Day 1 – Wednesday 10th April

Made Smarter

10:30 Industry 4.0 and you. Showcasing advanced technology to transform manufacturing
Nigel Moulton, Global CTO in the Modern Data Center Business Unit, Dell Technologies

10:50 Using AR and VR in a manufacturing environment
Sheryl Bunton, VP, Chief Information Officer, Gulfstream Aerospace

Industry 4.0 Insights

11: 40 Industry renaissance creates new opportunities for makers and innovators
Jean-Luc Badoc, Vice President, Worldwide DELMIA Services, Dassault Systèmes

12:00 Lean and smart manufacturing
Susanne Lauda, Director, Global Advanced Manufacturing Technology, AGCO Corporation

12:20 Digitalising Multi-tier Supply Chains
An innovative approach to supply chain intelligence, collaboration and digital transformation
Tom Dawes, Chief Executive Officer, ValueChain Technologies

Essential Strategy to Get Started

14:30 Delivering profitability in manufacturing and supply chain with digital transformation and IIoT
Martin Atkinson, Managing Director, Forcam

14:50 Introducing factory digitalisation step by step: the first three months (lessons learned based on real case study material)
Andrzej Jarosz, Chief Executive Officer, ANT Sp

15:45 Panel Discussion: Upskilling for Industry 4.0
The fourth industrial revolution offers huge opportunity but requires a skilled and adaptable workforce. This panel session focuses on the rapidly-changing landscape of work and how we train and develop the workforce of tomorrow. What will the jobs and job market of tomorrow look like? What skills does Industry 4.0 need? How can we foster these skills and embed them into the workplace?

Elen Parry, MSc Industrial Digitalisation student and recipient of Autodesk Women in Leadership scholarship
Steven Parkinson, UK Education Manager, Autodesk
Dr Carl Diver, Industry 4.0 reader, Manchester Metropolitan University
Graeme Bond, Chief Executive Officer, FDM Digital Solutions  

16:30 Panel Discussion and Case Study: Industry 4.0 in the context of Manufacturing Engineering with an example of an electrification project.

Chaired by: Dr Axel Bindel, Executive Director, HSSMI
David Wells, Managing Director, JW Froehlich UK
Chris White, Electrification Manager – European Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering Group, Ford Motor Company
Andrew Hodgson, Strategic Sales Lead for Digitalisation, Siemens & Director, Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA)
James Carruthers, Product Design Lead, Signal Noise
Ian Constance, Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Propulsion Centre

Day 2 – Thursday 11th April

Making It Happen

09:30 Understanding the new energy landscape and what it means for industrial users
Chris Regan, Head of Business Development, EDF Energy
David Robinson, Head of Technology & Innovation, Capula

Factories of the Future: Start Small, Scale up

10:00 Six basic steps from idea, to proof of concept, to value, with minimal investment and maximum value: key complementary players will deliver a panel session based on case study material and with an opportunity for delegates to get answers to questions
Stephen Hayes, Managing Director, Beckhoff Automation, UK
Iain Davidson, Head of Marketing, Arkessa
Rob Dinsmore, Solutions Manager – IOT and Augmented Reality, InVMA Ltd

10:30 Case Study: IO Link – simple steps into I4.0, Unlocking the potential of your sensors
Paul Stansfield, Industry 4.0 System Sales Manager NWE, ifm electronic ltd

10:50 Digitalisation in the process industry
Blair Johnston, EPSRC CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub, University of Strathclyde

Factories of the Future: Start Small, Scale up

11:40 Case study: achieving incremental improvement that lead to Industry 4.0 and don’t require huge upfront investment and resources
Andy Schofield, Manufacturing & Materials Strategy and Technology Director, BAE Systems – Air

12:00 Case Study: implementing Industry 4.0 technologies incrementally to realise a return without having to invest £1000s
Jan Ward, Non-Executive Chair, Millers Oils

12:20 Case Study: active pilots
Emma McLeod, Research Principal – Process Technology, Mondelēz International

12:40 Case Study: Robotics in a 4.0 World
Anthony Tod, Vice President of Engineering, OTTO Motors

14:00 Introduction to Industry 4.0: it’s easier than you may think
Sameer Savani, Head of Innovation and Engineering, ADS

14;10 Industry 4.0 for SMEs: new business models, revenue streams and potential charging models
Martin Leeming, Chief Executive Officer, Trak-Rap

14:30 Bosch Rexroth Glenrothes Plant – The journey through Lean towards becoming a “Factory of the Future”
Stewart Miller, Operations Director, Bosch Rexroth

14:50 Made Smarter: Powering Change in Manufacturing
Alain Dilworth, Made Smarter North West Pilot Programme Manager, Made Smarter

15:10 Inspired Cycle Engineering race to market with rapid injection moulding
Stephen Dyson, Special Operations Manager – Europe, Proto Labs

15:30 Digital tools for scale up: what national support is available?
Malcolm Harold, Digital Manufacturing, KTN ltd

Currently, the talks in blue are those we have permission to publish.

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