ARC Industry Forum Europe 2018
Digitizing and Securing Industry, Infrastructure, and Cities

May 15-16, 2018 - Barcelona (Sitges), Spain

It's happening fast.  Everywhere we turn, processes, machines, and devices are becoming more connected and intelligent.  Production machines, gas turbines, and thermostats all stream data.  Refineries, oil platforms, mines, and wind turbines are optimizing asset and operating performance.  Design software links to additive machines to print parts directly.  Discrete manufacturing shop floors are optimizing production efficiency.  And it's only the beginning.

Challenges continue to grow for the industrial cybersecurity community.  Broader deployment of operational technology is expanding the use cases requiring protection.  Resource shortages are undermining the effectiveness of established defenses.  Blurring boundaries between IT, OT, and IoT are increasing the need for more integrated, collaborative cybersecurity strategies. The number of clouds and edge devices have exploded and are changing automation system architectures. The development of OPC UA, DDS, and TSN has significant impact on industrial communication and fieldbuses.

  • ARC Industry Forum EuropeHow will disruptive technologies change existing products, processes and plants?
  • Can cybersecurity threats be overcome?
  • How will edge and fog computing change control architectures?
  • How shall end users deal with the tsunami of clouds coming along with new production machines?  Will there eventually be a cloud standard?
  • When will machine learning and artificial intelligence transform operations?
  • Will open source solutions impact traditional software and automation domains?
  • How will a digitally-enhanced workforce stem the loss of tribal knowledge?
  • How to deal with batch size = 1 for extreme individualization?
  • How do connected products create opportunities in aftermarket services?
  • What steps can organizations take to foster innovative thinking?
  • Will OPC UA and TSN supersede today’s variety of fieldbuses?
  • Why do machine builders develop their own IT platforms?
  • Will multiagent controls replace today’s central PLC-focused controls?

There are countless ways to run your digital transformation, many technologies and suppliers to evaluate, and endless choices to make.  Embedded systems, networks, software platforms, augmented reality, and machine learning will play a role as you begin to improve uptime, optimize performance, enhance services, and re-think your business models.

At the Forum, end users will present case studies that inspire participants to network and ask questions related to their own operations.  No presentation can be more inspiring than a peer talking about the practices put in place, what the company learned, what the benefits were, and how the project was implemented.  At the previous ARC Forum, Dow Chemical, Lonmin, Nestlé, Red Bull Technology, and Sitech spoke about their approaches, implementations, and experiences.

Join us at the annual ARC Industry Forum Europe in Sitges, Spain to learn more about how your plants, equipment, and infrastructure will be digitalized and secured.  Discover what your peers are doing today and what steps they are taking in their respective journeys.

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Forum Topics

Topics at the Forum will cover the following themes:

  • Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data
  • Asset Performance Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digitalization for Machine Builders
  • Edge/Fog/Cloud Computing
  • Human Factors and Change
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems

In addition to ARC and expert presentations, the Forum features dedicated workshops on selected topics, offering open platforms to learn and discuss trends and developments.

Who Should Attend

The Forum is a must-attend event for:

  • CEOs, COOs, and Presidents
  • CFOs, VPs, and Directors of Finance
  • CIOs and CTOs
  • VPs and Directors of IT
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Operations
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Engineering
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of New Projects
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Procurement
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Directors, Managers and Architects of Automation and Enterprise Integration
  • Plant Managers and Supervisors
  • Production Managers and Supervisors

Benefits of Attending

Top ten reasons for attending ARC's Industry Forum Europe:

  • Learn about new technologies, new practices, and emerging standards
  • See the latest product releases from leading suppliers
  • Hear how others are solving some of your most challenging problems
  • Discuss your issues and ideas with peers, suppliers, and ARC Analysts
  • Network with colleagues and develop valuable relationships with peer and supplier executives
  • Expand your knowledge by attending sessions from many exciting programs
  • Discover new ways to breakdown cultural, organizational, and contractual barriers
  • Collaborate with peers on shared problems like limited capital, aging workforce, etc.
  • Impress your boss and colleagues with new fresh ideas to improve performance
  • Inject your requirements into supplier product roadmaps

Featured Keynote Speakers

The following executives will give the Forum's Keynote Presentations.

