Host & Moderator: Eric Schaeffer
The industrial workforce is changing beyond recognition. With the emergence of intelligent machines and automation, many companies have already begun the transition to a blended workforce where humans and machines collaborate, multiplying cognitive power. Just as machines are evolving, so too will the roles that humans play in the blended workforce. The next generation of workers, focused on higher value tasks, will need different skills compared to their predecessors―”human” skills such as flexibility, creativity and emotional intelligence―that set them apart from AI and their new robot colleagues. Companies need to move fast to manage this change and recruit where most demand is expected – digital change managers, for example - and where they have failed to do so before – from the ranks of talented women, still largely absent from the industrial workforce. With contributions from leaders in the field and the latest research, Accenture will explore the impact of AI and automation on the industrial workforce.
Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann
acatech - National Academy of Science and Engineering
Senior Managing Director - Geographic Unit Lead Germany, Switzerland, Austria
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
CEO and Scientific Director
Companies are increasingly integrating their core business functionalities with third parties and their platforms. Forward-thinking leaders leverage these relationships to build their role in new digital ecosystems – to unlock their next waves of strategic growth. Are you ready to tap the full potential of the digital platform economy that will connect people, devices, machines, information as well as data and processes, thus generating new customer experiences and growth?
Take the opportunity to learn from and discuss with German platform providers and their pioneer partners how these partnerships will enable the German industry to provide increasingly innovative services and better outcomes for both their business and customers.
Host & Moderator: Daniel Ostrower
Turning commodity products into value-added connected products and services requires new approaches to innovation. Traditionally, many industrial companies have focused only on technology innovation but the user experience is equally, if not more, important to product innovation. Through this customer-driven approach, innovative ideas are generated and implemented leveraging behavioral insights to create highly relevant solutions that can disrupt the status quo and competitively differentiate your company. Leaders of Accenture’s Connected Product Innovation group, including recently acquired product design and innovation firm Altitude, have created an interactive experience to share with you this year. With opportunities to hear from the leading innovators in this space, we will demonstrate how to create innovative new products, services, experiences, and businesses in an age of smart, connected environments.
Speaker: Jean Cabanes
Host & Moderator: Götz Erhardt
Managing Director and Chemicals & Natural Resources Lead for Europe & Latin America
Michael A. Meyer
Managing Director and ASG Lead for Operations Consulting in Accenture Strategy
Head of Digital Business
Bruce E. Johnson
Director of Innovation
Corporations around the globe strive for operational excellence and run programs to achieve higher levels of efficiency – extraordinary results are scarce. Robotics and Analytics including Artificial Intelligence are promising technologies to eliminate inefficiencies with considerably little effort – but tremendous impact in supplementing and augmenting human roles in such knowledge-intensive areas as for instance supply chain planning, customer order management and inventory management. Creating the future workforce — now — is not just an HR issue. It’s the responsibility of the very highest levels of an organization.
The panel discussion will explore how to tap the full potential of the AI, Robotics and Advanced Analytics – sharing experiences and discussion challenges that will connect people, devices, machines, information as well as data and processes, thus generating new customer experiences and growth. The very concept of work is being redefined as different generations enter and exit the workforce amidst a rapidly changing technological landscape. We will discuss how to strengthen the talent pipeline from its source. What to do for tomorrow, today.
Host & Moderator: Arnab Chakraborty
How to extract value from data is arguably the biggest challenge and an equal opportunity facing industrial companies today. With the vast processing power of cloud computing that is now available – and the latest advanced analytics software and AI tools – companies now have an incredible opportunity to turn their raw, big data into business value. Among the areas where analytics can deliver major benefits are optimizing the customer experience and the product experience, improving workforce efficiency, boosting operational efficiency, and optimizing portfolio of products and services, as well as creating new intelligent business models. Without embedding Analytics through the whole value chain, companies also face the very real threat of disruptors – who may not even own physical assets or products – monetizing this data for their own benefit. Bringing together the leaders in the field, Accenture will discuss how to get smart in analytics and create Intelligent Businesses.
