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Empower 2023

User ConferenceVirtual Event

  • September 27-28
  • Virtual

Our 2-day virtual event showcases our extraordinary community of world-class manufacturers. Listen to their stories of success, impact and transformation. It's your best opportunity of the year to learn from your peers from around the globe on these and other topics:

  • Driving adoption and maximum value from Poka
  • Integrating Poka with your core systems
  • Leveraging Poka in support of ESG initiatives
  • Poka as a TPM accelerator

Register now for our can't-miss event—we look forward to seeing you!


Featured Customers

I like the content of the event and especially the sessions dedicated to sharing experiences by customers.


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Head of Quality at Nestle


*All times in EDT (UTC - 4 )

Day 1: Wednesday, September 27th

Time Session Speaker Company
9:00 am
Poka - State of the Union

Join us to kick off the User Conference and to get an update on how Poka is evolving to better support our user community. You'll hear about new service offerings, playbooks to help drive adoption and, of course, how the business is evolving in light of Poka's recent acquisition by IFS.

Alex Leclerc, Antoine Bisson & Darren Roos
Poka & IFS
9:30 am
Analytics - Unlocking the Power of Data in Poka

In this session, we will showcase the power of analytics in Poka, including how to leverage the new Dashboard Builder functionality. We will show you how data analytics and dashboards will make it easier for data analysts, decision-makers, and users to visualize their data, gain deeper insights, and make better data-driven decisions, faster to help drive further efficiencies.

Ailana Navarro
Barry Callebaut
10:15 am

Integrating Poka With Your Digital Ecosystem

Discover the most common as well as novel ways customers are integrating Poka into their digital manufacturing technology stack to unlock unprecedented visibility into operations. We will provide an update on integration options for User Management (SCIM) and showcase an impressive integration at Purina using a 3D digital twin.

Ben Atwater, Arnaud Mamias & Benjamin Tejada Lopez
Nestlé Purina & Poka
11 am
Tips for Driving Adoption of Poka on the Factory Floor

In this panel session, we have invited Poka factories that have succeeded in driving a regular habit of Poka use leading to maximum adoption and value. The panellists will share their tips on how to ensure frontline workers, supervisors, and management develop the reflex to consult or access Poka at the right time and place of need.

Matthew Boyer & Richard Sefler
USG & Galderma
11:45 am
Leveraging Poka for ESG Success

There are a lot of question marks around how to implement ESG in an impactful way. Sit down with pioneering manufacturers that are using Poka to help reduce emissions and engage employees as an integral part of sustainable business practices.

Agnieszka Konieczna & Maggie Slowik
Royal Canin & IFS

Day 2: Thursday, September 28th

Time Session Speaker Company
9:00 am
Poka Product Updates

Poka VP Product Yannick Haeck will provide an update on recent important innovations in the platform and explain our evolving product strategy. This session will give you a view into the themes that are driving upcoming feature development, including insights, analytics and visual management.

Yannick Haeck
9:30 am
New Site Commissioning at Upfield

When plant-based food producer Upfield expanded operations to a new 17.4-acre site in Brantford, Ontario, hiring and training staff was a priority concern. In this session, you will hear how Poka supported the new site commissioning and helped accelerate plant startup.

Muhammad Arif Khan
10 am
Accelerating Time to Productivity with New Hires

Based on a recent survey, improving new hire onboarding is the number one learning and development focus for manufacturers this year. This comes as little surprise given the skilled workforce crisis and the importance of making a good first impression. In this session, we invite Milwaukee Tools to share their experience using Poka to accelerate time to productivity for their new hires.

Ryan Heiar
Milwaukee Tool
10:30 am
 Ask the Product Team Anything

After consuming all of the amazing content from the sessions you attended, we are sure you might have some questions you'd like answered. This is your chance! In this interactive session, we have assembled a panel of experts from the Poka Product Team who will review any questions asked during the product session, review the results of the polling questions asked throughout the conference and most importantly be available for you to ask questions directly to the panel and get them answered. Active participation is encouraged as there will be a prize awarded.

Yannick Haeck

Hear from World-Class Manufacturers

Agnieszka Konieczna

POKA & E&T Project Manager
Agnieszka Konieczna

Ailana Navarro

Continuous Improvement & Reliability
Ailana Navarro Barry Callebaut

Alex Leclerc

Alex Leclerc

Antoine Bisson

Antoine Bisson poka

Andrea Masterton

VP Marketing
Andrea masterton

Arnaud Mamias

Product Manager
Arnaud Mamias

Ben Atwater

Senior Expert Digital Analyst Innovation
Ben Atwater

Darren Roos

Darren Roos ifs

Maggie Slowik

Global Industry Director - Manufacturing
Maggie Slowik ifs

Arif Khan

Operation Supervisor
Muhammad Arif Khan

Matthew Boyer

Wetfelt Department Manager
Headshots speakers

Richard Sefler

Excellence Operational Leader
Richard Sefler Galderma

Ryan Heiar

Senior Manager Manufacturing
Ryan Heiar Milwaukee

Wayne Slater

Director, Product Marketing

Yannick Haeck

VP Product

Frequently Asked Questions

Poka Empower is 100% virtual. You can tune in from anywhere by registering.

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There's no cost—it's completely free!

The event spans two days, September 27th and 28th, 2023, from 9 am to 12:30 pm EST. You don't have to attend all two days. You can pick and choose which sessions to attend for a customized experience.

Yes, all sessions will be recorded and uploaded shortly after the live presentations. However, you need to register to get access to the recordings.

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Brought to you by Poka

Poka is a web and mobile app that helps manufacturers drive performance by empowering frontline workers to learn, solve problems and share knowledge in real-time on the factory floor. Our platform is designed to connect workers and enable a culture of continuous improvement.