ARC European Industry Forum
Accelerating Industrial Digital Transformation and Sustainability

May 17-18, 2022 - Online

Your mandate is transformation. The target is better business outcomes. Join ARC’s European Industry Forum on an interactive virtual platform to speed up your progress! 

register todayARC’s European Industry Forum is part of our successful series of worldwide conferences in the USA, India, China, and Japan. Participants are invited to attend exclusive presentations and workshops on strategies and case studies from the digital front lines. 

Digital TransformationARC industry analysts and other automation experts from the end user and supplier communities will analyze and discuss trends and drivers for the following topics:

  • 21st Century Operations: Where IT, OT, and ET Converge
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Automation Innovation 
  • Automation Solutions for Hydrogen and Decarbonization
  • Cybersecurity for the Connected Industrial World 
  • Digital Twins
  • The Future of Industrial Operations
  • Industrial DataOps: Data Scientists in the Plant?
  • IO-Link: Enabler of Digital Transformation
  • MES End User Success Stories
  • Sustainability as a Business Strategy

As we adapt to the new normal, industrial innovation is accelerating. A renewed focus on sustainability, the circular economy, and climate change is sparking innovation and powering transformational and technological change throughout the industrial sector. Resilience has become a priority for many companies in all industries. Digital leaders have now validated their strategies against the real-world challenges brought on by the pandemic, and are accelerating their innovation and transformation initiatives. The power of disruptive technologies is full speed ahead!

The Forum is currently planned as a virtual event. ARC will observe the development of the pandemic and will communicate any change in format.

For more information about participating, sponsoring, or speaking at the event, please contact us.

Featured Speakers

The following executives are featured speakers at the Forum.

Jacco Opmeer

Principal Automation Engineer
Shell Global Solutions

Jacco OpmeerJacco is Principal Automation Engineer at Shell Global Solutions B.V. and is global Subject Matter Expert Process Automation Systems, working on Shell’s automation strategies. Jacco is leading the Open Process Automation activities in Shell and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF). In OPAF his focus is to create a healthy business environment through the adoption the O-PAS™ standard. Jacco Is also board member in the International Process Automation Users' Association WIB.

Snorre Larsen

Lead Engineer, Automation Technology
Equinor

Snorre LarsenSnorre has had a central position in developing the operational technology (OT) domain in Equinor’s oil and gas business area over the last 15 years. As lead advisor he was responsible for the initial strategy towards Open Process Automation, and he is currently having a managing role in Equinor’s project portfolio implementing technology as a value enabler in all value chains. Before joining Equinor, Snorre had broad project experience from EPC contractors and system integrators in roles as engineer, consultant, and manager. Snorre is currently chair of the Standard Norway’s Expert group within Industrial Automation and Control Systems responsible for the Norsok standard covering the domain. He is also deputy chairman of the board in the Norwegian association for electrical and automation (NFEA) and Equinor’s contact point towards the Open Process Automation Forum.

Del Pailes

Head, Operational Engineering & Maintenance Systems
GlaxoSmithKline

Del PailesDel has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 36 years with extensive experience in the engineering arena. He has held roles ranging from apprentice to technician then team leader, to plant engineer, Lean/Six Sigma and engineering leadership, both at factory and central function levels. Del has extensive experience with setting up engineering strategy, systems with standrd processes and configurations, and is currently the business process owner for core engineering platforms such as CMX, along with the core central engineering data quality and analytics. Del is also the GSK Engineering Lead for Data Integrity.

Andreas Schüller

Key Expert, Automation Technology
YNCORIS

Andreas SchüllerDr.-Ing. Andreas Schüller received his doctorate from the Chair of Process Control Engineering at RWTH Aachen University on the subject of procedure modeling and was subsequently employed as a I&C planner at YNCORIS GmbH & Co. KG (formerly InfraServ GmbH & Co. Knapsack KG). He is currently employed there as a Key Expert in Automation Technology. His work in I&C planning focuses on functional safety and explosion protection. In addition, he is in charge of the strategic further development of an integrated engineering tool in YNCORIS engineering. He is supporting the digitizing strategy of YNCORIS. In NAMUR, he leads the working group 1.3 "Information Management and Tools" and participates in the working group 1.4 "Asset Administration Shell".

