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Manufacturing Innovation, Automation & Robotics Summit

  • 29th – 30th September 2021
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  • ONLINE

Industry 4.0 is transforming companies' operations from production efficiency to product customization through the power of:

  • connectivity
  • advanced analytics
  • automation
  • cutting edge manufacturing technologies

The experts in the field will focus on the emerging tech, automation, and digitalization, achieved by Manufacturing 4.0, enriched by personalized human touch, and making a shift towards more collaborative operation at Industry 5.0.

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About the Manufacturing Innovation, Automation & Robotics Event

Industry 4.0 is transforming companies' operations from production efficiency to product customization through the power of:

  • connectivity
  • advanced analytics
  • automation
  • cutting-edge manufacturing technologies

The role of Manufacturing 4.0 becomes even more critical now.

The stakeholders are better-positioned to a crisis such as covid-19 and performing better when utilizing digital solutions, like:

  • Machine Learning (ML)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Augmented Intelligence (AI)
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Robotics
  • Sensors
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Additive Manufacturing

Adopting digital technologies will remain the priority, as companies are getting prepared to successfully handle future crises. So, could the “new normal” facing manufacturers be the catalyst needed to accelerate the shift towards automated manufacturing operations?

Since businesses will be adjusting to the future challenges, with the executives and the key players in the industry, we will look to the possible solutions in the long-term perspective on:

  • How will manufacturing and its supply chains look after the covid-19 pandemic?
  • What is the role of automation in a post-covid world?

Join the experts at the Manufacturing Innovation, Automation & Robotics Summit on 29-30 September 2021, and:

  • explore successful use cases and novel applications for emerging technologies,
  • present advanced developments,
  • identify potential partnerships,

See you at #VLmanufact in September 2021. 

Who Should Attend: 

Chief Executives, Directors, Vice Presidents, Department Heads, Leaders and Managers specializing in:  

  • Advanced Analytics
  • Advanced Materials
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Augmented Intelligence (AI)
  • Automation
  • Blockchain
  • Business Transformation
  • Change Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Cost Optimisation
  • Cyber Security
  • Data & Analytics
  • Digital Technologies
  • Digitalisation
  • Energy Management
  • Engineering
  • Ergonomics
  • Facilities Management
  • Health & Safety
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Industry 4.0
  • Industry 5.0
  • Information Technologies (IT)
  • Innovation
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Inventory
  • Logistics
  • Machine Learning (ML)
  • Manufacturing 4.0
  • Manufacturing 5.0
  • Operational Excellence (OPEX)
  • Operations
  • Performance Management
  • Plant Management
  • Process Automation
  • Process Engineering
  • Process Excellence
  • Product Development
  • Production
  • Project Management
  • Quality Control (QC)
  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • Research and Innovation (R&I)
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Robotics
  • Scalability
  • Supply Chain
  • Sustainability
  • Systems & Infrastructure Engineering
  • Systems Analytics
  • Technical Operations
  • Technical Process Planning
  • Warehouse
  • Warehouse Automation
  • Workplace

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Key Practical Learning Points

  • Emerging tech, automation, and digitalization to advance Manufacturing 4.0 to the next level
  • Continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and agility to enhance production
  • Plant floor optimization to maximize manufacturing performance
  • Intelligent supply chain and cybersecurity to complement smart manufacturing
  • Relevant KPIs to accurately control manufacturing quality and progress
  • Process excellence to increase manufacturing efficiency and profitability
  • Innovations to transform manufacturing business schemes, processes, and services
  • Deploying and scaling out competitive and low-cost production models towards Industry 5.0

Moussa Diakhité, FR

Operation Analyst, Houston Smart Innovative Operations (SIO) Center

Air Liquide

About Speaker

Peter Seitel, DE

Director DOD-S; Electronics

Merck KGaA

About Speaker

Ingo Hild, DE

Plant Manager

OSRAM GmbH

About Speaker

Aman Tripathi, FR

Chairman Office, Nissan AMIEO (Africa, Middle East, India, Europe & Oceania)

