Virtual Agenda

The virtual Manufacturing Digitalisation Symposium mirrors the format of our established and successful face-to-face Summits, featuring a combination of interactive roundtable discussions, keynote presentations and panel discussions. Build Your Own Conference: Choose a 60-minute discussion and learn from the experience of the discussion leader, your fellow delegates, and share your own perspective. Each discussion group is limited to 10 participants.

2021-07-15
2021-07-15
09:30
Chair’s Welcome

A welcome from our Chairperson.

09:35
Keynote: Digital Transformation Success in Manufacturing
  • Is the organisation ready for significant change?
  • What is the desired outcome?
  • Is the system landscape digitally compliant and ready?
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Speaker from Infor
09:50
Keynote: The Benefits of a More Connected and Intelligent Enterprise

It’s been almost ten years since Industry 4.0 launched. But many manufacturers are still struggling to make the vision of digitized manufacturing a reality. End-to-end Digital Operations Transformation is the reinvention of companies through advanced digital technologies to drive new levels of efficiencies, customer experiences, and sustainability.

 

Manufacturers can achieve success by embracing digital operations transformation at scale. This requires significant attention to three key enablers. These are Skills, Leadership and Governance. All three are essential for ensuring digital readiness.

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Maddie Walker
UK & Ireland Industry X Lead, Accenture
10:05
Q&A with Keynote Speakers
10:15
Discussion Session: Analytics Factory of the Future

Why external factors are accelerating the journey towards the Analytics Factory of the Future. As the UK looks to pave its new way in the world, external shocks and pressures resulting from Covid-19 and climate change have pushed the productivity of UK manufacturing into sharp focus. In order to be competitive on the global scale manufacturers must turn to digital capabilities to improve productivity, increase innovation and find all-important marginal gains and often the Factory of the Future is posed as an answer. However, in a landscape of siloed data, unconnected systems and skillset scarcity pressures how can such a nirvana be achieved?

 

Discussion topics:

  • What is an Analytics Factory of the Future and why should I care?
  • Why Brexit and Covid have increased the need for decision-making across the whole business?
  • How can using Analytics lead to marginal productivity gains in the factory?
  • The Human Factor. How do I create an analytically enabled workforce?
  • How do I embed data and analytics in the workflow to deliver point-in-time decisions?
  • How do I start making the Analytics Factory of the Future something real today
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James Smith
RVP Manufacturing, Tableau
10:15
Discussion Session: Unlocking the Potential of Industrial Digitalisation with 5G

Competitiveness is everything to manufacturers and much-needed gains in efficiency and profitability will have to be achieved through new process innovations. This includes, for example, the continued automation of robots and warehouse transportation and cutting cables to become truly flexible. 5G and IoT will be key to enhancing and enabling these advances in manufacturing.

 

5G networks offer manufacturers the chance to build smart factories and truly take advantage of technologies such as automation, artificial intelligence, augmented reality for troubleshooting, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

 

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Iain Thornhill
VP - Service Providers and IoT, Ericsson
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Sebastian Elmgren
Portfolio Manager Smart Manufacturing, Ericsson
10:15
Discussion Session: Integrating Digital and Physical Systems

Extending Digitalisation beyond IT to OT – Data is the moving force of digitalisation in the manufacturing sector but creating truly scalable value means seamlessly bridging OT and IT at all levelsThe breaking down of silos and the integration of IT and OT will bring a more coordinated response to business requirements, shared resources and reductions in cost 

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Simon Keogh
General Manager Factory Automation, Siemens
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Daniel Smalley
Business Manager Digitalisation, Siemens
10:15
Discussion Session: Developing a Digitalisation Strategy

It is important to have a digitalisation strategy in place that takes organisational and operational change into account. Potential obstacles include cultural resistance to change, leadership and stakeholder buy-in. This session will be ‘deep-diving’ into the following issues:

 

  • Identifying digitalisation objectives – which parts of your production process are best suited to digitalisation?
  • Formulating a digitalisation strategy
  • Selecting the appropriate technology enablers
  • Establishing technology leadership
  • Training your staff and introduce a digital culture

 

11:15
Break
11:30
Panel Discussion: Building Digital Talent to Accelerate Digitalisation

Demand is rising across all sectors for more advanced digital skills. Most larger firms are reporting challenges in recruiting software engineers and 61% are struggling to hire data analysts. The workplace will need upskilling to gain new skills and reskilling to keep up with the advancements in technology and to take on new roles. 

