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Internet of Manufacturing UK 2018

08:30
CHAIRS OPENING REMARKS
08:40
OPENING KEYNOTE

Making Smart Manufacturing Smarter

·         Leadership: more ambitious, informed and  focused leadership

·         Adoption: more widespread adoption of IDTs  across supply chains, especially within SMEs

·         Innovation: faster innovation and creation of  new IDTs, new IDT companies / value-streams and new capabilities to sustain  UK competitive advantage.

Session reserved for Digital Catapult

09:00
PRESENTATION

Enabling the Smart Factory

·         Analytics and big data technologies

·         Sensor and Actor Networks

·         Automation and personal interaction

Session Reserved for Lead Sponsor

09:20
PRESENTATION

IoT and IIoT State of the UK Market

·         IIoT State of Play: Connect, Collect, Compute  and Create

·         Current Industrial Communications Landscape:  Technology Evolution or Revolution

·         The Evolving UK Ecosystem

Julian  Watson, Senior Principal Analyst, IoT, IHS Markit Technology

Alex  West, Principal Analyst, IHS Markit Technology

09:40
PRESENTATION

Creating an IoT Gateway that gets  Machines ready for IoT

·         Creating a more transparent machine with  real-time monitoring

·         Boosting productivity and efficiency

·         Building architecture that is built on open  software standards

Session Reserved for Diamond Sponsor

10:00
PANEL DISCUSSION

Smart  manufacturing needs smart connectivity

·         The future of connectivity solutions: What’s  available and for when?

·         Is Wi-Fi the best option for a connected  factory?

·         5G connectivity solutions: Is this a better  alternative than WiFi?

·         SigFox vs LoRa: Which is the best IoT network  for a process and discrete environment?

   ·         Is it worth the wait? Making the business case  for new connectivity solutions versus what is already available 

10:30
NETWORKING BREAK AND ONE TO ONE MEETINGS
11.15
STREAMS

STREAM A: TECHNOLOGY

Utilising IoT to ensure the physical  security of your plant, factory and office

·         For the use of IoT for physical  security: IoT give manufacturers the ability to monitor employees  and equipment it should be a fully integrated to ensure physical security.

·         Partial integration of physical  security: There’s definitely some merit in getting real-time  information on equipment and assets, however there are ethical and legal  challenges that go with monitoring employees

STREAM B: STRATEGY

The Need for Speed: Overcoming barriers to the adoption of IDT

·         A National Adoption Programme: What do we need  to see?

·         Wireless Technology Evolution to aid  connectivity

·         The skills problem: Are apprenticeship’s the  answer? 

·         Infrastructure and Security: What is the  Industrial Markets biggest concerns?

11:35
STREAMS

STREAM A: TECHNOLOGY

Building a common and rugged Plant to  Business Factory Network

·         Improving operational efficiency and save on  costs

·         Speeding up response time to issues on the  plant floor

·         Protecting critical manufacturing assets

Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor

STREAM B: STRATEGY

Putting forward a path for the Smarter  Manufacturer

·         Cloud technology to transform your business  operations

·         Is there a lack of current infrastructure for  IoT?

·         Immediate action points to prepare for Made  Smarter

Session  Reserved for Gold Sponsor

11:55
STREAMS

STREAM A: TECHNOLOGY

PANEL DISCUSSION: Improving  Infrastructure with the appropriate Platforms

·         Is current infrastructure robust enough for a  new IDT revolution?

·         A rush for IIoT platforms

·         Is there enough trust in End to End Platform  Solutions?

STREAM B: STRATEGY

New IoT products mean new IoT security!

·         Identifying points of vulnerability in the  connected manufacturer: Factories, HQ and products

·         Plugging the gaps: Taking the initiative to  stay ahead by partnering with good solution providers

·         The importance of Incident response: Detecting  an intrusion, escalation and stopping an attack early

·         Building a robust security against  cyber-attack: Creating your security and risk management roadmap

12:30
LUNCH AND ONE TO ONE MEETINGS
13:30
STREAMS

STREAM A: TECHNOLOGY

Bringing Industrial IoT to millions of  devices whilst reducing downtime

·         Improving reliability and performance of  intelligent assets

·         Effective data analysis to help with plant  management and analytics to

·         Applying machine learning and advanced  analytics for prescriptive maintenance

Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor

STREAM B: STRATEGY

Industrial Security from Plant to  Enterprise

·         How to constantly manage the security risks  involved

·         Effectively implementing ICS security

·         Embedding security as part of your IoT  Strategy

Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor

13:50
STREAMS

STREAM A: TECHNOLOGY

Industrial Security from Plant to  Enterprise

·         How to constantly manage the security risks  involved

·         Effectively implementing ICS security

·         Embedding security as part of your IoT  Strategy

Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor

STREAM B: STRATEGY

PANEL DISCUSSION: Justifying the Return  on Investment for IoT

·         Avoiding hidden costs before embarking on an  IoT journey

·         Showing the non-financial returns:  Productivity and customer satisfaction

·         Educating internal stakeholders with the  benefits of IDT 

14:10
STREAMS

STREAM A: TECHNOLOGY

Solving your data problems with Cloud  Technology

·         Asset Health, Design and Factory Control:  Improved throughput using Cloud

·         Data collection and the Cloud: Does it solve  the vast amount of unstructured data

·         How does the Cloud measure up against current  Technology?

