2. International VDI Conference - Digitalization in the Process Industry 2018
- Benefit from the contributions by leading experts from the process industry and IT companies.
- Learn from experiences of internationally operating companies about strategies for the introduction of digital solutions which have been proven to be successful in practice.
- Exchange ideas with colleagues and experts, and expand your Network.
At the international VDI conference, you will learn from top experts about new opportunities emerging with the digital transformation for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Based on practical examples, find out how renowned international companies are already successfully applying digital solutions in the context of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT). This knowledge helps you to develop own strategies for your company to benefit from the digital transformation.
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The new European: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Author: Crowell & Moring
Seizing the opportunities of digital transformation
In the context of the digital transformation, the chemical and pharmaceutical industry are facing significant changes. Increasing digitalization will have a decisive impact on business models of the process industry. This opens new opportunities, while simultaneously providing challenges for businesses in terms of IT security and data protection. The conference "Digitalization in the Process Industry" unites high-ranking experts from both sectors - IT and process industry - to discuss these topics and jointly develop sustainable strategies for the future.
Among other, you'll learn about the innovations involved in the digital transformation of systems construction and operation. Panel and round table discussions ensure an interactive, communicative atmosphere with many opportunities for networking.
The main topics of the conference:
- New Business Models for the Digital Transformation
- Learn about the trending Topic „Artificial Intelligence“
- Recent Developments in Manufacturing and Automation
- Strategies for Collaboration
- Expert Discussion about legal Issues: GDPR, Data Protection
- Use Cases and Lessons Learned from the Industry
Program of the Conference
Registration & welcome coffee
Conference chair: Dr. Henrik Hahn, Chief Digital Officer & CEO, Evonik Digital GmbH, Germany
I. Status Quo of the Digital Transformation
Chair‘s Welcome and Opening Address
Dr. Henrik Hahn, Chief Digital Officer & CEO, Evonik Digital GmbH, Germany
Maturity Assessment as a Base for the Digitalization Roadmap
Dr. Niels Kiupel, Head of Automation/Industry 4.0, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, Germany
Leading a Digital Transformation
Dr. Dirk Holbach, Corporate Senior Vice President, Henkel Global Supply Chain B.V., The Netherlands
Continuous Improvement 4.0 - Process Optimization in the Age of Digitalization
Artur Beyer, Industry Principal Chemicals, TrendMinder, Belgium
How and where to win with Digitalization?
Götz Erhardt, Managing Director, Client Service Group Resources Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Industry Consulting Lead Chemicals & Natural Resources, Accenture, Germanys
„Realizing Digital Transformation – Concepts, Challenges, Chances and Conclusions“
14:00 Digitalization within the Chemical Industry - The Role of Innovation on European Level
Dr. Martin Winter, Innovation Manager/ Innovation Policy, Cefic, Belgium
Driving the right Behaviour in the future Digital Workplace
Yuval Dvir M.Sc., M.BA., Head of Online Partnerships, Google, UK
Networking & Coffee break
II. Round Table Session
Round Table Discussions in small groups on different topics
III. Artificial Intelligence
AI for Process Industries: A few Myths, a lot of Hype and some real Success Stories
Tim B. Eschert M.Sc., Application Engineer, Fero Labs GmbH, Germany, co-author: Dr. Berk Birand, CEO, Fero Labs Inc.
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.
III. Artificial Intelligence
Application of Machine Learning in Plant Construction Projects
Dirk Schlüter M.Sc., Research Associate, University Duisburg-Essen and Co-Founder, BuildersMind, Germany
Augmented Reality (AR) as the new HMI
Paul Sweeney PhD, VP and General Manager, DAQRI International Ltd., Ireland
IV. Data Security and Cybersecurity
Network Monitoring for the Process Industry: Challenges & Benefits
Dr. Damiano Bolzoni PhD, CEO, SecurityMatters B.V., The Netherlands
Networking & Coffee break
Understanding Connectivity Solution to protect your IIoT Growth Strategy
Regulations and standards related to protecting connectivity of cyber physical systems Jesus Molina
GDPR and its Consequences for the Chemical Industry
Emmanuel Plasschaert, Avocat, Crowell & Moring LLP, Belgium
„Specific Security Requirements of the Process Industry? Proven Solutions and Approaches“
V. Use Cases from the Industry
What do AI & VR have in common with Pipes, Columns and Heat Exchangers?
Dipl.-Ing. Julien Brunel MBA, Head of Digitalisation, Engineering Devision, Linde AG, Germany
Replacing manual Measurements with connected Sensors
ir. Maarten Robers MBA, Innovator, DEKRA Materials Testing & Inspection, The Netherlands
Automating human Work with Deep Learning, including: Picking in Logistics and visual QC Inspections
Herbert ten Have, CEO, FIZYR, The Netherlands
Making Science faster - Building up a Data Lab
Dr. Helmut Linde, Global Head of Data Science & Analytics, Merck KGaA, Germany
Energy Flexibilisation – Turning Energy Price Volatility into Profit
Johan Stockmann, Director Industry 4.0, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, The Netherlands
Digitaliziation - Solution Provider Point of View
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Damian Stellmach, Manager International Projects, Process Automation Solutions GmbH, Germany
Conference chair‘s closing remarks
End of conference
Who should participate
The VDI conference "Digitalization in the Process Industry" is aimed at experts and executives as well as project and process engineers of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, and IT companies offering digital solutions to the process industry. The target group includes:
- Business Development Managers
- Project and Process Engineers
- Data Analysts
- Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Data Officers (CDOs)
- Plant Construction Engineers from the process industry
Framework program of the conference
All participants of the conference are invited to an exclusive evening event on the first day of the conference. Use this opportunity to communicate with other experts in a relaxed atmosphere. The conference is also accompanied by a workshop on the topic "From Data to Value - Using Big Data and RTO to incese the Profit of Process Plants?". Visit conference and workshop together and benefit from a discounted package price.
Experienced conference chair and high-class speakers
Chairman of the VDI conference "Digitalization in the Process Industry" is Dr. Henrik Hahn, Chief Digital Officer of Evonik.
Secure your seat now
Would you like to know how the digital revolution will impact the chemical and pharmaceutical industry? Would you like to learn from other companies how to apply digital solutions successfully? Then secure your seat now at the VDI conference "Digitalization in the Process Industry".
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A limited number of rooms has been reserved for the benefit of the conference participants at the conference venue. Please use the reference "181120VDIW" when booking your room by phone +31 20 655 3131 or e-mail.
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