Copenhagen June 16-17, 2016
Smart Industry Forum is an inter-disciplinary and cross-cultural initiative acting beyond national boundaries. Due to the focus on the entire Northern-European market, all communication is handled in English language.
The Summit will cover the following basic questions:
- What long-term trends need to be on the leadership-radar?
- What is Smart Industry or Industry 4.0?
- How will this influence machine manufacturing and factory automation?
- What are the experiences from various front-runners?
- How to avoid risks and how to utilize new business opportunities?
- How is this influencing innovation, organizations, people and leadership?
- How can I get started already today?
Two Days of Smart Industry
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Smart Industry Forum 2016 took place in Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center, Copenhagen. Copenhagen was chosen for its central location within the Northern European Region. The Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center is easy to reach from Copenhagen Airport Kastrup and provides a premium location for a seminar, rooms for your comfortable overnight stay and excellent catering for lunch and dinner.
Smart Industry Forum addresses owners, board members, corporate management such as CEO, COO, CTO, CSO and other decision-makers of small-, medium-sized and large manufacturing companies. A strong focus is put on the machine- and equipment manufacturing industry and on industrial manufacturers in the different industries, such as Food & Beverage, Personal Healthcare, on Pharma, Automotive, Energy and Shipbuilding.
Our 20 top-class speakers came from the industrial, scientific and political communities in Europe, US and Asia and are involved with shaping the future of Smart Industry, IIoT or Industry 4.0.
Future Point of View
RWTH Aachen University
Engineering Manager MES/E&A
Senior Manager Sales
Security Working Group - IIC
VDMA/BITKOM/CEO of WIBU
Head of Technology Marketing
Mechatronic Technologies Manager
CEO and President
Security Expert Professor
Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Member of IO-Link Committee
Policy and Business Development
Danish Technological Institute
UBIK Solutions / Augmensys
Senior Site Director
Managing Director (Cisco IoE Solutions), Member of IIC
Responsible for User Experience
TV 2 News
Smart Industry Forum
THURSDAY JUNE 16, 2016
Trends and the Very Essence of Industry 4.0
All participants will get registered and name tags will be handed out.
Ole Krohn – Summit Moderator, Finance Commentator TV 2 News. Smart Industry Forum’s mission statement is: Technology and market trends brought to management and board-room attention. Ole Krohn and Heinz Gassner will open the event by mapping this mission statement to the Summit’s agenda and by taking a joint look at important organizational topics.
Scott Klososky – Speaker, Partner FPOV – Future Point of View. There is no doubt that we are going through a turbulent wave of change, triggered by technology together with a rapidly progressing globalization. Our business-models and our way of working and living will need to be adjusted. Especially in times of disruptive innovation, leadership must take the responsibility for anticipating future trends, for making the right technology decisions and for enhancing organizational culture. Scott Klososky will provide us with a colorful and energetic wake-up-call.
Heinz Gassner – Founding Director Smart Industry Forum. The 4th Industrial Revolution is offering outstanding opportunities for the front-runners, but high risks for those who are left behind. We will briefly analyze background and basic definitions behind Industry 4.0. We will find out why the 4th Industrial Revolution – even though coming step by step – will change the game.
Moderation: Ole Krohn, Finance Commentator TV 2 News. Has the 4th Industrial Revolution started in US or in Germany? What about the European Union, other European regions and e.g. Japan, China, Korea, India or Russia? Will the discussions lead to global standardization? Ole Krohn will guide us through an exciting discussion, which aims to provide a glance on the latest developments around the globe.
Ole Krohn, Summit Moderator, Finance Commentator TV 2 News and Heinz Gassner, Founding Director Smart Industry Forum. Complex technology-topics will be examined from leadership perspective. This will be a brief introduction of the afternoon program. We will take a look into the main paradigms behind the 4th Industrial Revolution by illuminating: ‘Why is this important for leadership and decision makers?’ before going deeper into more details during the afternoon.
Oliver Winzenried, CEO Wibu-Systems AG, member of VDMA/BITKOM. What has started with the Internet of people and organizations is now developing to be a gigantic and new worldwide nervous-system, connecting all the things and services around us. We will take a look into basic technology elements: The Internet of Things (IoT), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). We will examine how this new nervous-system will influence our business environment. Together with Seamless Digitalization, this is the very basis for changing the game.
Brend Heinrichs, Managing Director CISCO IoE Solutions, member of IIC. From the first product idea to the end of life, throughout the entire value chain and across all hierarchies: The future is digital. This requires a clear digitalization strategy and full connectivity of tools as well as full connectivity from the smallest sensor to the cloud. There is still a lot to standardize and there are many meters to go. Nevertheless, a lot of basic technology already exists. Making the right technology decisions is essential in order to make your business future-proof.
