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.






Morning Programm

Welcome by Vince Pearson, DAA Draexlmaier Automotive, GACC South SC chapter director

Welcome & Presentation by Henning Bruns, Daimler Trucks North America, GACC South SC chapter director

Welcome & Presentation by Thomas Joos, ZF Transmissions

Keynote: “Industry 4.0: and Introduction into the future of manufacturing” by Thomas Milon, Boston Consulting Group

Short break

Presentation by Jagannath Rao, Siemens

Presentation by Tobias Wenzel, Detroit Diesel Corporation

Presentation by Brian Hedges, Balluff


Lunch Break


Shop floor tour


Afternoon program

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

Panel discussion 1: “Progress to date”


ZF: Thomas Joos, Ruediger Ammann

Siemens: Jagannath Rao, Siemens Industry

Detroit Diesel Corporation: Tobias Wenzel

Balluff: Brian Hedges

Short Break

Panel discussion 2: “Looking forward”


 ZF: Simone Maly, Roland Wieser, Marcus Vukitsevits

Siemens: Jagannath Rao, Siemens Industry

Detroit Diesel Corporation: Tobias Wenzel

Balluff: Brian Hedges


Networking & Closing



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


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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.