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Manufacturing

FT Future of Manufacturing Summit

Transformative Action to Enhance Industry 4.0 Value

London |  - 
Speakers include:
Carlo  de Notaristefani

Carlo de Notaristefani

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Steve Fisher

Steve Fisher

Novelis

Jens Ludmann

Jens Ludmann

McLaren Automotive

Overview

The FT Future of Manufacturing Summit 2018 will build on the success of previous editions and expand into a day and a half of content-packed discussions to provide a fresh perspective on the crucial issues impacting the industrial sector today. Senior business leaders and policy makers will share their insights, ideas and expertise on topics such as scaling up Industry 4.0. and opportunities and challenges when integrating digital and production; navigating the new normal of technological disruption and economic and geopolitical uncertainty; upskilling workforce and leadership in a rapidly evolving landscape and harnessing artificial intelligence in the collaborative factory floors.

Gain valuable insights into the latest developments that are shaping manufacturing into the future. Hear a distinguished line-up of expert speakers address the issues that matter through a variety of formats including keynote presentations, interviews, discussions and audience Q&A. 

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Testimonials

“Great event, setting a broad context landscape, looking at the future potential.”

  • Renaud Di FrancescoEurope Technology Standards Office

“Ideas that inspire and empower”

  • Ernie StelznerObjecttech Group Ltd.

“Industrial innovation thrives on new insights and perspectives, [and] the FT Summits are one way to draw together like minded individuals towards common goals.”

  • Mark McNallyJaguar Land Rover

“The conference attracts an above average number of senior industry people who have the position to lead change in their companies.”

  • Hans HoumesPA Consulting/Innovation/Technology

“An excellent opportunity to get a view on issues of importance from decision makers.”

  • Farid DailamiBristol Robotics Laboratory
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Full Overview

Industry is at an inflection point. Exponential improvements in technology, increasing connectivity, changes in customer expectations and shifting socioeconomic and geopolitical dynamics are among the drivers of the profound manufacturing transformation that is now under way. The intersection of these trends shape where and how production happens, what types of jobs emerge and who will be the winners in this new era.

New business model innovations, smart products, democratisation of 3D printing, AI and advanced automation are reshaping the competitive manufacturing landscape and ushering a new era of growth for countries and firms well positioned to embrace the opportunities presented.

Given the current rapidly evolving landscape, what approaches are manufacturers taking to transform their businesses?  How are they driving innovation, creating efficiencies and capturing value to thrive in a connected ecosystem?  What policies could help manufacturers better adopt and harness technological change? As the confluence of technologies transform production, what will the likely consequences in productivity, skills, trade and the environment be?

The FT Future of Manufacturing Summit 2018 will build on the success of previous editions and expand into a day and a half of content-packed discussions to provide a fresh perspective on the crucial issues impacting the industrial sector today. Senior business leaders and policy makers will share their insights, ideas and expertise on topics such as scaling up Industry 4.0., opportunities and challenges in open, collaborative networks; navigating the new normal of technological disruption and economic and geopolitical uncertainty; rethinking the new role of human skills in a rapidly evolving landscape and harnessing artificial intelligence in the collaborative factory floors.

Gain valuable insights into the latest developments that are shaping manufacturing into the future. Hear a distinguished line-up of expert speakers address the issues that matter through a variety of formats including keynote presentations, interviews, discussions and audience Q&A.

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Speakers (5)

Carlo  de Notaristefani

Carlo de Notaristefani

Chief Executive Officer & President, Global Operations
Teva Pharmaceuticals

Carlo de Notaristefani has more than 30 years’ experience in senior leadership roles at top-tier pharmaceutical organizations.  Since August 2012 he has served as Chief Executive Officer & President of Global Operations at Teva Pharmaceuticals, leading the turnaround and transformation for what has become the largest and most competitive fully integrated global manufacturing and supply chain organization in the industry. With unrivaled capabilities across the full spectrum of technologies, Teva’s global operations network includes more than 32,000 employees at more than 80 sites in 35 countries serving over 100 markets. 

Prior to joining Teva, Mr Notaristefani was a member of the senior leadership team at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he served as President, Technical Operations & Global Support Functions, with responsibility for global supply chain operations, quality and compliance, procurement and information technology. During his tenure at BMS, Mr Notaristefani led the transformation of the global supply network into a lean operation, and introduced the biologics manufacturing capabilities critical to the company’s long-term strategy and growth.

