Copenhagen June 8-9, 2017
It’s All About Data
– It’s All About People
Our first Summit in 2016 was focusing on basics, terminology and the potential impact of Smart Industry or Industry 4.0. The upcoming Summit 2017 will concentrate on the current key-challenges and will examine how we can take these hurdles.
For harvesting the benefits of Smart Industry or Industry 4.0 we will need to get our sensors, actuators, mechatronic modules and machines online. We simply need to collect data. This will not fly without having data security and especially also data ownership under control. The second key-challenge is within ourselves: It is the so-called “People Factor”. Transforming threats into opportunities will require cooperation across disciplines and even across companies, countries and cultures. We will need to change our mind-set as well as many of our historic paradigms by aligning technology, processes and people in a completely new way.
From Thursday lunch-time to Friday afternoon, we will go through the current hot-topics and bring you fully up-to-date. Our experts will present their inputs in leadership-relevant language. Our power-package of inspiration and information includes:
- A joint look on our Innovation Radar.
- Outlook: A day in 2025.
- Status of global standardization.
- Common grounds in different industries?
- Focus area: It’s all about data.
- Focus area: It’s all about people.
From Thursday lunch-time to Friday afternoon, we will go through the current hot-topics and bring you fully up-to-date. Our experts will present their inputs in leadership-relevant language.
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THURSDAY JUNE 8, 2017
Tuning In & Latest Facts
All participants will get registered and name tags will be handed out.
Mette Walsted Vestergaard – Moderator
Heinz Gassner – Founding Director of Smart Industry Forum
Scott Klososky – Partner of Future Point of View
Some industries have already gone through fundamental changes and manufacturing industry is now getting very close to the critical ‘Inflection Point’. ‘It’s All About Data – It’s All About People’ is our formula for translating challenges into exciting new business-opportunities. Scott Klososky will elaborate why leadership must sit behind the steering wheel and why Digital Transformation as well as Digital Maturity need to be understood in a holistic way. At the end it is all about how humans and technology will interact. It is all about how we will work and earn our money in the future.
Grimur Fjeldsted – Chief Digital Officer – TRANSFORM XO
Heinz Gassner – Founding Director of Smart Industry Forum
Exciting things are happening out there. Some of the latest technology inventions might dramatically influence our business models and the way we organize industrial manufacturing. We will have a joint look at our innovation radar – structured in a short, mid- and long-term perspective. We will examine the business-relevance of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). We will look into latest robotics technologies, inline digital printing, WEB-based human-machine communication, Augmented and Virtual Reality, autonomous control and artificial intelligence as well as on the new 5G-Mobile Communication standard. Besides other highlights, we will have an explicit investigation of the business-relevance of Blockchaining – a potentially new ‘mega-disruptor’ appearing on the horizon.
Ingeborg Rosenvinge – Head of R&D, TwentySeven
Greta D’Angelo – AM Specialist, TwentySeven
Ingeborg and Greta will start out with explaining the very basics behind Additive Manufacturing in the different application areas. What can we already do today? What can we expect in the near future and what is in for us when this technology is finally mature? Our two experts will complement their technical presentation by adding a very practical view on the potential business value in different industries.
Mette Walsted Vestergaard – Moderator
Ole Würtz – Senior Manager Sales – BDO Denmark
We will share practical experience and interesting visions from the perspective of different industries, from small companies to large organizations. Do we see similar challenges and opportunities? What can be learned from early adopters and frontrunners? Are the new business models actually helping us to earn money?
Bastian Deck – General Manager – Axoom Solutions
As a high-tech company, TRUMPF provides manufacturing solutions in the fields of machine tools, laser technology, and electronics. Even though coming from a proud industrial tradition, TRUMPF was one of the first to focus on utilizing new opportunities behind the Digital Transformation. Bastian Deck will provide us with exciting insights into business models, solution architectures, and field-experiences. We will learn, how TRUMPF and AXOOM see the future.