·         Edge or Cloud?

Raul Coutinho, CTO, Marionette

Matt Lewis, Founder, Synaptiv

STREAM B: STRATEGY

Equipping staff with the necessary tools for IoT adoption

·         It’s  no longer enough to know the theory: Teaching senior management the  practicalities of IoT

·         How  do we train staff in operational technology, information technology and IoT?  Send them to the factories and plants!

·         IoT  for employee engagement: Learning and development and industry accreditations 

Oliver Buhlinger, Group  Technology Engineer, Hayward Tyler Group PLC 

14:30
STREAMS

STREAM A: TECHNOLOGY

Automation, Robots and the Factory of the  Future

·         Autonomous Mobile Robot versus Automated  Guided Vehicle

·         Technology and operating model

·         Real life case study

  Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor

STREAM B: STRATEGY

What will the factory of the future look  like? A focus on staff

·         Machine learning and AI in the Plant

·         Will the influx of technology mean a change in  how staff are trained and deployed?

·         Putting in necessary controls and service  platforms

Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor

15:15
NETWORKING BREAK AND ONE TO ONE MEETINGS
16:00
PRESENTATION

Leading Industrial Digitalisation in the  UK: More Ambition. Better Informed. Focused.

·         Why does the IDT revolution require a  Leadership revolution?

·         Impact on current and future workforce

·         Creating and coordinating a national body of  leaders that brings together business, research and government

·         Using Germany’s Industrie 4.0 as a benchmark

16:20
CASE STUDY

Disruption: What Separates the Winners from the Losers?

Holger Pietzsch, Head of Marketing and  IoT, Caterpillar

 

16:40
CLOSING PANEL

Making IoT a reality with good cyber security

·         Identifying points of vulnerability in the  connected manufacturer: Factories, HQ and products

·         Plugging the gaps: Taking the initiative to  stay ahead by partnering with good solution providers

·         The importance of Incident response: Detecting  an intrusion, escalation and stopping an attack early

·         Building a robust security against  cyber-attack: Creating your security and risk management roadmap

17:00
CLOSING REMARKS FROM CHAIR
17:10
END OF DAY ONE
08:30
CHAIRS OPENING REMARKS
08:40
OPENING KEYNOTE

Technology, Business and the United Nations

Hang Nguyen, Secretary General, Diplomatic  Council

09:00
PRESENTATION

How should your IoT ecosystem look?

·         Building an intricate network of partners

·         Trust is everything in an open platform

·         Choosing the right solution provider: End to  End platforms, do they work?

Session Reserved for Platinum Sponsor

09:20
PRESENTATION

Bringing about a digital transformation  within a traditional Manufacturer: Improving Mindsets

·  Securing buy-in from senior leadership team to  embrace digital transformation

• The importance of a holistic  approach to transformation and a critical focus on the “human factor”

• Designing digital  experiences with the customer at the centre

• Succeeding in a world of  ecosystems and new partnerships 

Mark Auty, Lab automation and  Standardisation Scientist, Unilever

Representative from Plant Operations,  Unilever

   

09:40
PRESENTATION

The SME Factory of the Future: The Ikea  Guide with Notes

·         Benefits of moving to IoT based platforms

·         Costings and charging models

·         Where SME’s go wrong: Scaling up and  Automation

Session Reserved for Platinum Sponsor

10:00
PANEL DISCUSSION

Leveraging Innovation  and Creating IDT’s

·         Faster and robust innovation for SME’s

·         Utilising IoT to drive productivity and remain  competitive

·         The question: Not how should we innovate, but  rather, why should we innovate?

10:30
NETWORKING BREAK AND ONE TO ONE MEETINGS
11:15
STREAMS

STREAM A: TECHNOLOGY

CASE STUDY: Artificial Intelligence, the  silver bullet for Productivity issues!

·         Setting the foundational technologies to  foster AI success

·         Improving product control through AI

·         AI as part of the supply chain automation tool  kit

·         A job creator not destroyer

 

STREAM B: STRATEGY

How can Digitalisation help with  Productivity in the UK market

·         Productivity market map: Why are we so far  behind our European Competitors?