Before joining BMS he held several senior positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of global operations and supply chain management with Aventis, Hoechst Marion Roussell and Marion Merrell Dow. 
Mr Notaristefani earned a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Naples in Italy.  

Steve Fisher

Steve Fisher

President and Chief Executive Officer
Novelis

Steve Fisher is President and Chief Executive Officer of Novelis Inc., the global leader in aluminum flat-rolled products and the world’s largest recycler of aluminum. Novelis supplies premium aluminum sheet and light gauge products to the beverage can, automotive and specialties markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America. The $10 billion company operates 24 facilities in 10 countries, employing approximately 12,000 people.

Since joining the company in 2006, Mr Fisher has served in a number of executive positions, most recently as Chief Financial Officer. During his tenure as CFO, Novelis invested approximately $2 billion to transform and grow its business. Prior to that, Mr Fisher served as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development where he spearheaded major strategic, corporate and financial transactions across the company, most notably the discussions that led to the acquisition of Novelis by Hindalco in 2007.

 

Throughout his career, Mr Fisher has held significant roles in finance and accounting, strategic planning and business development. Prior to joining Novelis, Mr Fisher spent 13 years consulting with, or as part of, the management teams of various energy companies. He served as Vice President and Controller for TXU Energy, the non-regulated subsidiary of TXU Corp, at its headquarters in Dallas, Texas.

Mr Fisher is a member of the Business Roundtable, an association of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, where he chairs the Global Commerce Council. Mr Fisher received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Iowa and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jens Ludmann

Jens Ludmann

Chief Operating Officer
McLaren Automotive

Dr. Jens Ludmann joined McLaren Automotive in May 2017 as Chief Operating Officer.

His focus is on delivering the Track 22 business plan, which consist of 15 new product launches and a fully utilised manufacturing facility. In his role, he integrates all technical related departments of the business being product development, manufacturing, purchasing and supplier quality assurance.

Prior to joining McLaren Automotive, he held various positions in the automotive, and supplier industry with over 20 years of experience. Key positions included Chief Engineer Product Development at Ford Motor Company, Chief Technical Officer at Qoros Automotive Ltd., and most recently Executive Vice President of the global engineering service provider FEV Europe GmbH.

Liz  Henderson

Liz Henderson

Executive Vice President, Head of Global Manufacturing & Supply Biopharma
Merck

Liz Henderson is Executive Vice president, Head of Global Manufacturing & Supply for the Biopharma business of Merck since February 1, 2017.

Under Ms Henderson’s leadership, the 5,000 people of Global Manufacturing & Supply are working to ensure that Merck’s biotech and pharmaceutical medicines meet Merck’s high-quality standards and are always available to the 60 million patients across the world who need them each and every day, and prepare for the future by ensuring that Merck’s next generation of therapies of increasing sophistication are available in a timely manner for clinical trials and future commercial use upon approval.

Ms Henderson has a more than 20-year career in manufacturing and supply in the Healthcare and Life Science industries. She has been leading Merck’s Global Pharma Manufacturing organization since April 2015. She joined Merck in 2009, initially as European Environmental Health & Safety Director for the company’s Life Science business sector and subsequently became Site Director for Merck’s manufacturing plant in Cork, Ireland. Before moving to Merck’s Healthcare business sector, Ms Henderson was leading the Separations Technology Cluster of manufacturing sites across the United States and Europe. Prior to Merck, Ms Henderson has worked for over 10 years at Pfizer and Amgen in a variety of manufacturing leadership roles.

Ms Henderson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Analytical Chemistry from Dublin City University, Ireland.

Malte  Lohan

Malte Lohan

Director General
Orgalime

Malte Lohan is Director General of Orgalime, the European Engineering Industries Association. He is responsible for setting Orgalime’s strategy, acting as the senior representative of the industry in Brussels and managing the operations of the association.

Mr Lohan joined Orgalime from for Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s leading brewer, where most recently he was Head of Corporate Affairs for Europe with responsibility for government relations, corporate social responsibility and external communications across AB InBev’s European business (EU, Russia and Ukraine). He also represented AB InBev on the Executive Committee of the Brewers of Europe, the beer industry’s European association, and served as Vice Chair of the Brewers of Europe Alcohol Policy Committee. Before starting in his European role, Mr Lohan was AB InBev’s Global Corporate Affairs Director.

