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FT-PTC Future of Industrial Innovation Global Series - Paris

How manufacturers are adapting to compete

Paris |
Speakers include:
Carine de Boissezon

Carine de Boissezon

EDF

James Heppelmann

James Heppelmann

PTC

Benoit d’Iribarne

Benoit d’Iribarne

Saint-Gobain

Overview

The FT-PTC Future of Industrial Innovation Global Series, Paris, originally scheduled for 19 March 2020, has been postponed. The event will go ahead at a later date which will be published soon.

In its entire history, the manufacturing industry has always been taking on new innovative technologies and adapting to the changes that the technologies impose upon workforces and business models. From advanced robotics to Artificial Intelligence and IoT, manufacturing continues to be analysed and adapted to fit ever-changing digital expectations.

These digital expectations though, because they are continually changing, are constantly putting pressure on the labour force and increasing the challenge for manufacturing jobs. Senior stakeholders are trying to understand how best to update the skillsets of their workforce and how best to utilise them alongside digital systems and automation.

The​ FT-PTC Future of Industrial Innovation Global Series ​will convene leaders in R&D, design, production, operations, service and maintenance from a variety of manufacturing sectors such as automotive, consumer products and energy. Entitled ‘​How manufacturers are adapting to compete​’, each half-day forum will take attendees on a journey to explore the ever-complex ecosystem that manufacturers must navigate if they are to reach a status of digital maturity, encompassing a skilled and adaptable workforce, and a vision that is future-proof and competitive.

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Agenda - 19th Mar

  • 3:30pm
    Guest arrival and demo experiences
  • 4:30pm
    Opening remarks from the FT

    Michael Pooler, Industry Reporter, Financial Times

  • 4:35pm
    Economic outlook: The past, present & future of industrial production

    William De Vijlder, Group Chief Economist, BNP Paribas

  • 5:00pm
    Keynote: What is driving digital transformation in industrials?

    James Heppelmann, President & CEO, PTC

  • 6:00pm
    Evening break and demo experiences
  • 6:45pm
    Panel: A new manufacturing ecosystem: How to innovate during turbulent times
    • What are the main challenges manufacturing companies across industries face in their digital transformation?
    • What are the performance improvements or financial benefits companies achieve from these digital investments?
    • How will the nature of human work change with digital innovation? What skills and roles have become critical?
    • What are the key strategic choices in developing an ecosystem that enables industrial innovation?
    • How can manufacturers draw tech-savvy talent away from technology conglomerates?

    Carine de Boissezon, Chief Sustainability Officer, EDF

    Benoit d’Iribarne, Executive Vice President - Technology & Industrial Performance, Saint-Gobain

    Vahé Torossian, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft & President, Microsoft Western Europe

    Moderated by Michael Pooler, Industry Reporter, Financial Times

  • 7:30pm
    Success stories: The business impact of industrial innovation

    This session will showcase two individual case studies through separate interviews. They will each explore how industrial companies have leveraged digital technologies to enable new business models, gain process efficiencies, advance workforce productivity, and drive service innovation.

    Frédéric Bochu, Manufacturing Chief Data Officer, SAFRAN

    Moderated by Craig Melrose, Executive Vice President - Digital Transformation Solutions, PTC

  • 8:10pm
    FT & PTC fireside chat: A debate on the key takeaways from the event

    James Heppelmann, President & CEO, PTC

    Michael Pooler, Industry Reporter, Financial Times

  • 8:25pm
    Closing remarks from the FT

    Michael Pooler, Industry Reporter, Financial Times

  • 8:30pm
    Canapé and drinks reception plus demo experiences
  • 10:00pm
    End of event

Speakers (7)

Carine de Boissezon

Carine de Boissezon

Chief Sustainability Officer
EDF

Carine de Boissezon has been EDF’s Chief Sustainability Officer since July 2019. Putting responsible financing at the core of EDF’s investment decision, she was involved as Chief Financial Officer of EDF’s international division in the financing of the €1.2bn Nachtigal hydro-project in Cameroon and the promotion of off-grid home solar solutions in Africa.

Prior to this position, Ms de Boissezon was EDF’s Head of Investors & Markets and spearheaded the launch of EDF’s first Green Bond in 2013. It became the standard in the market and attracted strong recognition and won numerous prizes, including GlobalCapital Best Green Bond Issuer in 2014. EDF has since issued three additional Green Bonds, with a combined issuance of more than €4.5bn. She started her career at Morgan Stanley in London as a Utility research analyst and won top rankings in the Institutional Investor Survey Pan-European Utilities Team in 1999.

