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First Speakers Announced 2023!

Discover the first speakers announced and sessions for the 2023 edition! 

SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED

Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Specialist
Driving the Future of Automotive Manufacturing: How Ford Motor Company is Facilitating an Evolution to Industry 5.0

The future of Ford Motor Company centers on a purpose bigger than building vehicles. 

They are helping to build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams. With a focus on driving the future of automotive manufacturing, Dr. Seonhi Ro, Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Specialist at Ford, will present the company’s innovative technology approaches on their journey to Industry 5.0. Hear how Ford identifies and scales appropriate technologies, including IoT, AI, machine learning, 3D printing, 5G, robotics AR/VR and blockchain. Discover how they have boosted efficiency and productivity by enabling interoperable human and robot collaboration. Discuss how technology will evolve over the next 10 years as manufacturers continue to reassess their processes and implement technologies that can streamline vehicle creation and keep pace with changing consumer demand. 

#JOURNEY: MANUFACTURING/SUPPLY CHAIN/connected transportation

Engineering Fellow, Director Sensing and IoT
Leveraging Advanced AI, Computer Vision and Robotics to Create the Future of Warehouse Automation

Warehouse robotics applications are rapidly growing and evolving.

This has largely driven by the need for enhanced quality and reliability in warehouse operations, investments in automation technologies, an aging workforce demographic, and the rapidly growing e-commerce industry. Robotic piece picking is central to addressing the increasing flexibility needed in e-commerce and sudden supply chain disruption demands. In this presentation, Maria will discuss how J&J is leveraging advanced computer vision, machine learning and collaborative robotics to address this growing need.

#JOURNEY: HEALTHCARE

Director of Engineering
Driving Smart Retail Pricing through IoT and cloud based solution at scale for Apple stores

Updating SKU pricing for products in Retail setting has always been a manual process driving costs for retailers.

Join us to see how a cloud based IoT solution can automate this at scale where multiple merchants are involved. We will discuss how the solution can be scaled at scale for millions of devices, overcome networking issues and achieve near real time price distributions. Discover how AI can play a role at self correcting content and data on the edge when there is network connectivity issues. Learn how a solution can solve the biggest pricing deficiency in Omni channel stores.

#JOURNEY: #RETAILTECHNOLOGY

Global Digital Leader
Digital Transformation Journey, a Dupont story: Integrating AI and IoT to Create New Digital Business Models

The history of DuPont is one of scientific and technological breakthroughs. But more than that, it’s a story of transformation. 

The company has constantly changed and evolved, to find essential innovations that solve the most challenging problems and help people live safer, healthier lives. This session will highlight the digital transformation journey at DuPont, and the integration of disruptive technologies such as AI, IoT and others to create new digital business models and generate high business value by helping their customers become more efficient, reduce operational costs, and be more sustainable. Drawing on his experiences of leading digital transformation at Dupont, Cristian will offer perspective on what businesses should consider to remain competitive and thrive in a rapidly changing environment.

#Journey: MANUFACTURING/SUPPLY CHAIN

Change Lead IoT / Asset Control & Steering | Head of Asset Innovation and Transformation
Eneco: Maximizing Value through the Digitalization of Assets

Eneco is an international energy company with the mission: ‘everyone’s sustainable energy’. They help consumers and businesses switch to sustainable energy. 

To achieve this, the company has built an IoT platform that can communicate with the thousands of heating systems in its network, of which is currently being expanded to solar and wind energy systems.This session will explore how, from cost savings to resource management, the platform is a key enabler of Eneco’s environmental ambitions. Learn how they capture the value of IoT by improving the performance of assets (availability/asset lifecycle costs), walk away with a clear understanding of how Eneco keeps IoT scalable, and discover how this new access to data opens up endless new avenues for Eneco.

#journeys: ENERGY & UTILITIES

IoT expert
Volvo Smart Factory: An Industry 4.0 Implementation

New technologies call for more flexible production sites and plenty of creative high-tech solutions. Volvo Smart Factory is an ambitious program to move toward Industry 4.0. 

Join us to see how they are producing truck parts on a real “Industry 4.0 assembly line” and how the modular and interconnected design brings performance and flexibility. Discover the role of IoT technologies to pilot and monitor shop floor equipment in real-time. Understand the benefits and challenges of next-generation manufacturing including the strategic approach, the organization, competence development, the key role of  IT/OT convergence, and more.

#JOURNEY: CONNECTED TRANSPORTATION

Vice President Operations - Moulding Production
Enabling the Shop Floor to Pave the Way for Efficiency and Sustainability: the LEGO Group Story
There isn’t a person among us who hasn’t played with LEGO bricks at some stage in their lives.