Prior to joining AB InBev in 2014, Mr Lohan was Public Affairs Director at the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA), the global umbrella body representing brand marketers across all industries. He has also worked at Interel, one of Brussels’ leading public affairs agencies, and in the European Parliament.

Mr Lohan has held numerous voluntary leadership positions, including his current role of President of the Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP), which represents the interests of the public affairs community in Brussels. He served as Vice Chair or the European Digital Advertising Alliance and as Chairman of the European Parliament Trainees Association.

Mr Lohan obtained his BA in philosophy and economics at the LSE and went on to complete an MSc in political science at LSE. In 2016, he took part in a corporate MBA programme at AB InBev.

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Chairs (4)

Patrick  McGee

Patrick McGee

Frankfurt Correspondent
Financial Times

Patrick McGee is the FT's Frankfurt correspondent, covering German industry. He writes about everything from cars and planes to software and big data. In 2013 he joined the FT in Hong Kong to launch the Asia arm of fastFT, our real-time website on what's moving markets. He was previously a bond reporter at the Wall Street Journal in New York. He has a degree in religious studies from the University of Toronto and is currently pursuing a Master's in Global Diplomacy at Soas, University of London.

Peggy Hollinger

Peggy Hollinger

Industry Editor
Financial Times

Peggy Hollinger was appointed the FT’s industry editor in September 2014. Prior to this, she had been a leader writer since September 2011. Ms Hollinger has also held the positions of the Paris bureau chief and Paris correspondent. Before that she was a UK company news editor and the retail correspondent. Joining the FT in 1987, she has also covered UK utilities and oil and gas and written for Lex. She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, with an honours degree in history.

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.  

Peter Marsh

Peter Marsh

former Manufacturing Editor, Financial Times
Author of The New Industrial Revolution

 

Peter Marsh is a journalist, and lecturer and commentator on 21st century manufacturing. His best known book is The New Industrial Revolution: Consumers, Globalization and the End of Mass Production, published in 2012 by Yale University Press. Mr Marsh has a programme of speaking engagements in 2016 on how countries can revitalise their economies using new ideas, following his other presentations on this subject in the US, UK, South Korea, China, Italy, Germany and Lithuania. In 2015, Mr Marsh started MadeHereNow, a website about UK manufacturing. From 1983 to 2013 he worked at the Financial Times where his most recent job was manufacturing editor. Mr Marsh has a degree in chemistry from the University of Nottingham. His other books have covered microchips (The Silicon Chip Book, Abacus), robotics (The Robot Age, Abacus) and the space industry (The Space Business, Penguin). Before the FT, Peter was employed as a journalist at the Luton Evening Post, Building Design magazine, and New Scientist.

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Advisory Board (10)

Rafael Cayuela

Rafael Cayuela

Corporate Chief Economist
The Dow Chemical Company

Rafael Cayuela is the Corporate Chief Economist at The Dow Chemical Company and member of the Dow global Corporate Strategy Team. In this role Mr Cayuela helps to translate the various macroeconomic and industry disruptive mega trends into Dow corporate strategy, working closely with key stakeholders; including regulators, governments, think tanks, consultants and international organizations.

In his capacity Mr Cayuela actively engages with global chemical associations, like the European Chemical Association (CEFIC) or the American Chemical Council (ACC), as well as with inter-national organizations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the G20, OECD, European Commission, International Energy Agency (IEA), World Economic Forums (WEF) and others. Rafael is also the chairman of the CEFIC Flagship Mid Century Project, a foresight strategic exercise on the future of the European chemical industry by the mid-century.

Mr Cayuela is an economist by education and has more than fifteen years of experience within the chemical industry across the world. Mr Cayuela started his career for Dow Chemical in Madrid, Spain, while moving early in his career into Dow global headquarters in Midland, Michigan. Currently he is based at Dow European headquarters in Horgen, Switzerland since 2007. Mr Cayuela holds a Master’s degree in European Economics from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, an MBA from Northwood University in Midland Michigan and an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago USA.

Mr Cayuela is also the author of the book The Future of the Chemical Industry by 2050, published by Wiley in May 2013 and he is an active international speaker about the Economy, the Chemical Industry, Bio-economy, Sustainability and Digitalization as a major business opportunities for the long term outlook of the Industry. Mr Cayuela is also working on a new WILEY book on the Chemical Industry under the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Sustainable, Digital and Citizens One and another one on the need to develop a new sustainable, socio, political and economic framework and model for the next century.

