Digital Transformation


8–9 October 2024 • Embassy Suites Downtown • Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Monday, 7 October 2024

4–6 p.m.


Tuesday, 8 October 2024

7 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8 a.m.

Keynote: Digitalization: The Gateway to Innovation and Discovery, Sunday Abraham, SSAB Americas

8:50 a.m.

Building Industrial-Grade AI in the Steel Industry

9:25 a.m.


9:40 a.m. 

Enhancing Manufacturing Execution Systems With Artificial Intelligence: A Collaborative Framework for Process Optimization

10:15 a.m. 

Multi-Tool Robot for Caster Operations

10:50 a.m. 

Accelerating Steel Alloy Development Through Microstructural Knowledge Discovery

11:25 a.m.


12:30 p.m. 

Keynote: Industrial AI: Solving the Unsolvable Problems, Bryan Debois, The RoviSys Co.

1:20 p.m.

Leveraging Computer Vision to improve production Safety

1:55 p.m.


2:10 p.m.

Mitigation of Flame Failure in a Power Plant Using Machine Learning

2:45 p.m.

Optimizing Electric Arc Furnace Performance via Deep Learning–Driven Sidewall Temperature Forecasting

3:20 p.m.


3:40 p.m.

Safety Panel Discussion

5:05 p.m. 


Wednesday, 9 October 2024

7 a.m. 


8 a.m.

Keynote: Enabling Industry 4.0 in the Steel Industry: An Integrated Approach to Overcome ROI Hurdles and Effectively Drive Performance, Thiago Turchetti Maia

8:50 a.m.


9:05 a.m.

Predictive Maintenance Panel Discussion

10:35 a.m.


10:50 a.m.

Revolutionizing NOx Emission Control in Combustion Processes: The Quanta Platform's Integration of Generative AI With Combustion Science

11:25 a.m. 

Harnessing Energy Consumption Insights for Enhanced Production Efficiency in Steel Manufacturing



1 p.m.

Keynote:  Digital Transformation for Ironmaking: An Integrated Virtual Blast Furnace for Operational Guidance and Process Improvement

1:50 p.m.

A Practical Application to Machine Learning in Machine Predictive Maintenance

2:25 p.m.

AI in Steel Today: Lessons Learned and Why You’re Missing Out

3 p.m.


3:15 p.m. 

Producer Panel Discussion   

5 p.m.  

Conference Adjourn