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ARC's European Industry Forum 2021

Accelerating Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID World

May 18th, 2021  |  9:20 am - 5:00 pm (UTC+1)
May 19th, 2021  |  9:30 am - 5:00 pm (UTC+1)
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May 18 - 19, 2021

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Welcome to ARC’s European Industry Forum Online

The digital transformation is underway. Discover strategies and stories from the digital front lines, powered by ARC Advisory Group's research.

Join us at ARC’s annual Industry Forum Europe to learn more about how transforming factories, cities and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike. Discover what your peers and industry leaders are doing today and what steps they are taking to prepare for the future. We look forward to your participation!  


Forum Fee

There is no fee to attend for ARC Advisory Service clients, Digital Transformation Council (DTC) members, speakers and panelists of this Forum. Technology end users including manufacturing, energy, supply chain, logistics and city leaders are also welcome to register at no cost. Please select the appropriate ticket type when you register to receive your complimentary ticket.

The Forum fee for all other attendees is EUR 490 net, excl. VAT.


Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitutions may be made at any time at no additional charge. The registration fee is fully refundable up to three weeks prior to the Forum date. A 50% cancellation fee will be assessed after that date. All cancellations must be received in writing.


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Only registered attendees will be able to attend this forum. Registered attendees will also have access to the archived videos for 3 months. Pre-register for this online forum to plan your agenda and to get updates & reminders from ARC Advisory Group.

Agenda


Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

9:20 – 9:30 CET

Plenary

Welcome!

Florian Güldner
Managing Director, ARC Europe
9:30 – 10:30 CET

Plenary

21st Century Operations: Where IT, OT & ET Converge

Digital Factory Now: Increasing Productivity and Plant Availability


Till Potente
Senior Director, Phoenix Contact Electronics

Challenges and Opportunities of Digital Transformation in R&D, Manufacturing and Supply at GSK Vaccines

Herbert Vander Elst
Senior Director - Head of IT for Global Vaccines Manufacturing & Supply Chain, GlaxoSmithKline
10:30 – 11:00 CET

Industrial Communications

Wireless Connectivity Enhances Packaging Machines


Manu Peelman
Process Engineering Manager, D. Cloostermans-Huwaert

Co-speaker:
Gabi Daniely
Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, CoreTigo
11:00 – 12:30 CET

How to Avoid Vendor Lock-in in Your Digital Transformation Journey


OPC UA as the Enabling Technology

Stefan Hoppe
President & Executive Director, OPC Foundation


To the Cloud and Back

Erich Barnstedt
Chief Architect Standards & Consortia, Azure IoT, Microsoft


Strategies for Data-driven Digital Transformation in the Plant

João Martins Pinheiro
Senior Technical Team Lead, Equinor


Panel Discussion: Industrial Communications

Moderator:

David Humphrey
Director of Research, ARC Europe
10:30 – 12:30 CET

MESA

Digitalization and the Required New Governance of MES/MOM Projects in 2021

Uwe Küppers
Chairman of EMEA Board, MESA International

Delivering Competitive Advantage through Digitalization

Mette Marie Løkke
Excellence Manager, Arla Foods

The Brilliance of Basics: Resilience in Foods Supply Chains During COVID-19

Ilse Gravett-Hultzer
Transformation Director, RCL FOODS

Panel Discussion: MESA


Moderators:

Valentijn de Leeuw
Vice President, ARC Europe
Michel Devos
Vice Chairman, MESA EMEA


Panelists:

Peter Guilfoyle
CEO & President, Northwest Analytics
Ilse Gravett-Hultzer
Transformation Director, RCL FOODS
Uwe Küppers
Chairman of EMEA Board, MESA International
Mette Marie Løkke
Excellence Manager, Arla Foods
12:30 – 13:00 CET

Exhibit Hall

BREAK & VIRTUAL SHOWCASE

13:00 – 14:00 CET

Industrial Communications

Workshop: Time-Sensitive Networking: What, Why and Who

Moderator:

Tom Burke
Global Strategic Advisor, CC-Link Partner Association - Americas

Panelists:

