ARC Industry Forum Europe 2021
Accelerating Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID World

May 18-19, 2021 - Archived Videos Available

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The future is already here! Discover strategies and listen to case studies from the digital front lines at ARC’s Industry Forum Europe.

Propelled by recent global health and economic crises, industrial innovation is accelerating.  Leading companies have made progress in their digital transformation journeys and have quickly adapted to the new business reality.  Confronted with the sudden need to support large numbers of remote connected workers, many leverage wearables and other portable devices to support frontline workers in the plant.  Based on this experience, they are now re-thinking how to manage operations using shared data, analytics, distributed work, and digital twins.  The industry has passed a tipping point, having seen how the power of disruptive technologies can transform business operations and competitive strategies, improve resilience, reduce costs, and better serve customers.  It's full speed ahead!
 
Digital TransformationMegatrends like re-shoring, sustainability, and upskilling are driving accelerated change, while technologies like cloud, machine learning, edge computing, IoT, cybersecurity technology, additive manufacturing, augmented reality, autonomous assets, and more are enabling new business processes and obscuring traditional functional boundaries.  OT, IT and ET teams are growing their skills and capabilities and transforming real-time operations.  Seeking to be among the winners in the new normal, executives charged with driving transformation are seizing this moment to innovate and deliver real value.  Call it digital transformation, smart manufacturing, smart cities, or Industrie 4.0 - there is a rush to innovate, transform, and accelerate the future. 

Is your organization prepared to deal with the new normal? 

Join us at ARC’s annual Industry Forum to learn more about how transforming factories, cities, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike.  Discover what your peers and industry leaders are doing today and what steps they are taking to prepare for the future. 

The current situation with the coronavirus has led us to hold our Forum in Europe as a virtual event again.  We still believe that if we are creative and flexible, we can beat this disruption and minimize its impact on our lives and our business!

Forum Topics

Topics at the Forum will cover the following themes:

  • 21st Century Operations: Where IT, OT and ET Converge
  • 5G Private Networks for Industry
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Asset Performance Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Transformation in Machine Building
  • Digital Twins
  • Future Automation Architectures and the Industrial Edge
  • Industrial Communications
  • MESA

Keynote Speakers

Till PotenteTill Potente

Sr. Director, Production and Engineering Industry Management and Automation
Phoenix Contact Electronics

In 2014, Till received his doctorate at the Machine Tool Laboratory of RWTH Aachen University. Afterwards he was Global Head of Operational Excellence and Plant Manager at a 1st tier Automotive Supplier before he joined Phoenix Contact Electronics in 2019.

Mike TomascoMike Tomasco

Vice President, Digital Manufacturing
Pfizer

Mike is responsible for leading Pfizer Global Supply’s (PGS) Digital Transformation. He has experience across strategy, marketing, finance, manufacturing, and information systems for multinational companies and has successfully led several major transformational initiatives. Mike holds a BA in Chemistry with Honors from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and performed the majority of his undergraduate course work at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

List of Executive Speakers

Agenda

Following is the schedule for the Forum.  All times are CET (Central European Time).

Tuesday, May 18

9:20 AM Welcome!
Florian Güldner, ARC Europe 
9:30 AM 21st Century Operations: Where IT, OT & ET Converge 
Keynote:  Digital Factory Now: Increasing Productivity and Plant Availability
Till Potente, Phoenix Contact Electronics
Digitalization in GSK IT
Herbert Vander Elst, GlaxoSmithKline
  Industrial Communications MESA
10:30 AM

Wireless Connectivity Enhances Packaging Machines
Manu Peelman, D. Cloostermans-Huwaert 
Co-speaker:
Gabi Daniely, CoreTigo

How to Avoid Vendor Lock-in in Your Digital Transformation Journey

OPC UA as the Enabling Technology
Stefan Hoppe, OPC Foundation

To the Cloud and Back
Erich Barnstedt, Microsoft Azure

Strategies for Data-driven Digital Transformation in the Plant
João Martins Pinheiro, Equinor

Panel Discussion: Industrial Communications
Moderator:
David Humphrey, ARC Europe

Digitalization and the Required New Governance of MES/MOM Projects in 2021
Uwe Kueppers, MESA International

Delivering Competitive Advantage through Digitalization
Mette Marie Løkke, Arla Foods

The Brilliance of Basics: Resilience in Foods Supply Chains During COVID-19
Ilse Gravett-Hultzer, RCL FOODS

Panel Discussion: MESA
Moderators:
Valentijn de Leeuw, ARC Europe
Michel Devos, MESA EMEA

