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Internet of Manufacturing 2018

08:50
Opening Remarks from the Chair
09:00
KEYNOTE

Intelligent business planning for IoT projects

  • A blank canvas: Starting from the beginning or working with you already have? 
  • Designing new business models as systematically as new products and process
  • Validation is key but how but how do you ensure it is thorough?
  • How can good business planning transform your IoT project?
10:00
SITE VISIT

Let’s see what’s possible from one of the best

Leaving the Westin Munich, transport will take you off-site to visit and see the practical application of digitisation. Participants will be given information sheets and asked to consider the art of the possible which will be re-evaluated in the afternoon session.

12:00
Networking Lunch at the Westin Hotel Munich

Transport will bring you back to the Westin Hotel Munich.

13:00
ROUNDTABLES

What does your current business plan look like?

During this interactive series of roundtables, participants will be able to discuss their business models with experts appropriate to their level of implementing IoT

  • Early adopters (Those engaged in IoT): How to effectively scale your current pilots?
  • Sideliners (Those trying to push IoT internally): The internal sale: Getting buy-in for IoT projects internally
  • Waders (Those about to begin their IoT journey): Making IoT a reality
14:00
PRESENTATION

Common pitfalls when putting together business models for IoT

  • Examples of good IoT projects that have failed due to bad planning 
  • Do the research with your customers: Ensuring your reasons for projects are thorough and resonate with your end-users
  • Vendor choice: Picking a solution and a partner that is right for you
  • Trying to scale to early? Timing is everything
14:30
WORKSHOP

Empowering you to go past the pilot stage and implement IoT on a widescale

Having taken into account: the site-visit and potential pitfalls when putting together an IoT business plan- this concluding workshop will look to evolve your current business plans and empower you to take real steps towards the implementation of your IoT projects. Topics to be reviewed include:

  • Creating a digital roadmap: What needs to be in your business plan
  • Current inhibitors: What are the personal issues that need to be overcome before adoption?
  • Solutions and the ecosystem: Is advanced training of management enough to solve issues or do you need to source vendors?
  • The next steps: What to do on Monday morning?
16:00
Networking drinks
08:50
Opening Remarks from Chair
09:00
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

How do we make Industrial IoT a reality: It’s time for implementation

  • Why is it essential for every manufacturer to have a global IoT strategy?
  • Manufacturing “The IoT industry” revenue opportunities and production potential
  • Process and Discrete: Where are we with IoT implementation in both manufacturing industries?
  • How to get the pilots out of the way: Scaling up IoT projects
09:30
PRESENTATION

Industrie 4.0 one year on, where are we now versus where we want to be?

  • Is Industrie 4.0 still the buzzword? What about the rest of Europe?
  • Taking stock of Tier 1 and the Mittelstand: Where are we now?
  • Brexit: The impact on the U.K. and on European Manufacturing
  • Looking forward: How have projections of a digitised manufacturing industry changed since last year?
10:00
PANEL DISCUSSION

Smart manufacturing means smart connectivity

  • The future of connectivity solutions: What’s available and for when?
  • Is Wi-Fi suitable for a connected factory? 
  • 5G connectivity solutions: Doubt arising, perhaps it’s time to look elsewhere!
  • SigFox vs LoRa: Which is the best IoT network for a process and discrete environment? 
  • Is it worth the wait? The business case for new connectivity solutions versus what is already available
10:30
Networking Break
11:00
CASE STUDY

Do we have a data problem? Data collection and integration under IoT

  • Structured versus unstructured data: What’s coming out of our factories?
  • Are sensors the only way to collect data? What are the alternatives? How do they fair? 
  • IoT and data collection beyond the factory 
  • Integrating big data into real time analytics: A global visual aid 
11:30
PRESENTATION

Industrial analytics can make you money: So how is it done?

