent 22 years at Shell as the Head of Learning Strategy and Innovation, where he was a driving force that envisioned, designed, and operationalized many of the company’s most critical global learning transformations of the 21st century. During his time there, Brent helped turn Shell into a world-leading human resource management and learning organization.

Russ Fadel, Co-Founder and CEO, Augmentir

Russ Fadel is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir. Prior to founding Augmentir, Russ founded 4 successful companies in the industrial software sector, including the two most recent – ThingWorx, the leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) platform company (acquired by PTC), and Lighthammer, the pioneer in enterprise manufacturing intelligence software (acquired by SAP). Russ has been intimately involved in the last three software revolutions around humans and machines in manufacturing and service. Augmentir is a continuation of this theme.


December 7-9, 2021

Join Augmentir in New York December 7 – 9, 2021 for the East Coast’s largest design and manufacturing event!

Advanced Manufacturing East is a six-in-one design and manufacturing expo is designed to give you a comprehensive view of the product lifecycle—from prototype to production. Come explore the latest insights and solutions spanning medtech, packaging, automation, plastics, design, and quality.

The East Coast’s Largest Design and Manufacturing Event

What you’ll discover at this must-attend event in New York:

• 350+ leading suppliers

• 6 trade shows under 1 roof spanning medtech, packaging, automation, design, plastics, and quality

• 3 days of free industry education including 3D printing, medtech, smart manufacturing, packaging innovations and more!

• Conference opportunities in Cannabis Packaging and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Manufacturing

Industry 5.0 – Creative People, Collaborative Robots & Smart Factories

Augmentir will be presenting alongside other industry experts in the Advanced Manufacturing Theater discussing Industry 5.0 and its focus on people and smart factories.

Learn more about this session.

Title: Panel: Industry 5.0 – Creative People, Collaborative Robots & Smart Factories

Industry 4.0 is still making its way onto factory floors, but some say Industry 5.0 is already here. While Industry 4.0 focuses on networking plants and equipment for greater process control, efficiency and profitability, Industry 5.0 places humans back into the equation to enhance the agility, sustainability, and resiliency of production systems. Industry 5.0 is just as much about people, jobs, and culture as it is plants and machines. Your best Industry 5.0 implementations will strike a balance between human ingenuity, smart & sustainable plant and process design, and AI-powered solutions. This session will cover:

  • Your Industry 5.0 team – understanding new roles and cross-functional training
  • How the human machine interface is working to incorporate robots, sensors, cobots, and AI
  • Continuous plant behavioral monitoring challenges including safety and security
  • Case examples across industry sectors


November 16-18, 2021

The Generis American Food Manufacturing Summit sets the standard for industry connections and idea exchange. The Generis American Food Manufacturing Summit is designed to bring food and beverage processors and suppliers together to discuss current trends, strategic insights and best practices in an ever-evolving environment. Network with over 150 of your peers, connect with exhibitors and learn from the top industry influencers as we explore strategies to improve automation, operational excellence, quality and safety.

Key Themes

Manufacturing and Automation

  • Examining the future of food processing and manufacturing
  • Embracing digital transformation and technology for manufacturing excellence
  • Increasing operational efficiency, performance and resilience
  • Driving productivity through project and people management
  • Capturing sustainable gains from Lean and Operations Excellence programs
  • Improving legacy operations with state of the art automation and technology innovation
  • Discussing tools and strategies to obtain real-time operations information
  • Achieving sustainability goals plus the added benefits of cost savings

Quality and Safety

  • Addressing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations
  • Navigating FDA regulations and their impact on F&B manufacturing and quality operations
  • Establishing effective food quality and safety management systems
  • Ensuring processed products are safe and free of contaminants
  • Analyzing potential vulnerabilities and risks in the supply chain
  • Incorporating sanitary design principles to all areas of production
  • Discussing factors influencing HACCP implementation in the food industry
  • Improving quality control of raw materials, ingredients and additives

June 1-3, 2022

Santa Clara, CA | June 1-3, 2022

Experience First-Hand the Most Exciting Industry of Our Time

Join the most valuable community to connect, learn, and grow your business and personal life with Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. AWE focuses on Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), immersive technologies and enabling technologies (eg. Artificial Intelligence-AI, interaction, haptics, 5G, streaming and more). With over 1 billion users and the majority of the Fortune 1000’s on board, finally Spatial Computing has entered the mainstream – it’s time to go spatial!

Learn from those solving major technical challenges, bringing Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality into new sectors, considering ethical and legal issues, promoting diversity, and working on the cutting edge of AR/VR development. Explore AWE and discover your best way to get involved: global events, conferences and tradeshows, local and topical meetups and webinars from the AWE Nite community, classes and workshops in the AWE Academy, videos and reports: 365 days a year – because every day is Spatial!