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Technology Roundtable

  • August 24, 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Bayou Club, 7979 Bayou Club Blvd, Largo, FL 33777


Technology Roundtable

Increase your Productivity, Safety and Innovation

(Part 1 of 4 Part Series)

Date:  August 24th, 2023

Time:  5:30 – 8:00 PM

Location:  The Bayou Club, 7979 Bayou Club Blvd, Largo

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Technology has always been at the forefront of advances in manufacturing. There are many new technologies currently playing a role in driving manufacturing forward. We will look at these technologies in our Roundtable series.

Who Should Attend:

Business Leaders who would like to better control and understand every aspect of their operation, and how to leverage instant data to boost productivity, improve processes, and drive growth.


Intro to Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing 

Presented by Wolfgang Neuwirth, Business Advisor, FloridaMakes

What you'll learn:

  • What is Intustry 4.0
  • What are the Industry 4.0 technologies?
  • What are the six primary reasons why companies are adopting Instry 4.0 technologies?

Cybersecurity Hot Topics

Presented by CJ Messana - Partner Account Executive and Chris Emery, Senior Solution, Abacode

What you'll learn:

  • What is CMMC and how does it impact Manufacturers?
  • Current state of Cyber Liability Insurance and where it is headed

Industrial IoT for Manufacturing

Presented by Daniel Koziel and Doug Adams  Adams Corp.

What you'll learn:

  • Increased productivity: IIoT solutions can help manufacturers optimize their operations and improve productivity by providing real-time data insights.
  • Reduced downtime: Predictive maintenance enabled by IIoT solutions can reduce downtime and maintenance costs.
  • Improved quality control: IIoT solutions can enable real-time monitoring of production processes, ensuring that products meet industry standards.

Research & Development Capitalization Rules

Presenter: Rob Rohrlack, DBA, CCEPresident & CEO, Tampa Bay Chamber 

Presenter:  Ginny Veit, CPA, CGMA, Principal, R&D Practice Leader, Federal Tax Strategies, CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) 

Overview – As of 2022, businesses are not longer permitted to deduct costs associated with research and development. Congress is currently considering a bill to repeal this onerous provision in the tax code. Learn what this means to our local manufacturers and what we can do in the manufacturing community to help.

Key Takeaways:

  • The R&D capitalization requirement is bad for manufacturing businesses because it disallows expenses that are crucial to innovation and production.
  • Congress is currently debating a bill to repeal the provision. Businesses impacted by this onerous provision may want to contact their Congressmen to let them know how badly this harms small business.


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American Society for Quality’s local affiliate ASQ St. Petersburg-Tampa Section 1508 is excited to be involved with the Technology Roundtable. ASQ 1508 representatives will be at the event and are willing and able to inform anyone about the exciting initiatives, events, and activities focused on improving the quality profession within the local community.

    Bay Area Manufacturers Association

    1936 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Suite 428

    Wesley Chapel, FL  33543


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