Speaker: Eric Schaeffer
Speaker: Marius von Spreti
Host & Moderator: Ben Salama
Building the right IoT ecosystem and platform could be the key to your company’s survival. Without the power of multiple partners and networks collaborating together, achieving the disruptive growth and innovation that is necessary to compete in the future may not be achievable. That’s why, by 2018, over 50 percent of enterprises are expected to have created or partnered with an industry cloud platform. But it’s a complex transition, one that requires embracing external collaboration and open innovation and involves changes across people, technology and strategy. Decentralizing the organization will be key as will flexibility to adapt to new trends and accommodate new partners in the ecosystem, and cybersecurity. Bringing together the leading vendors in the space and presenting research from a ‘hot-off-the-press’ 2017 study of 200 European-based Industrial IoT decision makers, Accenture examines how traditional competition―between companies and products―will be replaced by competition between industry platforms.
Speaker: Yves Bernaert
Industrial manufacturers can no longer afford to merely be impressed by the promise of new digital innovations, they need to realize the value from these investments. Our demonstrations at Hannover Messe 2017 show how you can bring transformative Industrial Internet of Things solutions to life.
Using technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence to create immersive experiences, product engineers today can visualize, prototype and test new products at unprecedented speed. Using the automotive industry as an example, our demonstrations will show how the combined effect of these technologies can transform the product lifecycle management process.
Automation is rapidly transforming manufacturing in the automotive and industrial equipment industries with sensors and control mechanisms increasing shop floor speed and flexibility. Our demonstrations show how data from different production systems and the surrounding ecosystem can be captured seamlessly to generate meaningful insights, improving both operational efficiency and product quality.
Unhindered data flow, gathering, and data analytics will soon be a mainstay of digitized businesses. Our demonstrations show how analytics from connected products and machines can be applied proactively, in real-time to improve product performance and enhance the customer experience.Learn more about Edge Analytics
The connection of machines and workers for more safety, effectiveness, and efficiency is today’s Connected Industrial Workforce. Our demonstrations show how workers equipped with augmented reality devices and supported with AI virtual assistants can communicate with machines and colleagues and be coached in real-time.
Most plants in the Resources industries have been “digital” for far more than a decade. Distributed Control Systems often connect thousands of sensors or actuators in the plant. This wealth of data is gathered in almost real-time and in process by data historians. Our demonstration shows tangible examples how this data treasure can be transformed into actionable information by using advanced analytics.
The Accenture Innovation Architecture uses an innovation-led approach to help our clients develop and deliver disruptive innovations, and to scale them faster. From research, ventures and labs to studios, innovation centers and delivery centers, our demonstrations show how we help companies imagine the future and bring it to life.
Whether it’s for increasing operational efficiencies through digital, or for creating new business models around innovative, smart and connected products and services: Businesses that want to leverage the industrial internet of things to generate value need a clear strategy, a new operating model and new ways of innovating – and a platform that supports it all by connecting machines and products, managing data, handling analytics and provisioning apps and services. Accenture Industry X.0 suite for Siemens MindSphere – the cloud-based, open operating system for the Internet of Things from Siemens with easy connectivity for all types of assets.
Accenture has ported several its IoT solutions to the MindSphere platform, and created the “Industry X.0 suite for MindSphere”. It enables clients with the capabilities they need to transform their businesses.
At Hannover Messe, Accenture will be showing its new “Industry X.0 suite for MindSphere” in the MindSphere Lounge on the Siemens booth, and will participate in Siemens’ show program for MindSphere.
Industry X.0 is a new way for manufacturing to operate. At its heart are highly intelligent, interconnected products and ecosystems that create a fully digital value chain, supplemented by new core innovation competences and deep cultural change.
For the industrial enterprises it is not only important to address the “why” of the industrial sphere’s wholesale digitization, but also, and primarily, the “how”. Each enterprise will define its own journey.
How will you define your journey? Tell us your thoughts or your questions on Industry X.0:
Senior Managing Director, Industrial
Managing Director, Design Thinking, Innovation and Strategy
Senior Managing Director, Industrial
Managing Director, IoT Connected Operations Practice
Project Lead, Digital Transformation Initiative
World Economic Forum
Director of Innovation in Microsoft Services
Industrial Internet Consortium
Vice President Design Experience
Co-Founder and Managing Director
VP Digital Transformation
GE Digital DACH
Global Managing Director, Manufacturing Digital Transformation Group
SVP Technology & Innovation and CTO, Industry BU
Chief Digital Officer
Managing Director Fjord DACH Region
Fjord design and innovation agency from Accenture Interactive
Chief Executive Officer