Ms de Boissezon is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP). Married with four children, she is active in promoting diversity, most notably by supporting handicapped persons, both at EDF and outside. She was the recipient of the 2017 World Business Council for Sustainable Development 2017 Leading Women Award.

James Heppelmann

James Heppelmann

President and Chief Executive Officer
PTC

James (Jim) Heppelmann is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PTC, responsible for driving the company’s global business strategy and operations. During Mr. Heppelmann’s leadership tenure, PTC has assembled the industry’s leading industrial innovation platform and field-proven solutions and services that enable companies to design, manufacture, operate, and service things for a smart, connected world. He also serves on PTC’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Heppelmann has emerged as a driver and thought leader in industrial innovation. Together with Harvard Professor Michael E. Porter, he has co-authored three highly influential articles regarding the transformational impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on business, including the November 2014 Harvard Business Review cover story ‘How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition,’ and the companion ‘How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Companies,’ published in the October 2015 Harvard Business Review. Their third Harvard Business Review collaboration, published in November 2017, ‘A Manager’s Guide to Augmented Reality,’ is a collection of articles that define why every organization needs an Augmented Realty (AR) strategy.

Mr. Heppelmann was named one of ‘7 IoT Leaders to Watch in 2017’ by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and has previously been recognized as ‘IoT CEO of the Year’ by PostScapes, ‘Technology CEO of the Year’ by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, and received the ‘CAD Society Leadership Award’ for his work with the Internet of Things. A dynamic speaker, Mr. Heppelmann has been featured as a keynote presenter at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) events on topics such as ‘How Smart, Connected Products Are Redefining Manufacturing’ and was a featured speaker on ‘the role of digitization in America’s advanced industries’ at the Brookings Institution. He has been published and quoted in numerous global business and trade media, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Mr. Heppelmann is a member of the board of directors at SENSATA, a world leader in automotive and industrial sensors and controls, and was recently elected to the MassTLC (Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council) Board of Trustees. He also serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at the University of Minnesota College of Science & Engineering, and has been recognized as one of the ‘Top 100 CEO Leaders in STEM’ by the STEMconnector organization.

Experience
Prior to his appointment as CEO in 2010, Mr. Heppelmann served as PTC’s president and chief operating officer, responsible for managing the operating business units of the company including R&D, marketing, sales, and services. From 2001 to 2009, he served as PTC’s chief technology officer, driving the company’s product vision and strategy, product development, and product marketing and management.

Mr. Heppelmann joined PTC in 1998 when the company acquired Windchill Technology, a Minnesota-based company that he co-founded and served as its chief technology officer. Before co-founding Windchill Technology, Mr. Heppelmann served as chief technology officer at Metaphase Technology.

Education
Mr. Heppelmann attended University of Minnesota, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with an emphasis on computer-aided design.

Benoit d’Iribarne

Benoit d’Iribarne

Executive Vice President - Technology & Industrial Performance
Saint-Gobain

Benoit d’Iribarne is Executive Vice President of Technology and Industrial Performance at Saint-Gobain. He holds an Engineering degree from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. 

He joined the Group in 1985 as an R&D Engineer for Saint-Gobain Recherche Paris. In 1987, he joined Sekurit in Herzogenrath, Germany as Development Engineer. He became a Key Account Manager in the United Kingdom in 1989, Production Manager at Sekurit Belgium in 1992 and Chief Executive Officer of Sekurit NFG in Germany in 1995. 

Mr d’Iribarne was appointed Vice-President of Manufacturing at Saint-Gobain Glass in 1997, President of Saint-Gobain Glass Outside Europe in 2000 and of Saint-Gobain Glass in 2005. In 2008, he became President of Saint-Gobain Glass and Sekurit. In 2012, he was appointed General Delegate for Brazil, Argentina and Chile. From July 2014 to the end of 2015, he served as President of the High-Performance Materials Activity.

Since January 2016 he is General Delegate for Germany, Austria and Benelux and also coordinates the Industrial Excellence programs, including WCM, at the group level. Mr d’Iribarne has been appointed Vice-President of Technology and Industrial Performance, effective January 1, 2019.

