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Smart Industry Forum

Copenhagen June 8-9, 2017

Join us at this year's summit where we will go through the current hot-topics.

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.
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Agenda

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

Mette Walsted Vestergaard

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.

Scott Klososky - Partner - Future Point of View

Grimur Fjeldsted – Chief Digital Officer – TRANSFORM XO

Peter Frölich – Security Expert Professor, Deggendorf Institute of Technology

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.

Grimur Fjeldsted
Peter Fröhlich - Security Expert Professor - Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Heinz Gassner

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.

Ingeborg Rosenvinge
Greta D’Angelo

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?

Mette Walsted Vestergaard
Ole Würtz - Senior Manager Sales - BDO Denmark

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.

Bestian Deck

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.

Jan_Ackalin

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 has utilized digitalization in product design, in product life-cycle management (ClimeOn-LIVE), for internal processes as well as for marketing and sales. Christopher will invite us to take a short glance at ClimeOn’s exciting business activities. We will learn about past experiences, current status and about ClimeOn expectations for the future. Christopher will also blend in exciting digital transformation-learnings derived from 150 of the biggest tech-companies in the world.

Christopher Engman

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.

Hanko Kiessner - International CEO - Packsize

Erick Thürmer – CEO of Thürmer Tools

Navigating traditional family-business through the Digital Transformation Erick Thürmer is the great-grandson and fourth generation in the thread cutting business. He is the founder of Thurmer.com and established the company with the intention to rethink the business-model and secure the continued production of high quality thread cutting tools, which the family has represented for over 100 years. Erick Thürmer does this by pioneering with promising new technologies, by redesigning historic processes and by gathering most innovative people. Be inspired!

Erick Thrümer

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.

Mette Walsted Vestergaard

Rainer Glatz – VDMA

Oliver Winzenried – WIBU, VDMA, BITKOM, IIC

John Koval – OMAC

Nigel Edmondson – MADE

Mikkel Christoffersen – Odense Robotics

Johan Mårtensson – Packbridge

Oliver Winzenried - CEO - Wibu-Systems
John Kowal
Nigel Edmonson
Mikkel Christoffersen
Johan-Mårtensson

Dietmar Dahmen – Creative Consultant, Visionary, Futurologist, Innovation Expert)

For almost 10 years Dietmar Dahmen lectured disruptive advertising at the Film-Academy Baden Württemberg in Germany, winning 16 times gold and silver awards with his students at the Young Directors Awards in Cannes. Today Dietmar works independently as a professional speaker and consultant for change, innovation and disruptive market strategies with global clients and world wide engagements. Dietmar explains why you as a leader must be “the captains of your boat”.

Dietmar Dahmen

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.

Frank Piller - Professor - RWTH Aachen University

Patric Thysell – Key Technology Consultant at B&R Automation

Robert Kickinger – Mechatronic Technologies Manager at B&R Automation

First steps towards Industry 4.0 can be taken by simply collecting data from our existing installedbase,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. The resulting Smart Machines and Smart Factories are the prerequisite for future profitability and for enabling our data- or software-driven business models. Patric and Robert will guide us through little differences that make a big difference. Find out what you need to understand and consider from management perspective, when evaluating future-proof automation technologies.

Patric Thysell - Automation Architect - B&R Automation
Robert Kickinger - Mechatronic Technologies Manager - B&R Automation

Stephen Mellor – Chief Technical Officer at Industrial Internet Consortium

The convergence of information and operational technologies brings many technical and cultural components together in unexpected ways. The stack is deep, and the cultural divides wide. If
we are to make industry smart, we’ll need to understand industrial requirements that differ from consumer IoT. We’ll need to a) build architectural and security frameworks that help developers directly, b) guide the standards-development process c) educate senior management on risks and new ways of doing business d) test our ideas quickly and easily, e) manage supply and value chains across the globe. And that’s just the start! Stephen’s presentation will outline what is available today and how testbeds are accelerating the process. We then explore what is needed further.

Stehpen Mellor

Stephen Mellor – Chief Technical Officer at IIC – Impulse Presentation 

Henrik Vikberg – Executive Advisor at CISCO

Sebastian Sachse – Head of Technology Marketing, Open Automation

First challenge is to get our existing machines and factories connected. In parallel, we need to work of the open communication standards of the future. We need to get out of the trap of suffering from 30-50 vendorspecific solutions in industrial data communication. IT has shown since many years that this can be done. Decision makers, even if they are not technical experts, will need to understand the ideas behind new acronyms like OPC-UA, TSN, MQTT/AMQP, open safety protocols as well as emerging industry standards like PackML. Our experts will explain this in clear and value-oriented language.

Stehpen Mellor
Henrik Vikberg
Sebastian Sachse - Business Segment Manager - Open Automation

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 new approaches to ensure privacy, data ownership, and the protection of your intellectual property. Oliver Winzenried will provide us with a glance at technologies, which are enabling us to develop exciting software- and data-driven business models.