Greg Conary

Greg Conary

Vice President, Group Strategy and Government Affairs
Schneider Electric
Peggy Hollinger

Peggy Hollinger

Industry Editor
Financial Times

Peggy Hollinger was appointed the FT’s industry editor in September 2014. Prior to this, she had been a leader writer since September 2011. Ms Hollinger has also held the positions of the Paris bureau chief and Paris correspondent. Before that she was a UK company news editor and the retail correspondent. Joining the FT in 1987, she has also covered UK utilities and oil and gas and written for Lex. She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, with an honours degree in history.

Rehana Khanam

Rehana Khanam

Partner
McKinsey & Co.

Rehana Khanam is a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Operations Practice, focusing on large-scale transformations, typically in consumer goods, retail and adjacent industries. She has a global track record in helping COO and transformation leaders to architect and deliver high impact lasting change across manufacturing, supply chain and procurement.

 

Ms Khanam has published a number of articles exploring the potential of digital and analytics to improve productivity in consumer goods companies.  These include:Playing catch-up in advanced analytics,  Breakthrough technologies fundamentally change the game and Mastering the enablers of a sustained digital journey.

 

Prior to joining McKinsey & Company, Ms Khanam worked at L’Oreal as a Customer Supply Chain Executive and was an Operations Management intern in Rolls-Royce. She graduated in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

Tim Lawrence

Tim Lawrence

Global Head of Manufacturing
PA Consulting Group

Tim Lawrence has 26 years of experience in transforming manufacturing organisations working within the Automotive, Industrial Engineering and Consumers Good. During his 20 years at PA consulting, Mr Lawrence has worked with global companies to deliver improvements in their supply chains, focused on reducing complexity and cost, managing globalisation, improving customer service and improving supply chain visibility in the boardroom. His recent clients in manufacturing include,Unilever, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen, Skoda, Philips, Siemens, Rieter Automotive and Continental. Recent achievements include:

- Transforming the supply chain and reducing lead-time for a global automotive company

- Creating agile and flexible supply chains in consumer goods radically reducing inventory and lead-times

- Re-inventing manufacturing processes and supply chains for a global FMCG delivering more than 20 times ROI

- Developing the manufacturing strategy and global network for the future for a personal care company

Mr Lawrence has been instrumental in developing PA’s insights into global supply chain management and regularly speaks on these topics at conference platforms across Europe and the US.

Peter Marsh

Peter Marsh

former Manufacturing Editor, Financial Times
Author of The New Industrial Revolution

 

Peter Marsh is a journalist, and lecturer and commentator on 21st century manufacturing. His best known book is The New Industrial Revolution: Consumers, Globalization and the End of Mass Production, published in 2012 by Yale University Press. Mr Marsh has a programme of speaking engagements in 2016 on how countries can revitalise their economies using new ideas, following his other presentations on this subject in the US, UK, South Korea, China, Italy, Germany and Lithuania. In 2015, Mr Marsh started MadeHereNow, a website about UK manufacturing. From 1983 to 2013 he worked at the Financial Times where his most recent job was manufacturing editor. Mr Marsh has a degree in chemistry from the University of Nottingham. His other books have covered microchips (The Silicon Chip Book, Abacus), robotics (The Robot Age, Abacus) and the space industry (The Space Business, Penguin). Before the FT, Peter was employed as a journalist at the Luton Evening Post, Building Design magazine, and New Scientist.

Simon  Masters

Simon Masters

Head of High Value Manufacturing
Innovate UK

Simon Masters took up the role of Head of High Value Manufacturing at Innovate UK in April 2017, with responsibility for managing all aspects of high value manufacturing within Innovate UK.

Mr Masters joined Innovate UK in 2014 as the Lead Technologist for Aerospace, working to deliver significant funding programmes supporting the UK aerospace industry. With key responsibility for the technical aspects of these programmes he worked closely with key stakeholders across industry, academia and government departments to drive growth and innovation across the sector

Prior to joining Innovate UK, Mr Masters held a number of key positions in the civil and military aerospace sectors, including R&D roles with Airbus and BAE SYSTEMS.

Mr Masters has a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Glasgow University and achieved post graduate management and leadership qualifications from Lancaster University.

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.  