Christian Bergdahl
Product Marketing Manager BU Anybus, HMS Networks Group
John Browett
General Manager, CC-Link Partner Associations - Europe
Chih-Hong Lin
Global Technology Partner Manager, Moxa Europe
Piotr Siwek
FA Deputy Marketing Director EMEA, Mitsubishi Electric
Frank Thomas
Associate Senior Consultant, ARC Europe
13:00 – 15:00 CET

Digital Twins



Digital Twins and Open Technologies

Burkhard Balz
Board Member, Industrial Digital Twin Association

Co-speaker:

Meik Billmann
General Manager, Industrial Digital Twin Association


Your Digital Twin Journey – Take Your Lawyers with You!


Sarah Hayes
Leader of Change Stream, National Digital Twin programme


Digital Twins for Asset Management and Measuring Performance

Ralph Rio
Vice President, Enterprise Software, ARC USA


Panel Discussion: Digital Twins

Moderator:

Ralph Rio
Vice President, Enterprise Software, ARC USA

Panelists:

Burkhard Balz
Board Member, Industrial Digital Twin Association
Meik Billmann
General Manager, Industrial Digital Twin Association
Diana France
Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan
Sarah Hayes
Leader of Change Stream, National Digital Twin programme
14:00 – 15:00 CET

Digital Transformation in Machine Building



Driving Industrial IoT for the Food Processing Industry

Marius Grathwohl
VP Digital Products and Transformation, MULTIVAC


How Intelligent Gearboxes Enable Digital Services and New Business Models

Simon Brehmer
Head of Technology & Digitalization , KOCH Pac-Systeme

Co-Speakers:

Jakob Ackermann
Business Developer – Digitalization, Wittenstein
Patrick Hantschel
Director Digitalization Center, Wittenstein
15:00 – 15:30 CET

Exhibit Hall

BREAK & VIRTUAL SHOWCASE

15:30 – 16:30 CET

Plenary

21st Century Operations: Where IT, OT & ET Converge



Keynote

A Holistic Approach to Manufacturing Digital Transformation at Pfizer

Mike Tomasco
Vice President, Digital Manufacturing, Pfizer


SWM's Digital Journey to Achieving Manufacturing Operational Excellence Sarma Malladi, CIO, SWM International


Sarma Malladi
CIO, SWM International

Moderator:

David Humphrey
Director of Research, ARC Europe

Panelists:

Sarma Malladi
CIO, SWM International
Till Potente
Senior Director, Phoenix Contact Electronics
Mike Tomasco
Vice President, Digital Manufacturing, Pfizer
Herbert Vander Elst
Senior Director - Head of IT for Global Vaccines Manufacturing & Supply Chain, GlaxoSmithKline


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

9:30 – 10:00 CET

Cybersecurity Strategies



Build a Safer Digital Society: Fight Smarter, not Harder!

Jean-Christophe Mathieu
Global Head of Industrial Security, Orange Cyberdefense
10:00 – 12:00 CET

ICS Cybersecurity & Safety Best Practices



Threat Landscape, Frameworks and Digital Transformation

Jens Wiesner
Head of Section for Industrial Automation and Control Systems, BSI


Functional Safety in the IIoT Era

Peter Sieber
Vice President Norms & Standards, HIMA Paul Hildebrandt


Future Security Technologies: Cyber Immunity for the Digital Transformation

Anton Shipulin
CISSP, CSSA - Industrial Cybersecurity Lead, Kaspersky


Cloud-based Enterprise Asset Management - Safety & Security Aspects

Filip de Keyser
International Maintenance Manager Recticel Insulation

Co-speaker:

Ewout Noordermeer
CMO & Sales Director at Ultimo Software Solutions

Moderator:

Thomas Menze
Senior Consultant, ARC Europe
9:30 – 12:00 CET

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Use Cases



The Role of AI in Modern Manufacturing

Walid Ali
AI & Sustainability Strategy, Microsoft


Drink Your Own Champagne: Operating IBM's Cognitive Supply Chain with AI, Cloud, Blockchain and Quantum