List of Executive Speakers

Agenda

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

Full Agenda Details

Tuesday, May 17

9:00 AM 21st Century Operations: Where IT, OT & ET Converge 
10:00 AM Cybersecurity for the Connected Industrial World MESA
11:00 AM

Cool Robotics Innovations

12:00 PM Break
1:00 PM Digital Twins Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
2:30 PM Break
3:00 PM

Open Process Automation Trends and Developments

4:30 PM

The Great OPA Debate: How Will Open Process Architectures Impact Process Automation?

5:00 PM

Process Happy Hour

5:00 PM

Innovation Corner

Wednesday, May 18

9:00 AM

21st Century Operations: Where IT, OT & ET Converge 

10:00 AM Automation Innovations IO-Link: Enabler of Digital Transformation
11:30 AM

View from the City: Industrial Automation Hardware vs Software – Who's Eating Whom?

12:00 PM Break
1:00 PM

Plenary Session: User Testimonials

2:30 PM Break
3:00 PM Industrial DataOps: Data Scientists in the Plant? Sustainability as a Business Strategy
4:30 PM

The Future of Industrial Operations: What’s at the End of the Digital Transformation Rainbow?

5:00 PM

Process Happy Hour

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

To Register

Forum Fee

There is no fee to attend for ARC Advisory Service Clients, Digital Transformation Council (DTC) members, Technology End Users (Manufacturing, Energy, Supply Chain, City Leaders), Speakers, Panelists, and Sponsors of this Forum.  

If you are a technology end user, we encourage you to join the Digital Transformation Council and register as a DTC Member.  DTC is an end user only community. For more information on the DTC, please visit Digital Transformation Council

For all other attendees, the Forum fee is EUR 490 net, excl. VAT.  Group rates are available. 

Registration Methods

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitutions may be made at any time at no additional charge. The registration fee is fully refundable up to 3 weeks prior to the Forum date. A 50% cancellation fee will be assessed after that date. In place of the registration fee refund, attendees may choose to receive access to all session video recordings for 3 months.  All cancellations must be received in writing.

Speaker Opportunities

For information on nominating a speaker for the forum, please visit our Speaking Opportunities page or contact us.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on opportunities for sponsoring the forum, please visit our Forum Sponsorship page or contact us.

Previous Attendees

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

ABB
Abbott Healthcare Products
Accenture
Accruent
Adamos
Adisseo
Aditya Birla Group
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
Andritz
Aramco
ARCA-Regler
ArcelorMittal
Arkema Group
Arla Foods
Arm
Ashcroft Instruments
asimovero AI
AspenTech
Astrée Software
AT&T
Atomiton
Atos
ATS
Aucotec
Automa
Avebe
AVEVA
AVI
AVR Rotterdam
Axoom
Azbil
B&R Industrial Automation
Bahrain Petroleum Company
Balluff
baramundi Software
BARTEC
Basell Polyolefine
BASF
Bayer
Baxter
Bazan
Beckhoff Automation
Belden
Bentley Systems
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
Chugai Pharmaceutical
Cisco
Clariant
Cloostermans
CLPA
Coca-Cola
COMAU
Colonial Pipeline
Continental Automotive
Control Chain Group
Control Engineering
COPA-DATA
CoreTigo
Covestro
Crédit Suisse
Croda
Croon
CTE
CyberX
Daimler
Danisco
Darktrace
Dassault Systems - Delmia
DCN Shiram
DDC
Deutsche Messe
Doosan
Dow
DSM
DuPont
Eastman Chemical Company
EDF
Edutaining
Ei³
EKS Engel
Elan Software
Electrolux
Eli Lilly
Emerson
Endress+Hauser
Engie
Enginyers Industrials de Catalunya
Eni
Equinor
Ericsson
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
Fluke
ForgeRock

