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Discover the first announced speakers and sessions for the 2022 edition! 

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Sultan Aziz

Senior Director, Product Supply Strategy & Management

Siddhartha Kulkarni

Engineering Leader – Digitalization and Decarbonization

Stuart Bashford

Chief Digital Officer

Sarah Bodó

Lead Process Automation Engineer

Doug McKnight

EMEAI Manufacturing 4.0 Director

Mark Geckeler

DPP Alliance Head 

Carolina Pinart

Global Product Director for New Generation Technologies

Jesper Toubol

VP Operations – Moulding Production

Marco Ferrogalini

Vice President and Head of Modelling and Simulations (MBSE)

Mark Bryant

CIO

Sherif Gomaa

Chief Product Supply Officer

Tom van Arman

Smart City Strategist & Future City Maker

Juha Pankakoski

Chief Digital Officer

Dr. Gunter Beitinger

Senior Vice President Manufacturing & Head of Factory Digitalization

Mark Bryant

CIO

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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. 

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.

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. 

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.

Leveraging IoT and AI in Nestlé Operations

At Nestlé, they are leveraging artificial intelligence to drive progress toward the organizations three key strategic objectives: enhanced efficiency, digitized operations, and sustainability, with the goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

All three initiatives have enabled Nestlé to leverage AI, predictive maintenance, and robotics to support factory automation and customization on the assembly line. In this session, Nestlé global product director for new generation technologies will provide an in-depth look at the operations landscape at Nestle, how they implement sensors to gather data throughout the shop floor and supply chain and will explore several use cases from Nestlé manufacturing world.

Breaking Down Cultural and Organizational Barriers with Digital Transformation at Dow

Does your company’s IT department work with you to identify, evaluate, and select the best new digital technology to make your job easier and your plant more efficient? Does IT help you find the resources needed to implement state-of-the-art processes? If you are not getting what you need, perhaps your company could benefit from some of the lessons learned at Dow.

Yes, Dow is a chemical/material science company—but some of the lessons it has learned while integrating digital technology into its operations could apply to your business too! Discover what can happen when you break down the silos between IT and OT to bring the deep knowledge and expertise of the two organizations together to collaborate on digital solutions.

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.

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. 

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.  

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