7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and coffee

Registration and coffee before the start of the event

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

OPENING KEYNOTES


9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

THE FACTORY OF THE FUTURE – Separating the Hype from the Reality

In one way or another, manufacturers are embracing change, and every company will chart its own course towards the smart factory of the future. And what have we learned from those journeys? Are wireless factories and ‘lights-out’ facilities inevitable, or even desirable? What are the likely challenges to be faced in adopting increasingly automatic manufacturing processes? Is the hype around digital transformation and automated factories justified or has it been oversold?

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

BUSINESS TRACK

BUSINESS CASE AND FUNDING - Quantifying your ROI and investing smartly

For most manufacturers, the number one hurdle to IoT and technology adoption is not a technical or conceptual one, but a matter of financing it. The panel discusses innovative funding strategies that are available and being used to finance your smart manufacturing program, and how to build a solid business case based on concrete use cases.

TECHNOLOGY TRACK

CYBERSECURITY

The manufacturing industry presents an attractive target for hackers for a number of specific reasons. 28% of manufacturers reported an attack in the last year, with an average lost revenue of 14%, according to Cisco. What’s are the latest strategies for winning the security war and protecting your investment? Does Blockchain have the answers?

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

LUNCH


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

USE CASE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

These informal discussions feature a leading expert, you the audience, and are facilitated by a moderator. Delegates are invited to ask questions in this free, frank, conversation around particular themes.

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

SALON A

COLLABORATION SOFTWARE - Creating a paperless organisation


SALON B

5G for the Factory


SALON C

TESTING & MEASUREMENT


2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

SALON A

WAREHOUSE TECHNOLOGY & YARD MANAGEMENT


SALON B

ASSET TRACKING


SALON C

ENERGY EFFICIENCY


3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Coffee Break


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

BIG DATA - An extraordinarily powerful tool... (when used correctly)

In almost every aspect of modern life ‘data-ism’ – the belief that data can solve our problems – is replacing the traditional ‘human expert-centered’ orthodoxy. Organisations increasingly look towards computer-crunched data insights as a basis of decision-making instead of the knowledge inside a human brain. Is this true for manufacturers? What can data do and what can’t it do? What are the best use cases?

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

ENTERPRISE INSIGHTS: LESSONS LEARNED on the PATH TO SMART MANUFACTURING – Managing Change, the Human Factor, and Executive Support.

The human and organisational impact of the 'lights out' factory. Is the workerless factory a goal to strive for? How to do IOT the 'right' way. How to overcome resistance to new business processes and technology during your digital transformation. The panel of manufacturers discusses lessons learned on the path to digital transformation and automation.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Cocktail Reception

Urban Lounge, Westin