Panelists:
Ilse Gravett-Hultzer, RCL FOODS
Peter Guilfoyle, Northwest Analytics
Uwe Kueppers, MESA International
Mette Marie Løkke, Arla Foods
11:00 AM
 
12:30 PM Break and Virtual Showcase
  Industrial Communications Digital Twins
1:00 PM

Workshop: Time-Sensitive Networking: What, Why and Who
Moderator:
Tom Burke, CC-Link Partner Association - Americas
Panelists:
Christian Bergdahl, HMS Networks Group
John Browett, CC-Link Partner Association - Europe
Chih-Hong Lin, Moxa Europe
Piotr Siwek, Mitsubishi Electric
Frank Thomas, ARC Europe

Digital Twins and Open Technologies
Burkhard Balz & Meik Billmann, Industrial Digital Twin Association

Your Digital Twin Journey – Take Your Lawyers with You!
Sarah Hayes, National Digital Twin programme (NDTp)

How to Measure Performance of Digital Twins
Ralph Rio, ARC USA

Panel Discussion
Moderator:
Ralph Rio, ARC USA
Panelists:
Burkhard Balz, Industrial Digital Twin Association
Meik Billmann, Industrial Digital Twin Association
Diana France, Holman Fenwick Willan
Sarah Hayes, National Digital Twin programme (NDTp)
2:00 PM

Digital Transformation in Machine Building

Driving Industrial IoT for the Food Processing Industry 
Marius Grathwohl, MULTIVAC

How Intelligent Gearboxes Enable Digital Services and New Business Models 
Simon Brehmer, KOCH Pac-Systeme
Co-Speakers:  
Jakob Ackermann and Patrick Hantschel, Wittenstein 

Panel Discussion
Moderator: 
David Humphrey, ARC Europe

 
 
3:00 PM Break and Virtual Showcase
3:30 PM A Holistic Approach to Manufacturing Digital Transformation at Pfizer
Mike Tomasco, Pfizer

SWM's Digital Journey to Achieving Manufacturing Operational Excellence
Sarma Malladi, CIO, SWM International

Panel Discussion:
Moderator:
David Humphrey, ARC Europe
Panelists:
Sarma Malladi, SWM International
Till Potente, Phoenix Contact Electronics
Mike Tomasco, Pfizer
Herbert Vander Elst, GlaxoSmithKline

Wednesday, May 19

  ICS Cybersecurity and Safety Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
9:30 AM Cybersecurity Strategies: Build a Safer Digital Society - Fight Smarter, Not Harder
Jean-Christophe Mathieu, Orange Cyberdefense

Threat Landscape, Frameworks and Digital Transformation
Jens Wiesner, German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)

Functional Safety in the IIoT Era
Peter Sieber, HIMA Paul Hildebrandt

Future Security Technologies: Cyber Immunity for the Digital Transformation
Anton Shipulin, Kaspersky
Co-speakers:
Dmitry Lukiyan and Maxim Yudin, Kaspersky

Cloud-based Enterprise Asset Management - Safety & Security Aspects
Filip de Keyser, Recticel Insulation
Co-speaker: Ewout Nordermeer, Ultimo Software Solutions 
Moderator: 
Thomas Menze, ARC Europe
The Role of AI in Modern Manufacturing
Walid Ali, Microsoft

Drink Your Own Champagne - Operating IBM's Cognitive Supply Chain with AI, Cloud, Blockchain and Quantum
Thorsten Schröer, IBM

Reliable Operations of Machine Learning Systems in Industrial Environments
Johannes Nehrkorn, Siemens

The Use of ML for Decision Making in Electronics Production
Stefan Schnake, Phoenix Contact Electronics

Investigation Excellence - A Case Study of Applying AI to Product Quality
John Kelleher, Pfizer
 
12:00 PM Break and Virtual Showcase
  Asset Performance Management Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
12:30 PM Manufacturing Digital Transformation at Adisseo: Strategy and Global Deployment
Agnès Leroy, Adisseo

New Dimensions for a Holistic APM 
Hermann Obermair, Andritz

How the NAMUR Open Architecture Supports Data Acquisition from Field Devices to the Cloud
Alexander Wittenbrink, INVITE

Panel Discussion
Moderator:
Mario Backus, ARC Europe
Panelists:
Mathieu Cura, Optimistik
Daniel Coudriet, Capgemini
Agnès Leroy, Adisseo
Wilfried Grote, Phoenix Contact Electronics 
Hermann Obermair, Andritz
Alexander Wittenbrink, INVITE
Workshop:  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Moderator: 
Florian Güldner, ARC Europe 
Panelists: 
Corrado Iorizzo, Philip Morris International
Jürgen Käser, Voith Group 
Johannes Nehrkorn, Siemens
Jonathan Masci, NNaisense
Jacek Socha, Philip Morris International

