Agenda

30th Sep – 1st Oct 2024, Berlin

DAY 1

08:00 - 08:50

REGISTRATION

08:55 – 09:00

CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS

09:00 - 09:30

Brownfield Goes Digital: On the Path to a Smart Factory"

  • Transform a traditional brown field plant into a digital plant
  • Empowering and train people to do transformation
  • Mindset is key for smart manufacturing
  • Traceability as backbone for data analytic
  • Digital twin and AI as enabler for zero failure strategy.

Ingo Hild, Plant Manager, ams OSRAM

09:30 - 10:00

Hoshin Kanri strategy implementation methodology: how to implement successfully

  • What is Hoshin Kanri
  • How to link to existing corporate strategies
  • How to cascade down from top management level to shop floor level
  • What is best roadmap to implement
  • What are the key success factors?

Michael Thierschmann, General Manager Operations, Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH

10:00 - 10:30

Smart factory transformation as a key enabler for sustainable manufacturing

  • Moving towards sustainable value chains – How are manufacturers dealing with sustainability questions?
  • Importance of Smart Factories growing – What are the key elements of successful smart factory transformation?
  • PwC Factory Intelligence accelerates Smart Factory journey – How did Tier 1 automotive supplier transform their global manufacturing

Sami Karttunen, Director, EMEA Smart Factory Lead, PwC
Christian Koch, Senior Manager, Smart Factory, PwC

10:35 - 11:25

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 - 12:00

From insight to impact: unlocking opportunities in manufacturing data

  • Understanding the why and how of data driven manufacturing
  • IT trends that are important for manufacturers
  • Developing a model to support data driven manufacturing
  • Towards a single source of truth
  • One size does not fit all – a deeper look at location intelligence

Gordon Loader, Smart Industries Business Development, Orange Business

12:00 - 12:30

GLOBAL DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION ROADMAP AND ARCHITECTURE – LESSONS-LEARNT AND OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD

  • Driver for digital transformation, digitalization roadmap and the importance of MES on the journey
  • How to keep MES in the centre of your shopfloor
  • MES lifecycle management and its impact on manufacturing sites
  • How to align digitalization processes on a local and global level
  • Leveraging technologies that enable and accelerate new business opportunities and capabilities for the Factory of the Future

Jakob Hall, Enterprise Business Development Manager, GE Digital

12:30 - 13:00

Production Data Integration – Practical Example

  • Starting Point: Immediate Needs in Data Capture and Data Analysis
  • Progression: Reporting and Accounting – Impact of Data Structure and Metadata Management
  • Next Stage: Visualizations, Artificial Intelligence, and Inter-System Integration
  • Continuous Operation: Importance of a Solid Data Structure, Data Validation and Plausibility Checks in System Integration

Martin Beisiegel, Project Management and Consulting, Steinhaus Informationssysteme GmbH

PLANNED INVESTMENT AREAS

  • Continuous Improvement / OPEX
  • Industry 4.0
  • COVID-19
  • Lean Methodologies
  • Sustainability & ESG Software
  • Project & Resource Management
  • Additive Manufacturing / Factory-as-a-Service
  • Connected Factory
  • Net Zero
  • Cybersecurity
  • MES / Shop-floor Digitization
  • Machine Learning
  • Digital Twin
  • M2M Communication
  • Remote Working
  • Plant / Workforce Safety
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Cloud, Edge & IoT Data Management
  • Asset Performance Management (APM 4.0)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Technologies
  • Predictive Analytics / Condition Monitoring
  • Green Manufacturing Practices & Initiatives
  • Cloud Computing & Sensors
  • Asset Management
  • Data Analytics / Big Data / Data Management

13:00 - 13:45

LUNCH

13:45 - 14:15

PICC FACILITATES COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE AND INNOVATION AT BERRY

  • Collaborative and advanced ideation
  • Using IoT for predictive decision making
  • Sharing best practices globally
  • Advanced problem solving system

Pascal Hennemann, R&I Manager, BERRY

14:15 - 14:45

PLANTS OF TOMORROW - A CATALYST FOR DECARBONIZATION

  • Introducing Holcim
  • Importance of decarbonisation
  • Transforming our cement operations to meet our future customers needs
    – How technology make our plants smarter
    – Accelerating innovation across our entire value chain, from the quarry to the lorry
  • Cutting edge technologies take performance; circularity and carbon neutrality to next level
  • Our industry 4 road map – designed to realize business value
  • Holcim’s plants of tomorrow essential building blocks & principles

