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- DIGITALIZING INDUSTRIES
Barcelona - 29-31 OCTOBER 2019
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K. Eric Harper

Senior Principal Scientist | ABB Corporate Research Raleigh, United States of America

Biography

Specializing in software architecture, analytics and sustainable technologies. K. Eric Harper is elected to represent Large Industry members at the Industrial Internet Consortium as Steering Committee member, and chairs the Technology Working Group and Industrial Artificial Intelligence Task Group.

Sessions

12:55h
Congress Enabling IOT

EI-01 – Embracing Digital Twin – Getting Started, Adoption Path, Best Practices, and 5-year Outlook

Teresa Tung Accenture Labs Managing Director
Brad Klenz SAS Distinguished IoT Analytics Architect
K. Eric Harper ABB Corporate Research Senior Principal Scientist
Birgit Boss Robert Bosch Digitalization Engineer
12:55 13:40 Europe/Madrid EI-01 – Embracing Digital Twin – Getting Started, Adoption Path, Best Practices, and 5-year Outlook

Digital twin has been touted as one of the top strategic trends in Industrial IoT. By having a living virtual model of physical assets, digital twin can be used to predict behaviors of the assets, prescribe actions, and design future versions. To achieve its potential, digital twin needs to incorporate many aspects of the assets: from design, manufacturing, sales, operation, to maintenance. Come and hear our expert panelists discuss how to get started with digital twin, its adoption path with benefits and challenges along the way, and what to expect in the next five years.

Room 3
12:55h - 13:40h Room 3
15:55h
Congress Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Systems Forum

AI-07 – IIC Emerging Initiatives on Industrial Artificial Intelligence

Wael William Diab Huawei Technologies
Said Tabet Dell Technologies
Richard Soley Industrial Internet Consortium Executive Director
Edy Liongosari Accenture Labs Chief Research Scientist
K. Eric Harper ABB Corporate Research Senior Principal Scientist
Dirk Slama Bosch Software Innovations
15:55 17:05 Europe/Madrid AI-07 – IIC Emerging Initiatives on Industrial Artificial Intelligence

The application of the AI in the Industrial IoT field is at the center of the next wave of digitalization. The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) is uniquely positioned to lead in this emerging area through its diverse stakeholders that include world leading IT and OT organizations, extensive IIoT ecosystem that it has built through its liaison program and its domain expertise in Industrial AI. This panel will look at the intersection of Industrial IoT and AI, specifically emphasizing the emerging work coming out of the IIC that includes technology deliverables driven by the Industrial AI Task Group, an overview of testbeds looking at Industrial AI applications, domain requirements and end-user interest in Industrial AI. 

AI Forum - Room 7
15:55h - 17:05h AI Forum - Room 7
13:10h
Congress Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Systems Forum

AI-24 – Panel Discussion: The Future of AI

Edy Liongosari Accenture Labs Chief Research Scientist
Wael William Diab Huawei Technologies
Aldo Boitano TOC Biometrics Country Manager
Mark Crawford SAP Director, Standards Strategy
Tilak Kasturi Predii
Shyam Varan Nath Oracle Corporation
Jennifer Bennett Google Cloud
Enas Ashraf Advansys ESC
K. Eric Harper ABB Corporate Research Senior Principal Scientist
13:10 13:55 Europe/Madrid AI-24 – Panel Discussion: The Future of AI

Artificial Intelligence is enabling new and emerging aspects of digital business -- from basic and applied research, data and digital infrastructure, industrialization, forecasting, decision making, customer interaction to ethical behavior and regulatory policy and oversight, and this is just beginning. Our panel of experts, taking into account the presentations and panels from this week, will be sharing their perspective on the Future of Artificial Intelligence from a business perspective: where it is heading in the next 3 years and beyond, what aspects of business will be more impacted than others, what challenges business will be facing, and how to best prepare for it.

AI Forum - Room 7
13:10h - 13:55h AI Forum - Room 7
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