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Manufacturing

FT Executive Briefing: Manufacturing of the Future

Harnessing Technological Disruption

Frankfurt |
Speakers include:
Dr. Frithjof  Netzer

Dr. Frithjof Netzer

BASF SE

Güngör Kara

Güngör Kara

EOS

Greg Conary

Greg Conary

Schneider Electric

Overview

Manufacturing is undergoing a deep digital transformation. In this so called new era of Industry 4.0 or Fourth Industrial Revolution, major technological innovations are fuelling momentous change and creating novel, revolutionary approaches to the way that products are designed, manufactured and used.

As industrial production and business processes undergo a rapid transformation –propelled by the emergence of innovative materials and technologies such as the internet of things, big data analytics, additive manufacturing and advanced robotics –embracing this digital revolution is imperative for businesses’ competitiveness and growth worldwide.

So, what is happening (and is likely to happen) in this new era of making things? What are the most critical breakthroughs? What possibilities do technological disruptions open in production, supply chain and distribution networks? How can manufacturers optimise their strategies to anticipate transformations and take full advantage of the new opportunities presented?   What are the key barriers manufacturers need to overcome to adopt and progress on Industry 4.0? How is it impacting business models and factory floors?

The Financial Times - in partnership with Autodesk - will bring together senior business leaders and policy makers for the third of a series of high-level events on technological disruption in manufacturing. The briefing will examine the key strategies and solutions to adapt, shape and harness the technological revolution as well as to tackle the remaining challenges.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 02/09/2017 09:00:0002/09/2017 12:20:00trueFT Executive Briefing: Manufacturing of the FutureManufacturing is undergoing a deep digital transformation. In this so called new era of Industry 4.0 or Fourth Industrial Revolution, major technological innovations are fuelling momentous change and creating novel, revolutionary approaches to the way that products are designed, manufactured and used.As industrial production and business processes undergo a rapid transformation –propelled by the emergence of innovative materials and technologies such as the internet of things, big data analytics, additive manufacturing and advanced robotics –embracing this digital revolution is imperative for businesses’ competitiveness and growth worldwide.So, what is happening (and is likely to happen) in this new era of making things? What are the most critical breakthroughs? What possibilities do technological disruptions open in production, supply chain and distribution networks? How can manufacturers optimise their strategies to anticipate transformations and take full advantage of the new opportunities presented?   What are the key barriers manufacturers need to overcome to adopt and progress on Industry 4.0? How is it impacting business models and factory floors?The Financial Times - in partnership with Autodesk - will bring together senior business leaders and policy makers for the third of a series of high-level events on technological disruption in manufacturing. The briefing will examine the key strategies and solutions to adapt, shape and harness the technological revolution as well as to tackle the remaining challenges.FT-Executive-Briefing:-Manufacturing-of-the-Futured7cc12786d0cf50ea3b87c49453e5393MM/DD/YYYY

Agenda - 9th Feb

  • 9:00am
    Registration
  • 9:30am
    Chair's Opening Remarks

    Michael Pooler, Industry Reporter, Financial Times

  • 9:35am
    Keynote Address: Smart Manufacturing in the Chemical Sector – BASF’s Digital Path

    Frithjof Netzer, Senior Vice President BASF 4.0, BASF SE

  • 10:05am
    Special Presentation: The Future of Making Things

    Erin Bradner, Sr. Principal Research Scientist, Autodesk

  • 10:30am
    Networking Break
  • 11:00am
    Panel discussion: Disruption in Manufacturing – Strategies for the Next Era

    Our panel of industry leaders, sector experts and policy makers will share their views on the key drivers, trends and impact of technological disruption in manufacturing. Key discussion points will include:

    • How are disrupting technologies including big data, advanced materials, internet of things and 3-D printing re-shaping product demand, design, production and supply chain?
    • In which key ways are these technologies being used to meet customer needs and to improve productivity, efficiency and sustainability?
    • What are the challenges in the implementation of these technologies? What are the main concerns regarding data security and privacy?
    • How can manufacturers best prepare to face implementation challenges and benefit from the new forms of optimisation and revenue sources that digital capabilities deliver? As these technologies become cheaper and more reliable, what will be their true impact in the years to come?
    • As the range of printable materials continues to expand, how is 3-D printing becoming a viable alternative to conventional manufacturing processes in an increasing number of applications? Where are the growth areas within manufacturing?
    • What role is the public sector set to play in promoting these technologies? What type of support is needed and what are the best practices in public-private collaboration? In which key ways can partnerships with clients, suppliers, research institutes or external consultants facilitate the right adoption?
    • What is the role of the workforce in accelerating transformation? What talent and skills are needed?

