The 4thSmart Manufacturing Summit will head to Barcelona this month for 2 days of informative presentations, interactive sessions and a panel discussion on the future of smart manufacturing. With the success of the 3rdSmart Manufacturing summit, we’ve decided to keep it as a 2-track event; Robotics & Automation and Manufacturing Excellence thus attendees can hear the noteworthy speakers, which are related to their departments within the smart manufacturing industry.  

Did you know: Latest studies have suggested that the Industry 4.0 market will grow rapidly by 2024 and it’s expected to worth $155 Billion.

Attendees will acquire in-depth knowledge such as how to develop a sustainable roadmap for innovation and reach higher profits through operational transformation. They will also discover the latest advancements regarding artificial intelligence within manufacturing as well as ground-breaking digital twin technologies and collaborative robots. Not to mention, notable case studies on successful manufacturing plants journey towards operational excellence and how organisations have become more competitive via the employment of robots and automation.

Last year’s chairmen are returning this year for more insightful information to the 4th Smart Manufacturing Summit; Ruud Vermeulen, the Director of Industrial Data and Advanced Analytics at Ortec Data Analytics, and Giuseppe Ravazzolo, the CEO at WTCO Leandiscovery Holding, both have extensive knowledge within the smart manufacturing industry.

Industry leaders from a number of major companies will be giving the latest presentations on critical topics mentioned above. We also have notable sponsor slots. Our Platinum Sponsor is Rockwell Automation and their Regional Vice President of the Southern region, Harald Mag, will give a presentation on ‘Unlocking the value of digital transformation within the industrial environment.’ Moreover, our Gold Sponsor, PTC and their VP of Business Development for Digital Transformation, Internet of Things and Augmented Reality, Eric Jackson's case study on, ‘Accelerating industry 4.0 with a smart connected solutions environment.’

We also have a number of plenary sessions with the Continuous Improvement Director at Stanley Black & Decker, Cesare Ceraso who’ll be holding an interactive session on what makes a leader a conscious leader, and Irene Petrick, the Director of Industrial Innovation at Intel, with a case study on artificial intelligence and real-time monitoring. Additionally, Coats Plc’s Head of Operations, Matthew Stockwin giving an interesting case study on ‘Digitalization’s fine but what about the people.’

Track A (Robotics & Automation) will start off with the Head of Manufacturing R&D at Whirlpool, Pierluigi Petrali, who will be discussing the implementation of collaborative robots within the white good industry. Then, AGCO’s Director Digital Transformation, Global Manufacturing, Peggy Gulick, who will discuss AGCO smart factories regarding efficiency through organization, innovation and technology. Víctor Canton Ferrer who’s the Industry 4.0 Project Manager - Central Electronic Plants for Continental Automotive. Víctor will discuss the process of automation using a digital twin approach. Plus, the CEO for KUKA (Iberia, S.A,) Fernando Sánchez, giving an excellent case study on the 3 Contributions from KUKA to Industry 4.0.

Track B (Manufacturing Excellence) will begin with the Vice President E&M Elements & Moulds at Lego, Jesper Toubøl, with his noteworthy case study on ‘Unlocking the business value of increasingly intelligent technologies.’ Followed by Cesar Lombarte, the Operational Excellence Manager at B. Braun, who’ll discuss how a workforce can be a cornerstone for change through leadership. Alessandro Spadini, the Plant Director for Barilla, will also take to the stage where he’ll examine the factory automation journey for Barilla. Not to mention, Toyota’s Senior Project Leader, Adam Zawadzki, will be giving a case study on how to transform actual manufacturing within a digital connect operational world.

With the incredible line up of speakers and the content they’ll be discussing, this event is a must for any high-level executive throughout a number of industries looking into smart manufacturing.

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