Felix Hanisch

Felix HanischHead of Industrial Automation, Bayer
Board Member, NAMUR

Felix has led the Industrial Automation department at Bayer Engineering & Technology since 2017, advancing Bayer’s automation and digital manufacturing strategy for product supply.  Felix studied Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Dortmund (Germany) and Lehigh University in Bethlehem (U.S.A.).  He earned his doctorate in process control at the Technical University of Dortmund and started working for Bayer in 2001.  In various functions as a Process Control Engineer he got to know Bayer’s production sites in Leverkusen, Dormagen, and Houston, Texas.  He lead Bayer MaterialScience’s global HSEQ management system for two years before joining the Basic Chemicals division, responsible for the Technology & Innovation department.  Felix was the co-lead of the global initiative for Diversity & Inclusion at Covestro, promoting open-mindedness and fostering diversity.  With the carve-out of Covestro from Bayer, he assumed responsibility for Global Process Control Technology.  Besides his current role at Bayer, Felix is member of the board of NAMUR, the international user association of automation technology in the process industries.

Heinrich Munz

Heinrich MunzLead Architect, Industry 4.0
KUKA

Heinrich co-founded the Germany based LP Elektronik GmbH in 1985 after graduating as an Electronic Engineer.  In 1993 he developed the Windows Real-time extender “VxWin” which in 1995 KUKA chose as the basis operating system for all KUKA robots and acquired LP Elektronik.  Since 1996, VxWin has been the basis of each KUKA Robot controller.  Since 1999, Heinrich has worked for KUKA as a robot control system architect and recently as Lead Architect Industry 4.0.  He also contributes in several Industry 4.0 initiatives like the official German Industry 4.0 Platform initiative.

List of Executive Speakers

Agenda

The schedule for the forum is as follows.  Times and sessions are subject to change

Monday, May 14

5:30 - 7 PM Digital Transformation Council Meeting (End Users Only)
All end users are invited to join the European kickoff meeting of the Digital Transformation Council, held in Room Llevant 1.
Moderator:  Valentijn de Leeuw 
​7 - 9 PM Pre-Forum Welcome Reception
Enjoy drinks and tapas while mingling with other attendees and ARC analysts in the pool area of the hotel.

Tuesday, May 15

8:30 AM Registration and Morning Coffee/Tea 
9:00 AM​ Welcome Address
Uwe Grundmann, ARC Europe
​9:10 AM Keynote Presentation: Setting Priorities in Digital Transformation
Felix Hanisch, Bayer/NAMUR
9:45 AM​ How Digitalization Will Change the Process, Plant, and Machinery Industry
Peter Eisen, Voith Digital Solutions
​10:30 AM Coffee/Tea Break​
11:00 AM​ MESA Workshop:
Rethinking MES in the Process Industries, Inspired by the MESA iMOM Guidebook
Moderators:  Valentijn de Leeuw, ARC Europe and Michel Devos, MESA
Panelists:  Joanne Boyd, Sappi
Greg Dee, HubHead
Fayez Kharbat, MESA
Aviel First, Precognize
The Future of Fieldbuses Workshop:
What We Need to Know about the Impact of OPC UA, DDS, and TSN

Moderator:  David Humphrey, ARC Europe
Panelists:  Stefan Bina, EPSG (Ethernet Powerlink)
Paul Brooks, ODVA (Ethernet/IP)
Angelo Corsaro, Object Management Group (DDS)
Georg Kroiss, TTTech (Promotion UPC UA and TSN)
Hans-Georg Kumpfmueller, FieldComm Group (FDI, FF, HART)
Peter Lutz, Sercos International (Sercos)
Heinrich Munz, KUKA
12:10 PM​ Go Digital – A Fully Automated Masterplan for Global Performance Monitoring
Nina Schwalb, Bayer
Co-presenters: Timo Klingenmeier & Guido Stein, inmation Software
Case Study:  Robot-based Filling Concept (Multiagent Control) for Individualized Beverage Supply
Charalampos Theocharidis, infoteam Software
Co-presenters: Valentin Becher, Krones
Benedikt Marschall, Technical University Munich in cooperation with Weihenstephan brewery
 
​1:00 PM
Lunch​
2:00 PM Sappi Industrie 4.0: Process Optimization in the Cloud
Joanne Boyd, Sappi
Presented by MESA
Case Study:  How a Pharma Machine Supplier Adapts Digitalization
Example:  Smart Glasses