Nissan Europe

About Speaker

Katarina Heining, DE

Director Business Development Manufacturing

Microsoft

About Speaker

Fabio Achille Occhioni, IT

Production & Integration Director

Thales Alenia Space

About Speaker

Rak-Joon Choi, US

VP Blockchain and Supply Chain Digitization

Torqata Data and Analytics, LLC 

About Speaker

Stéphane Coudurier Curveur, FR

Industrial Process Performance Excellence (IPEX), Injection Senior Manager & Senior Expert

Faurecia

About Speaker

Ricardo Narciso Schiochet, BR

Digital Manufacturing Regional Leader – LATAM

Kimberly-Clark

About Speaker

Hao Dinh, US

Director Group Digital Operations & Innovation

Electrolux

About Speaker

Marcos Paganini, CH

VP Global Manufacturing Strategy and Deployment

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health

About Speaker

Carlos Paredes, US

Controls Engineering Manager

Amcor

About Speaker

Tom Norbut, US

Manager, IoT Infrastructure and Manufacturing Network

Trelleborg Group

About Speaker

Lester McHargue, US

Executive Strategist Manufacturing

Salesforce

About Speaker

Ulrich Löwen, DE

Senior Principal Engineer

Siemens

About Speaker

Erkut Ekinci, TR

Head of Information Technologies

HUGO BOSS Textile Industries Ltd

About Speaker

Roberto Napione, IT

Head of Machine Center of Excellence

SKF Group

About Speaker

Miika Murremäki, FI

Vice President, Global Digital Development

ABB

About Speaker

Moussa Diakhité, FR

Operation Analyst, Houston Smart Innovative Operations (SIO) Center

Air Liquide

Moussa joined Air Liquide France in 2016 as a Production Optimization Engineer for Air Liquide’s newly created ROCC (Remote Operation Control Center) in Lyon (France) after having started his career at Exxon. In his first role, he worked on the definition and creation of new tools for the ROCC. Moussa is an active member of the community of practice around the PI System within Air Liquide and an early adopter of PI AF within the Group. He led a working group in charge of the definition of Data Structure & Calculation standards.

Moussa is now working as an Operation Analyst for Houston Smart Innovative Operations (SIO) Center. He is managing the Enterprise Historian deployment for the Operations after the signing of an enterprise agreement between Air Liquide & Osisoft, enabling a worldwide usage of the PI System within Air Liquide.

Peter Seitel, DE

Director DOD-S; Electronics

Merck KGaA

Peter with MERCK since 1992 and started in the business unit Electronic Chemicals with several functions in product and key account management.

From 2000 on, Peter was responsible for different teams in Supply Chain Management Life Science and then for nearly 10 years Director Central Warehousing. During this time, we had an extreme increase in requirements regarding volumes, quality, and safety. Since 2018 he is leading the Service team of Electronics in Darmstadt. In this function, we are responsible for many functions, starting with production supply up to the Distribution of finished materials and the organization of the waste management for the production.

Ingo Hild, DE

Plant Manager

OSRAM GmbH

Dipl. Ing. Ingo Hild, responsible for automotive plants Schwabmünchen and Bruntal (Czech Republic). Studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Ulm. Worked for Procter and Gamble and Bosch. Started 2002 at OSRAM to design fully automated high-speed machines for Automotive Head Lamp Production. Is leading the plant Schwabmünchen within disruptive change from a traditional to a high-tech plant by digitalization/automation and by using the lean principles.

Aman Tripathi, FR

Chairman Office, Nissan AMIEO (Africa, Middle East, India, Europe & Oceania)

Nissan Europe

Aman is a young auto-business professional currently working with Nissan AMIEO (Africa, Middle East, India, Europe & Oceania).

