Game-Changing For Business and Production: Focus IIoT At IT2Industry Forum Panels

Production and manufacturing companies will get in-depth insights on latest digital transformation developments, products and solutions for automation and robotics from 19 to 22 June, 2018, at automatica. But how about the new business models’ and technologies’ strengths versus weaknesses, chances and opportunities? These and other questions are addressed by a round of providers, analysts and users focusing on experiences and estimations with user and vendors’ point-of-view on IIoT developments and technologies. The panels will take place daily – Tuesday to Thursday – from 1:20 pm at the IT2Industry Forum stage (automatica 2018 hall B4).

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Leveraging Digitized Production With Suitable IoT Platform

The panel discussion on Tuesday, 19 June, 2018, will spot on ‘IoT platforms – What they provide today and how they can be used in production‘ (Original title: ‘Podiumsdiskussion: IoT-Plattformen – Was Sie heute können und wie sie sich in der Produktion einsetzen lassen‘ – held in German language). To bring Industry 4.0 or the Industrial Internet of Things to work, companies need to invest in IoT platforms to connect machines to the internet, secure, analyze, control, and provide necessary interfaces for accessing applications and other systems. However, these companies have still many questions in terms of functionality, standardization, security and connectivity and, of course, a suitable provider or platform operator. It is also necessary to discuss who has access to the data produced.


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The experts on the stage will be Peter Burghardt, Managing Director, techconsult GmbH, Klaus Holzhauser, Global Head Digital & IoT, PAC (CXP Group), Michael Emmer, Vorstand, SpaceNet AG, Jan Rodig, CEO, tresmo GmbH, and Hendrik Nieweg, Head of Solution Management, Device Insight GmbH.

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Artificial Intelligence For Machines In The Smart Factory

On Wednesday, 20 June, 2018 ‘Artificial Intelligence – How to handle with smart machines?‘ (Original title: ‘Podiumsdiskussion: Künstliche Intelligenz – Wie umgehen mit schlauen Maschinen?‘‘ – held in German language). Panel guests will be Ralf Bucksch, Technical Executive Watson IoT Europe, IBM Deutschland GmbH, Thomas Gabor, Research Associate, Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München, Philipp Hahn, Chief Executive Officer, Rabl & Hahn GmbHKishor Sridar, Geschäftsführer, Verum Unternehmensentwicklung GmbH, and Patrick Quellmalz, Geschäftsführer, VOICE-CIO Service GmbH.

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning are the big buzzwords that should make the dream of “thinking” computers and machines come true. How do the work processes change when the machines actually become intelligent? What role do humans play in production? Do they become a kind of dumb stooge who only performs activities that are not worthwhile to automate? How do we achieve a fulfilling coexistence of man and machine in networked/ smart factories with intelligent machines?

How To Kick-Off New Business Models With IIoT

Main topic of the IT2Industry Forum panel discussion on Thursday, 21 June, 2018, will be ‘The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – Chance for novel business models or just cost of business?‘‘ (Original title: ‘Podiumsdiskussion: Das Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – Chance auf neue Geschäftsmodelle oder doch nur Cost of Business?‘‘ – held in German language). Panel guests will be Dr. Henning Dransfeld, Principal Consultant, Information Services Group Germany GmbH, Stefanie Naujoks, Research Director Manufactoring, PAC (CXP Group), Marc Zenker, Manager Business Development, blu Gruppe AG, and Felix Raab, IoT Expert | New Business & Strategy, connyun GmbH.

In the context of IIoT and Industry 4.0, a great deal are the opportunities that arise for companies from digital transformation and further automation. There is much less talk about which new profitable business models, especially medium-sized mechanical engineering companies, can track in times of digitization. They have to invest a lot in the digital enhancements of their machines without knowing exactly how these investments will pay off. In the panel discussion examples of business models will be highlighted that also emerge from digitization for mid-sized companies.

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All IT2Industry Forum panel discussions will take place at automatica 2018 (19 to 22 June), Messe München, hall B4.

Edited by Ingo Becker

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