Kathrin Guenther, Uhlmann Pac-Systeme
2:40 PM Allergan’s Approach to Continued Process Verification with Manufacturing Analytics
Kalle Korpela, Allergan
Digitalization Challenges for the Machinery Industry – War for Talents
Dirk Haft, Wittenstein
3:15 PM​
Coffee/Tea Break
​3:45 PM Handling Environmental Concerns Using Predictive Maintenance
Ohad Nahari, Bazan
Co-presenter: Aviel First, Precognize
Human-Machine Cooperation in Highly Automated Systems
Romy Müller, Technical University Dresden
4:20 PM ARC Market Outlook and Trends
Valentijn de Leeuw & Florian Gueldner, ARC Europe
The Human Factor in Making Analytics and Other Industrie 4.0 Enabling Technologies Successful
Erik Jan van den Heuvel, The Dow Chemical Company
5:00 PM Keynote Presentation:  The Impact of Digitalization in Automation
Heinrich Munz, KUKA
5:40 PM​ Day 1 Ends
7:30 PM inmationEvening Reception Sponsored by inmation
All participants are invited to spend a memorable evening at the Port of Sitges, which is within walking distance of the hotel.  After dinner at the restaurant “Can Laury” (ending at 10 PM), cocktails will be served in the adjacent bar of the pizzeria “Del Puerto”.

Wednesday, May 16

8:30 AM Registration and Morning Coffee/Tea 
9:00 AM​ Welcome Address
Valentijn de Leeuw, ARC Europe
​9:05 AM How Is MOM/MES Being Changed as Digitization Takes Hold?
Uwe Kueppers, MESA International
9:40 AM The Future; AI - Realizing Manufacturing That Is a Step Ahead of the Times
Chris Hazlewood, Mitsubishi Electric
​10:15 AM Coffee/Tea Break​
10:45 AM​ Digitalization, from Machine Learning to Magnetrometry for Corrosion Monitoring
Peter Kwaspen, Shell Global Solutions
Practical Production Examples of Industry 4.0 by PLCopen
Eelco van der Wal, PLCopen
​11:25 AM ​Open Architectures for the Digital World: NOA, MTP, and OPA
Michael Krauss, BASF
The Cloud/IIoT Platform Space Workshop:
How Should Users Deal with the Tsunami of Clouds and IIoT Platforms?  Do Machine Builders Need Their Own Platform?

Moderator:  Stefan Miksch, ARC Europe
Panelists:  Erich Barnstedt, Microsoft
Jackson Bond, relayr
Timothy Kaufmann, SAP
Marco Link, Adamos
Laurent Remont, S&T Group
Tom Tischner, Axoom
12:00 PM ISPE Plug and Produce:  IIoT Integration Standards to Enable PHARMA 4.0
Wolfgang Dedden, Bayer/ISPE
​12:35 PM
Lunch​
1:45 PM Why Standards Are an Important Enabler for Industrie 4.0
Maurice Wilkins, International Society of Automation
Digitization Examples and Edge Computing of Machine and Plant Manufacturers
Peter Stelter, ID-Consult
2:20 PM​ Industrial Cybersecurity Workshop:
Cybersecurity for Discrete and Process Industries

Moderator:  Thomas Menze, ARC Europe
Panelists: Naz Khaleque, Honeywell Process Solutions
Klaus Mochalski, Rhebo
Dirk Seewald, Phoenix Contact Cyber Security
Stefan Woronka, Siemens
Edge and Fog Computing Workshop:
How Will Edge/Fog Computing Change Control Architectures?

Moderator:  Fabian Wanke, ARC Europe
Panelists:  Erich Barnstedt, Microsoft
Jordi Cruz, HARTING Iberia
Norbert Hauser, Kontron Europe
Heinrich Munz, KUKA
Armin Pühringer, SAP
Chris Hazlewood, Mitsubishi Electric
Ricky Watts, Wind River
3:30 PM​
Coffee/Tea Break
4:00 PM Computing at the Edge:  The Benefits of Retrofitting Edge Computers to Legacy Injection Molding Machines
Andreas Conrad, HARTING Technology Group
4:40 PM End of Day Address

This year's coffee breaks are hosted by Forum sponsor HARTING.
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Digital Transformation Council Meeting (End Users Only)

All end users are invited to join the European kickoff meeting of the Digital Transformation Council, which has been created at the request of ARC’s end user community.