We pass on bags of LEGO bricks from generation to generation, yet the company still manufactures a whole lot of new LEGO products each year. In fact, laid end-to-end, the number of LEGO bricks sold in 2022 would stretch to more than 22 times around the globe. One of the reasons for the company’s success is the constant innovation of its manufacturing process, at all levels of industry. Attend this session for a first-hand glimpse of the Factory of the Future, and learn how, by following LEGO Groups lead, you can embed a culture that nurtures digitalization and continuous improvement, creates a safer work environment, and boosts compliance and improved worker productivity using IoT.

#Journey: MANUFACTURING

Executive Director
Private 5G networks – towards a Data-Driven City

Tampere, Finland is one of the leading smart cities in the world, with multiple live digital transformation projects including an autonomous shuttle bus, smart street lighting as well as a new citywide Data-Driven City for Citizens program. 

An early adopter of many advanced technologies, the projects are a shining example of how to embrace new technologies and how to transform technology by using assets they already have. Now, the city’s vision is to combine local datasets – on the environment, transport, healthcare, public services, and more – to develop and offer better services to its citizens and city authorities alike. This session will explore how the city of Tampere is building a private 5G network to enable the use, transfer and sharing of massive amounts of data, opening new possibilities to address these needs. As many cities around the world seek to solve similar dilemmas concerning smart solutions, this session will explore how tight collaboration – between cities, businesses, citizens, researchers, and authorities – has been key to Tampere’s success. Discover what can be achieved with the right partners sharing a similar vision.

#Journey: SMART CITIES

Global Chief Information Officer
Groupo Torrent: Development of a Carbon Footprint Calculator with Low-code Technologies

Grupo Torrent has been offering closure solutions for the olive oil (EVOO), spirits, and wine sectors worldwide for more than 100 years. 

The company has an important mission: to be eco-responsible. and have developed a series of eco-responsible initiatives, including a carbon footprint calculator. This session will explore the process and the challenges they faced in developing this calculator, starting from a process that was manual. Learn how they used low-code technologies to develop in record time and how they can cross data on the nature of the products, the processes involved in manufacturing, and the distance and method of transportation in the entire supply chain.

#JOURNEY: MANUFACTURING

Executive Director
Private 5G networks – towards a Data-Driven City

Tampere, Finland is one of the leading smart cities in the world, with multiple live digital transformation projects including an autonomous shuttle bus, smart street lighting as well as a new citywide Data-Driven City for Citizens program. 

An early adopter of many advanced technologies, the projects are a shining example of how to embrace new technologies and how to transform technology by using assets they already have. Now, the city’s vision is to combine local datasets – on the environment, transport, healthcare, public services, and more – to develop and offer better services to its citizens and city authorities alike. This session will explore how the city of Tampere is building a private 5G network to enable the use, transfer and sharing of massive amounts of data, opening new possibilities to address these needs. As many cities around the world seek to solve similar dilemmas concerning smart solutions, this session will explore how tight collaboration – between cities, businesses, citizens, researchers, and authorities – has been key to Tampere’s success. Discover what can be achieved with the right partners sharing a similar vision.

#Journey: SMART CITIES

Executive Director
Private 5G networks – towards a Data-Driven City

Tampere, Finland is one of the leading smart cities in the world, with multiple live digital transformation projects including an autonomous shuttle bus, smart street lighting as well as a new citywide Data-Driven City for Citizens program. 

An early adopter of many advanced technologies, the projects are a shining example of how to embrace new technologies and how to transform technology by using assets they already have. Now, the city’s vision is to combine local datasets – on the environment, transport, healthcare, public services, and more – to develop and offer better services to its citizens and city authorities alike. This session will explore how the city of Tampere is building a private 5G network to enable the use, transfer and sharing of massive amounts of data, opening new possibilities to address these needs. As many cities around the world seek to solve similar dilemmas concerning smart solutions, this session will explore how tight collaboration – between cities, businesses, citizens, researchers, and authorities – has been key to Tampere’s success. Discover what can be achieved with the right partners sharing a similar vision.

#Journey: SMART CITIES

Director of Engineering
Driving Smart Retail Pricing through IoT and cloud based solution at scale for Apple stores

Updating SKU pricing for products in Retail setting has always been a manual process driving costs for retailers.

Join us to see how a cloud based IoT solution can automate this at scale where multiple merchants are involved. We will discuss how the solution can be scaled at scale for millions of devices, overcome networking issues and achieve near real time price distributions. Discover how AI can play a role at self correcting content and data on the edge when there is network connectivity issues. Learn how a solution can solve the biggest pricing deficiency in Omni channel stores.

