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Conference Programme

4 – 5 April 2017, Singapore Expo

Day One: 4 April 2017

Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, Robotics, Higher Automation

0900AM Registration and Coffee & Tea
0945AM Chairman’s Opening Address
1000AM [Opening Keynote]
Dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Opportunity and Challenges

  • Quick introduction to I4.0, Singapore context
  • Factory of the future: Why will I4.0 be so important going forward? Why it deserves our attention right now?
  • Sample of interesting use cases: What have companies been able to achieve with I4.0 technologies? Discuss some innovative and impactful use cases of I4.0 implementation.
  • Implications of I4.0 adoption:
    • At the micro level: economic, operational, capability, and other impact on a specific company
    • At the macro level: economic

Dr. Daniel Küpper, Partner & Managing Director, THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP (BCG)

1030AM Smart Manufacturing: Bridging the Gap from Strategy to Execution

  • An exposition of leading client journeys and examples of successful digital adoption
  • Analysis of barriers to adoption and business value realization and opportunities to overcome them
  • Focus on the “how” to transition to smart manufacturing – industry 4.0 maturity model

Senthil Ramani, Global Digital Lead for Chemicals and Natural Resources, IoT Centre of Excellence Director, ACCENTURE

1100AM [Industry Leaders’ Panel Discussion]
The Industry 4.0 Outlook: Opportunities and Risks in Asia

  • Opportunities in the advanced manufacturing sector – new technologies and new business verticals
  • Inhibitors in Asia for adopting Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing processes as a part of manufacturing operations
  • Transitioning from existing operations to Industry 4.0 and increasing the automation levels in manufacturing plants – what are the key challenges and impacts on manufacturing operations?
  • Overview of industries quickest and slowest to adopt advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0 trends
  • How is the regulatory landscape evolving in Asia, compared to US and EU to support the advanced manufacturing sector?
  • Threats to cyberphysical systems, safety and cybersecurity in manufacturing operations

Chong Kian Fatt, Senior Vice President for Seagate Global Drive Operations, SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY
Senthil Ramani, Managing Director, Resources Industries, ACCENTURE
Indranil Sen, General Manager / Head – Supply Chain Management, Asia Pacific, APRIL GROUP
Senior Representative, SIEMENS
Senior Representative, GE DIGITAL

1150AM Smart Manufacturing Asia Pavilion Tour @ MTA 2017 Exhibition Level 1, Followed By Networking Lunch
0130PM [Case Study]
Simplifying Complex Manufacturing and Creating Meaningful Industry 4.0 Transformation Roadmap to Digitalise Existing Factories

  • Assessing the current state of facility, revisiting repetitive procedures and identifying the efficiency of data linkages
  • Isolating resource intensive operations in manufacturing
  • Installing communication devices in between procedures
  • Digitalising assets and machineries to enable analytics to better manage operations on a facility-wide level
  • Siemens’ new Digital Factory Manufacturing Design Consultancy setup in Singapore

Senior Representative, SIEMENS

0200PM Model Factories: PPP for Co-Innovation, Technology Transfer and Adoption of Smart and Advanced Manufacturing

  • Transforming Singapore’s Manufacturing Sector – The future of manufacturing
  • Technology capabilities in the manufacturing sector – growth, factors, opportunities
  • Driving public-private partnerships in manufacturing – how companies can leverage effectively

Ling Keok Tong, Director, Infocomms, Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC), A*STAR

0230PM [Case Study]
From our Factory to your Plants – Combining Digital Manufacturing with Industrial IoT to improve Plant Availability, Performance and Lead Time

  • Additive Manufacturing developing highly engineered products faster than have ever been done before, and unlocking next Gen of innovative products for higher performance and efficiency
  • The Digital Ecosystem: Using the power of sensors, analytics software, and connected services to improve plant reliability, energy efficiency, safety, and productivity

Jonas Berge, Director Applied Technology, EMERSON
Adam Boyle, Director, Global Additive Manufacturing Operations, EMERSON

0310PM [Case Study]
Industrie 4.0 – The German Approach Towards the Industrial Internet of Things

  • Introduction to IIOT, definition of Industrie 4.0 and the required standards and technology
  • Reference Architecture Model for Industrie 4.0 – RAMI 4:0
  • The Asset Administration Shell
  • Smart sensors in I4.0 Networks and the First Implementations

Dr Gunther Kegel, CEO, PEPPERL+FUCHS

0330PM Afternoon Networking Break
0350PM Beyond the News Headlines: Four Key ICS Cyber Security Myths
Senior Representative, HONEYWELL
0420PM [Case Study]
Supply Chain at the Dawn of the 4th Industrial Revolution : Automation, Standardization and Automated Decision

  • Supply chain visibility in a complex network (in house manufacturing/outsourced manufacturing) for higher efficiency and quality
  • Transit network optimisation
  • Scheduling and dispatching for an improved T2M

Roxane Desmicht, Senior Director, Corporate Supply Chain (CSC) Asia Pacific, INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES

0450PM [Panel Discussion]
Tackling Challenges in Integrating Industry 4.0 into Existing Manufacturing Operations

  • Building cognition and resilience into data generating machines: challenges and trends
  • Intelligent Prognostics & Health Management (PHM) through real-time decision making
  • Increasing reliance on digital and automated manufacturing operations in existing factories
  • Can you ensure ROI through industry 4.0 transformation of your manufacturing operations?
  • How to ensure security of cyberphysical assets while operating with hybrid cloud systems
  • Is industry 4.0 only about data analytics?
  • Augmented reality and its applications in simulating industrial manufacturing processes
  • Resolving challenges faced by manufacturing firms with existing brownfield operations in embracing Industry 4.0 technologies/processes?
  • How does the DNA of companies need to change to allow maximum benefit from adoption of I4.0?

