3. International VDI Conference - Digitization in the Process Industry 2019
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- 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 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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Artificial intelligence in EU process industry - A view from the SPIRE cPPP
Author: Martin Winter (CEFIC) and Harald Peters (BFI)
Seizing the opportunities of digital transformation
In the context of the digital transformation, the chemical and pharmaceutical industry are facing significant changes. Increasing digitization 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 "Digitization 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 following topics will be covered in 2019
This year’s focus topics are:
- “Thinking Digital” to “Doing Digital” – Updates on Digital
- Transformation Applying Artificial Intelligence in the Process Industry
- Utilizing Virtual Reality Solutions – From Theory to Actions
- Becoming resilient to Digital Threats
- Use Cases and Lessons Learned from the Industry
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Address
Dr. Henrik Hahn, Chef Digital Office & CEO, Evonik Digital GmbH, Germany
Participate in these quick and effective 1-to-1 interactions – Get to know the other attendees and exchange your business cards
I. Updates on Digital Transformation
Assessing the Digital Plant Maturity – Challenges and Opportunities
Dr.-Ing. Florian Lindner, Expert Digital Manufacturing; co-author: Dr.-Ing. Steffen Nienke, Expert Digital Manufacturing, Bayer AG, Germany
Regulatory Operations & QHSE – The Digital Way
Ed Van Siclen, VP, Vault Platform Strategy & Business Development, Veeva, USA
Data Democratization as a Catalyst for Digital Transformation
Dr. Olivier Maugain, Corporate Analytics & Digital Technology Lead, Henkel, The Netherlands
“Thinking Digital” to “Doing Digital” – Tackling the Transition from Tryout to Implementation
Dr. Anne Bendzulla, Digital Officer, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, Germany
II. Applying Artificial Intelligence
Applied Artificial Intelligence in the Process Industries
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Leon Urbas, Head of Chair PCS & PSE Group, TU Dresden, Germany
Self-creation of Artificial Intelligence for Process Optimization in Practice – Operating Use Cases & how to scale
Dipl.-Ing. MBA Robert Feldmann, Senior Expert, Digital and Analytics in Manufacturing, McKinsey & Company, Germany
Artificial Intelligence in the Process Industry – Learning from the State of the Art in Life Sciences
Dr. Michaël Kolk, Partner & Global Practice Lead, Arthur D. Little and Dr. Michael Eiden, Associate Director, Arthur D. Little Digital Problem Solving, The Netherlands
Networking & Coffee Break
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in the Process Industry – Criteria for Success
The Digital Divide – What Skills do we need to transform the Process Industry?
The process industry is rapidly changing and digital skills are increasingly becoming a requirement for innovation. But what exact skills do we need? And how do we get the right talent to further develop our industry? LinkedIn provides insights into the development of digital skills, showcases current trends and gives advice on how to ensure we are future-ready.
Alexandra Kolleth, Member of the DACH Management Board – Head of Marketing Solutions, Heike Burr, Account Director LinkedIn Marketing Solution, LinkedIn, Germany
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. Data Security & Cybersecurity
Cyber Security in Process Industries
Nicholas Oksanen, President Process Industries Division, ÅF Pöyry, Finland
Becoming resilient to Digital Threats: The ESTEP Approach for the Steel Industry
Prof. Ing. Costanzo Pietrosanti, Chairman Smart Factory Focus Group, ESTEP, Belgium & Danieli Automation SpA, Italy
Adversarial Machine Learning: How to fool industrial IoT and AI Systems
Veysel Kocaman, Principal Data Scientist, yDataLabs, The Netherlands
Networking & Coffee Break
Clean Algorithms in dirty Processes
Dr.-Ing. Martin Weng, Managing Director, aixprocess GmbH, Germany
IV. 5G as a Key Enabling Technology
How 5G will accelerate Industry 4.0 Technologies
V. Round Table Session
Interactive Round Table Discussions in small Groups on different Topics
1. AI in Process Industries – Another Hype or real Performance Booster? Dr. Martin Winter, Innovation Manager/Innovation Policy, Cefic, Belgium
2. How can B2B Marketplaces improve the Sales & Marketing of industrial Goods? Sebastian Brenner, Managing Director, CheMondis GmbH, Germany
3. Utilizing VR Solutions in Process Industries – From Theory to Actions Kai Vikman, COO Process Industries Division, ÅF Pöyry, Finland
4. IIoT for Brownfield and Greenfield – Exploring the Use and Benefit Thomas Dhollander, CTO & Co-founder, TrendMiner, Belgium and more...
Networking & Coffee Break
VI. Real World Use Cases
Practical Use Case Analysis from the pharmaceutical Industry
The Digitalization of the Maintenance Manual
Dr. Alessandro Pasqualini, Sales Manager, Tecnoteca Srl, Italy
Conference Chair’s closing Remarks
End of Conference
Who should participate
The VDI conference "Digitization 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.
Deepen your knowledge at one of our workshops prior to the conference on November 4, 2019 “Digital Leadership Excellence – Challenging People to Drive your Digital Transformation Successfully” or after the conference on November 7, 2019 “Continuously Improve operational Excellence through the Democratization of advanced Analytics”. Benefit from a reduced combination price if you book the conference and the workshop(s) together.
Experienced conference chair and high-class speakers
Chairman of the VDI conference "Digitization 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 "Digitization in the Process Industry".
Become an exhibitor or sponsor
A limited number of rooms has been reserved for the benefit of the conference participants at the conference venue. Please use the reference "191104VDIT" when booking your room by phone +31 20 655 3131 or e-mail.
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