    Henning Banthien, Secretary General, Plattform Industrie 4.0

    Erin Bradner, Sr. Principal Research Scientist, Autodesk

    Greg Conary, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Industry Business, Schneider Electric

    Nuno Godinho, General Manager Software and Software CTO - Europe, GE Healthcare

    Güngör Kara, Director of Global Application and Consulting, EOS

    Philipp Karmires, Head of Digitalisation, Linde AG

    Moderated by:

    Michael Pooler, Industry Reporter, Financial Times

  • 12:15pm
    Chair’s closing remarks

    Michael Pooler, Industry Reporter, Financial Times

  • 12:20pm
    Networking Lunch

Why Attend?

  • Hear from corporate leaders on the game-changing trends and technologies impacting manufacturing
  • Gain critical insights on the latest on Industry 4.0 and explore what the factories of the future will look like
  • Hear first-hand from manufacturers on the proactive measures that they are taking to adapt, shape and harness the technological revolution
  • Discuss recent policies and government initiatives to promote digital technologies and debate on best practices for public – private collaboration.
  • Explore best-practices and key strategies to embrace disruption in your organisation and discuss the manufacturing business models of tomorrow
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Speakers (7)

Dr. Frithjof  Netzer

Dr. Frithjof Netzer

Senior Vice President BASF 4.0
BASF SE

 

Frithjof Netzer leads the digital transformation at BASF across divisions, regions and functions with the BASF 4.0 project.

 

Digital core technologies such as internet of things, big data analytics, mobility devices and augmented reality are systematically merged with BASF’s value chain. This includes procurement, supply chain, logistics, engineering, manufacturing, marketing & sales and innovation. Based on this BASF adds value to customers through digitally enabled products and services. Horizontal and vertical connections are used to increase effectiveness and efficiency of customer and supplier interactions.

Mr Netzer joined BASF in 1999 and held a variety of business and procurement leadership roles in coatings, hygiene, petrochemicals and performance chemicals. His jobs were located in Münster / Germany, Mt. Olive, NJ (USA), Charlotte, NC (USA), Ludwigshafen / Germany and Hong Kong.

He holds a doctoral degree in business administration from the University of Münster, Germany based on research work in the airline industry.

Güngör Kara

Güngör Kara

Director Global Application and Consulting
EOS

Güngör Kara is a skilled expert in the field of industrial 3D Printing, innovation and operational excellence. In his role as Director of Global Application and Consulting he heads the global activities of the application and consulting department at EOS, the worldwide technology and quality leader for powder-based, industrial 3D Printing. Together with his team of experienced, technical consultants he has deep insights into current developments of Additive Manufacturing in multi-national enterprises and innovative start-ups and supports them to the degree they need it. Before joining EOS, he has studied mechanical engineering in Berlin and has an MBA degree from the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management - in Vallendar and the Northwestern University in Chicago. Mr Kara adds more than 16 years of professional experience as an executive consultant – mostly at A.T. Kearney – in the field of operational excellence, innovation and business development.

Greg Conary

Greg Conary

Senior Vice President Strategy, Industry Business
Schneider Electric

Greg Conary is Schneider Electric’s Senior Vice President of Strategy. In this role he is responsible for the strategic planning activities for the company’s Industry Business.

Mr Conary joined Schneider Electric in 2014 through the acquisition of Invensys. Prior to the acquisition he was the head of global business development for the Invensys systems business and was a leader on the integration of the company with Schneider Electric. In his capacity as head of Business Development, Mr Conary was responsible for developing and excuting growth strategies related to licensing, partnerships and distribution agreements around the globe.

Throughout his career with Invensys, starting in 1998, Mr Conary held various positions across the automation business in key account management, strategy, planning, M&A and in the CEO’s office.

Prior to joining Invensys, he worked for the Ethyl Corporation where he held a series of senior positions in R&D, technical support and global accounts.

Mr Conary is a chemist by training and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern Illinois and a PhD from the University of New Mexico.

Henning   Banthien

Henning Banthien

Secretary General
Plattform Industrie 4.0

 

Henning Banthien is Secretary General of Platform Industrie 4.0 office. He joined the IFOK team in 1996 and has set-up and directed the Berlin office since 1999. In January 2009 he became a Managing Partner at IFOK. Mr Banthien is a member of the Association of German Engineers’ (VDI) Advisory Board on Technology and Society, and of the Committee on Education and Science of the Verein Berliner Kaufleute und Industrieller (VBKI, Association of Berlin Merchants and Industrialists). He is currently Co-Chairman of the VDI’s Commission for Public Participation Directive (VDI guideline 7000). 

In the course of his professional career Mr Banthien has been responsible for the development and implementation of sustainability strategies in both business and politics. Building on his international experience in think tanks and companies he leads on issues of digital transformation, science communication, sustainability, infrastructure dialogues. Mr Banthien also lectures and gives courses on these issues, both in Germany and beyond, including, for example, as a Guest Lecturer at the Hertie School of Governance.