Phil Reeves

Phil Reeves

Vice President Consulting
Stratasys

Dr Phil Reeves is the Vice President of Consulting within Stratasys and leads the companies consulting activities. Dr Reeves has worked in the field of Additive Manufacturing & 3D printing for over 20-years, having gained a PhD in the subject from Nottingham University in the mid 1990’s. Since this time, Dr Reeves has worked in a number of AM/3DP related roles including R&D, business development and corporate strategy. In 2003 Dr Reeves founded leading AM/3DP consulting firm Econolyst Ltd, which was acquired by Stratasys in 2015.

Martin  Ruskowski

Martin Ruskowski

Head of the Research Department, Innovative Factory Systems
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Ruskowski is Chair of the Department of Machine Tools and Control Systems at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and is Head of the Innovative Factory Systems research department at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). His major research focus is on industrial robots as machine tools, artificial intelligence in automation technology, and the development of innovative control concepts for automation. Prior to these positions, Professor Ruskowski held several management positions at industrial firms, most recently as Vice President for Global Research and Development at KUKA Industries Group.

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Agenda - 3rd Oct

  • 1:45pm
    Registration
  • 2:15pm
    Chair's Opening Remarks
  • 2:20pm
    Opening Keynote Address and Interview
  • 2:50pm
    Panel Discussion: Global Policy Update – Smart Initiatives to Support Innovative, Sustainable and Competitive Manufacturing

    As manufacturing becomes increasingly integrated in global value chains and disrupted by the exponential growth of new technologies and shifting socio economic and geopolitical dynamics, what are the role and objectives of the “new industrial policy”? What are the key priorities and most recent initiatives related to R&D, technological innovation, infrastructure, skills and sustainability? Are they appropriate to unlock the potential of emerging and enabling technologies, promote competitiveness and job creation? How are the most recent developments in trade policy impacting manufacturers around the globe? How can manufacturing firms best adapt, profit and grow in the current fast paced environment?

  • 3:40pm
    Networking Break
  • 4:00pm
    View from the Top Interview – The Future of Production
  • 4:20pm
    Panel Discussion: SMEs 4.0 – Practical Tips, Experiences and Success Stories in Digitisation and Scaling Up

    As small-and mid-sized manufacturers navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution, building and expanding digital capabilities and scaling up operations in the right way has become increasingly critical. What are the factors driving or blocking digital transformation and scaling up? What are the best practices and strategic approaches to making progress in the digital journey? What are the limitations in terms of talent acquisition, internal capabilities and funding and how can they be overcome? What are the key characteristics that investors look for in SMEs?

  • 5:10pm
    Special Presentation - Focus on the Watch-Making Industry
  • 5:30pm
    Chair’s Remarks and Highlights for Tomorrow
  • 5:40pm
    Drinks Reception

Agenda - 4th Oct

  • 8:30am
    Breakfast
  • 9:00am
    Chairs Opening Remarks
  • 9:05am
    Government Keynote Address
  • 9:45am
    Panel Discussion: Augmented Human - Rethinking the Workforce of the Future

    The introduction of ever more sophisticated digital technologies in manufacturing is not only transforming the nature of work but also imposing a re-evaluation of corporate structures, workplace business practices and leadership paradigms. As AI technologies, robotics and cognitive tools develop, almost every job is being reinvented. How are forward looking organisations reorganising work taking advantage of disruptive technologies to enhance human skills? What strategies are manufacturers putting in place to upskill and re-skill existing forces, train them to better use technology and automate in a human-centric way? What is the role of leadership in the new digital age? The session will discuss best practices and successful initiatives and will look at what works today and what might come to factor in the not too distant future.

  • 10:35am
    Industrial Leaders Dialogue: Post-Brexit Manufacturing

    In this session, senior business leaders will share their insights on planning for the future post –Brexit, discussing possible scenarios, contingency plans and practicalities for the transition. How are manufacturers reassessing supply chains, reviewing current obligations and looking at future recruitment plans?  How are they addressing policy, regulatory and tax changes?

     

  • 11:15am
    Networking Break
  • 11:30am
    Fireside Chat
  • 11:45am
    Panel Discussion: The New Manufacturing Collaborative Ecosystems: Partnering to Unleash Business Value

    Manufacturers are transforming their organisations and supply chains into open, collaborative and digitally connected networks to respond to fast changes in demand, increase service levels and open up integrated approaches to suppliers’ operations. In these flexible manufacturing ecosystems, strategic partners and digital technologies are converging to deliver a cohesive community of services, talent and ideas. What successful collaboration models are emerging and in which key ways are they creating value?  What is new in collaborative design, production systems and distribution? What ecosystems are heavily leveraging third parties and what is the future of the “virtual manufacturer”? How are new technological solutions increasing efficiency, agility and improving customer responses in these partner-centric networks?