#JOURNEY: TBC

Innovation Incubation Director
Strategy in Action: How ENGIE Turns Climate Challenges into Innovation Opportunities to Foster a Carbon Neutral Economy

ENGIE, a global leader in energy transition, has set big targets for renewables – 80 GW by 2030 and contribution to a net zero world by being net zero carbon by 2045. 

Given the climate challenges that we are all facing globally, ENGIE makes deliberate day-to-day actions to turn climate challenges into actual innovation opportunities that foster energy sobriety and sustain a carbon-neutral economy. This session will explore several of these projects, from ideation to roll-out, that leverage IOT and other digital solutions. Learn how ENGIE puts its strategy into action to accelerate real results.

#stages #journeys

Change Lead IoT / Asset Control & Steering
Eneco: Maximizing Value through the Digitalization of Assets

Eneco is an international energy company with the mission: ‘everyone’s sustainable energy’. They help consumers and businesses switch to sustainable energy. 

To achieve this, the company has built an IoT platform that can communicate with the thousands of heating systems in its network, of which is currently being expanded to solar and wind energy systems.This session will explore how, from cost savings to resource management, the platform is a key enabler of Eneco’s environmental ambitions. Learn how they capture the value of IoT by improving the performance of assets (availability/asset lifecycle costs), walk away with a clear understanding of how Eneco keeps IoT scalable, and discover how this new access to data opens up endless new avenues for Eneco

#stages #journeys

Innovation Incubation Director
Strategy in Action: How ENGIE Turns Climate Challenges into Innovation Opportunities to Foster a Carbon Neutral Economy

ENGIE, a global leader in energy transition, has set big targets for renewables – 80 GW by 2030 and contribution to a net zero world by being net zero carbon by 2045. 

Given the climate challenges that we are all facing globally, ENGIE makes deliberate day-to-day actions to turn climate challenges into actual innovation opportunities that foster energy sobriety and sustain a carbon-neutral economy. This session will explore several of these projects, from ideation to roll-out, that leverage IOT and other digital solutions. Learn how ENGIE puts its strategy into action to accelerate real results.

#journeys: ENERGY & UTILITIES

Head of Asset Innovation and Transformation
Eneco: Maximizing Value through the Digitalization of Assets

Eneco is an international energy company with the mission: ‘everyone’s sustainable energy’. They help consumers and businesses switch to sustainable energy. 

To achieve this, the company has built an IoT platform that can communicate with the thousands of heating systems in its network, of which is currently being expanded to solar and wind energy systems.This session will explore how, from cost savings to resource management, the platform is a key enabler of Eneco’s environmental ambitions. Learn how they capture the value of IoT by improving the performance of assets (availability/asset lifecycle costs), walk away with a clear understanding of how Eneco keeps IoT scalable, and discover how this new access to data opens up endless new avenues for Eneco

#stages #journeys

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Connecting for a Healthier Future

Stresses on healthcare systems across Europe are threatening to push hospitals to breaking point. Healthcare demand is set to double in the next 15 years, whilst the number of healthcare workers will reduce, and these challenges have only been exacerbated by COVID-19.

In this session,Lucien Engelen, Global Strategic Healthcare Innovation Advisor, Laurentius MC, and HIMSS and Professor Shafi Ahmed, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust.

During this session, global experts will discuss some of the key shifts happening in the healthcare market and explore how providers, governments, and companies are building towards a longer term vision of ‘Health(care) Everywhere’ in which people and devices are orchestrated so that individuals can receive care beyond the medical facility – in their own homes and on the go.

 

 

 

 

Data is the Fuel Driving the Energy Transition: Exploring the Smart Energy Grid at Eneco

Energy supplier Eneco aims to be climate neutral in 2035 and has built an IoT platform able to communicate with thousands of energy systems. Supporting district heat, solar and wind. The platform is a key enabler of Eneco’s environmental ambitions. The past three years, Eneco has developed and implemented this platform in the Dutch energy market. This session, geared towards business managers, will explore business cases, outcome and advice on how you can implement.

In this session, Edwin Postma, Corporate Enterprise Architect, Eneco Innovation and Architecture at Energy supplier Eneco will introduce “geared towards business managers”, will explore business cases, outcome and advice on how you can implement.

Three Best Practices for Digital Transformation You Should Know

Toshiba has revamped its business operations, aiming to become a world-leading cyber-physical systems company.