 
 
2:30 PM Break and Virtual Showcase
  5G Private Networks in Industry Future Automation Innovations and the Industrial Edge
3:00 PM 5G Private Networks in Industrial Applications 
Naresh Surepelly, ARC Europe
The Edge – A Gamechanger in Industrial Automation 
Frank Thomas, ARC Europe
3:30 PM 5G in Chemical Manufacturing 
Pietro Valsecchi, Covestro
The Real Potential of a Vendor-Independent Edge Control-Based DCS Architecture 
Hermann Obermair, Andritz
4:00 PM Deutsche Messe 5G Industrial Area
Sander Rotmensen, Siemens
Exploring New Automation Concepts for Carton Filling Machines 
Albert Norberg, Tetra Pak
4:30 PM Panel Discussion: How Will 5G Impact Industrial Applications? 
Moderator: 
Wasay Rashid, ARC Europe 
Panelists: 
Sebastian Elmgren, Ericsson
Sander Rotmensen, Siemens
Naresh Surepelly, ARC Europe 
Pietro Valsecchi, Covestro 
Panel Discussion: Automation Innovations 
Moderator: 
David Humphrey, ARC Europe 
Panelists: 
Albert Norberg, Tetra Pak
Hermann Obermair, Andritz 
Stefan Schönegger, B&R 
Frank Thomas, ARC Europe 
Vitaliy Volevach, Siemens 

Attendee Testimonials from Previous Forums

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!

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… fantastic presentations!  Kind of a mix of future ideas with tensional delivery of them now.  Really nice Forum and I think you got a great mix of expertise here.

Milacron

ARC’s Forum is an excellent event to gain in-depth knowledge and best practice examples.

uhlmann

The ARC forum is a great opportunity for Voith to learn about benchmarks and upcoming standards and get connected with other IT/OT experts.

voith

A great get-together of experts to get an overview of disrupting technologies that helps us to digitize Wittenstein.

wittenstein

“ARC's forum is a very good opportunity to learn much more about the IT/OT transition. We all know the technology is available and we have learned that important success factors are people, culture, and security.

Philip Morris International

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Forum Fee

Free tickets are available for ARC Advisory Service Clients, Digital Transformation Council (DTC) members, Speakers, and Panelists of this Forum.  Please select the appropriate ticket type when you register to receive your complimentary ticket.  If you are an end user of technology, we encourage you to become a DTC member to receive your free ticket.  Please visit the Digital Transformation Council page to learn all the benefits of becoming a member of this thriving community.

The Forum fee for all other attendees is €490 for both days (all prices + VAT).

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Previous Attendees

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

ABB
Abbott Healthcare Products
Accenture
Adamos
Adlink Technology
AFD Armaturen
Air Liquide
Air Products & Chemicals
Airsprite Technologies
Aker Process
AkzoNobel
Alcoa
Aliseca
Allergen Pharmaceuticals
Alpha Steuer-Mess-Regeltechnik
Alstom Energy
Amazon Web Services
Analog Devices International
Anapur
Aramco Overseas
ARCA-Regler
Arkema Group
Arla Foods
Ashcroft Instruments
asimovero AI
AspenTech
Astrée Software
Atomiton
Atos
ATS
Aucotec
Automa
Avebe
AVI
AVR Rotterdam
Axoom
Azbil
B&R Industrial Automation
Balluff
baramundi Software
BARTEC
Basell Polyolefine
BASF
Bayer
Baxter
Bazan
Beckhoff Automation
BlueCielo ECM Solutions
BN Automation
BoA Merrill Lynch
Bodet Osys
Bosch 
BP
BrainCreators
Braskem
Buckeye Partners
Buerkert Werke
Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der
   Informationstechnik
Bunge Ibérica
C&M Engineering
Cargill
CAT
CC-Link
Celanese
Certec
Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz
Cisco
Clariant
CLPA
COMAU
Colonial Pipeline
Continental Automotive
Control Chain Group
Control Engineering
COPA-DATA
Covestro
Crédit Suisse
Croda
Croon
CTE
CyberX
Daimler
Danisco
Darktrace
Dassault Systems - Delmia
DCN Shiram
DDC
Deutsche Messe
Doosan
Dow
DSM
DuPont
EDF
Edutaining
Ei³
EKS Engel
Elan Software
Emerson
Endress+Hauser
Engie
Enginyers Industrials de Catalunya
Eni
Esso
ETH
EtherCAT Technology Group
Eurasian Metals
Eurial Ultra Frais
Euriware
European Commission
EUtech Scientific Engineering
Evonik
Exida
Exxaro Resources
ExxonMobil
Farsoon
Festo
FieldComm Group
Finze & Wagner EMSR
Firmalyzer
Flowserve