Thorsten Schröoeer
Director, IBM


Reliable Operations of Machine Learning Systems in Industrial Environments

Johannes Nehrkorn
Product Manager Machine Learning Operations


The Use of ML for Decision Making in Electronics Production

Stefan Schnake
Manager Manufacturing Data Support, Phoenix Contact Electronics


Investigation Excellence - A Case Study of Applying AI to Product Quality

John Kelleher
Senior Director, Digital Quality Solutions, Pfizer
12:00 – 12:30 CET

Exhibit Hall

BREAK & VIRTUAL SHOWCASE

12:30 – 14:30 CET

Manufacturing Digital Transformation at Adisseo: Strategy and Global Deployment

Agnès Leroy
Display Project Manager, Adisseo


New Dimensions for a Holistic APM

Hermann Obermair
Senior Vice President, Andritz


How the NAMUR Open Architecture Supports Data Acquisition from Field Devices to the Cloud

Alexander Wittenbrink
Project Engineer Automation, INVITE

Panel Discussion


Moderator:

Mario Backus
Executive Client Manager, ARC Europe

Panelists:

Daniel Coudriet
Manufacturing Analytics Consulting Principal, Capgemini
Mathieu Cura
CEO and Co-founder, Optimistik
Wilfried Grote
Global Industry Manager, Phoenix Contact Electronics
Agnès Leroy
Display Project Manager, Adisseo
Hermann Obermair
Senior Vice President, Andritz
Alexander Wittenbrink
Project Engineer Automation, INVITE
12:30 – 14:30 CET

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Workshop


Moderator:

Florian Güldner
Managing Director, ARC Europe

Panelists:

Corrado Iorizzo
IT Manufacturing – Domain Architect, Philip Morris International
Jürgen Käser
Director Process Applications, Voith Group
Johannes Nehrkorn
Product Manager Machine Learning Operations, Siemens
Jonathan Masci
Director of Deep Learning / co-Founder, NNaisense
Jacek Socha
Domain/Enterprise Architect, Philip Morris International
14:30 – 15:00 CET

Exhibit Hall

BREAK & VIRTUAL SHOWCASE

15:00 – 17:00 CET

5G Private Networks in Industry



5G Private Networks in Industrial Applications

Naresh Surepelly
Senior Analyst, ARC Europe


5G in Chemical Manufacturing

Pietro Valsecchi
GPCT Operational Excellence Expert, Covestro


Deutsche Messe 5G Industrial Area

Sander Rotmensen
Expert for Wireless Industrial Networks, Siemens


Panel Discussion: How Will 5G Impact Industrial Applications?


Moderator:

Wasay Rashid
Analyst, ARC Europe

Panelists:

Sebastian Elmgren
Smart Manufacturing Portfolio Manager, Ericsson
Sander Rotmensen
Director of Industrial Wireless Communication, Siemens
Naresh Surepelly
Senior Analyst, ARC Europe
Pietro Valsecchi
GPCT Operational Excellence Expert, Covestro
15:00 – 17:00 CET

Future Automation Innovations & the Industrial Edge



The Edge – A Gamechanger in Industrial Automation

Frank Thomas
Associate Senior Consultant, ARC Europe


The Real Potential of a Vendor-Independent Edge Control-Based DCS Architecture

Hermann Obermair
Senior Vice President, Andritz


Exploring New Automation Concepts for Carton Filling Machines

Albert Norberg
Director Packaging Line Embedded Automation, Tetra Pak


Panel Discussion: Future Architectures


Moderator:

David Humphrey
Director of Research, ARC Europe

Panelists:

Albert Norberg
Director Packaging Line Embedded Automation, Tetra Pak
Hermann Obermair
Senior Vice President, Andritz
Stefan Schönegger
Vice President Product Strategy & Innovation, B&R
Frank Thomas
Associate Senior Consultant, ARC Europe
Vitaliy Volevach
Head of Portfolio Management, Industrial Edge, Siemens

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