  • How can data utilised from IoT, be used in Industrial analytics? Creating a premium digital service
  • Cost and ROI: What can you expect from the best industrial analytics systems?
  • The eternal question: Privacy and security for industrial analytics
12:00
CASE STUDY

Sustainable Integrated Platforms and Standards Solutions

  • Are platforms the first or last piece of the IoT project puzzle?
  • What do good sustainable integrated platforms look like? 
  • Platforms and partners: Who is your ecosystem? 
  • The evolution of platform implementation: Legacy systems and beyond
12:30
Lunch
13:30
STREAMS

STREAM A: Physical and Cyber Security

Building a robust security against cyber attack: All the steps

  • Identifying points of weakness in connected manufacturer: Factories, HQ and products
  • Plugging gaps: Taking the initiative to stay ahead by partnering with good solution providers
  • Incident response: Detecting an intrusion, escalation and stopping an attack early
  • New IoT products mean new IoT security!

STREAM B: Training and Organisational Issues

Implementing IoT in a traditional manufacturer

  • What does it take to sell IoT internally: Convincing of security, reliability and returns? 
  • Scrap silos and move to agile: Business models that support innovation rather than scarper it
  • The importance of ecosystems in IoT and working collaboratively 
  • Is organisational issues the biggest inhibitor to IoT implementation, and if so, how do we fix it?
14:00
STREAMS

STREAM A: Physical and Cyber Security

One-to-one business meetings

  • Network with tech innovators that address your current priorities in these pre-arranged and mutually agreed meetings. 
  • A valuable platform for educating yourself on the latest technology and making informed decisions for your IoT strategy.

STREAM B: Training and Organisational Issues

WORKSHOP:  Equiping staff with the necessary tools for IoT adoption 

  • It’s no longer enough to know the theory: Teaching senior management the practicalities of IoT
  • Smart Hiring for Smart Manufacturers: Skills to look out for and market availability
  • How do we train staff in operational technology, information technology and IoT? Send them to the factories and plants!
  • IoT for employee engagement, learning and development and industry accreditations
14:45
STREAMS

STREAM A: Physical and Cyber Security

DEBATE: Utilising IoT to ensure the physical security of your plant, factory and office

  • For the use of IoT for physical security: IoT give manufacturers the ability to monitor employees and equipment it should be a fully integrated to ensure physical security.
  • Partial integration of physical security: There’s definitely some merit in getting real-time information on equipment and assets, however there are ethical and legal challenges that go with monitoring employees

STREAM B: Training and Organisational Issues

Session Reserved for Wind River

  • Details TBC shortly
15:15
Networking Break
15:45
Session Reserved for Elisa
  • Details TBC shortly
16:05
Session Reserved for Tele2
  • Details TBC shortly
16:25
START-UP SHOWCASE

Your chance to identify the next big thing

Bring your beer with you and be inspired by this dynamic showcase of start-up talent. A series of Industrial IoT start-ups will have the opportunity to pitch their cutting-edge ideas and technologies in 3 minutes before being challenged by a moderating panel and you, the audience!

Take this opportunity to gain early insight into new technologies and potentially identify your next investment project to give you a competitive edge in the market.

17:15
Closing Remarks from Chair
17:30
End of Day One
17:30
Evening entertainment and networking drinks
08:50
Opening Remarks from Chair
09:00
KEYNOTE

What does the next wave of technology look like for European Manufacturers

  • A synopsis of technological advancements from 2017 to 2018
  • Trends and tools: Where has the life of the manufacturer become easier versus trends that cost a lot of money in solutions?
  • What will the manufacturer of 2019 look like? Evolution or revolution of technology
09:30
CASE STUDY

Predictive Maintenance: The magic bullet in the ROI arsenal

  • The fundamentals of predictive maintenance for discrete manufacturing
  • Use cases of predictive maintenance from process manufacturers 
  • Mapping the ROI of predictive maintenance: What does it look like on the balance sheet?
  • A spanner in the works? Upfront costs
10:00
PANEL DISCUSSION

The benefits of the predictive maintenance for customers: The connected car case study