Aman lives to blow stuff up: a speaker, an entrepreneur, and a strategy automotive enthusiast. Aman learned the value of dedication at an early age growing up in India. At 19, he started his professional career during his graduation, where he founded and led an International Automotive event to provide graduate students hands-on experience in the auto industry. After graduation, he joined one of the pioneer giants in engine manufacturing, i.e., Cummins, as a Manufacturing Engineer and received prominent awards in process establishment, improvement and innovation.  

Aman has received many International and National awards, namely -International scholarships and awards from SAE International/ India, Automotive Component Manufacturers of India (ACMA), and the National Convention on Quality Concepts. 

Aman loves cars and in his free time, enjoys learning new sports (can play 9 of them), and loves to cook.

Katarina Heining, DE

Director Business Development Manufacturing

Microsoft

Katarina Heining is a Senior Industry Executive for Manufacturing industries at Microsoft Corporation, which includes industries such as Process, Discrete, Heavy Assets, Automotive, Metals and Mining, Pharma and Biotech industry. With her background working in production as a commissioning leader at the FemCare plant as well as production, IT leader at Procter & Gamble, Katarina has a passion for understanding the business need and value enabled through digital solutions. She and her team support the field sales teams for Western European manufacturing clients to understand the business value digital platforms deliver on their I4.0 journey. In her former tenure as a senior account executive at the Microsoft partner relayr, she was responsible for leads funnel across all industries and customers in DACH looking for an IIoT Platform, digital transformation strategy in the combination of new business modules such as Product-as-a-Service. Prior to that role, Katarina was an information solution sales executive at the world's leading automation company Rockwell Automation in Germany, focusing on software solutions for Manufacturing Execution processes and advanced analytics. Along with the above referenced 16 years of relevant, progressively responsible experience, Katarina also holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Management and Engineering from Luleå Technical University in Sweden. Katarina and her two daughters live in Kempten, Germany.

Fabio Achille Occhioni, IT

Production & Integration Director

Thales Alenia Space

Production Director | Space Manufacturing | Industry 4.0 & Digitalization | APIC CPIM Certified | Business Continuity Manager | Lean & Process Improvement - Fabio has thirty years of industrial experience in the space manufacturing industry. Production Director of the new state of art Thales Alenia Space plant in L'Aquila, mastering Lean, Process Improvement, Business Continuity, and Industry 4.0., a professional certified APICS CPIM.

Long experience on high mix low volume production in a focused space-qualified factory for equipment and Antennas for the satellite market

Experiences in electronic equipment in several fields and technologies, as SMT, Microelectronic, Hybrids, Substrates, Digital, RF, and Power Modules & Equipment and Test Facilities (Shaker, Shock, Thermal Vacuum, EMC), operating in clean room and laboratories.

Rescue, Relocation, and Business Continuity Manager of Thales Alenia Space Industrial activities after the earthquake of 2009 in the center of Italy. New lean layout definition and set-up of Industrial activities in the new plant.

Rak-Joon Choi, US

VP Blockchain and Supply Chain Digitization

Torqata Data and Analytics, LLC 

Stéphane Coudurier Curveur, FR

Industrial Process Performance Excellence (IPEX), Injection Senior Manager & Senior Expert

Faurecia

Ricardo Schiochet is natural from Brazil, with many international experiences around the globe, such as in Germany, the USA, Singapore, and many countries in Latin America. He has vast experience in manufacturing operations and in continuous improvement concepts and strategy. These experiences were absorbed working on different types of industry, such as SKF, Renault supplier, Honda Supplier, Truck manufacturing supplier and playing different roles from manufacturing engineer to consulting. At Purdue University, he was graduated with a master's degree in Technology, Leadership, and Innovation. Before it, his under-grad degree was received by Pontifical Catholic University in Brazil as a Control and Automation Engineer with 1 year coursed in Konstanz Fachhochschule – GER, as part of an international program. The most recent and exciting responsibility role, at Kimberly Clark in Brazil from the last 7 years, he has been involved and leading DIGITAL MANUFACTURING PROGRAM at LATAM regional level at KC."