Jan Ackalin – Head of Automation Development at Alfa Laval
Alfa Laval is today a world leader within the key technology areas of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. The company was founded more than 130 years ago, based on a single brilliant invention – and innovation remains at the heart of Alfa Laval’s business future. This also explains, why Alfa Laval was among the first to examine the potential of predictive maintenance. Today, Alfa Laval approaches the Digital Transformation in a very pragmatic way by investigating and implementing elements of new business models in small and agile steps.
Christopher Engman – CRO/CMO of ClimeOn
‘Business for a better world’ is ClimeOn’s corporate slogan. As a successful startup-company, ClimeOn’s business is based on revolutionary inventions, allowing electricity-generation from wasted heat. From the very beginning, ClimeOn had to focus on having their installed base online in order to learn about the conditions and the performance out in the field. As a side-effect, a securely connected installed-base is also an exciting fundament for new business-models in the future.
Hanko Kiessner – CEO – Packsize
Packsize® On Demand Packaging® ensures that every product can ship in the smallest box possible. Custom packaging solutions save valuable time, money and the environment. Hanko Kiessner will explain Packsize’s innovative business-model and what this could mean for optimizing your packaging and shipment processes.
Peter Fröhlich, Deggendorf Institute of Technology, ProtectEM: Impulse Presentation: Security is Key
Mette Walsted Vestergaard – Moderator
Smart Industry is about technology – but more than that it is about new ways of doing our business. It is about creating new eco-systems. This cannot be done by isolated players and this will not fly without international standardization and cooperation. We will need to utilize the Power of Standardization & Networking.
Rainer Glatz – VDMA
Oliver Winzenried – WIBU, VDMA, BITKOM, IIC
John Koval – OMAC
Nigel Edmondson – MADE
Mikkel Christoffersen – Odense Robotics
Johan Mårtensson – Packbridge
FRIDAY JUNE 9, 2017
It’s All About Data – It’s All About People
Frank Piller – Professor at RWTH Aachen University
One of the main drivers behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution is commonly called the ‘Digital Transformation’. Behind this concept lies the challenge to generate data all along a product’s life-cycle, along a company’s value-chain and across the entire business-eco-system. This creates our so-called Big Data. The secret is now to adapt our way of working, so that these Bits and Bytes are actually helping us in creating real business value, e.g. by implementing highly flexible mass-customization. Frank Piller will invite us to take a joint look at today’s best practice and will outline upcoming challenges and opportunities.
Patric Thysell – Key Technology Consultant at B&R Automation
First steps towards Industry 4.0 can be taken by simply collecting data from our existing installed-base, our so-called ‘brownfield’. But: Industry 4.0 goes far beyond that. Based on valid Reference Architecture Models, we need to think about an interlinked tool-chain and about a complete remote management of our delivered machines and equipment. This requires Smart Tools and Smart Components. Patric Thysell will guide us through little differences that make a big difference. Find out what you need to consider from management perspective, when evaluating future-proof automation technologies.
Michael Ferdinandsen – CEO and President at SECOMEA
Oliver Winzenried – Security Working Group – IIC – VDMA/BITKOM/CEO of WIBU
Retrieving data and remotely managing our technical equipment is a must when looking at Smart Industry architectures. New standards are emerging, which will allow for secure communication between sensors, actuators, machines, machine lines and intelligent cloud-connectivity (edge) devices. Find out about secure remote connectivity solutions and about new approaches to ensure privacy, data-ownership and protection of your intellectual property.
Robert Kickinger – Mechatronic Solutions Manager at B&R
Smart Industry is about creating highly modular and scalable product- and service portfolios. It is also about new ways of designing, involving marketing and sales, optimizing production, load-balancing of factories, shortening of installation and commissioning as well as implementing new service and maintenance approaches. Behind this are highly flexible machines and factories, which are capable of managing profitable batch-size 1 production whenever required. We will take a specific look on the business-benefits of highly flexible transport & positioning systems and on the latest innovations in robotic and vision technology.