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Alexander Brandham
Group Leader Assembly Maintenance: Control Engineering, Tooling & Digitalisation, BMW
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Hosein Torabmostaedi
Digital & Innovation Manager, Unipart Manufacturing & Hyperbat
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Helen Anderson
Head of Business Improvement & Systems, TMD Technologies
12:00
Discussion Session: Integrating Digital and Physical Systems

Extending Digitalisation beyond IT to OT – Data is the moving force of digitalisation in the manufacturing sector but creating truly scalable value means seamlessly bridging OT and IT at all levelsThe breaking down of silos and the integration of IT and OT will bring a more coordinated response to business requirements, shared resources and reductions in cost 

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Simon Keogh
General Manager Factory Automation, Siemens
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Daniel Smalley
Business Manager Digitalisation, Siemens
12:00
Discussion Session: Developing a Digitalisation Strategy

It is important to have a digitalisation strategy in place that takes organisational and operational change into account. Potential obstacles include cultural resistance to change, leadership and stakeholder buy-in. This session will be ‘deep-diving’ into the following issues:

 

  • Identifying digitalisation objectives – which parts of your production process are best suited to digitalisation?
  • Formulating a digitalisation strategy
  • Selecting the appropriate technology enablers
  • Establishing technology leadership
  • Training your staff and introduce a digital culture

 

12:00
Discussion Session: Unlocking the Potential of Industrial Digitalisation with 5G

Competitiveness is everything to manufacturers and much-needed gains in efficiency and profitability will have to be achieved through new process innovations. This includes, for example, the continued automation of robots and warehouse transportation and cutting cables to become truly flexible. 5G and IoT will be key to enhancing and enabling these advances in manufacturing.

 

5G networks offer manufacturers the chance to build smart factories and truly take advantage of technologies such as automation, artificial intelligence, augmented reality for troubleshooting, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

 

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Iain Thornhill
VP - Service Providers and IoT, Ericsson
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Sebastian Elmgren
Portfolio Manager Smart Manufacturing, Ericsson
12:00
Discussion Session: Analytics Factory of the Future

Why external factors are accelerating the journey towards the Analytics Factory of the Future. As the UK looks to pave its new way in the world, external shocks and pressures resulting from Covid-19 and climate change have pushed the productivity of UK manufacturing into sharp focus. In order to be competitive on the global scale manufacturers must turn to digital capabilities to improve productivity, increase innovation and find all-important marginal gains and often the Factory of the Future is posed as an answer. However, in a landscape of siloed data, unconnected systems and skillset scarcity pressures how can such a nirvana be achieved?

 

Discussion topics:

  • What is an Analytics Factory of the Future and why should I care?
  • Why Brexit and Covid have increased the need for decision-making across the whole business?
  • How can using Analytics lead to marginal productivity gains in the factory?
  • The Human Factor. How do I create an analytically enabled workforce?
  • How do I embed data and analytics in the workflow to deliver point-in-time decisions?
  • How do I start making the Analytics Factory of the Future something real today
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James Smith
RVP Manufacturing, Tableau
13:00
Keynote Presentation: Enabling Technologies – Digital Twin, AI, Data Analytics and IoT

Gain insight into and learn how to leverage the top technologies identified by experts that are aiding organizations in their digitalisation journeys.

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Paul Turner
Vice President I4.0 Applications & Analytics, Stanley Black & Decker
13:15
Q&A with speaker
13:25
Panel Discussion: How are your peers tackling and overcoming digitalisation challenges?
  • Increasing strategic awareness about digitalisation trends.
  • Providing frameworks for changing business models.
  • Supporting organisational orientation towards the problem, not the solution.
  • Supporting the elaboration and dynamic improvement of roadmaps.
  • Diagnostics related to a specific firm’s contingencies.
  • Using demonstrative cases for supporting cultural change.
  • Giving support for improving innovation capabilities.
  • Supporting system integration.
13:55 - 14:00
Chair’s Summary & Event Close
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