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.
9:30am-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
11:00pm-12:30pm: Plant Tour of ZF Transmissions: application of Industry 4.0 in the plant
1:30pm-4:00pm: Panel discussions with Industry 4.0 specialists followed by Q&A
Moderator: Claudio Knizek, Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Thursday, May 11, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
ZF Transmissions Gray Court, LLC
Free for GACC South members;
RSVP by May 3, 2017
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.