Ricardo Narciso Schiochet, BR

Digital Manufacturing Regional Leader – LATAM

Kimberly-Clark

Ricardo Schiochet is natural from Brazil, with many international experiences around the globe, such as in Germany, the USA, Singapore, and many countries in Latin America. He has vast experience in manufacturing operations and in continuous improvement concepts and strategy. These experiences were absorbed working on different types of industry, such as SKF, Renault supplier, Honda Supplier, Truck manufacturing supplier and playing different roles from manufacturing engineer to consulting. At Purdue University, he was graduated with a master's degree in Technology, Leadership, and Innovation. Before it, his under-grad degree was received by Pontifical Catholic University in Brazil as a Control and Automation Engineer with 1 year coursed in Konstanz Fachhochschule – GER, as part of an international program. The most recent and exciting responsibility role, at Kimberly Clark in Brazil from the last 7 years, he has been involved and leading DIGITAL MANUFACTURING PROGRAM at LATAM regional level at KC."

Hao Dinh, US

Director Group Digital Operations & Innovation

Electrolux

States, Hao is an experience junkie. He has worked across the United States, Europe, and Southeast Asia in the retail, financial services sector, energy segment, extreme sports arena, and entertainment industry, performing various roles such as an innovation evangelist, financial auditor, product owner, and his favorite job, as a professional skateboarder. Currently, Hao is passionate about nurturing his creative confidence and utilizing innovation to solve complex issues. He is spearheading initiatives to transform traditional organizations into innovation powerhouses. Additionally, Hao started two non-profits focused on helping students nurture their creative skills, spark their innovative fire and prepare for the digital economy.

Marcos Paganini, CH

VP Global Manufacturing Strategy and Deployment

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health

Marcos Paganini is vice president, global manufacturing strategy and deployment at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, his areas of oversight include end-to-end supply chain optimization, network/footprint management, digital manufacturing strategy, operational excellence, performance and program management, and fostering a culture of innovation at Johnson & Johnson. He has worked at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health for 14 years in roles including Americas operations lead, APAC operations lead, and EMEA planning and supply chain excellence lead. He has previous experience at the FIAT Group, as a consultant for McKinsey & Company in Brazil and the US, and at Newell Rubbermaid. 

Carlos Paredes, US

Controls Engineering Manager

Amcor

Tom Norbut, US

Manager, IoT Infrastructure and Manufacturing Network

Trelleborg Group

Tom Norbut is an innovative and highly accomplished IT Manager equipped with 20+ years of combined business and technology experience that includes spearheading the implementation of new strategies for the design, deployment, maintenance, and troubleshooting of large-scale networks and multi-vendor systems. 

Tom’s current role in Trelleborg has him dealing with IoT and Production system topics from a Corporate IT Infrastructure perspective. These new and exciting areas have generated a lot of buzz within his company, and Tom is glad to be a part of the solutions that are being developed.

Lester McHargue, US

Executive Strategist Manufacturing

Salesforce

Accomplished executive with a proven record of accomplishment for surpassing goals and exceeding expectations. Expertise includes over thirty-five years of experience in the Industrial Sector, driving transformational excellence to clients through advanced analytics, digital transformation, automation, IoT, and cloud-based solutions.

Lester has held Executive Management through Delivery, and Business Development positions in Consulting and Professional Service Organizations, Engineering and Consulting Organizations, and Leading Product Companies. Lester has extensive experience working with clients in a consultative manner, bringing thought leadership to identify, quantify, sell, and deliver transformational initiatives. These initiatives have helped clients incorporate New Business Models, New Revenue Streams and Optimize existing processes utilizing data and derived insight to capture value. As a leader within the Industrial sector driving Digital capabilities to enable real transformation in operations excellence, generate revenue streams, and help clients utilize advanced methods to maximize their returns. This expertise includes the implementation of Digital Solutions, including SaaS, SLaaS, PaaS models incorporating advanced analytics, machine learning, and cognitive capabilities to help clients transform their entire Value Chains and Go To Market capabilities. Lester has led Industry 4.0 capabilities and guided clients in the development of IoT capabilities to increase efficiencies and drive new business models. Examples include connected equipment, real-time monitoring. And This experience also includes a foundation beginning with Industry 3.0 and had leadership roles with both the leading product manufactures as well as Engineering Consulting firms that did end-to-end manufacturing transformation. Inclusive of Automation, SCADA, SPC Control, and Manufacturing Execution Systems.