Mr Banthien studied Philosophy, Geography and Environmental Science

Nuno  Godinho

Nuno Godinho

Software CTO - Europe,
GE Healthcare

Nuno Godinho is General Manager Software / Software CTO, Europe, at GE Healthcare. He sits on the executive leadership team for GE Healthcare Digital and is business leader for the GE Health Cloud Business in Europe. Mr Godinho created the concept and is part of the team leading the strategy, implementation & operationalisation of the GE Health Cloud Ecosystem & Applications, which helps clinicians manage data to develop better outcomes and enables the creation of new digital applications in healthcare.

 

He leads software engineering teams in Europe across multiple areas of GE Healthcare. Part of his work involves defining the next digital strategic initiatives that GE should execute in Europe in the future.

 

Prior to his role at GE, Mr Godinho was Director of Cloud Services Europe and acting CTO Europe at Aditi Technologies, where he created and executed strategies for cloud services in Europe.

 

Awards include Windows Azure Most Valuable Professional, Windows Azure Insider, Best Cloud Strategy in the World by Forbes in 2012, and the CEO “Customers Determine Our Success” award in 2016, for always delivering on customer commitments.

 

Mr Godinho is a graduate from Escola Superior de Gestão de Santarém, Portugal, with a Bachelor Degree and Masters in Computer Science and Business Management.

Philipp  Karmires

Philipp Karmires

Head of Digitalisation
Linde AG

Philipp Karmires is passionate about blending business models, new ways of working and modern technology to drive innovation. For the past 13+ years Mr Karmires worked in the most influential industries, along side incredible people, from amazing marketeers to technology visionaries on a never ending quest to enable people through the use of technology. He has been fortunate to have travelled Europe, North America and Asia during those years. He spent time at global linxs (acquired by Autonomy), Autonomy (acquired by HP), Google and currently leads the global digitalisation efforts at The Linde Group.

Erin  Bradner

Erin Bradner

Sr. Principal Research Scientist
Autodesk

Erin Bradner is a Sr. Research Scientist at Autodesk, Inc. where she researches the future of computer-aided design, and has managed user-experience teams across several of Autodesk’s engineering and design products. Her research currently focuses on generative design, which applies computation to solve against the multiple, often competing objectives that characterize today’s complex design and engineering projects. Before Autodesk, Ms Bradner consulted for start-ups in the 90s designing cloud storage and recommendation systems, and she partnered on research in social computing with scientists at IBM, Boeing and AT&T.

Ms Bradner has also conducted numerous software ethnographies. She’s observed architects designing skyscrapers from 3D virtual studios, studied children programming gravity engines with the XBOX from their couch, and documented aeronautical engineers designing emergency landings for the space shuttle.

Ms Bradner has a BS in Cognitive Science, and a PhD in Information & Computer Science from the University of California at Irvine. Ms Bradner’s academic research focused on the effects of communication technology on interpersonal behaviors such as persuasion, deception, and trust. She has published in the fields of human-computer interaction and computer-aided design, and has filed as co-inventor on three software patents.

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Chair (1)

Michael Pooler

Michael Pooler

Industry Reporter
Financial Times

Michael Pooler is a reporter at the Financial Times, with a beat covering steel, engineering, general manufacturing and logistics. He joined the industry team in September 2015 after working on the World news desk for a year. Mr Pooler joined the FT in March 2014, doing companies and emerging markets reporting. Prior to that, he worked at a specialist financial publication covering infrastructure.  

Venue

InterContinental Hotel
Frankfurt
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Exclusive on-stage interviews, stimulating presentations and lively panel debates – available on multiple content platforms – provide the cutting-edge insights, unique personalities and peer audience engagement that have the power to transform finance, business, politics, society and culture.

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

Autodesk makes software for people who make things.  If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software.

Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. Autodesk software is available free to students, teachers and educational institutions around the world to help cultivate the next generation of designers, engineers and manufacturers.

The future of manufacturing is being driven by disruption in the way products are created and consumed. Autodesk equips designers, engineers and makers to thrive in this “new industrial revolution” underway. We provide manufacturing software solutions that enable customers to innovate and create products that take advantage of changes in digital fabrication, consumer expectations and connected services. Our solutions are built on the Autodesk Forge platform; a set of cloud services that connect design, engineering, visualization, collaboration, production and operations workflows. The Autodesk Forge Fund will invest up to $100M in companies that develop innovative solutions or services that are connected to this platform. 

The company is developing cutting-edge 3D printing technology, generative design software, machine learning capabilities, human-robotics interfaces and more that make it possible to create things in entirely new ways.  Together with its customers, Autodesk is changing the way the world is designed and made.

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