Oliver Winzenried - CEO - Wibu-Systems

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.

Seth DeLand

Per Larsen – Technology Director, ABB Denmark

In order to benefit from the Digital Transformation, we will need to create smart eco-systems throughout all areas of industry. Isolated approaches will no longer be sufficient. In close cooperation with Microsoft AZURE and IBM Watson, ABB is creating an exciting platform consisting of digital technologies, smart processes and skilled people. This platform can be seen as a fundament for integrating digital capabilities across manufacturing industry, logistics, transportation, infrastructure and the energy sector. Per will provide us with a first glance on the current benefits and on the future enhancements of ABB Ability.

Per-Larsen

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.

Rainer Glatz

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.

Grimur Fjeldsted

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.

Federico

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.

Scott Klososky - Partner - Future Point of View

24 Intense Hours of Smart Industry

Attendees

Who Should Attend?

We are primarily addressing leadership and decision makers in all areas of manufacturing industry. This includes owners, board-room members, C-suite management and interested people across all hierarchy levels.

Output

What’s Your Output?

We are translating complicated technology topics into leadership-relevant language. Our goal is to bring you fully up-to-date and to transform upcoming threats into business opportunities.

Network

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Speakers

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.

Scott Klososky

Scott Klososky

Partner
Future Point of View

Dietmar Dahmen

Dietmar Dahmen

Futurist

Frank Piller

Frank Piller

Professor
RWTH Aachen University

Ingeborg Rosenvinge

Ingeborg Rosenvinge

Head of R&D
TwentySeven

Rainer Glatz

Rainer Glatz

Geschäftsführer
VDMA

Stephen Mellor

Stephen Mellor

Chief Technical Officer
Industrial Internet Consortium

Greta D'Angelo

Greta D'Angelo

AM Specialist
TwentySeven

Nigel Edmondson

Nigel Edmondson

Managing Director
Manufacturing Academy of Denmark

Ralf Hagen

Ralf Hagen

Engineering Manager MES/E&A
Nestlé

Ole Würtz

Ole Würtz

Senior Manager Sales
BDO Denmark

Erick Thürmer

Erick Thürmer

CEO
Thürmer Tools

Oliver Winzenried

Oliver Winzenried

Security Working Group - IIC
VDMA/BITKOM/CEO of WIBU

John Kowal

John Kowal

Board Member
Organization for Machine Automation & Control (OMAC)

Patric Thysell

Patric Thysell

Automation Architect
B&R Automation

Christopher Engman

Christopher Engman

CRO/CMO
Climeon

Sebastian Sachse

Sebastian Sachse

Head of Technology Marketing
Open Automation

Robert Kickinger

Robert Kickinger

Mechatronic Technologies Manager
B&R Automation

Michael Ferdinandsen

Michael Ferdinandsen

CEO and President
Secomea

Henrik Vikberg

Henrik Vikberg

Executive Advisor
CISCO

Seth DeLand

Seth DeLand

Product Manager for Data Analytics
The MathWorks

Peter Fröhlich

Peter Fröhlich

Security Expert Professor
Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Grimur Fjeldsted

Grimur Fjeldsted

Chief Digital Officer
TRANSFORM XO

Bastian Deck

Bastian Deck

General Manager
AXOOM Solutions GmbH

Federico Fioretto

Federico Fioretto

Leadership, Strategic Sustainability & Conflict Transformation Trainer & Consultant
Federico Fioretto

Mikkel Christoffersen

Mikkel Christoffersen

Business Manager
Odense Robotics

Jan Ackalin

Jan Ackalin

Head of Automation Development & Connectivity Competence Centre
Alfa Laval

Johan Mårtensson

Johan Mårtensson

CEO
Packbridge

Hanko Kiessner

Hanko Kiessner

International CEO
Packsize

Heinz Gassner

Heinz Gassner

Founding Director
Smart Industry Forum

Per Larsen

Per Larsen

Technology Director
ABB

Location

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.

Participants

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.

Summit 2017

Join Us in Copenhagen June 8-9, 2017

Partners 2017

TRUMPF
AXOOM GmbH
B&R Automation
Future Point of View
Secomea
MathWorks
Wibu-Systems
Cisco Systems
Comau
Datalogic
Cognex
HMS
Transform XO
Frederico Fioretto
Harting
ProtectEM
OPC AU
IO-Link
Ethernet Powerlink
openSAFETY
Deggendorf Institute of Technology
VDMA
IIConsortium
Odense Robotics
OMAC PackML
PLCopen
RWTH Aachen University
MADE
Packbridge
FEDA
Packsize
BDO
JENSEN GROUP
EMBA Machinery AB
Wemo Automation
Climeon
TWENTY SEVEN
Copenhagen Industries

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