In this session, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Corporate Vice President of Digital Innovation Technology Center and Corporate Digitization CTO, Toshiba Corporation will show three actual examples of digital transformation: development transformation, sales and business model transformation.

First, we talk about development transformation, aiming to reduce or eliminate system integrations for IoT development by applying development patterns.

Next, will talk about their sales transformation by sharing Toshiba SPINEX Marketplace, taking components for security, AI, remote monitoring, predictive analytics, and asset admin shell and turning them into new horizontal managed services, creating a new revenue stream.

Last, will talk about a “Virtual Power Plant” use case as an actual example of our business model transformation from hardware-sales to a subscription-based business model.

 

Factory Digitalization @ Siemens - a Blueprint for Digital Transformation of Multiple Factories

Operating around 120 factories all over the world, Siemens has traditionally been seen as the mastermind when it comes to digitalization in the manufacturing environment. Challenges in digital transformation of factories are enormous of course – be it a lack of scalability of digital solutions or rare collaboration between teams – which is why many organizations are not quite there yet. The crux? Siemens paved the way to success by manifesting a holistic approach across multiple factories around the globe.

In this session, Dr. Gunter Beitinger, SVP of Manufacturing & Head of Factory Digitalization at Siemens, will introduce you to the successful factory digitalization journey at Siemens from PoC to scaled holistic solutions. Get a glimpse of Siemens’ unique approach, discover key success factors for a sustainable digital transformation of factories based on scaling technologies, solution platforms and community exchange and explore the main digital use cases in Industrial Manufacturing.

Smart Factory - Challenges and opportunities for the Food manufacturing industry

Food manufacturers are constantly challenged with producing consistent quality products to meet consumer tastes and demands, while aiming for waste and cost reductions, and also complying with ever-more restrictive food traceability regulations.

Sherif Gomaa, Chief Product Supply Officer at Savola Foods, together with other key players in the food manufacturing ecosystem, will discuss how IIoT-driven digital technologies are being leveraged to assist in these challenges and how they can be strategically adopted to add value and solve problems, going beyond Industry 4.0 and moving towards the Factory of Tomorrow. 

Cutting Edge Government Innovation: Small Town turns this Oxymoron into a Reality by Playing Startup
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The Town of Cary, part of the fast-growing Triangle area of North Carolina, is not your typical slow-moving municipal government. Cary has a history of innovation from transforming their government complex into a smart cities testbed to using robots to detect opioids in water systems. Cary took their startup mentality to new heights by joining the RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP) as the first government innovation team. Cary walked the talk and acted like a startup among a cohort of tech entrepreneurs. They are now among the first governments to deploy their own LoRA network for IoT applications.

In this session, Nicole Raimundo Coughlin , Chief Information Officer, Town of Cary, NC will share how Cary leveraged the program to transform how their IoT implementation team operates: Using a lean startup methodology, identifying market-driven problems in their community, and creating tech-based solutions to increase efficiencies and quality of life for residents.

How to Future Proof Your Own City with Purposeful IoT

Uber, AirBnB and COVID have profoundly changed our cities faster than any authority could have predicted. IoT, AI and Edge Computing are already empowering future city makers to design, rapid-prototype and test solutions for 21st century city and citizens.

In this talk, smart city architect Tom van Arman will share some ground-breaking open source IoT & AI solutions that have been developed for the Amsterdam municipality to make a more resilient and inclusive city. This presentation will outline how you and diverse teams of developers can help future proof your own city with purposeful IoT.  

New Digital Technologies Enabling Airbus Digital Transformation Program (DDMS)

Two years ago, Airbus launched its most important digital transformation program ever: DDMS which stands for Digital Design Manufacturing and Service. This very ambitious program will transform the way Airbus operates in the future, to ensure they continue to lead and pioneer the future of a sustainable aerospace sector. 

New digital technologies, like MBSE, AI, surrogates models, semantic integration techniques, IoT, and digital twins, are playing a key and critical role in this journey, enabling new ways of working that were not even imagined just a few years ago. In this session, Airbus presents their vision on how they are integrating these new technological bricks to serve our digital transformation ambitions.

How Connected Devices and IoT/Digital Capabilities Enables Real-Time Decision-Making

At Johnson & Johnson, the technology team’s mission is to ensure that they apply disruptive technologies in concert to help deliver stronger outcomes and generate more value for their stakeholders by making better decisions and working more productively. 

With customer data and insights at their fingertips, technicians and engineers can do real-time troubleshooting by leveraging data analytics to address agility, speed, resiliency, and efficiency. They’ve now assumed a broader role of data analyst and consultant. This session will explore how this impacts the  “workforce democratization” and will examine the hiring and training challenges it presents.  Discover the support systems and tools J&J put into place to excel in this new model.

