Are you ready to crack your Industry X.0 code?
Industry X.0 is how we define the digital reinvention of industry, when businesses use advanced digital technologies to transform their core operations, their worker and customer experiences and ultimately their business models. New levels of efficiency are achieved in the core of R&D, engineering, production, manufacturing and business support through integrated systems, processes, sensors and new intelligence. But how should companies take advantage of the enormous possibilities of Industry X.0?
During Hannover Messe 2018, we will offer daily topical panel sessions with experts from the world of IIoT with key note presentations from leading academic and business figures, and hands-on pragmatic advice on how to tackle the challenges and opportunities of digital reinvention. We understand your pain points and will provide real-world scenarios and solutions that provide real value outcomes.
Register today to join our panel discussions.
It Starts with AI. Building Smarter Products in the New
Moderator: Eric Schaeffer
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is permeating products and services in the industrial space. More and more we see technology inside products rather than outside. Senior business leaders recognize AI as the new driver of industrial value creation. But, many struggle with using AI to innovate hyper-personalized experiences and efficiencies for their customers, workforce and ecosystems. How are your competitors embedding AI in their products and solutions to drive customer value and outcomes? If you’ve asked yourself this question, join our trailblazing panel at Hannover Messe to learn how businesses must start visualizing and deploying AI as a strategic fulcrum to lead in building smarter products.
Digital Business Models with Industry X.0
Moderator and host: Frank Riemensperger
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Many companies have started their digital transformation. They have made strong progress in driving efficiencies and productivity. But is this enough? The challenge is shifting the core business model to a combination of smart products, services, and new experiences.
We would be delighted if you would join our VIP client event to discuss with leading industry experts how to create the right roadmap for your company.
Unlocking Value: Weaving your Industrial Digital Thread
Moderator: Mike Duncan
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Digital is powering a dramatic disruption in how we view innovation as a growth engine, from an emphasis on new products and services, to customer experiences. Opening that digital door to growth requires the seamless continuity of data throughout the product lifecycle - from design through manufacturing and in-service. Weaving this ‘Digital Thread’ builds a virtual representation, a ‘Digital Twin’, which can be used to model, predict, and provide valuable insights on the behaviour, performance and customer-centric experiences of a product. Come to the Accenture booth to find out why this challenge is a huge opportunity and and to hear from a panel of industry experts on how they started their digital journey, overcame hurdles and where they found success.
Diversity Boosts Innovation
Host: Jean Becker
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Diversity drives innovation. And determines success in business life. When companies bring together people of different genders, different roots, cultures and perspectives, they are collectively smarter, more creative, more innovative and more relevant. Together with experts from start ups and industry we will discuss this topic and will inspire our guests as to what they can do tomorrow.
Why AI and Why Now? Demystifying the Hype Throughout the Ecosystem
Moderator: Maxence Tilliette
12:30pm – 2:00pm
The technology behind Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around for more than 30 years. But it’s only in the last few that we’ve seen how we can apply AI to manufacturing to further optimize companies that have already been through a technological revolution. It’s led to an AI boom that has taken the industrial world by surprise. What’s driving this unexpectedly fast growth? CTOs and Digital Factory leaders are still in ‘discovery mode’, getting to grips with AI and how they might use it. They’re right to ask: “What else can AI bring to my operations? Can AI be industrialized for my operations?
To hear more, join our panel debate where leading brains behind effectively implemented AI projects will answer: is AI ready and affordable for Industrial? Artificial Intelligence is data hungry, needing a huge amount to be effective – where does that come from? Where do you find the right support and resources? And how do you industrialise AI, roll it out and test it to make it work in your industrial environment?
Don’t Let the Platforms Ship Sail. Instead, Get On Board!
Moderator: Brendan Mislin
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Your business needs to monitor remote equipment and products, reduce costs and generate new revenue. You know it needs an Internet of Things platform. For example, you’ll anticipate maintenance issues and fix them fast and your clients will be happy to pay a service fee to avoid downtime. But getting started seems too daunting. There’s a fear this ship could sail without you if you don’t move fast. To find out how to get the platform you need up and running quickly, scale up fast when you need to, and use the data to save money and make money, attend our panel debate at Hannover Messe.
IIoT Retrofit: bridging ageing industrial equipment to the NEW
Host: Wolfgang Decker
6.00pm – 10.00pm
It’s not enough to be “connected”. The goal in using the Industrial Internet of Things is to be pervasive, transformative, and intelligent – to connect sensors, controllers, actuators and smart devices to one another, and over the Internet, and integrate that data to provide performance-enhancing feedback – all in an easy to manage and above all secure and tamper resistant way.
However, the average age of industrial equipment and critical infrastructure systems is approaching 20-years – built and installed with at best, local connectivity in mind. New equipment is being built ready with IIoT connectors, but can we really limit Industrie 4.0 to Machine 4.0? How do you integrate your old plant equipment with the new, to get premium value? And how do you keep your systems secure against potential new connectivity threats? Join our client VIP event to see a simple-to-install prototype that "upgrades" the control unit of legacy systems to be cloud and IIoT-ready and breathe new life into them. And hear how to overcome threats and challenges of securing industrial “things.”