1 June 2017
Connected Industry: Chair’s welcome and opening comments
. Knud Lasse Lueth, CEO, IoT Analytics
Keynote: What is the best route into Industry 4.0?
- To what extent do you need to redesign organisations, partnerships & operations to realise the value of Industry 4.0
- Identifying and working with new ecosystem partners
- How to support your products and processes through the entire product life cycle.
- Discussions around developing your own proprietary platforms vs working with external vendors.
Panel: Creating a competitive edge with the IIoT
Senior Manager Investor Consulting
Germany Trade & Invest
10:50AM - Day 1
- The IoT is now firmly embedded in many industrial enterprises – but how do you move ahead of the ever growing pack?
- How much investment is required to successfully implement IIoT? What should you consider when evaluating options for deployment in different industry verticals and segments?
- Seeing IoT as a business process NOT an I.T project.
- How can you decrease time to market, improve productivity and security and create new value-driven devices and services for your customers in today’s competitive, complex and increasingly fast paced world?
. Henri Troillet, Senior Manager Investor Consulting, Germany Trade & Invest
People are the key ‘intelligent asset’ in the Industrial Internet of Things.
- Discussing how to get buy in from your organisation and combat cultural biases – eC-suite but also across traditionally siloed departments like engineering and IT.
- How IoT-enabled Digital Twins and Augmented Reality will transform the way you create, operate, service and experience things
- What effect will the move from traditional methods to easily-created connected mobile experiences that leverage augmented reality have on new levels of human-thing interaction across the product lifecycle?
- The future of the workforce – how will digital labour in manufacturing transform the skills mix and focus of tomorrow’s workforce.
Panel: Manufacturing and Smart Factories of the future
- Discussing the operational transformation in manufacturing from a product focus to an outcome based one
- Examining new factory concepts enabled by the ‘Industrial Internet’ – utilising smart buildings and smart machinery.
- Results in terms of Capex, Opex and reductions on KPI’s such as energy consumption and increased efficiency
Process Automation – moving beyond IoT to intelligent objects
- Process Monitoring for smart factories – utilising statistical process control, AI and machine learning
- Requirements in modern production for agile and reactive changes in process, and the associated issues around gathering, analysing and acting on the right data in an effective timeline.
- How sensors, monitoring and process control systems can be used to track movement of material
- What are the benefits to enterprises of process automation?
Panel: Connectivity for M2M devices
Board Member, Treasurer
04:30PM - Day 1
- Discussions around the diversity of IIoT applications and their requirements, introduces a paradigm shift for connectivity solution and new business models to enable new ways of working and new services.
- How businesses are using de-centralized, autonomous device networks enable fast and efficient deployment of large-scale industrial IoT
- The role of Ultra-low-power wireless technologies for the industrial internet of things both infrastructure-less networks such as wireless M-Bus, EnOcean, KNX wireless and infrastructured IoT networks such as Sigfox
- The seamless integration of standards into the IoT – moving from proprietary solutions to standards allows for interoperability along the entire supply chain.
Moderator: . Joachim Dressler, Board Member, Treasurer, M2M Alliance
Case Study: Connecting legacy equipment for fast ROI in IoT
- Connect legacy machines and equipment – examining the methods, results and pain points.
- Does enabling IoT improve on KPI’s for production and resource consumption?
- Return on investment of IoT strategies vs the need for initial investment.
- Integrating OT with IoT in the modern enterprise – challenges such as technology, culture and standards.
Panel: Predictive Maintenance for transforming field services and asset management
- Moving from reactive to predictive maintenance – How easy is it to integrate IoT into existing assets for maintenance purposes?
- Exploring the technology available for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, and the level of investment required
- Special considerations for remote assets – creating efficient mechanisms to collect data from sensors and turning this into actionable insights
- The potential benefits for business innovation and strategy of implementing IoT for maintenance
Moderator: . Knud Lasse Lueth, CEO, IoT Analytics
Beyond the factory floor – supply chain management
- What impact will the IoT have on the future of supply chain management and the wider business?
- Discussion of the benefits of end-to-end data sharing between stakeholders along the supply chain.
- How can RFID, NFC and other technologies be utilised to improve supply chain monitoring?
- Visions for the future – what role will blockchain and smart contracts play?