Jelena Stamenkovski, Group Process Expert, Plants of tomorrow , Decarbonization, Holcim

14:45 - 15:15

Easing ESG reporting with digital twins

  • A closer look at the digital capabilities companies require in this day and age: People & Culture, Data, Technology & Infrastructure
  • Explaining common data challenges and data maturity levels in the industry
  • Considering existing and upcoming industry legislations
  • Introducing the Digital Twin approach: Using Asset Administration Shells (AAS) to integrate data of assets
  • Use Case: Exchanging sustainability information across the value chain via a standardised Asset Administration Shell sub model

Robert Kellner, Sales Director, InterSystems

Kristian Schatz, Principal Project Manager & Product Owner, M&M Software

15:15 - 15:45

Can Agile Bridge the Operations/IT Divide

  • The traditional Business and IT relationship
  • How agile methodology can replace the typical URS and waterfall project plan
  • The Power of User Story Mapping
  • Development Life Cycle
  • The benefits of release planning
  • Decentralising Development into the Business

Kyle Tansill, Smart Factory Leader, Saint Gobain Life Sciences

15:45 - 16:25

COFFEE BREAK

16:30 - 17:00

‘Humanizing industry 4.0.’ How to succesfully accelerate the journey of People, Processes, Digital and Sustainability

  • Solvace offers an all-in-one platform for operational excellence
  • Industry 4.0 is the fourth stage of industrial revolution, merging physical assets with advanced technologies
  • This fusion enables data communication, analysis, and processing for improved manufacturing and supply chains
  • Connectivity under Industry 4.0 allows AI and IoT integration for enhanced automation and real-time data utilization
  • Resultant flexibility and responsiveness empower intelligent, data-driven decision-making
  • Industry 4.0 expands business potential from products to service-based revenue streams
  • The connected organization evolution has become a reality, prompting the question: What’s the next step?

Neil Webers, Chief Commercial Officer, Solvace

17:00 - 17:30

How a Zero Loss mindset transforms your performance, your processes and your people

  • Learn about Milliken’s extensive 30 year history of working with a Zero Loss mindset
  • See the results achieved and the transformation in culture exhibited
  • Learn how the process works step by step and witness client case studies in action
  • Meet with Senior Leadership to hear how the Milliken team can support your business in the Zero Loss transformation

Chris Poole, Director of Client Development, Performance Solutions by Milliken

PLANNED INVESTMENT AREAS

  • Continuous Improvement / OPEX
  • Industry 4.0
  • COVID-19
  • Lean Methodologies
  • Sustainability & ESG Software
  • Project & Resource Management
  • Additive Manufacturing / Factory-as-a-Service
  • Connected Factory
  • Net Zero
  • Cybersecurity
  • MES / Shop-floor Digitization
  • Machine Learning
  • Digital Twin
  • M2M Communication
  • Remote Working
  • Plant / Workforce Safety
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Cloud, Edge & IoT Data Management
  • Asset Performance Management (APM 4.0)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Technologies
  • Predictive Analytics / Condition Monitoring
  • Green Manufacturing Practices & Initiatives
  • Cloud Computing & Sensors
  • Asset Management
  • Data Analytics / Big Data / Data Management

17:30 - 18:00

From technology to product focus: What are the business opportunities in AM

  • Overview of Additive Manufacturing Technology
  • Business and Use cases of AM in various industries
  • How to Identify your AM potential
  • Current Hurdles of AM implementation and How to over come

Hussein Tarhini, Research Associate & Head of Additive Academy, Fraunhofer IAPT

18:00 - 19:00

DRINKS RECEPTION

DAY 2

08:55 – 09:00

CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS

09:00 – 09:30

Making Data available - the key to a successful Digital Transformation

  • Data Management – today and tomorrow
  • Why is data availability so important?
  • Key challenges to start the transition
  • Good practises to make data available

Tilmann Kloppe, Manager Digital Transformation, Siemens Mobility

09:30 – 10:00

AI Systems Engineering in the context of dataspaces

  • Presentation and discussion of the emerging discipline of AI Systems Engineering
  • Dataspaces – definition, specific characteristics and examples (e.g. Catena-X)
  • Relevance of digital twin systems and Industrie 4.0
  • How does this all fit together?
  • Strategic technological and architectural considerations

Dr. Thomas Usländer, Head of Department Information Management and Production Control, Fraunhofer IOSB