The Council is a member-driven community for professionals in industry, energy, and public-sector organizations on a digital transformation path who are interested in sharing their strategies, experiences, and practices to mutually support each other.  There is no fee to participate.  

This meeting will provide an introduction to the Council and explain how it works and how to join.  We will walk through features of the members-only online community, identify upcoming events, and prioritize 2018 collaboration and research topics.

The meeting will be held on the evening before the Forum, Monday, May 14, 5:30-7 PM, in Room Llevant 1 of the hotel.  The moderator will be Valentijn de Leeuw from ARC Europe.  For further information, please contact Ann-Kathrin Blech via phone (+49-(0)211-3003-416) or e-mail (ablech@arcweb.com).

Attendee Testimonials from Previous Forums

KAESER and SAP were pleased to present the joint model on the ARC forum.  Perhaps it can provide some ideas for other companies’ models. 

I was impressed by the number of participants and the internationality of the companies present. The event gave me insights into the basic and application topics that companies and associations work on for the digitalization of their assets and business procedures.  Overall I take only good memories with me from the perfectly organized event.

Uwe Grundmann
Head of Production Mobilair

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The ARC Industry Forum Europe brought together experts from across the data and IT space for wonderfully intimate and informative discussions of trends and challenges in the industry.  A particularly fruitful engagement with peer companies and vendors on issues common to all, and I personally made some surprising connections with capabilities I need to be more aware of.  Thank you ARC!

Lloyd Colegrove
Director, Data Services
Director, Fundamental Problem Solving Analytical Technology Center

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Location

Sitges HotelThe Forum is held at the Meliã Hotel in Sitges (Barcelona), Spain.

Meliã Sitges
Joan Salvat Papasseit, 38
Barcelona - Sitges 08870
Spain
www.melia-sitges.com

To book your hotel room, please visit meetings.melia.com/en/EIF2018.html

sitges-harborOverlooking the Sitges marina and the Costa del Garraf, the Meliã is within easy access of Barcelona international airport and walking distance from the historic center of Sitges.  Hotel amenities include complimentary fitness facilities, free WiFi internet in public areas and rooms, and an indoor car park.

 

 

To Register

Forum Fee

The forum fee is 1270 EUR.  The fee includes lunch on both days, a Welcome Reception the evening before the Forum convenes, and all program materials. Group rates are available.

To Register

Please call +49-(0)211-3003-416, fax +49-(0)2104-542013, or e-mail ablech@arcweb.com.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitutions may be made at any time at no additional charge. The registration fee is fully refundable up to three weeks prior to the Forum date. A 50% cancellation fee will be assessed after that date. All cancellations must be received in writing.

Speaker Opportunities

For information on nominating a speaker for the forum, please contact your Client Manager or email ablech@arcweb.com.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on opportunities for sponsoring the forum, please contact your Client Manager or email ablech@arcweb.com.

Previous Attendees

The following organizations are among those who have attended previous Forums:

ABB
Accenture
AFD Armaturen
Air Liquide
Airsprite Technologies
Aker Process
AkzoNobel
Alcoa
Alessandro Bassi Consulting
Aliseca
Alpha Steuer-Mess-Regeltechnick
Alstom Energy
Amnytt
Analog Devices International
Anapur
Aramco Overseas
ARCA-Regler
Arkema Group
Arla Foods
Ashcroft Instruments
AspenTech
Atos
ATS
Aucotec
Automa
Avebe
AVI
AVR Rotterdam
B&R Industrial Automation
Bar Pneumatische Steuerungssysteme
barramundi Software
BARTEC
Basell Polyolefine
BASF
Bayer
Bernecker + Rainer
BlueCielo ECM Solutions
BN Automation
BoA Merrill Lynch
Bodet Osys
Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte
BP
Buerkert Werke
Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der
   Informationstechnik
C&M Engineering
Cargill
CAT
CC-Link
Celanese
Certec
Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz
Cisco
Clariant
CLPA
COMAU
Comos Industry Solutions
Control Chain Group
Control Engineering
COPA-DATA
Croon
CTE
Daimler
Danisco
Dassault Systems - Delmia
DDC
Deutsche Messe
Dow Chemical Company
Dr. Oestreich Consulting
DSM
DuPont
Economic Engineering
EDF
EKS Engel
Elan Software
Emerson
Endress+Hauser
Enginyers Industrials de Catalunya
Esso
ETH
EtherCAT Technology Group
Euriware
European Commission
EUtech Scientific Engineering
Evonik Degussa
ExxonMobil
Festo
FHS Nordostniedersachsen
Finze & Wagner EMSR
Flowserve
Fraunhofer IITB
F-Secure Future Capital
G&O Automation
GE Fanuc 
GeCma Components
Georgia-Pacific
GIT VERLAG
Goeller Verlag