  • 12:35pm
    Short talk- Can Blockchain Transform Manufacturing?
  • 12:45pm
    Lunch
  • 1:45pm
    Dialogue: Closing the Loop in Manufacturing: Sustainability and Circular Economy

    A growing number of manufacturers are taking important steps towards green growth, managing operations in an environmentally and socially responsible fashion. In many cases, they are opting for a circular business model and rethinking product creation, manufacturing methods and supply chains to minimise waste and encourage the consumer towards asset sharing, product as service and recycling. In which key ways can manufacturers close the loop and capture value by rethinking the relationship between materials, product design, business models and technology? What are the key challenges and opportunities? How can digital contribute to a greener product cycle management?

  • 2:20pm
    Focus on Business Processes: Redefining Operational Excellence

    In this session, our expert speakers will discuss new thinking, exchange best practices and key methodologies to improve efficiency, cycle time, material costs and profitability in manufacturing organisations. They will delve deeply into new lean manufacturing applications and discuss key ways in which seamless manufacturing processes –including engineering processes, energy management, logistics and predictive maintenance –can be implemented to achieve operational excellence. Focus will be also be placed on the execution and scaling up of industry 4.0 initiatives and next steps to achieve sustainable progress in digital transformation. Special attention will be devoted to strategies to unlock value of these initiatives

  • 2:50pm
    Dialogue: Intelligent Machines – The Evolution of Automated Production

    Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities have been quickly making their way into industrial robotics technology and bringing a multitude of capabilities which were long thought to belong exclusively to humans. As AI and machine learning technologies develop, how are they changing the ways factories operate and perform? What foundational technologies and process innovations are necessary in order to successfully apply AI technologies? In which key ways can manufacturers embed AI in their strategies and business models? What are the barriers to its uptake? What are the vulnerabilities of AI tools and the concerns in the security realm? Which factors –including technological, social, macroeconomic and regulatory –are likely to influence AI’s rate of adoption?

  • 3:30pm
    Networking Break
  • 3:45pm
    Spotlight: Diversity and Inclusion in Manufacturing

    As manufacturing firms navigate technological shifts, changing customer expectations and geopolitical and socio economic changes, diversity of thought—and of people—will be vital to enable better decision making, provide access to the full talent pool and better service customers. What proactive approaches are being taken by manufacturing firms to broaden the talent pool and enhance workplace culture? Are organisations doing enough to support diversity in recruitment, development opportunities and promotion? What are the areas or particular concern and in which sectors and geographies are we seeing a new dynamic emerging? How can the industry best move forward?

  • 4:15pm
    Panel Discussion: Value Proposition Shift – New Business Models and Data-Driven Services

    Manufacturing companies are now seeking new ways to commercialise not only their traditional products but bundled-up digital and IoT enabled services As manufacturers shift their value proposition from products to data-driven solutions, what new range of associate services are being put forward and what monetisation opportunities open up?

  • 4:50pm
    Looking at the Future Conversation: Disruption and Convergence in the Connected World

    In a connected world in which organisations, sectors and ecosystems are being disrupted, companies are shifting their focus and challenging traditional industry boundaries to discover untapped business models and embrace the upside of disruption. As technological convergence evolve, how are sectors being redefined? How are players in manufacturing, transport and healthcare embracing connectivity to create value in their transformation? What changing approaches to data management, security and trust are emerging?

  • 5:20pm
    Chair’s Closing Remarks

Why Attend?

  • Hear from corporate leaders on the game-changing technologies and trends impacting manufacturing
  • Gain critical insights on servitization of manufacturing: its drivers, process and the role of the customer
  • Explore best practices to overcome Industry 4.0 implementation challenges
  • Hear first-hand from manufacturing leaders on the proactive measures that they are taking to build and sustain a lead in the race to full Industry 4.0 implementation
  • Acquire real insights on how AI will revolutionize manufacturing
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to network with key stakeholders
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Who Attends?

FT Live has a reputation for delivering very senior board level audiences to attend a wide range of world class thought-leadership events across the globe for nearly 40 years.

Be in good company with senior executives from the following sectors:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace & defence
  • Apparel
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer electronics
  • Electrical Equipment & Appliances
  • Food and Beverage
  • Metals & Machinery
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Precision engineering
  • Robotics & Machine Tool

We have a limited number of complimentary places available for senior representatives of manufacturing firms. If you qualify, please apply here.