  • The aim: Getting rid of scheduled services and breakdowns: Laying down the original vision
  • The impact: Happier customers that will trust and happy to invest in your brand. Looking at the consumer feedback
  • The costs: Examining the expense of putting predictive maintenance in a high end connected car
  • The rewards: Forecasting both direct and indirect returns
10:30
Networking Break
11:00
Session reserved for GE
  • Details TBC shortly
11:30
FIRESIDE CHAT

Technological advances in the Intelligent factory

  • How is IoT optimising operations across the value chain? 
  • Moving beyond superficial and novel technologies that are incredibly expensive
  • Linking intelligent machines to intelligent factories 
  • Real-life success: Measuring productivity since the implementation of new technologies in the intelligent factory
12:00
PANEL DISCUSSION

Technologies converging: Blockchain, IoT and Asset-tracking

  • Blockchain and IoT: A quick guide 
  • An actual use-case for Blockchain: Asset-tracking and its appeal to manufacturing
  • The numbers add up: Blockchain technology cost for our manufacturers
  • Is blockchain about to take manufacturing by storm?
12:30
LIGHTENING PRESENTATION

Session Reserved for Harting

12:40
Lunch
13:00
STREAMS

STREAM A: DISCRETE MANUFACTURERS

Aerospace: Implementing IoT in a product with a 75 year shell life

  • Operational efficiency and the aid of IoT: Fuel omissions, avionics and beyond
  • Building IoT planes with the passenger in mind: Connectivity embedded and beyond
  • A big issue when building a plane: Partnering and trust
  • How is IoT going to change the future of aeroplane manufacturers?

STREAM B: PROCESS MANUFACTURERS

Regulating IoT for process manufacturers: A fly in the ointment or a valuable guide to implementation

  • Quick synopsis of current regulatory stipulations for IoT in BioChem and Pharmaceuticals 
  • Grey areas: Physical properties and production
  • Future regulatory developments and available aid to remain compliant
  • A hindrance to implementing IoT?
13:30
STREAMS

STREAM A: DISCRETE MANUFACTURERS

One-to-one business meetings

  • ‍Network with tech innovators that address your current priorities in these pre-arranged and mutually agreed meetings. 
  • A valuable platform for educating yourself on the latest technology and making informed decisions for your IoT strategy.

STREAM B: PROCESS MANUFACTURERS

Let’s speed up food production through the use IoT

  • An un-conventual factory but a smart one 
  • Pepsi/ Kraft/ Nestle: Which Tier 1 food manufacturers are dabbling in IoT
  • Food and the supply chain: Utilising IoT in logistics to ensure food lasts longer post production
14:00
STREAMS

STREAM A: DISCRETE MANUFACTURERS

Materials and Heavy Machinery: Why are they doing so well on their IoT implementation journey?

  • Do Materials and Heavy Machinery industries have an edge with IoT implementation? 
  • Small differences but big similarities with new available technology for 2018
  • How is the German Mittelstand transforming these industries?

STREAM B: PROCESS MANUFACTURERS

Meeting Demand: IoT for Pharmaceuticals and Chemical companies

  • Connected pill dispensers, sensors and beyond: What is IoT doing for the pharma industry?
  • Using real-time data and cloud connectivity to provide the best service to consumers
  • Taking the industry past automation to real IoT
  • Inhibitors and overcoming them: IoT in the real world
14:30
Networking Break
15:00
ROUNDTABLES

Moving from a product to services model through IoT

During this interactive series of roundtables, participants will be able to discuss the importance of IoT to a services model. Topics to be discuss are:

  • How to intelligently manipulate and monetise data in a services model
  • Business ecosystems and their relationship with innovation
  • How can you shift mindsets of your senior management? 
16:00
PRESENTATION

Let’s take platforms to the next level: Open Manufacturing

  • What are APIs? How do they work in theory? 
  • Industries where this already happening: Pharmaceuticals and unlikely partners
  • Where is the revenue opportunity? What about security? 
  • Is this the future of the IoT ecosystem?
16:30
Closing Remarks from Chair
16:40
End of Day Two