Industry 4.0 Forum at ZF Transmissions

11.05.2017 | 09:00
- 17:00
Gray Court, SC

Industry 4.0 – How will it influence our industry and our competitiveness? What is it really? What changes will be needed? What experiences have been gained by others?

Industry 4.0 introduces what has been called the “smart factory,” in which cyber-physical systems monitor the physical processes of the factory and make decentralized decisions. It is considered as the next phase in the digitization of the manufacturing sector and brings along many opportunities and challenges for manufacturers.

The event will be an exclusive opportunity for industry representatives and subject matter experts to exchange on the topic of Industry 4.0, to learn from other case stories, and to exchange lessons learned.

The forum is targeting: 

Operations Executives, Plant Managers, Heads of Manufacturing/Engineering, Supply Chain Managers, IT Managers

The number of participants is limited, RSVP required by May 3rd, 2017.


9:00am-9:30am: Registration

9:30am-11:00pm: Welcome, Company Introductions and Keynote:

Dr. Henning O. Bruns, General Manager, Daimler Trucks North America, Director of the NC Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S.

Thomas Joos, Vice President, ZF Transmissions Gray Court

Jagannath Rao, Senior Vice President - Data Services, Siemens Industry Inc. 

• Keynote: “Industry 4.0: and Introduction into the future of manufacturing”

Thomas Milon, Principal, Boston Consulting Group 

Coffee Break

11:00pm-12:30pm: Plant Tour of ZF Transmissions: application of Industry 4.0 in the plant

12:30pm-01:30pm: Lunch 

1:30pm-4:00pm: Panel discussions with Industry 4.0 specialists followed by Q&A

Moderator:         Claudio Knizek, Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group 

Speakers TBD

4:00pm-5:00pm: Networking


Thursday, May 11, 2017


9:00am - 5:00pm 


ZF Transmissions Gray Court, LLC
2846 N Old Laurens Rd
Gray Court, SC 29645

Event fee:

Free for GACC South members;
$50 for non-members


 RSVP by May 3, 2017

Register here as a Member



Register here as a Non-Member

Disclaimer: For cancellations received up to 14 days prior to the event date, 50% of the event fee can be refunded. For cancellations received at any later time, no refund will be provided. Registrations are transferable. Attendance is possible only after payment is received.