Konecranes: Lifting Businesses and Delivering Business Advantage with Industrial IOT, Edge and Data Analytics

To make the most of data, it must be transformed into information, which then has to be transformed into intelligence. As companies seek to leverage data to improve profitability or boost operational efficiency, analytics makes it possible to gain insights into business areas previously out of reach.

In this session, Juha Pankakoski, chief digital officer at Konecranes will share how the Finnish crane-making company harnesses IoT, edge computing and data analytics to competitive advantage. Learn how they leverage the massive amounts of data generated through digitalized processes and connected products, and how they use this knowledge, around the clock, to make their customers’ operations safer and more productive, create new business models, and deliver greater value to their customers.

Volkswagen Group takes Production and Logistics to the Cloud

Volkswagen Group embarked on a multi-year collaboration to pioneer the creation of a digital production platform that is reinventing automotive manufacturing, supply chain, and logistics for Volkswagen and its brands. 

By using IoT, machine learning, and sophisticated analytics to unlock data from machines and systems across all of their plants, Volkswagen continues to strengthen their production and ability to build cars more efficiently, for the benefit of their customers and the global environment. Through sustainable innovation across people, processes and technology, learn how Volkswagen have been able to unlock new insights and accelerate business value through new digital solutions that have further increased plant efficiency and uptime, improved production flexibility, and increased vehicle quality.

How IoT is Driving Digitalization and Transformation at Maersk

Maersk has been in the container shipping business for 115 years, privileged to be handling nearly 20 percent of the world’s cargo and generating more than USD39 billion in revenue annually. In recent years, the company recognized that to continue growing, it needed to go beyond simply moving goods around — it needed a digital strategy for providing its customers with integrated end to end solution, which would make Maersk an integrated logistics organization and not just a carrier.

This session will explore how IOT technology is a driving force behind the digitalization and transformation journey at Maersk, on a quest to provide their customers with increasingly sophisticated options for transporting sensitive items like food and medicine anywhere in the world. 

Bühler Group: A Digital Transformation Success Story

Digital transformation is not a new imperative for business leaders, yet it remains a work in progress for most companies. Bühler Group is one company that has radically transformed its business, delivering impact through digitalization to revolutionize almost every aspect of the food, feed and mobility industries. 

This session will spotlight Bühler’s journey, mapping out how they have deployed IOT, cloud computing and other innovative emergent technologies to completely re-engineer, automate and infuse intelligence across key business functions. Learn how they have used the power of digital to transform the physical aspects of their business and redefine the products they make, ultimately imparting more value for their customers and creating new levels of productivity, growth and sustainability.

Building the Future of Construction with Innovation

As a construction leader, PCL takes on all types of projects across civil, industrial and building sectors, using its scale and expertise to complete some of North America’s most important and impressive projects. 

The firm is also one of the most prominent innovators in its industry, leveraging emerging technologies to develop in-house solutions that routinely solve some of construction’s biggest problems. In his session, Mark Bryant, who was named 2019 ‘Canadian CIO of the Year’ will describe the journey that PCL has been on to become an agent of change, despite being in an industry that is typically slow to adopt digital transformation. Explore the range of jobsite IOT, site entry, logistics and AI solutions they have developed to increase productivity, efficiency, and safety at the worksite. In today’s world, digitalization is not an option, it is an absolute necessity. You are going to see a big difference between those companies that realize this and those that don’t. 

Behind the Bricks - Digital Technologies to Transform Business Model

There isn’t a person among us who hasn’t played with LEGOs at some stage in their lives. We pass on bags of LEGO bricks from generation to generation, yet the company still manufactures a whole lot of new LEGOs each year. 

In fact, laid end-to-end, the number of LEGO bricks sold in 2021 would stretch to more than 21 times around the globe. One of the reasons for the company’s success is the constant innovation of its manufacturing process, at all levels of industry. This session will explore the opportunities and challenges faced by the Danish toymaker on their digital transformation journey, and the key lessons learned along the way. Discover the emerging technologies in place to take productivity and quality to the next level and hear the company’s plan to make LEGO bricks from sustainable sources by 2030 without compromising quality or safety.

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Pedro Mier

Pedro Mier holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineer ing from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, MBA from ESADE and PADE from IESE. He is currently President of AMETIC (Association of Electronics, Information Technology and Telecommunications Companies of Spain), Shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of TRYO Aerospace & Electronics, Board Member of the Premo Group and Committee of CTTC. member of Space Angels Network and Member of the Sc ientific Advisory