ForgeRock
Fraunhofer IITBFriesland Campina
F-Secure Future Capital
G&O Automation
GE Fanuc 
GeCma Components
Georgia-Pacific
Goeller Verlag
Gönnheimer Elektronic
Grace Manufacturing
GRAF Synergy
Grenzebach
group ips
GSE Systems
HACH
Harting Deutschland
Hatch Associates
HD Technology
Heineken
Henkel
Hilscher
HIMA Paul Hildebrandt
Hirschmann
HiTec Zang
Hochschule Ludwigshafen
HOERBIGER
Honeywell
Horizon Power
HP
HubHead
Hudson Cybertec
Huethig
Huntsman
iBanx
IBM
ICT Automatisering
Ifak
IKF SIL
Industrial Analytics
Ineos Köln
infoPLC
infoteam
Infor
Infracor
InfraServ
Inlean Engineering
inmation
Intel
Intergraph
International Flavors & Fragrances
Introsys
Invensys
IPCOS
Irdeto
ISA
Istec International
iTAC Software
ITandFactory
JGC
JTI (Group of Japan Tobacco Inc.)
Kaeser
Kaneka
Kaspersky
KBC Advanced Technology
Kiel Engineering
Knick
Konradin Verlag Robert Kohlhammer
Kontron
Krohne Messtechnik
KUKA
Kuwait Petroleum Europoort
L&T
Landesumweltamt NRW
Land Rover
Lanxess
LeiKon
LEONI Kerpen
LIRA
Logica
Lonmin
LSEC
Lubrizol
Lukoil-inform
LVMH
Lyondell
M&M Software
M.A.C Solutions
MACTek
Magion Industrial Software Solutions 
Magna Automotive
MAN
Mars
Matrikon
Merck
MESA
MES Consult
Messe Duesseldorf
Metso Automation
Microsoft
Milacron
MiRO Karlsruhe
Mitsubishi Electric
MM Software GmbH
Molex/Woodhead Connectivity
MPDV Microlab
MRO Software
MTL Instruments
Multi-Tech Systems
NAMUR
NEC Electronics
Neste Jacobs
Nestlé
NextNine
Nigeria LNG
Nissan
Noerr
Northwest Analystics
Novartis Pharma
NovaTech
Nozomi Networks
nxt Control
Omron
OMV Deutschland

Oner Mind
OPC Foundation
Oracle
OSIsoftware
OXEA
Oxeno Olefinchemie
Paradine
Penta-Electric
PEPITe
Pepperl+Fuchs
Pfizer Manufacturing
Philip Morris
Philips Electronics
Phoenix Contact
PLCopen
Pravon
Precognize
Primation Systemtechnik
Productys
PROFIBUS/PROFINET
ProLeiT
psb intralogistics
PT Industrieel
PTB Physik.-Techn. Bundesanstalt
R. Stahl Schaltgeräte
RADiFlow
Red Bull Technology
relayr
Renesas Electronics
Rhebo
RIB Software
ROCHE Diagnostics
Rockwell Automation
Royal DSM
Rudolf Wild
SABIC
Sabisu
Samson
SANS Insitute
SAP
Sappi
Sasol 
Satyam Computer Services
Saudi Aramco
SCADAfence
Schaeffler Technologies
Schneider Electric
Seat
SedApta
Seeq
Sentryo
SEW Eurodrive
Sercos International
Shell
SICK
SICS Swedish ICT
Siemens
SIG
Simoldes Group
Sitech Services
Skkynet
SMC 
Smp Automotive Technology
Softing
SolutionsPT
Somfy
SPPC
Statoil
Stork
Sumitomo
Suzuki
TANDBERG
Tata Consultancy Services
Technip Germany
Technische Universität Dresden
Tecnatom
TenAsys
Tetra Pak
Thales Group
The National Gas Company of Trinidad Tobago
Ticona
TNO
Total
Toyota
Trebing & Himstedt
TrendMiner
Trumpf
T-Systems
TTTech
TU Eindhoven
TU München-TUM
Tudor Rose
Turck
Uhlmann Pac-Systeme
Ulma Handling Systems
Unified Automation
UReason
Vacon
Valmet
VDE-Verlag
VDI
VDMA
Vega Grieshaber
verifeasy
Voith
Vopak
VTA
WAGO Kontakttechnik
Waterfall Security Solutions
Weidmüller
WIB
WIN-911 Software
Wind River
Wittenstein
Wood
Wurldtech Security
Yanai
Yokogawa
Zebra Technologies
ZVEI