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Fees

Ticket Type

Price

Super Early Bird Tickets (Ends 3 May)

£799

Register online here

We have a limited number of complimentary tickets reserved for Senior Executives from Manufacturing Companies. If you qualify, apply for a place here.

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  • Gain access to 200 Senior Executives from the UK and Global Manufacturing Industry, who will be attending the event;
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Joe Hames

Commercial Manager, Global Industries

T: +44 (0)207 873 4551

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E: Joe.Hames@ft.com

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2017 Photos

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Venue

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200 Aldersgate
London EC1A 4HD

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3011 0830

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IBM is a globally integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, IBM attracts and retains some of the world's most talented people to help solve problems and provide an edge for businesses, governments and non-profits.

Innovation is at the core of IBM's strategy. The company develops and sells software and systems hardware and a broad range of infrastructure, cloud and consulting services.

Today, IBM is focused on five growth initiatives - Cloud, Big Data and Analytics, Mobile, Social Business and Security and transforming itself into a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company. IBMers are working with customers around the world to apply the company's business consulting, technology and R&D expertise to enable systems of engagement that deliver dynamic insights for businesses and governments worldwide.  

Novelis Inc. is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world's largest recycler of aluminum. The company operates in 10 countries, has approximately 11,000 employees and reported $10 billion in revenue for its 2018 fiscal year. Novelis supplies premium aluminum sheet and foil products to transportation, packaging, construction, industrial and consumer electronics markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America. Novelis is a subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited, an industry leader in aluminum and copper, and metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational conglomerate based in Mumbai, India. For more information, visit novelis.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/NovelisInc and Twitter at twitter.com/Novelis.

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McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve lasting success. For over 90 years, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients' most trusted external advisor. With consultants in over 120 cities in more than 60 countries, across industries and functions, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. We work closely with teams at all levels of an organisation to shape winning strategies, mobilise for change, build capabilities and drive successful execution.

The McKinsey Center for Future Mobility was created to help business leaders and policy makers come to terms with a future that is increasingly autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared. Based in four global hubs (Beijing, Detroit, Munich, and Silicon Valley), our forward-thinking and integrated perspective, industry expertise, proprietary research, and global convening power give us a unique combination of assets to help clients navigate the mobility revolution.

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Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. Innovate UK works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy - delivering productivity, new jobs and exports. Our aim at Innovate UK is to keep the UK globally competitive in the race for future prosperity. For further information and to stay updated on our latest news visit www.gov.uk/innovateuk, follow us on Twitter at @innovateuk or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/InnovateUK.

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PA is the only consultancy with over 70 years’ experience across consulting, technology and innovation, operating from 26 offices globally with more than 2,600 staff. We deliver real change – not just reports and presentations – we seek to share our knowledge to create a brighter future. We define success as achieving exceptional results that have a lasting impact on businesses, communities and individuals worldwide. Today, as a firm that both advises on and ‘does’ innovation; we give our clients the tools they need to drive value from their innovation activities – whether this is collaborating with leadership teams; developing a ground-breaking product, service or strategy; investing in technology; or moving to and delivering an entirely new business model, we partner with organisations worldwide to solve their biggest innovation challenges. Our clients choose us because we challenge conventional thinking to find the ground-breaking solutions that really work – in practice, not just on paper. Our people have the experience, creativity and pragmatism to not only identify the right solution – but build and develop it too. Then we stay until it is up and running across organisations. This is because, in everything we do, we don’t just believe in making a difference. We believe in making the difference.

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Orgalime, the European Engineering Industries Association, speaks for 42 trade federations representing the mechanical, electrical, electronic, metalworking and metal articles industries of 23 European countries. The industry directly employs nearly 11 million people in the EU and in 2016 accounted for some €2,000 billion of output. It represents over a quarter of the output of manufactured products  over a third of the manufactured exports of the European Union.

The companies represented by Orgalime are at the forefront of the digital transformation of industry,enabling innovation across sectors to deliver solutions to major societal challenges –in areas as diverse as energy, resource efficiency, mobility, the circular economy and healthcare. At EU level, Orgalime promotes a holistic industrial strategy that connects the dots between policy areas, with the aim of building on European industry’s competitive strengths to support innovation and strengthen manufacturing investment in Europe.

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