Sebastian Sachse, Business Segment Manager Open Automation and Elmar Büchler, Member of IO-Link Committee. In the past, technology was often used for protecting market- and customer segments. In order to succeed, Smart Industry needs to be based on open and globally valid technology standards. We will take a brief look on the latest Reference Architecture Models and examine the status of the global standardization process. This will be done from leadership perspective – with the scope of helping you to navigate into the righ direction.
Peter Fröhlich, Security Expert and Professor at Deggendorf Institute of Technology. Everything connected, everything digitalized, everything based on open standards. How does this comply with protecting our data, securing our privacy as well as our intellectual property rights? We will take a closer look at one of the most critical aspects of the 4th Industrial Revolution and see the latest answers to these challenges.
Robert Kickinger, B&R Manager Mechatronic Technologies. How to secure profitable manufacturing in a world with volatile and uncertain markets? How to cope with individualization of products, rising complexity and growing cost-pressure? Robert Kickinger will introduce us to the world of Smart Mechatronic Platforms and the concept of Multi-Plant Manufacturing. Find out how mass-customization will influence the way we need to build our Next Generation machines and factories.
Ole Würtz, Senior Sales Manager and Trainer. The future is VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous). New mind-sets will be required. New innovation processes and the implementation of Platform-Architecturs will need inter-disciplinary and cross-cultural cooperation, including the deep involvement of key-suppliers. Organizations will need to become purpose-driven, creating a culture of continuous learning and development. Systematic Change Management might be needed in order to overcome powerful barriers and hurdles.
Karin Eklund is now responsible for User Experience at Semcon, and manages one of the biggest User Experience teams in Sweden. She has worked with product design for many big, global companies like Volvo Cars, Ascom, Ericsson and Jaguar Land Rover. She will talk about how to create smart products and services that really create a good user and business value.
FRIDAY JUNE 17, 2016
Practical Experiences and Solution Concepts
Frank Piller – Professor of Management RWTH Aachen University. Front-running companies are currently openly questioning and re-shaping their business models. This requires a totally new mind-set towards innovation. In order to secure a successful future with masscustomization, our innovation-approach needs to become inter-disciplinary and cross-cultural. Leadership will need to outline purpose and rules.
Carsten Nøkleby, Owner & Director SESAM World. The 4th Industrial Revolution is in progress. Sometimes, a new combination of existing technologies can lead to unexpected business opportunities. Just think about Inline Digital Printing, 3D Printing, autonomous driving, collaborative robots or the Amazon Dash-Button concept. We will take a brief look on some of these potential game-changers.
Patric Thysell, Automation Architect. Let us jointly go for a very practical journey through the entire life-cycle of a Smart Machine. This journey will be unconventional and inspiring, but also very down-to-earth. We will see that Smart Components, openly interlinked engineering tools and converging technologies are the secret behind fascinating new possibilities.
Henrik Kæmpe – ARLA Foods, Senior Site Director. A lot is published about Factory of the Future and various government-funded programs have been initiated all around the globe. We want to take a very practical and down-to-earth look on the status-quo and examine, why and how the journey needs to continue. Henrik Kæmpe will share his experience from the perspective of a well-known brand owner in the Food & Beverage Industry.
How to secure data ownership, how to work with Big Data, how to create customer value.
Michael Ferdinandsen, CEO & President Secomea. Whenever machine manufacturers aim to get their entire installed base of machines connected, the main obstable is not a technbical one. The main obstacle is in doing this in a way that finds acceptance by the end-users IT and security experts. Michael Ferdinandsen will show real-life solutions, which are the basis for new business-opportunities in the area of predictive maintenance and performance tuning.
Terkel Tofte, Augmensys / UBIK Solutions. Augmented Reality is one of the most promising technology-innovations in the Smart Industry laboratories. Terkel will show, that this is no longer science fiction. Based on a practical implementation example we will see, how easy commissioning and subsequently service and maintenance of complex industrial installations can be.
Carsten Nøkleby, Owner & Director SESAM-World and Heinz Gassner, Founding Director Smart Industry Forum. Smart Industry Forum is here to create awareness, Smart Industry Consulting is here to assist you in getting started. We will introduce you to a step-by-step approach. Down-to-earth, effective and efficient. Smart Industry Consulting acts as catalyst, helping you along the road of migration.
Ole Krohn – Summit Moderator, Finance Commentator TV 2 News. Smart Industry Forum will ask you for your feedback and we will inform you about the after-lunch program and our exciting upcoming activities.
Technology talks, networking and mingling in the Foyer.