10:00 - 10:30

AI: how to get from artificial to tangible value

  • Machine Learning in the Industrial Context
  • From Raw Data to Rich Insights: how to create a 360-degree view of your processes
  • Combining different elements of intelligence
  • How analytics can identify bottlenecks, streamline operations, and maximize resource utilization, leading to substantial cost savings

Joan van de Wetering, General Manager, TrendMiner

10:35 - 11:25

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:00

Digital manufacturing Transformation in Danone

  • Digital Manufacturing Acceleration in a nutshell, unique approach to deliver holistic result.
  • Recipe of successful program: Mixture of right ingredients
  • Searching for digital use cases – Digital compass
  • Catalogue solutions – Knowledge library
  • Innovation process
  • Impact tracking
  • Success factors of the program

Manuel Aguado Puertas, Global Digital Manufacturing Manager, Danone

12:00 – 12:30

Digitalization needs scalability, performance and skills to create value

  • Digitalization requires an approach that makes it future proof looking at the whole potential architecture with its functionalities to create potential value
  • The operational teams needs to create benefits that will amortize the cost of the solution
  • The challenges are often very specific thus the need for scalability to manage cost of the solution
  • Bridging OT and IT is key to create meaningful insights and take appropriate counter measures
  • Simualtion, machine learning, data management are some of the key methods required to effectively solve the challenges manufacturers are facing

Klaus Petersen, Director Automotive & Lithium Battery Industries, Mitsubishi Electric

12:30 – 13:00

Successfully Mastering Digital Transformation in Manufacturing with MES Solutions from the Smart Factory Experts @ FORCAM-ENISCO

  • Data-Driven Manufacturing
  • Successful integration of shop floor and top floor
  • Transparency in Manufacturing with solutions by FORCAM-ENISCO
  • Solution Examples and Benefits

Alexander Schaefer, Vice President Global PreSales & Solution Design, FORCAM ENISCO GmbH

PLANNED INVESTMENT AREAS

  • Continuous Improvement / OPEX
  • Industry 4.0
  • COVID-19
  • Lean Methodologies
  • Sustainability & ESG Software
  • Project & Resource Management
  • Additive Manufacturing / Factory-as-a-Service
  • Connected Factory
  • Net Zero
  • Cybersecurity
  • MES / Shop-floor Digitization
  • Machine Learning
  • Digital Twin
  • M2M Communication
  • Remote Working
  • Plant / Workforce Safety
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Cloud, Edge & IoT Data Management
  • Asset Performance Management (APM 4.0)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Technologies
  • Predictive Analytics / Condition Monitoring
  • Green Manufacturing Practices & Initiatives
  • Cloud Computing & Sensors
  • Asset Management
  • Data Analytics / Big Data / Data Management

13:00 - 13:55

LUNCH

14:00 – 14:30

Wärtsilä OSME – From Digital Manufacturing to Smart Connected Networked Ecosystem

  • Digital Transformation with right focus – Focus on common problems not technologies
  • Technology as enabler not main driver – The 3 pillars for manufacturing innovation and evolution
  • The power of sharing and cocreation – Sharing Technologies, knowledge and competencies
  • Keeping the focus on people and establishing networked collaborations with new mindset
  • The complementary leadership approach as key to a sustainable and resilient growth
  • The power of extended networks enhanced by data – AI with an human centric approach

Giuseppe Sarago, Director Manufacturing Excellence, Wärtsilä

14:30 - 15:00

Making Digital Transformation right with focus on People

  • People, Process, Technology approach in JCI’s Digital Transformation
  • Johnson Controls Management System (JCMS) as a roadmap for Lean & Digital Journey
  • Digital Leads network – human & skills-centric approach to Digital Transformation
  • Democratising access to technology in JCI’s manufacturing plants
  • Big & small digitalization – creating roadmap for the future and covering temporary “digital gap”

Adrian Palka, Manager Digital Manufacturing, Johnson Controls

15:00 – 15:30

Opportunities of IoT for Smart Manufacturing

  • Many companies want to start with a first IoT prototype implementation for smart manufacturing, but are not sure how this can be done in a cost and time efficient manner
  • There are so many buzzword out there in the IoT domain, that it is really cumbersome to find out what technology is relevant for a prototype
  • It will be also explained what e.g. Edge Computing, Streaming Ingest, Data Enrichment, Immutable Data Store means and how it can be used
  • Finally it will be shown how a first IoT prototype can be built from scratch, following the principle “Start small, succeed fast, extend step-by-step”

Stefan Schleyer, Domain Principal Architect – Technology Development, SKF GmbH

15:30 – 15:35

CHAIRPERSON’S CLOSE