AGENDA

Join 400 delegates from across the manufacturing spectrum as they learn about the latest techniques and insights to make their manufacturing operations smarter.

Day 1 – Wednesday 10th April

Summit Chair: Steve Brambley, Chief Executive Officer, GAMBICA

Made Smarter

Finding practical ways to increase the uptake of digital technology in manufacturing, fostering leadership that embraces innovation and investment and gaining insights into how industry can collaborate to boost production.

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, partnering with academia, fostering innovation, the Made Smarter initiative and stimulating growth across the sector.

Brian Holliday, Managing Director, Siemens Digital Factory
Stephen Phipson CBE, CEO & Chair, MAKEUK – The Manufacturers’ Organisation
Donna Edwards, Programme Director North West, Made Smarter
Professor Paulo Bartolo, Head of the Manufacturing Group, The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester
Ian Funnell, Chief Executive Officer, ABB UK

Industry 4.0 and you. Showcasing advanced technology to transform manufacturing

  • Defining the technologies that are transforming manufacturing: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Internet of Things
  • Case studies to explain how these technologies are being used
  • Hear about the benefits of deploying some or all of these technologies

Nigel Moulton, Global CTO in the Modern Data Center Business Unit, Dell Technologies

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

Break

Industry 4.0 Insights

Guest presentation
Guillaume Vendroux, Delmia CEO, Dassault Systèmes

Guest presentation
Susanne Lauda, Director, Global Advanced Manufacturing Technology, AGCO Corporation

Visibility in the supply chain
Tom Dawes, Chief Executive Officer, ValueChain Technologies

Exhibition, Open Technology Forums and Lunch + Women in 4.0 Lunch

Round Table Discussions
Hosted by University of Manchester

With a maximum of 12 people around each table, these discussions offer the chance to really share your experiences, benchmark your progress and get new ideas for how to move your company forward. Each table will have a designated topic and will be moderated by an industry expert.

Topics will include all sorts of technologies from AI to sensors, VR to machine learning as well as other key hurdles to be overcome such as gaining buy in from senior stakeholders, developing low-cost pilots, understanding the new skills that will be needed, getting to grips with actual new revenue streams for your business and many more.

Essential Strategy to Get Started

Delivering profitability in manufacturing and supply chain with digital transformation and IIoT

  • Why be smarter? Fiscal performance & opportunity
  • IIoT and SMART Factory strategies meeting customer business challenges
  • Building the digitalised manufacturing transformation.
  • Achieving fiscal value in manufacturing and supply chain with digital transformation and IIoT

Martin Atkinson, Managing Director, Forcam

Introducing factory digitalisation step by step: the first three months (lessons learned based on real case study material)

  • Introducing production performance monitoring to collect accurate real time data
  • Building on the data using basic analytics and KPIs to gain incremental value
  • Choosing your next options: from production planning to energy optimisation, quality control to maintenance
  • Achieving the holy grail of increased efficiency and delivering rapid ROI

Andrzej Jarosz, Chief Executive Officer, ANT Sp

Questions and discussion

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  

Panel Discussion and Case Study: Industry 4.0 in the context of Manufacturing Engineering with an example of an electrification project
Industry 4.0 is revolutionising the way the manufacturing engineering sector integrates digital technology. This panel session will focus on the case study Electrified Powertrain Pilot Line for Manufacturing Engineering (E:PrIME) a project whose aim is to create unique capabilities for ultra-high-volume manufacture of next generation powertrains. The panel will discuss digital twin from different perspectives and its role in manufacturing engineering and touch on the ongoing need for IOT in electrification.

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)
Victor Szilagyi, Head of Product, Signal Noise
Ian Constance, Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Propulsion Centre

Exhibition & Networking drinks

Industry 4.0 Community Get Together and Informal Dinner

End of Evening

Day 2 – Thursday 11th April

Summit Chair: Martin Walder, Chairman, ENGINEERING & MACHINERY ALLIANCE

Making It Happen

Industry 4.0 can seem overwhelming, full of buzz words and glitzy high-tech expensive solutions that make it difficult to understand and then demonstrate ROI at board level.

The second day of the summit aims to dispel all of that and to give you a series of sessions that are based on practical hard-won experience. Case studies from manufacturers who have got their pilots up and running, realised the benefits, built on their experience and are now moving to their next stage.

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

Questions and discussion

Factories of the Future: Start Small, Scale up
Achieving incremental improvements that lead to Industry 4.0 and don’t require huge up front investment and resources

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

Case Study: IO Link – simple steps into I4.0, Unlocking the potential of your sensors

  • Sensors need to provide much more than just digital or analogue signals
  • Sensors need to pass additional information direct to your analytical platforms
  • Sensors need to change the way they operate based on analytic outcomes

Paul Stansfield, Industry 4.0 System Sales Manager NWE, ifm electronic ltd

Questions and discussion

Break

Factories of the Future: Start Small, Scale up
Achieving incremental improvements that lead to Industry 4.0 and don’t require huge up front investment and resources

Case Study: achieving incremental improvements that lead to Industry 4.0 and don’t require huge up front investment and resources 
Andy Schofield, Manufacturing & Materials Strategy and Technology Director, BAE Systems – Air

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

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

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

Questions and Discussion

Exhibition, Open Technology Forums and Lunch

Stream I

Executive Round Table Discussions

With a maximum of 12 people around each table, these discussions offer the chance to really share your experiences, benchmark your progress and get new ideas for how to move your company forward. Each table will have a designated topic and will be moderated by an industry expert. Topics will include all sorts of technologies from AI to sensors, VR to machine learning as well as other key hurdles to be overcome such as gaining buy in from senior stakeholders, developing low-cost pilots, understanding the new skills that will be needed, getting to grips with actual new revenue streams for your business and many more.

Please click here for the agenda.

Stream II

SME Forum

The ultimate success of the 4th industrial revolution will be measured by prosperity and economic growth. SMEs will make a significant contribution and this session will give you tools, techniques and guidance on every aspect of Industry 4.0 from access to funding to fostering smaller companies, investing in start-ups to achieve growth, developing solutions dedicated to the SME market and explaining the key role the SME sector must play in the future success of Industry 4.0.

Chair: Sameer Savani, Head of Innovation and Engineering, ADS

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

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

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

Case Study: 

Made Smarter tbc

Case Study:

Proto Labs tbc

Questions and Discussion

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.

Panel includes:

Clare Porter, Head of Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing & Services Directorate, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

David Challinor, Head of Automation – DOVVA, Airbus

Adam Cartwright, Head of Open Innovation, Siemens

End of Summit

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