James Chong, Managing Director, Digital Transformation ASEAN, ACCENTURE

Goh Koon Eng, General Manager, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Asia-Pacific, CHEVRON ORONITE
Lim Yew Heng, Partner & Managing Director, THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP (BCG)
Jonas Berge, Director, Applied Technology, EMERSON
Dr Andreas Hauser, Director of Digital Service, TUV SUD
Senior Representative, HONEYWELL

0540PM Chairman’s Concluding Remarks
0545PM End of Conference Day One

Day Two: 5 April 2017

Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, Robotics, Higher Automation

0800AM Registration
0930AM Chairman’s Opening Address
0940AM [Joint Presentation]
Driving Pragmatic Results through Data Analytics

  • How to be a data driven company powered by analytics: Insights -> Outcomes -> Value
  • Predictive insights and recommendations to intervene and deliver measurable business improvements
  • Measureable reliability improvements through predictive maintenance, and increased production volumes through predictive process control

Kamal Mannar, Data Science Senior Manager, ACCENTURE

1000AM [Case Study]
Topic TBA
Senior Representative, SIEMENS
1030AM Shifting to Intelligent Manufacturing Operations on a Large Scale: Lean Operations and Cost-Effectiveness
Vivek Bhatia, CEO, Asia Pacific, THYSSENKRUPP AG
1100AM Morning Networking Break
1120AM Topic TBA
Senior Representative, GE DIGITAL
1150AM [Case Study]
Key Considerations in Automating the Design, Manufacturing and Integration of Measurement Tools in Factory Production

  • Enhancing the efficiency, productivity and quality through analytical tool automation
  • Improved workflow processes, reduced human supervision and reduction in costs
  • What are the pitfalls and how to address them

Markus Bodlos, Head of Automation & Robotics, ANTON-PAAR

1220PM [Case Study]
End-to-end Safety, Security and Reliability – Keys for a Successful Industry 4.0 Migration

  • Readiness Assessment and Roadmap to start the I4.0 migration journey
  • End-to-end services to ensure safety, security and reliability of data driven solutions by landscaping existing standards, best practice and IoT targeted judgement
  • How to ensure IT security in the development process of embedded systems component manufacturers

Dr Andreas Hauser, Director of Digital Service, TUV SUD

1250PM Networking Lunch and MTA Exhibition Visit
0150PM Role of Robotics in The Industry 4.0 Adoption in Asia
Senior Representative, ABB
0220PM [Panel Discussion]
Addressing the Challenges in Going the Automation Way
The panellists will shortlist and address 10 questions submitted by the delegates.

Panel Moderator:
Prof David Butler, Strategic Development and Collaboration Director, A*STAR ARTC

Markus Bodlos, Head of Automation & Robotics, ANTON-PAAR
Michael Leong, CEO, SESTO Robotics Pte Ltd, Co-Founder, HOPE TECHNIK
Senior Representative, GE DIGITAL

0300PM [Case Study]
Key Considerations in Integrating Exponential Industrial IoT Technologies in Pharmaceutical / Medical Device Manufacturing
0320PM Networking Tea Break
0350PM [Case Study] Addressing the Key Considerations in Manufacturing Operations in Mann+Hummel through Industrie 4.0

  • Industry 4.0 at MANN+HUMMEL
  • M+H as a plant owner
  • Industry 4.0 M+H as a provider of industrial equipment
  • Challenges and Opportunities

Nicolas Payen, Group Director Internet of Things (IoT) Lab, MANN+HUMMEL GROUP

0410PM Augmented Reality in Industrial Applications: Tapping New Opportunities

  • Training in hazardous industrial applications
  • Simulating manufacturing processes
  • Educating management on complex CAPEX decisions
  • Integrating new production asset into assembly line

Antonio Feraco, Chief Business Development Officer, FRAUNHOFER

0440PM [Thought Leaders Closing Panel] Reaching the End Goal: What is “Smart Manufacturing” and How Do We Get There?

  • How do we accelerate the digital transformation and make it sustainable for companies which have already started?
  • Skills challenge to amplify going ahead- what can be done to help bridge the gap?
  • Role of other players in the ecosystem (Government, Academia, Research institutes) in supporting this journey


Pit Wee Yeoh, Director of Operations, Asia Pacific (AP), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), ROCKWELL AUTOMATION
Masato Ushijima, Chief Engineer of FA Systems Division, MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
Senior Representative, HONEYWELL
Senior Representative, YOKOGAWA

0520PM Chairman’s Concluding Remarks
0530PM End of Conference Day Two
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