21-23 APRIL 2020 NEC BIRMINGHAM

The Digitalisation Forum 2020

The Digitalisation Forum 2020

The Digitalisation Forum


21st April

Morning session:

10.30am

Transitioning and implementing a digital strategy
The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) will highlight the changing manufacturing landscape - challenges and opportunities as well as case studies that will help provide practical steps, which manufacturers can take on the journey to embrace digitalisation.

 

11.30am

Made Smarter and making the change to a digital future

Allen Camm, relationship manager, Made Smarter

Allen Camm will explore the barriers and challenges North West Manufacturers have experienced around bringing technology into their businesses. He will share steps that manufacturers can take to help them start their digital journey and examples of businesses who have taken their first steps to successfully implement technology.

 

12.30pm

Panel discussion: AI - the future of monitoring?

Made Smarter/ Siemens DI/ MTC

 

Afternoon session:

 

2pm

Demystifying the digital twin

Andrew Hodgson, strategic lead - Digitalisation at Siemens, and Vice President of the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA)


Andrew Hodgson will help demystify the Digital Twin by breaking it down into meaningful concepts as well as giving examples of what it can do for you as the drive towards digitalisation gains momentum.

 

3pm

A practical journey to a digital future

Steve Brambley, GAMBICA chief executive

Steve Brambley will present a pragmatic guide to getting started on your smart manufacturing journey by discussing IT, cyber security, cloud computing and Industrial Automation and what it all means for Smart Manufacturing.

 

22nd April

Morning session:

 

10.30am

Transitioning and implementing a digital strategy
The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) will highlight the changing manufacturing landscape - challenges and opportunities as well as case studies that will help provide practical steps, which manufacturers can take on the journey to embrace digitalisation.

 

11.30am

Demystifying the digital twin

Andrew Hodgson, strategic lead - Digitalisation at Siemens, and Vice President of the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA)


Andrew Hodgson will help demystify the Digital Twin by breaking it down into meaningful concepts as well as giving examples of what it can do for you as the drive towards digitalisation gains momentum.

 

12.30pm

Panel discussion: Digitalisation and brownfield facilities – can these fit together?

GAMBICA/ B&R / Siemens DI/ Cranfield University

Today's plant automation systems provide transparent monitoring of system status, plus tools such as condition monitoring or predictive maintenance – all help to reduce unscheduled downtime. However, what about brownfield installations with legacy equipment? This panel discussion will examine whether digitalisation and brownfield facilities can fit together.


Afternoon session:

 

2pm

Augmented reality in through-life engineering

Dr. John Ahmet Erkoyuncu, director of the Through-life Engineering Services Centre, Cranfield University

 

3pm

Maintaining safe production in a Smart Factory

David Collier, product manager,  Pilz Automation Technology

Modern production facilities are becoming ever more connected and flexible to meet customers’ specific requirements.  David Collier will discuss the issues this presents for machine safety and practical solutions to keep production safe in an ever-changing environment.

 

23rd April

Morning session:

 

10.30am

Robotics: A help not a hindrance

Mike Wilson, BARA

Mike Wilson will discuss how the growth of robotics will generate better ROI and productivity.

 

 

11.30am

Emerging technologies to support industrial digitalisation

Andy Sellars, strategic development director, CSA Catapult

New and emerging technologies are expected to transform the productivity of manufacturing through industry 4.0. These technologies include sensors, high speed data communications and the capability to process big data, including artificial intelligence and quantum computing.  This presentation describes its current projects involving high-speed data communications and visualisation sensors. It provides an overview of the Catapult’s capabilities, and discusses how the Catapult works with companies to develop new technologies as part of their digitalisation strategy.

 

 

12.30pm

Maintaining safe production in a Smart Factory

David Collier, product manager, Pilz Automation Technology

Modern production facilities are becoming ever more connected and flexible to meet customers’ specific requirements.  Pilz safety experts will discuss the issues this presents for machine safety and practical solutions to keep production safe in an ever-changing environment.