·         Do we need more guidance from the government  and Made Smarter on a strategy to address the productivity of SME’s?

·         How can digitalisation help to improve  productivity in SME’s?

·          Case  Study from European Manufacturer 

11:35
STREAMS

STREAM A: TECHNOLOGY

Utilising Wearables in the Plant: Where  is the value?

·         Early application for wearables: Security and  engagement

·         Does this mean the end of passes and other  plastics?

·         Is employee monitoring hugely useful or just  unethical?

Session  reserved for Silver Sponsor

STREAM B: STRATEGY

Disrupting Manufacturing with 3D Printing

·         True rapid prototyping and rapid design  iteration

·         3D Printing versus other technologies on the  market

·         Does 3D printing have a purpose for process  manufacturing?

·         Does 3D Printing need to be part of your  Digital Transformation Strategy

Session reserved for Silver Sponsor

11:55
STREAMS

STREAM A: TECHNOLOGY

Is there a clear use for Augmented and  Virtual Reality in Manufacturing?

·         Designing products and plants with AR and VR:  More efficient than previously?

·         A new way to learn: AR and VR as a catalyst  for Education

·         Is AR and VR too costly compared to other  technology? Benefits evaluated

STREAM B: STRATEGY

Reinventing a Traditional Manufacturer  into a Services Company

·         How connected services can transform revenue

·         Utilising IoT to understand the customer and  provide year-round services

·         Challenges with moving to a services model:  Inconsistency and Inventory

·         Getting ready to go to market 

12:20
LUNCH AND ONE TO ONE MEETINGS
13:30
STREAMS

STREAM A: STRATEGY

Cognitive  Computing that transforms Manufacturing

·         Drawing on sensors and analytics for  intelligent assets

·         Analysing work environments for quality and  decision making

·         Resource and optimisation

Session reserved for Silver Sponsor

STREAM B: TECHNOLOGY

Re-designing assembly with Simulation  Modelling

·         Maintaining production standards using the  simulation model

·         Evaluating dynamic product flows and capturing  systems sensitivities

·         Conveying costs versus production throughput

Session reserved for Silver Sponsor

13:50
STREAMS

STREAM A: STRATEGY

The benefits of predictive maintenance  for customers: The connected car case study

·         The aim:  Getting rid of scheduled services and breakdowns: Laying down the original  vision

·         The  impact: Happier customers that will trust and invest in your brand.  Looking at the consumer feedback

·         The  costs: Examining the expense of putting predictive maintenance in a high  end connected car

·         The  rewards: Forecasting both direct and indirect returns

STREAM B: TECHNOLOGY

PANEL DISCUSSION: Do we have a data  problem? Data collection and integration under IoT

·         Structured versus unstructured data: What’s  coming out of our factories?

·         Are sensors the only way to collect data? What  are the alternatives? How do they fair?

·         IoT and data collection beyond the factory to  improve decision making

·         Integrating big data into real time analytics:  Creating a global visual aid 

14:10
STREAMS

STREAM A: STRATEGY

PANEL  DISCUSSION: Let’s take platforms to the next level: Open Manufacturing

·         What are APIs? How do they work in theory?

·         Industries  where this already happening: Pharmaceuticals and unlikely partners

·         Where is  the revenue opportunity? What about security?

·         Is this  the future of the IoT ecosystem?

STREAM B: TECHNOLOGY

Breaking down Silos and Creating an IoT Way  to Work

·         Silos and the negative impact on innovation

·         Creating an autonomous horizontal working  environment

·         Digital business model patterns: The building blocks 

14:30
NETWORKING BREAK AND ONE TO ONE MEETINGS
15:15
PRESENTATION

If data is the new oil, is the GDPR the drill or the hindrance?

·         Overview  of GDPR requirements

·         The  impact for the manufacturing industry reviewed: Business Intelligence and CRM

·         More  data, more problems?

·         Brexit  impact and beyond

15:40
PRESENTATION

Achieving Excellence and Efficiency with  Digital Twin

·         First thing is first: Physical products in a  real space

·         The next generation: Virtual Products in a  virtual space

·         Connecting data and information with virtual  and physical products 

Dr Graham Herries – Director of Digital  Technologies, Laing O’Rourke

16:05
CLOSING KEYNOTE

Brexit, IIoT and the UK Manufacturing Market

·         Brexit the elephant in the room?

·         Holding off on creating a digital strategy  until negotiations are concluded

·         What does Brexit mean for UK manufacturers  looking to implement IDT?

·         Predictions and next steps 

16:30
CLOSING REMARKS FROM CHAIR
16:40
END OF CONFERENCE