Stephen Mellor – Chief Technical Officer at IIC – Impulse Presentation
Henrik Vikberg – Executive Advisor at CISCO
Sebastian Sachse – Head of Technology Marketing, Open Automation
Slowly we see new communication standards emerging. These new standards are the backbone for Smart Industry, IIoT or Industry 4.0. New acronyms like IO-Link, OPC-UA TSN, MQTT/AMQP and open safety protocols bear the danger to make an already complex world appearing even more unclear. Therefore, we will jointly translate this terminology-jungle into management-relevant benefits. This is all about decision makers understanding the cornerstones of future IT, IIoT and automation architectures. This is all about understanding and applying the emerging open, global standards.
Seth DeLand – Product Manager for Data Analytics, The MathWorks
Seth DeLand will guide us through the fascinating world of Data Analytics. Based on new technologies we are able to create business value out of the countless bits and bytes, which are representing our Big Data. This opens the doors exciting new worlds of ‘Predictive Maintenance’, autonomous control and artificial intelligence. This will revolutionize the way we approach commissioning, maintenance and service as well as the autonomous performance- and quality tuning of our industrial processes. Seth will present powerful technology innovations for your future ‘Predictive Maintenance’ solution.
Rainer Glatz – Geschäftsführer, VDMA
Rainer Glatz (VDMA) will provide the lead-over from ‘Data’ to the ‘People Factor’ by introducing us to a recent German study. What we will see here is the general picture that we need to be very careful when it comes to the Digital Transformation. Without a deep focus on our human resources, we are in danger of running into a dead-end-road – within individual companies but also on social and political level. We simply need to make sure that human beings are put into the center of the upcoming changes.
Grimur Fjeldsted – Chief Digital Officer at TRANSFORM XO
Companies today are facing tremendous disruptive pressure. This pressure requires massive change. Successful digital transformation is about culture, mindset and empowering people. Based on this, organizations are able to embrace outside challenges as an opportunity for growth and innovation. The presentation will outline how companies can approach digital transformation and innovation from a people and process perspective. This can be done by aligning organizational structures, adopting new mindsets and by implementing new ways of thinking and working.
Federico Fioretto – Innovation and Change Management Consultant
Smart Industry or Industry 4.0 stands for the convergence of formerly separated disciplines. This requires tearing down old ‘information silos’ and bridging of historic chasms. All this will happen on globalizing markets and highly volatile business environments. In order to handle the resulting complexity in a profitable way, we will be forced to find new ways of cooperation within and beyond company-boarders. What was yesterday’s supplier will be tomorrow’s ‘Key-Technology Partner’. What was yesterday’s product-portfolio might become tomorrow’s open platform ecosystem.
Scott Klososky – Patner of Future Point of View
Most companies are recognizing that they need to do something about ‘The Digital Transformation’, but leadership and decision makers typically do not have a clear enough overview for triggering structured actions. As a result we see a lot of consultants arriving on the scene. Technology- or tool investments are made without alignment to changing business processes and to mindset and skills of the involved people. This is bound to fail. Scott Klososky will introduce us to a systematic ‘Digital Maturity Assessment’. This assessment delivers the required inputs for establishing a holistic, leadership-driven migration masterplan.
24 Intense Hours of Smart Industry
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Our approximately 15-20 top-class speakers come 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
Head of R&D
Chief Technical Officer
Industrial Internet Consortium
Manufacturing Academy of Denmark
Engineering Manager MES/E&A
Senior Manager Sales
Security Working Group - IIC
VDMA/BITKOM/CEO of WIBU
Organization for Machine Automation & Control (OMAC)
Head of Technology Marketing
Mechatronic Technologies Manager
CEO and President
Product Manager for Data Analytics
Security Expert Professor
Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Chief Digital Officer
AXOOM Solutions GmbH
Leadership, Strategic Sustainability & Conflict Transformation Trainer & Consultant
Head of Automation Development & Connectivity Competence Centre
Smart Industry Forum
Our Summit 2017 will take 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.