Gönnheimer Elektronic
Grace Manufacturing
GRAF Synergy
Grenzebach
GSE Systems
HACH
HART
Harting Deutschland
Hatch Associates
HD Technology
Heineken
Henkel
Hilscher
HIMA Paul Hildebrandt
Hirschmann
Hochschule Ludwigshafen
HOERBIGER
Honeywell
Horizon Power
HP
HubHead
Hudson Cybertec
Huethig
Huntsman
iBanx
IBM
ICT Automatisering
Ifak
IKF SIL
IML Group
Ineos Köln
infoPLC
Infor
Infracor
InfraServ
inmation
Intel
Intergraph
International Flavors & Fragrances
Invensys
IPCOS
ISA
Istec International
iTAC Software
ITandFactory
JGC
JTI (Group of Japan Tobacco Inc.)
Kaeser
Kaneka
Kaspersky
KCI Publishing
Kiel Engineering
Knick
Konradin Verlag Robert Kohlhammer
Krohne Messtechnik
KUKA
Kuwait Petroleum Europoort
L&T
Laborelec
Landesumweltamt NRW
Land Rover
Lanxess
LeiKon
LEONI Kerpen
Logica
Lonmin
LSEC
Lubrizol
LVMH
Lyondell
M&M Software
M.A.C Solutions
MACTek
Magion Industrial Software Solutions 
MAN
Mars
Matrikon
Merck
MESA
MES Consult
Messe Duesseldorf
Metso Automation
Microsoft
MiRO Karlsruhe
Mitsubishi Electric
MM MaschinenMarkt
MM Software GmbH
MRO Software
MTL Instruments
NAMUR
NCAM
NEC Electronics
Nestlé
NextNine
Noerr
Northwest Analystics
Novartis Pharma
NovaTech

Oldenbourg
OMRON
OMV Deutschland
OPC Foundation
Oracle
OSI Software
OXEA
Oxeno Olefinchemie
Paradine
Penta-Electric
PEPITe
Pepperl+Fuchs
Pfizer Manufacturing
Philips Electronics
Phoenix Contact
PLCopen
Pravon
Primation Systemtechnik
PROFIBUS/PROFINET
ProLeiT
psb intralogistics
PT Industrieel
PTB Physik.-Techn. Bundesanstalt
Publish Industry Verlag
QBS Group
R. Stahl Schaltgeräte
Red Bull Technology
RIB Software
ROCHE Diagnostics
Rockwell Automation
Rösberg Engineering
Royal DSM
Rudolf Wild
SABIC
Sabisu
Sachtleben Chemie
Samson
SAP
Sasol Germany
Satyam Computer Services
Schaeffler Technologies
Schneider Electric
Seeq
Sentryo
SEW Eurodrive
Shell
SICK
SICS Swedish ICT
Siemens
Sitech Services
SMC Italia
Softing
SolutionsPT
SPPC
Statoil
Stork
Suzuki
TANDBERG
Tata Consultancy Services
Technip Germany
Tecnatom
TeDo Verlag
TenAsys
Tetra Pak
Thales Group
Thomas Industrial Media
Ticona
TNO
Total
Trebing & Himstedt
TrendMiner
T-Systems
TTTech
TU Eindhoven
TU München-TUM
Tudor Rose
Turck
Unified Automation
UReason
Vacon PLC
Valmet
VDE-Verlag
VDI
Vega Grieshaber
Vogel Business Media
Voith
VTA
WAGO Kontakttechnik
Waterfall Security Solutions
Weidmüller
WEKA FACHMEDIEN
WIB
WIN-911 Software
Wind River
Wittenstein
Wonderware
Wurldtech Security
Yokogawa
Zebra Technologies
ZVEI