Chicago Marriott O'Hare. The Automation Conference is focused on industrial automation for professionals in discrete manufacturing, processing and packaging. Two days of programming feature more than 20 sessions including dedicated tracks on discrete manufacturing and packaging automation as well as continuous and batch processing. Attendees will include automation and control engineers, operations and engineering management, system integrators, software engineers and more. Highlights from the conference include presentations on factory automation, the next industrial revolution, cloud computing for automation maintenance and how ARM technology will impact factory automation design. Speakers include: Pepsico, Coca-Cola, Campbell's, MFG.com, Altera and more.