Day 1

27 June 2018

Connected Industry

“As many other areas of our everyday lives, the Internet of Things is also becoming prevalent in industry, where it connects real and virtual worlds of production. The fusion of these two worlds via the Internet enables manufacturers to connect all machines, products and systems involved in the production process.” – Bosch Software Innovations GmbH

The Industrial Internet of Things or Industry 4.0 heralds an era of unlimited potential to change the industrial landscape. Will this become the age of ultimate industrial automation? What efficiencies and new opportunities can be realised as a result? How can the complexities be understood and challenges overcome? In these sessions we explore how the IoT and M2M Technologies are impacting existing industry value chains, business models and workforces, and what actions business leaders must take to ensure long-term success and real return on investment.  

09:20AM

Connected Industry: Chair’s welcome and opening commentsConnected Industry: Chair’s welcome and opening comments

09:30AM

Keynote solo: Agile approaches for Enterprise and Industrial IoT

Industry needs to adopt an agile approach if it wants to stay ahead of the competition, and how it uses IoT is no exception. Hear from an experienced IIoT user about the methods they have used to move in front of the pack, from using start up approaches to A/B testing ideas and technologies. This talk will address the opportunities and challenges faced by this type of approach.

09:50AM

Keynote Panel: The future of Industrial IoT

The IOT is now firmly embedded in many industrial enterprises – but how has the field evolved over the past five years?
Comparing the role of single purpose IIoT products vs E2E ecosystems.
How much investment is required to successfully implement IIoT? What should you consider when evaluating options for deployment in different industry verticals and segments
Discussing the need for Global approaches for industrial IoT, and the differences between Global markets in terms of legislation, culture and business models – disruptive vs. iterative.

10:30AM

Solo: IT/OT convergence

How the integration of IT systems into operational technology can transform your industry, both on the factory floor and within the board room.
Discussing how to get buy in from your organisation and combat cultural biases – within the C-suite but also across traditionally siloed departments like engineering and IT, and the high level of co-operation needed to achieve this.
The role of IoT-enabled Digital Twins in transforming the way industry creates, operate, and service machinery.
Hear real life case studies from a leading IoT vendor specialising in helping companies integrate IT and OT.

11:00AM

Networking Break

11:30AM

Panel: End to End supply chain solutions

Evaluating different approaches to managing the entire supply chain using IoT – from raw materials to warehousing and last mile deliveries.
Discussion of the benefits of end-to-end data sharing between stakeholders along the supply chain – linking ERP systems to front end CRM to creat dynamic business models that react to customer demand.
Visions for the future – what role will blockchain and smart contracts play?

12:10AM

Solo: Smart Supply Chain Management

A presentation discussing how machine learning and artificial intelligence will impact on management of supply chains across industry.

12:40AM

Case Study: Food and Beverage Manufacturing

The food and beverage manufacturing industry has truly taken IoT into its core, with connected and smart technologies being used throughout the process, from tracking ingredients and finished products to reduce wastage to ensuring safe transportation of products. Using real life examples from their business, hear from a real life company working in this sector about how IoT has given them the technological and economic advantage over the competition.

01:40PM

Networking Lunch

02:10PM

Afternoon Keynote: IoT and Workforce Transformation

What will the future of the workforce look like and how will digital labour in manufacturing and other industries transform the skills mix and focus of tomorrow’s workforce? What effect will the move from traditional methods to easily-created connected mobile experiences that leverage IoT tech have on new levels of human-thing interaction across the product lifecycle? This talk will address these questions as well as exploring what concerns your employees might have about adopting this new technology – from leaving a digital footprint to being replaced by smart technologies.

02:40PM

Panel: Smart Factories for smarter manufacturing

Discussing the operational transformation in manufacturing from a product focus to an outcome based one across multiple sectors including car and vehicle manufacturing, food and beverage and pharma.
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.

03:20PM

Solo: Asset Tracking 2.0

Are technologies previously used for asset tracking and management such as RFID, NFC becoming obsolete as the need for more intelligent connected systems emerges? What are the options for asset tracking using other options such as visual processing by wearables? How have advances in connectivity such as Bluetooth Mesh networks and LoRaWan impacted on next generation asset tracking and inventory management? Discussing the need for real time feedback on assets.

03:50AM

Networking Break

04:20PM

Solo: Updating legacy equipment vs. installing new IoT systems

Examining updating legacy machines and equipment with IoT technologies – examining the methods, results and pain points.
Does enabling IoT improve on KPIs for production and resource consumption?
What are the cost/benefit considerations when determining which options to go for?
How to determine what the right data you need from legacy equipment is? How to get it, and how to get it as quickly as possible?