Ulrich Löwen, DE

Senior Principal Engineer

Siemens

Ulrich Löwen has a Ph.D. in computer science and has many years of professional experience at Siemens in various roles. He is currently working for Siemens, Technology, as a subject matter expert on digitization in the manufacturing industry. He is involved in activities of Platform Industrie 4.0, various associations (e.g., GMA, VDMA), consortia, and international collaborations (e.g., Japan, China). His work focuses on scenarios and uses cases to illustrate the business value of new digital technologies, especially in the manufacturing industry. In addition, he lectures on "Application Scenarios Industrie 4.0" at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen.

Erkut Ekinci, TR

Head of Information Technologies

HUGO BOSS Textile Industries Ltd

He graduated with a Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, and Informatics. He started his professional life in a software development company as a Developer and then Project Manager. He worked for Philip Morris-Production for more than 10 years and was involved in many Manufacturing Systems implementation, which provided him to have detailed Manufacturing know-how in many aspects. Before Hugo Boss, he worked with several companies from the Public and Private sector as Business Development Manager, especially on Business Intelligence. He has been working for Hugo Boss since 2010 as Head of IT, and for the last 5 years, he has focused on Industry 4.0 and Smart Factories. His main interests are IoT, Big Data Analytics, XR (AR/VR/MR), Robotics, Simulation, Artificial Intelligence(AI), and System Integration. He is working on the Digital Transformation of the organization, not just in creating the strategies and also execution of all these related projects.

Roberto Napione, IT

Head of Machine Center of Excellence

SKF Group

Miika Murremäki, FI

Vice President, Global Digital Development

ABB

Moussa Diakhité, FR

Operation Analyst, Houston Smart Innovative Operations (SIO) Center

Air Liquide

Peter Seitel, DE

Director DOD-S; Electronics

Merck KGaA

Ingo Hild, DE

Plant Manager

OSRAM GmbH

Aman Tripathi, FR

Chairman Office, Nissan AMIEO (Africa, Middle East, India, Europe & Oceania)

Nissan Europe

Katarina Heining, DE

Director Business Development Manufacturing

Microsoft

Fabio Achille Occhioni, IT

Production & Integration Director

Thales Alenia Space

Rak-Joon Choi, US

VP Blockchain and Supply Chain Digitization

Torqata Data and Analytics, LLC 

Stéphane Coudurier Curveur, FR

Industrial Process Performance Excellence (IPEX), Injection Senior Manager & Senior Expert

Faurecia

Ricardo Narciso Schiochet, BR

Digital Manufacturing Regional Leader – LATAM

Kimberly-Clark

Hao Dinh, US

Director Group Digital Operations & Innovation

Electrolux

Marcos Paganini, CH

VP Global Manufacturing Strategy and Deployment

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health

Carlos Paredes, US

Controls Engineering Manager

Amcor

Tom Norbut, US

Manager, IoT Infrastructure and Manufacturing Network

Trelleborg Group

Lester McHargue, US

Executive Strategist Manufacturing

Salesforce

Ulrich Löwen, DE

Senior Principal Engineer

Siemens

Erkut Ekinci, TR

Head of Information Technologies

HUGO BOSS Textile Industries Ltd

Roberto Napione, IT

Head of Machine Center of Excellence

SKF Group

Miika Murremäki, FI

Vice President, Global Digital Development

ABB

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