William De Vijlder

William De Vijlder

Group Chief Economist
BNP Paribas

William De Vijlder has been Group Chief Economist of BNP Paribas since 2014. He began his career in the Economic Research Department at Belgium’s Générale de Banque in 1987 and joined the Asset Management division in 1989. At Fortis Investments he was Managing Director and Global Chief Investment Officer. When joining BNP Paribas Investment Partners in 2010, he became a member of its Executive Committee and Chief Investment Officer of Partners and Alternative Investments. Dr De Vijlder has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Ghent (Belgium), where he has been a senior lecturer since 1991. He is a board member of Le Club du CEPII and is also a member of the Group of Economic Advisers to ESMA’s Committee for Economic and Market Analysis.

Vahé Torossian

Vahé Torossian

Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
President, Microsoft Western Europe

Vahé Torossian is a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft and the President of Microsoft Western Europe. His mission is to help public entities, private companies, partners and individuals get the most out of the current wave of digital transformation affecting all organizations, and from Microsoft's innovative solutions and offerings. He is deeply convinced that technology can empower all of us to achieve more and do more when it is created and deployed within an ethical, inclusive and secure framework.

He has nearly three decades of experience running multiple lines of business, in management and cultural transformation, in building high performing leadership teams, in strategic partnerships and in sustainable growth. And he has done so in the Americas, Europe and Asia, in mature and emerging markets, and across consumer, retail, OEM, Enterprise, SMB & the public sector.

His heart is set on developing Western Europe’s inclusive and collaborative culture, on stepping up our societal contribution to young people, and on advancing digital technology that people trust.

Mr Torossian is a graduate of ISG in Paris, INSEAD, and he holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a proud executive sponsor of Microsoft’s diversity & inclusion initiative and the co-chair of its gender diversity leadership board, since 2001. And he serves as a member of the board of directors of the French as well as Pacific Northwest French American Chambers of Commerce.

Craig  Melrose

Craig Melrose

Executive Vice President, Digital Transformation Solutions
PTC

Craig Melrose is the Executive Vice President of Digital Transformation Solutions at PTC. In this role, Craig works to build customer-facing, (operationally transformative) solutions that incorporate PTC’s industry-leading CAD, PLM, IoT, and AR technologies. His responsibilities include liaising directly with the customers to develop, scale, and roll out tailored industry 4.0 programs based on their unique operational excellence goals and needs.

Prior to joining PTC, Craig served as a Partner at McKinsey & Company for over 20 years, leading numerous operations and digital transformation initiatives, working directly with customers to understand their challenges, and identifying both tactical and strategic solutions globally and across dozens of industries. Throughout his career, he has helped companies dramatically enhance their factory automation strategies, including Toyota Motor Manufacturing, where for five years prior to joining McKinsey, he led the improvement of the Toyota Production System and Toyota’s operating performance through the introduction of new products across North America.

Craig earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky.

Frédéric Bochu

Frédéric Bochu

Manufacturing Chief Data Officer
SAFRAN
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Moderated by (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 under the Marjorie Deane Fellowship, reporting on companies and markets. Prior to that, he worked at a specialist financial publication covering infrastructure.

Why should you attend?

"Brilliant insight! Industrial innovation ... making people more powerful" Dan Marion, CMO, JJR Solutions

"FT Live does an awesome job of bringing together insights into the future" Rob Dolci, VP Engineering, Enel

"A very well thought-out and well-executed program, covering an immediately relevant topic" Brian Casey, VP/GM, Industrial & Smart Energy, Celestica

"Great Series for visionaries and work market disrupters" Sebastian Schmidt, CEO, MODIX USA

"The FT Industrial Series is a view into both the challenges and great opportunity to enhance manufacturers and engineering intelligence" Leonel Leal, Director, Global Advanced Manufacturing, Whirlpool Corporation

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Presented By (1)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

In partnership with (1)

PTC unleashes industrial innovation with award-winning, market-proven solutions that enable companies to differentiate their products and services, improve operational excellence, and increase workforce productivity. With PTC, and its partner ecosystem, manufacturers can capitalize on the promise of today’s new technology to drive digital transformation.

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Venue

Hotel Shangri-La
10, avenue d'Iéna
Paris 75116

France

Tel: (33 1) 5367 1998
Email: slpr@shangri-la.com

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