05:00PM

Case study: Lessons learnt from the Oil and Gas industries in IoT

As an industry, oil and gas have been utilising IoT for many years; what can the rest of Industry 4.0 learn from their experiences?
How to ensure their operations are efficient, safe, and secure
The role of asset monitoring to protect against equipment failure.
Real life examples from upstream, downstream and midstream operations.

05:30PM

Session Close

Day 2

28 June 2018

Connected Industry – Day 2

“As many other areas of our everyday lives, the Internet of Things is also becoming prevalent in industry, where it connects real and virtual worlds of production. The fusion of these two worlds via the Internet enables manufacturers to connect all machines, products and systems involved in the production process.” – Bosch Software Innovations GmbH

The Industrial Internet of Things or Industry 4.0 heralds an era of unlimited potential to change the industrial landscape. Will this become the age of ultimate industrial automation? What efficiencies and new opportunities can be realised as a result? How can the complexities be understood and challenges overcome? In these sessions we explore how the IoT is impacting existing industry value chains, business models and workforces, and what actions business leaders must take to ensure long-term success and real return on investment.  

09:30AM

Connected Industry: Chair’s welcome and opening comments

09:50AM

Keynote Panel: Transforming field services using predictive maintenance

Exploring the technology available for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance across industry, from maintaining wind turbines to services elevators.
Are we moving from reactive to predictive maintenance, and what role can ML play here? What about fixing problems remotely?
The potential benefits for business innovation and strategy of implementing IoT for maintenance, and what is holding industries back here?
Discussing the impact that data models used for predictive maintenance have on field services, and the need for feedback loops to continually refine them.

10:30AM

Solo: Benefits and challenges of adopting IOT for the mining industry

This talk will address the main benefits and challenges faced by the mining industry of utilising IoT technologies such as predictive maintenance, sensor technology and autonomous vehicles. The mining industry is becoming more and more vital, with more of us using more natural resources every day so this talk will examine how IoT can help improve productivity, safety and efficiency.

11:00AM

Networking Break

11:30AM

Case Study: AR/VR for Industry

Industrial environments are a key target for virtual and augmented reality systems for 2018. This talk will outline some real life examples of where AR/VR has been successfully implemented such as training for service based organisations, giving real time support to staff on site and improving worker safety. It will also dive into some of the issues surrounding the adoption of this type of technology including user interface, adoption and cost.

12:00PM

Panel: Geolocation technologies in Enterprise

How geolocation technology can be implemented across all sectors: distribution, health, industry, maintenance, logistics, agriculture, etc?
What role can the data gathered from this type of E2E connectivity take on (eg. provide context for better decision making, increased efficiency)
What are the connectivity issues related to this technology?

12:40AM

Solo: Agritech, IoT and smart farming

What is the future for irrigation control, fertiliser management and other types of connected farming technologies?
How can IoT impact on agriculture and farming in emerging markets – discussing the need for low barriers to entry for farmers worldwide.
What is the value of using new IoT technologies such as drones within farming.
The role of mobile data collection, analysis, sensors and remote management in creating a connected farm and increasing yields whilst reducing wastage

01:10PM

Networking Break

02:10PM

Solo: Creating wearable technology for everyone.

Which markets are we seeing growth in the use of wearable technology – from smart watches to glass, clothing, industrial and healthcare sensors?
Are negative attitudes towards data collection by these types of devices and the associated dangers halting progress in this area? Sharing some good news stories from the world of wearables.
Evaluating the need for increased linkage between wearables and other networks, whether that is across your body, the local area (your home workplace or gym), the wide area (your car) or the very wide area (your city).
Increasing role of cloud for storing wearable generated data?

02:40PM

Panel: Logistics solutions for 2018 using the IoT

E-commerce is increasing exponentially across the globe, will IoT be a way to manage this growth?
Is there a call for partnerships between logistical companies to optimise deliveries within cities to avoid excess congestion and pollution? Are drones a solution for the final mile problem?
How businesses should tackle vehicle generated big data, plus that generated by connected freight such as refrigerated containers.
Moving beyond telematics to transform connected assets into intelligent devices.
What impact will the IoT have on the future of worldwide logistics?

03:20PM

Case Study: The Journey of Transport and Logistics companies within the IoT

Transport and logistics companies rely on rapid information about their networks to make decisions – therefore they were the first to look at how the IoT could be used to their advantage within their current processes.
This talk looks at how IoT technology can give companies advanced visibility to almost every part of their business, and how the data garnered can be used for more informed decision making.

03:50PM

Session Close