Day One – Wednesday 28th February 2018

Summit Chair: 

Richard Halstead, Membership Engagement Director North
EEF – the manufacturers’ organisation

09.30

Welcome Address – Vision to Reality

Andy Burnham (Invited)
Mayor of Greater Manchester

09.40 

Keynote Address – Government Strategy for Industry 4.0 in UK
Government Minister invited

INDUSTRY 4.0 LEADERS SYMPOSIUM

10:00

Insight into strategic thinking around opportunities to develop and threats to manage when moving towards Industry 4.0. Our panel of industry leaders will share their thoughts on proactively managing the change while keeping ahead of the curve. Speakers and participants include C-level executives from key Industry 4.0 technology companies including Deborah Sherry, General Manager and Chief Commercial Officer for GE Digital, Europe.

11:20

Break

IMPLEMENTATION OF COLLABORATIVE ROBOTICS APPLICATIONS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

11:45

HSSMI introduction

Leslie Lee, Executive Director

12:00

Panel discussion with Ford, Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover

12:30

Walk around the Exhibition, visit the Open Technology Forum and Lunch


NEW BUSINESS MODELS FOR A NEW INDUSTRIAL WORLD

14:00 
How technology can enable the fourth industrial revolution: exploring VR, the Augmented Worker, Digital Twin simulation and 3D design and printing

Simon Edmonds, Director Manufacturing & Materials
Innovate UK

14:20

Adapting to the transition from globalised to personalised supply chains: understanding the challenges and the opportunities

Andy Lahy, Global Head of Strategy and Innovation in Logistics
Panalpina

14:40

Industry 4.0 Case Study

Speaker to be confirmed
Accenture

15:00

Leading factories of the future: how the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) is shaping a new leadership and skills dimension

Jim Davison, Network Director
EEF – the manufacturers’ organisation

15:20

Panel Discussion


16:00

Exhibition, Open Technology Forums


17:00

Networking Reception

 

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 Day Two – Thursday 1st March 2018

Summit Chair:

Steve Brambley, Chief Executive
GAMBICA

FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE: START SMALL, SCALE UP – STEPS ON THE ROAD TO FULL AUTOMATION

09.30

Use of autonomous systems for SMEs including benefits, pitfalls to avoid, cost scenarios and potential charging models

Martin Walder, VP – Industry UK & Ireland
Schneider Electric

09.50 

Case Study 1: Gaining incremental improvements: Digital for less than £1K

Sameer Savani, Technology Advisor
ADS Group

10:10

Case Study 2: Connecting the legacy factory to get the best out of what you already have

Ben Morgan, Head of the Integrated Manufacturing Group
AMRC

10:30

Smart Factory Experiences

Speaker to be confirmed
Elisa, Finland

10:50

Enabling smart factories in the process sector: delivering Industry 4.0 for efficient manufacturing of formulated products

CAFE4DM

 

11: 10

Break

 

 

FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE: TECHNOLOGIES IN REALITY

11:40

What will my future plant look like if we apply all elements of Industry 4.0?

Stephen Gray, Manufacturing IT Compute Service Owner
The Intel Factory (FAB)

intel

12:00

Case Study 4: TRUMPF smart factory – a reality

Annette Doyle, Managing Director
TRUMPF UK

12:20

Case Study 5: The Connected Facility: trialling Industry 4.0 tools in a Victorian dockyard

Jim Sibson, Head of Technology Development, Defence Systems Technology, Marine & Technology
Babcock International Group

12:40

Case Study 5:  Topic to be confirmed

Gabriel Klement, Head of Group IT
GKN PLC 

13:00

Case Study 6: M4: turning traditional factory layout and flow in its head with current and future technology

Kostas Efthymiou, Technical Architect
MEGGITT

 

13:20

Exhibition, Open Technology Forum and Lunch


INNOVATION FOR GROWTH
Over the last year Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has been helping over 150 manufacturers across the country to engage in Industry 4.0. Many of these companies have an exciting story to tell, illustrating in particular how small focused steps can generate significant impacts. In this session Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) will introduce its 4Manufacturing initiative, and three exciting case study companies covering a range of sectors.

innovate_UK_KTN_logo_surround_v1_400Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Industry 4.0: three great examples of deployment by manufacturing SMEs14:15
Introduction from the Chair

Ben Peace, Head of Manufacturing
Knowledge Transfer Network

14:20

Example 1: Industry 4.0 – It is easier than you may think

Mike Hague-Morgan, Co-owner and Commercial Director
Autocraft Drivetrain Solutions

14:35

Example 2: 

Charles Salter, Managing Director
ACE Lifts

14:50

Example 3: 

Tharsus

15:05

Panel Discussion and Q&A

15:20 – 16:30

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

This session will form a wide-ranging debate over the broader impact of Industry 4.0 on the manufacturing sector and the wider economy. From Brexit to Northern Powerhouse, skills shortages to cyber-security, blue skies technology and beyond.

Željko Pazin, Executive Director
EUROPEAN FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (EFFRA)

Plus 3 other speakers TBC

 

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