The Industry 4.0 Summit explores the latest thinking to make manufacturing smarter.

 AGENDA 2020

We’re getting the speakers lined up, the agenda is being finalized and the rooms are being readied.

Here’s a flavour of who will be involved in this year’s Summit.

Day 1 – Tuesday 31st March

Chair: Steve Brambley, Chief Executive, GAMBICA

Actionable Ideas from Leading Innovators

10:00 Opening Keynote Address: The 5G revolution powering Industry 4.0 tomorrow
Cormac Whelan, Chief Executive Officer UK & Ireland, Nokia


10:20 Industry Leaders’ Opening Panel: delivering Britain’s 4th industrial revolution

A frank and open discussion featuring UK manufacturing leaders on opportunities for Britain’s manufacturing industry post-Brexit and up to 2030.  Gain insights and informed opinion on digital manufacturing, technology trends, skills, fostering innovation, the Made Smarter agenda and stimulating growth across the sector.

Wayne Jones OBE, Member of Executive Board – Global Sales & After-Sales, MAN Energy Solutions
Jacqueline Hall, Head of Policy and Strategy, enginuity
Dr Carl Diver, Academic Lead 4.0, Manchester Metropolitan University
Cormac Whelan, Chief Executive Officer UK & Ireland, Nokia


11:00 Successful digital transformation in the manufacturing industry
Dr Reinhard Geissbauer, Partner, Strategy& Head of EMEA Industry 4.0 team, PwC

11:30 Address from Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

11:45 Networking break & tour of exhibition

Essential Strategy to get started with Industry 4.0

12:10 John Robinson, Strategic Client Advisor, Digital Supply Chain, SAP

12:30 Leveraging Industry 4.0 applications and advanced analytics to drive operational performance improvements through the digital transformation of manufacturing.
Paul Turner, Vice President, Industry 4.0 Applications & Analytics, Stanley Black & Decker

12:50 Questions & Answers

13:10 Exhibition, Open Technology Forums and Lunch plus Women in 4.0 & Advanced Materials Lunch

Deep Dive into Technology in Practice on Industry 4.0 Projects

14:20 Delivering profitability in manufacturing and supply chain with digital transformation and Manufacturing 4.0/IIoT
Martin Atkinson, Managing Director & Global Account Director, Forcam


14:40 Game changer with CTRLX AUTOMATION – the industrial smartphone. Why Industry 4.0 needs a completely new radical approach in automation and edge computing which leaves proprietary structures and lock-ins behind
Hans Michael Krause, Director Market & Product Management PLC and IoT Systems, Bosch Rexroth


15:00 The IIot Ind4.0Toolkit : increase efficiency, avoid downtime, optimise processes
Paul Stansfield, Ind4 Systems Sales Manager, IFM


15:20 Highlighting a range of industry 4.0 technologies used in project development including digital twins, 3D printing, sensors, predictive maintenance
Mark Chapman, Chief Engineer & Engineering Director, Bloodhound Land Speed Record project


15:40 Robotics
Speaker to be confirmed


16:00 AR & VR
Speaker to be confirmed

Supply Chain 4.0 Forum

16:20 Moving on: the value of the optimised supply chain in delivering Industry 4.0
Dr. Klaus Dohrmann, Vice President, Development Engineering, Manufacturing & Energy Sector, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation


16:40 Insights into the automotive supply chain in an era of Industry 4.0

  • The work of the NAA in supporting digitalisation
  • Steps you can take to encourage adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies
  • Some examples of cutting edge manufacturing in the region

Rowan Patrick Egan, Chief Executive, Northern Automotive Alliance

17:00 Questions & Answers

17:15 Exhibition & Networking drinks

Day 2 – Wednesday 1st April

Chair: Steve Brambley, Chief Executive, GAMBICA

5G in Manufacturing

10:00 Chair: Simon Mead, Chief Executive Officer, Cambridge Wireless

  • Early trials in the UK have demonstrated a 1-2% increase in productivity from switching to the next-generation wireless standard.
  • Applications include advanced product and asset tracking, autonomous warehouse transportation and remote technical assistance for operators.
  • During this session, you will hear from manufacturers already working with 5G. You will learn what it could bring to your business, and how you might approach deployment

Dritan Kaleshi, Lead Technologist Future Networks, Digital Catapult
Fiona Piercy, Chief Executive Officer, Worcestershire 5G Consortium
Andrew Bentley, Bosch Production Systems Manager, Robert Bosch


11:00 Networking Break & Exhibition 

Factories of the Future

It’s digital, it’s connected, it’s smart, it’s here

11:30 Case Study: Explainable AI in Airbus Wing Fuel Tank Inspection

  • The applicability of Explainable AI (XAI) modules in Aircraft Fuel Tank Inspection to enable human understanding of AI based automated decision making
  • Aiding building efficient and robust AI models, building trust and confidence in AI models and regulatory compliance and audits mandatory in industries requiring product/process certification

Dale King, Senior Manager, CTO Emerging Technologies & Concepts, Airbus
Kiran Krishnamurthy, Domain Expert – AI, CFMS


11:50 Case Study: Drive to the Smart Factory: the journey of manufacturing excellence and lean manufacturing at H & T Presspart Blackburn

  • The business case for a step-by- step approach to the Smart Factory, utilising MES (Manufacturing Execution System), and how we made it happen
  • What we gained: real-time visibility and improved performance
  • Future vision

Andy Slater, Operations Manager, H&T Presspart


12:10 Standardization for Industry 4.0 Enablement
Dr Mohsen Seifi, Director, Global Additive Manufacturing Programme, ASTM International


12:30 Questions & Answers


12:50 Exhibition, Open Technology Forums and Lunch


14:00 Achieve incremental improvements that lead to Industry 4.0 and don’t require huge up-front investment and resources
Professor Barry Leahy MBE, Managing Director, Playdale Playgrounds


14:15 The Three Ps for delivering real progress in industry 4.0

  • People: investment in people to give them the freedom and ability to do a job
  • Product: manufacturing products and decision making
  • Profit: sales and revenue

John Coughlan, Chief Executive Officer, TSP Engineering

14:30 Introducing factory digitalisation step by step
From production performance monitoring to using basic analytics and KPIs to build data, learn how to choose your next options to achieve increased efficiency and deliver rapid ROI
Josef Kriegmair, Head of Production Turbine Blade & Structure Castings, MTU Aero Engines

Industry 4.0 Open Debate – What does the future look like from here?

15:30 – 16:00 This session will form a wide-ranging debate over the broader impact of Industry 4.0 and the development of advanced materials on the manufacturing landscape and the wider economy. From science to collaboration, skills to cyber-security, blue skies technology
and beyond.


Chantal Smith, Head of Enterprise Field Marketing, Nokia for Industries

Paulo Bartolo, Professor of Advanced Manufacturing & Head of the Manufacturing Group & Innovative Manufacturing Theme, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester

16:00 End of Summit


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