Day 2 - 26 April 2019
Connected Enterprise: Chair’s Welcome and Opening Comments
Keynote Panel: How is IoT driving digital transformation of industries?
- Discussing examples of how industry and enterprise have successfully employed IoT to digitally transform their businesses.
- What role can integrating IoT play in improving service delivery, health and safety and efficiency?
- What else can IoT vendors do to aid digital transformation within their customers businesses – discussing future technologies and directions.
Process Automation and the IoT
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.
IoT Security in Manufacturing & Supply Chain
Factories and Warehouses which were once stand-alone secure parts are now becoming more and more connected, and hackers are increasing in sophistication, therefore new attack vulnerabilities are emerging. What are the best ways to minimise vulnerabilities within the industrial IoT stack?
Panel: Logistics and fleet management
- Business without borders – owing to the nature of logistics, a huge consideration of this is having an effective connectivity network to enable this enhanced technology.
- delays in routing and loading can also hit margins hard – and the ever-increasing complexity of supply chain management is turning the pressure up even higher
- Small insights that make big differences, data that can analyse driver behaviour, Fuel efficiency and predictive maintenance.
IoT and remote container management
By outfitting fleets with smart technology, logistics companies are reducing risk within customer supply chains and saving billions of dollars whilst representing the cutting edge of technology and innovation in shipping.
Smart Supply Chain Management
A presentation discussing how machine learning and artificial intelligence will impact on management of supply chains across industry.
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 create dynamic business models that react to customer demand.
- Visions for the future – what role will blockchain and smart contracts play?
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.
Revolutionising retail and payments using IoT
- How does the era of IoT change the relationship between retailers and their customers e.g through Smart mirrors, wearables, dressing rooms, supply chain management and individualised marketing.
- Discussing how to integrate seamless and secure payment systems into a plaethora of IoT devices, from cars to smart bracelets.
- What role can technology like RFID and Bluetooth beacons play within the smart retailing and payments environment – through inventory management to loss prevention.
- Real life examples of how IoT is being used across in-store experience, real-time marketing, enhanced loyalty programs, and mobile e-commerce in retail stores, stadiums and beyond.
How Industrial IoT is reworking more traditional manufacturing business models
- Looking at the way in which IoT-enabled smart manufacturing can provide visibility of resources, assets, processes, for enhanced productivity and better ROI.
- Process Automation – moving beyond IoT to intelligent objects.
- In addition to the IoT, this discussion will look at the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and Virtual Reality (VR) on manufacturing.