5. International VDI Conference - Connected Off-Highway Machines
- Learn more about the impact of the Digital Transformation on the Off-Highway Industry
- Find out about current developments in the area of Connectivity and Data Management, as well as Autonomous Mobile Machines and Artificial Intelligence
- Meet peers from the agricultural, mining and construction Industry and discuss latest findings and trends
- Register for the “Connected Off-Highway Machines” conference and visit our parallel conferences “Electrified Off-Highway Machines” and “Smart Farming” free of extra charge
SAVE THE DATE – On March 3rd- 4th, 2020 our 5th international conference on “Connected Off-Highway Machines” will return to Düsseldorf to discuss new technologies revolutionizing the industry. In the Off-Highway Industries mobile machines become increasingly connected and drive (semi-) autonomously already. They increase productivity and efficiency while reducing costs and making working conditions in harsh environments safer. Our international VDI conference offers an ideal platform to discuss latest technology trends with international experts.
Smart Future for the Off-Highway Industry?
All major players of the Off-Highway Industry are working on smart technologies and solutions. Automation, connectivity and digital processes have many benefits. However, there are still many challenges and questions ahead: How do connectivity and automation impact business models? How to really benefit from Big Data? How to integrate artificial intelligence in Off-Highway Machines? When and how will fully Autonomous Off-Highway Machines become a reality? How does the role of the worker change?
We are currently preparing the final program for you. You will soon be able to download it here.
Meanwhile take a look at 2019’s topics:
- New Business Models and Revenue Potential through connected Off-Highway Vehicles
- Connectivity Challenges, Digital Platforms and Value of Data
- The Way towards Autonomous Mobile Machines
- Use Cases from Mining, Construction and Agriculture
- Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Technology
- Out-of-the-Box: Perspectives on Connectivity and Automation from other Industries
If you have any questions regarding the conference program or want to become a speaker at the next event please contact Carolin Leuchten.
Registration & welcome coffee
Chair‘s welcome and opening address
I. New Business Models
New Business Models and Revenue Potential through connected Off-Highway Vehicles - Keynote
Kai Hessenmüller, Product Manager, SAP Leonardo, IoT Moving Assets, SAP SE, Germany
The Farm of the Future – An End-user’s perspective on Connectivity
Jacob van den Borne, CEO, van den borne aardappelen, The Netherlands
Value of Connectivity for improving your Business – A practical Experience Report
Dr. Marius Basting, Digital & Technology Manager Europe, Caterpillar S.A.R.L., Switzerland
II. Connectivity – Solutions & Use Cases
Digital Platforms for Connected Machines
Randall Kasparbauer, Engineering Manager, Intelligent Solutions Group, John Deere, USA
Mobile Mapping and accurate Positioning Solutions for connected Machines
Yann Roussel, BM for OEM GNSS & Mobile Mapping Europe, Topcon, France
Connectivty in Construction and Mining Equipment: Experience and Use Cases
Enrico Borella, Product Manager Telematics, Komatsu Europe, Belgium
Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence – Where are we headed?
Experts from the automotive, agriculture, construction & mining industry discuss what AI means for the industries and what the future could look like
Networking & coffee break
III. The Value of Data & ML in a changing Economy
From Potato shed to Potato Cloud
Dr. Ir. Koen Uyttenhove, IOT Manager, AVR, Belgium
Processes are only half the Battle – Organizational and Technical Challenges of Security Engineering
Dr.-Ing. Jens Köhler, R&D Manager Cyber Security, ITK Engineering, Germany
Vehicle Diagnostis and Prognostics
Kjeld Jespersen, Director Connected Vehicles, Honeywell, Switzerland
End of conference day one
At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite you to use the relaxed and informal atmosphere for in-depth conversations with other participants and speakers.
IV. The Future of Autonomous Mobile Machinery
Mine of the Future – The Benefits of Autonomous Vehicles for Value Creation
Stéphane Prodent, Manager Automation & Advanced Technologies Area, Rio Tinto, France
Edge Computing For Artificial Intelligence
Josh Gelinske, Director AI Systems, Appareo Systems LLC, USA
Concept of a semi-automated Excavator
Stéphane Walter, Group Leader, Liebherr Colmar, France & Prof. Dr. Oliver Sawodny, Institute for System Dynamics, University Stuttgart, Germany
Networking & coffee break
Autonomous Machine Software Architecture
Chris Woodard, Software Business Development Manager & Elza Marisa Paiva de Figueiredo, Autonomous Systems Manager, both: Danfoss Power Solutions Europe, USA
Status of Research & Development on autonomous agricultural Machines in Japan
Nobushige Ichikawa, General Manager of Farm Machinery Engineering Europe Dept., Kubota Corporation, Japan
From elephants to ants – Can automation be an enabler for new machine concepts? – Uwe Müller, Chief Project Manager, Volvo Construction Equipment
How can AI improve mobile robotics? – Sabri Bayoudh, CTO, Arcure
Embedded and Cyber Security: What are challenges and drivers in your business? – Roland Marx, CC Embedded Security, OSB AG
Preventive maintenance through smart components – Quo vadis? – Michael Christian Lorenz, Business Development Digital Solutions, Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
FutureSite test center – Towards interconnected autonomous mobile machinery – Prof. Dr. Georg Jacobs, Head of Institute for Machine Elements and System Engineering, RWTH Aachen University and further experts!
Networking & coffee break
V. Realizing Opportunities of Machine Coordination
Moving forward to fully connected, autonomous Road Construction
Stefan A. Lang, Head of System-Technology; co-authors: K. Niestroj, System-Technology, all: Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH, Dr. P. Decker, Software and Control Systems, BOMAG GmbH, Germany
Cooperating Autonomous Randem Rollers exploiting AMMCOA
Patrick Wolf, Research Assistant Robotics Research Lab; co-authors: Thorsten Ropertz, Robotics Research Lab, Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns, Robotics Research Lab, all: TU Kaiserslautern, Dr. Peter Decker, Bomag GmbH, Germany
End of conference
Who should attend the conference?
The "Connected Off-Highway Machines" Conference is aimed at engineers, technologists, designers and specialists from mobile machine manufacturers and suppliers of the off-highway industry, in particular managers and staff from:
- Electric and electronics systems
- Telematics, drivers assistance Systems
- Software development
- Mobile machine control Solutions
- Communication technologies Departments
This international conference provides a professional forum for all experts who are working in the fields of Connected Off-Highway Machines, Automation and IT for mobile machines to exchange experiences and ideas.
Secure your seat now and benefit from parallel conferences
Do you want to find out more about current challenges and new chances in the area of "Connected Off-Highway Machines"? Then reserve a place at the "Connected Off-Highway Machines" conference now. In addition, also benefit from our parallel conferences on “Electrified Off-Highway Machines” and “Smart Farming” free of extra Charge.
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