Day One – Tuesday 4th April 2017

Summit Chair

Naomi Climer, Immediate Past President, IET

09.30

Welcome Address – Vision to Reality
Mike Blackburn OBE, Chairman, Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership and VP Strategy, BT Global Services

09.40 

Keynote Address – Government Strategy for Industry 4.0 in UK
Lord Prior of Brampton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

 

INDUSTRY 4.0 LEADERS SYMPOSIUM

10:00    

Industry 4.0 Above the Clouds

Exploring VR; production lines where humans and robots work side by side; 3D printers producing prototypes. This session will provide insights into how Airbus Group is delivering tomorrow’s ideas today.

Jens Gralfs, VP & Architect for Overall Physical Design (R&D), Airbus

10:30    

IT-OT Convergence for an Optimised World

How the convergence of Energy Management and Automation (Operational Technology) with Software and IIOT (Information Technology) – can deliver energy and process optimization.

Tanuja Randery, President – UK & Ireland, Schneider Electric

11:00    

Turning Ideas into Reality

The real story behind one leading manufacturer’s journey to full automation

Hans Michael Krause, Head of Sales – Processing & Packaging, Bosch Rexroth, Germany

11:30    

Panel Discussion


12:00

Exhibition and Lunch


 

NEW BUSINESS MODELS; NEW OPPORTUNITIES

14:00

The High Value Manufacturing Catapult – exploiting the opportunities of technology innovation
Professor Dr Sam Turner, Chief Technology Officer, High Value Manufacturing Strategy

14:20

Efficiency step changes in manufacturing: 3D design, simulation and manufacturing

Guillaume Vendroux, Delmia CEO, Dassault Systèmes

14:40

How technology can enable the fourth industrial revolution

Julian David, CEO, techUK

15:00

Technology-driven disruption in operations: getting the practical benefits fast and permanently

Dr Jens Nackmayr, Partner & Head of UK Operations Strategy, Roland Berger

15:20

Panel Discussion


16:00

Exhibition, Open Technology Forums


17:00

Networking Reception

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 Day Two – Wednesday 5th April 2017

Summit Chair

Dr. Graeme Philp, Chief Executive, GAMBICA

CULTURAL, TECHNOLOGY AND WORKFORCE TRENDS AND SHARED EXPERIENCE

09.30

Realise Innovation with Digital Manufacturing: following the trends, strategies and successes

Alan Norbury, CTO, Siemens UK

09.50 

Industry Case Study

Jonathan Hague, Vice President, Operations and Open Innovation, Unilever

10:10

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Industry 4.0: wide ranging views and case studies

Mike James, Chair, MESA International Group & Chairman & CTO, ATS Global

10:30

Actively shaping the 4th Industrial Revolution: human-centered production

Peter Scherrer, Deputy General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation

10:50

Panel Discussion and Q&A


11: 00

Break


INDUSTRIAL IOT

11:30

Gaining real benefits from the proliferation of smart connected devices

Steve Mellor, CTO, Industrial Internet Consortium

 11:50

Data sharing and interpretation to make real informed decisions

Daniel Keely, Head of Industrial Practice, Cisco

12:10

Cognitive Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

Case studies demonstrating the benefits of embracing the data explosion created by IIoT and the cyber physical revolution

Charles Joel, Head of Industry 4.0, IBM UK

12:30

An Industrial Immune System: Using Machine Learning for Next Generation ICS Security

Richard Robins, Senior Technology Specialist, Darktrace

12:50

Panel Discussion and Q&A


13:00

Exhibition and Lunch


FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE

14:00

Factory 2050: cutting-edge manufacturing, advanced robotics, flexible automation, next generation man-machine interfaces and new programming tools

Professor Keith Ridgway CBE, Executive Chairman of the Advanced Manufacturing Centre (AMRC with Boeing), University of Sheffield and Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), University of Strathclyde, UK


14:20

Case Study: Novel solutions to old problems

Capturing value from industry 4.0 by focusing on key applications and technology providers, driving innovation through cultural change and experimenting with new business models to improve operational effectiveness

Gil Woodward, Manufacturing Manager, Accolade Wines

14:40

Innovation for Growth: advanced manufacturing in practice in the SME sector

Simon Reid, Sector Manager for Advanced Manufacturing, Liverpool City Region LEP

Tom Dawes, CEO, Valuechain

Luke Walsh, Managing Director, Brainboxes

15:20 – 16:30 Panel Discussion and Q&A

INDUSTRY 4.0 OPEN DEBATE – WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE FROM HERE?

Chaired by Colin Shaw, Partner, McKinsey & Co and UK and Ireland lead for the operations practice, with extensive knowledge in both operations and industry 4.0.

Colin will be joined by senior panellists including:

Ian Funnell, Managing Director, ABB UK

Professor Dr Egbert-Jan Sol, Programme Director, Smart Industry (The Netherlands)

Michael Wiesmuller, Head of Department, Ministry for Transport, Innovation & Technology (Austria)

Zoë Webster, Head of Resource Portfolio, Development Directorate, Innovate UK

 

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