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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

9.00am Registration and Coffee & Tea

Chairman’s Opening Address

Damodar Sahu, Partner & Industry Advisor – Digital (Aftermarket, IoT & Industry 4.0), Manufacturing & Technology, WIPRO LIMITED


[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

10.30am 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

James Chong, Managing Director, Digital Transformation ASEAN, ACCENTURE


[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 – Overview of industries quickest and slowest to adopt advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0 trends
  • 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?
  • 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

Damodar Sahu, Partner & Industry Advisor – Digital (Aftermarket, IoT & Industry 4.0), Manufacturing & Technology, WIPRO LIMITED

Chong Kian Fatt, Senior Vice President, Seagate Global Drive Operations, SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY
Indranil Sen, Head / General Manager – Supply Chain Management, Asia Pacific, APRIL GROUP
Abhik Chatterjee, Director – Technology Advisory, Resources, ACCENTURE
Paul Boris, Vice President, Manufacturing Industries, GE DIGITAL
Martin Högberg, Hub Digital Head, Asia Pacific, ABB
Raimund Klein, Executive Vice President, Country Lead for Digital Factory (DF) and Process Industries and Drives (PD), SIEMENS

11.50am Smart Manufacturing Asia Pavilion Tour @ MTA 2017 Exhibition Level 1, Followed By Networking Lunch
1.30pm Siemens – Driving the Digital Enterprise in Southeast Asia

  • The Siemens Answer to Industrie 4.0 requirements
  • Simplifying Complex Manufacturing and Creating Meaningful Industry 4.0 Transformation Roadmap to Digitalise Existing Factories
  • ZerOne™ – Siemens’ new Digital Factory Manufacturing Design Consultancy setup in Singapore

Raimund Klein, Executive Vice President, Country Lead for Digital Factory (DF) and Process Industries and Drives (PD), SIEMENS

2.00pm 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


[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


[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

3.30pm Afternoon Networking Break

Beyond the News Headlines: Four Key ICS Cyber Security Myths

  • Dissecting the key ICS myths surrounding network endpoints, attacker profiles, and the failure of imagination facing the industrial sector
  • Important considerations to bear in mind when evaluating process controls risk
  • How to prepare now to prevent future attacks?

Mirel Sehic, Cyber Security Business Development Manager – Pacific and Japan, HONEYWELL PROCESS SOLUTIONS


[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


[Panel Discussion]

Tackling Challenges in Integrating Industry 4.0 into Existing Manufacturing Operations

  • Increasing reliance on digital and automated manufacturing operations in existing factories
  • How to ensure ROI through industry 4.0 transformation of your manufacturing operations? How does the DNA of companies need to change to allow maximum benefit from adoption of I4.0?
  • How to ensure security of cyberphysical assets while operating with hybrid cloud systems
  • Resolving challenges faced by manufacturing firms with existing brownfield operations in embracing Industry 4.0 technologies/processes?

James Chong, Managing Director, Digital Transformation ASEAN, ACCENTURE

Goh Koon Eng, General Manager, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Asia-Pacific, CHEVRON ORONITE
Scott Maguire, Global Engineering Director, DYSON
Lim Yew Heng, Partner & Managing Director, THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP
Jonas Berge, Director, Applied Technology, EMERSON
Dr Andreas Hauser, Director of Digital Service, TUV SUD
Mirel Sehic, Cyber Security Business Development Manager – Pacific and Japan, HONEYWELL PROCESS SOLUTIONS

5.50pm Chairman’s Concluding Remarks
6.00pm End of Conference Day One

Day Two: 5 April 2017

Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, Robotics, Higher Automation

8.00am Registration
9.30am Chairman’s Opening Address
Bob Gill, General Manager, Southeast Asia, ARC Advisory Group


[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 Center of Excellence Lead, ACCENTURE


Making the Value of Digitalization Real in Southeast Asia

  • Integrating and digitalizing the entire value chain
  • A holistic engineering and automation approach, from ideation, realization and utilization, to reduced time to market, enhanced flexibility and increased efficiency.
  • Leveraging the digital twin for product, process and production manufacturing companies, to extend and enrich the value chain through aftermarket services.
  • Customer case studies

Angus Marshall, CEO ASEAN & ANZ, Industry Software, SIEMENS

10.30am Innovate to Transform – Transform to Innovate: How Digitalization is Changing the Manufacturing Industry

  • Tectonic shifts in today’s manufacturing
  • Innovation a driver for transformation
  • Industry 4.0 thyssenkrupp lighthouses
    • Digitalisation across plants
    • Digitalization within plants
    • Digitalization within equipment
  • thyssenkrupp’s perspective for a new era of manufacturing

Vivek Bhatia, CEO, Asia Pacific, THYSSENKRUPP AG

11.00am Morning Networking Break


[Case Study]

The Rise of the Industrial Internet: Opportunities to Transform and Create Values

  • What is industrial internet?
  • How companies are transforming while accelerating the time to value and reducing risks
  • Lessons from the inside

Paul Boris, Vice President, Manufacturing Industries, GE DIGITAL


[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


[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

12.50pm Networking Lunch and MTA Exhibition Visit
1.50pm Digitalization of Manufacturing Operations

  • Into the digital age with ABB Ability™
  • Improving quality, efficiency and capacity
  • Operational Excellence & Digitalization trends

Martin Högberg, Hub Digital Head, Asia Pacific, ABB


[Panel Discussion]

Addressing the Challenges in Going the Automation Way

The panellists will shortlist and address 10 questions submitted by the delegates.

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

Markus Bodlos, Head of Automation & Robotics, ANTON-PAAR
Michael Leong, Chief Executive Officer, SESTO ROBOTICS PTE LTD
Paul Boris, Vice President, Manufacturing Industries, GE DIGITAL


[Case Study]

Digital Revolution of Manufacturing is Happening, NOW – NEC’s AI & IoT Make Manufacturing World Change

  • Object Fingerprint Recognition “GAZIRU”- Revolutionizing traceability
  • AI suite “NEC the WISE” – Changing the manufacturing world
  • Digitization of Manufacturing – Productivity Improvement by Innovation

Hiroaki Kishiro, Director of Enterprise Solution in Asia Pacific, NEC ASIA PACIFIC PTE LTD

3.40pm Networking Tea Break
4.10pm 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


[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


Sanjay Kurup, Senior Director, Regional Manufacturing (MAKE) Excellence, Asia Pacific, JOHNSON & JOHNSON
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
Joseph Lee, Head Co-Innovation Centre, General Manager, Singapore Development Centre, YOKOGAWA
Shane Booker, Director Strategy and Innovation, Honeywell Connected Plant, HONEYWELL PROCESS SOLUTIONS

5.30pm Chairman’s Concluding Remarks
5.40pm End of Conference Day Two
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