Fraunhofer IITB
Friesland Campina
F-Secure
Future Capital
G&O Automation
GE  
GeCma Components
Georgia-Pacific
GlaxoSmithKline
Goeller Verlag
Gönnheimer Elektronic
Grace Manufacturing
GRAF Synergy
Grenzebach
group ips
GSE Systems
HACH
Harting Deutschland
Hatch Associates
HD Technology
Heidelberg Cement
Heineken
Henkel
HFW
Hilscher
HIMA Paul Hildebrandt
Hirschmann
Hitachi
HiTec Zang
Hochschule Ludwigshafen
HOERBIGER
Honeywell
Horizon Power
HP
Huawei
HubHead
Hudson Cybertec
Huethig
Huntsman
iBanx
IBM
ICT Automatisering
IEEE
Ifak
IKF SIL
Industrial Analytics
Industrial Digital Twin Assoc.
Ineos Köln
infoPLC
infoteam
Infor
Infracor
InfraServ
Inlean Engineering
inmation
Intel
Intergraph
International Flavors & Fragrances
Introsys
Invite
IPCOS
Irdeto
ISA
Istec International
iTAC Software
ITandFactory
Iveco Magirus
JGC
Johnson & Johnson
JTI (Group of Japan Tobacco Inc.)
Kaeser
Kaneka
Kaspersky
KBC Advanced Technology
Kiel Engineering
Knick
Koch Pac Systeme
Kongsberg
Konradin Verlag Robert Kohlhammer
Kontron
Krohne Messtechnik
KUKA
Kuwait Petroleum Europoort
L&T
Landesumweltamt NRW
Land Rover
Lanxess
LeiKon
Lenovo
LEONI Kerpen
Liebherr
Linde
LIRA
Logica
Lonmin
LSEC
Lubrizol
Lukoil-inform
LVMH
LyondellBasell
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
Moxa
MPDV Microlab
MRO Software
MTL Instruments
Multi-Tech Systems
Multivac Sepp Haggenmüller
NAMUR
National Digital Twin programme
NEC Electronics
Neste Jacobs
Nestlé
NextNine
Nidec
Nigeria LNG
Nissan
nnaisense
Noerr
Northwest Analystics
Novartis Pharma
NovaTech
Nozomi Networks
nxt Control
Omron 

OMV
Oner Mind
OPC Foundation
Optimistik
Oracle
Orange Cyberdefense
OSIsoftware
Owens Corning
OXEA
Oxeno Olefinchemie
Paradine
Penta-Electric
PEPITe
Pepperl+Fuchs
Petrobras
Pfizer 
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
RapidMiner
RCL Foods
Recticel
Red Bull Technology
Red Hat
relayr
Reliance Industries
Renesas Electronics
Rhebo
RIB Software
Roche
Rockwell Automation
Royal DSM
Rudolf Wild
SABIC
Sabisu
Saint-Gobain Group
Samson
Sanofi
SANS Insitute
SAP
Sappi
Sasol 
Satyam Computer Services
Saudi Aramco
SCADAfence
Schaeffler Technologies
Schneider Electric
Schueco
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
Solvay
Somfy
SPPC
Stanley Black & Decker
Statoil
Stork
Stratus Technologies
Sumitomo
Suzuki
Takeda
TANDBERG
Tata 
Technip Germany
Technische Universität Dresden
Tecnatom
TenAsys
Tetra Pak
Thales Group
The National Gas Company of Trinidad Tobago
Ticona
TNO
Toshiba
Total
Toyota
Transpetro
Trebing & Himstedt
TrendMiner
Trumpf
T-Systems
TTTech
TU Eindhoven
TU München-TUM
Tudor Rose
Turck
Uhlmann Pac-Systeme
Ulma Handling Systems
Ultimo Software Solutions
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
Wipro
Wittenstein
Wood
Wurldtech Security
Yanai
Yokogawa
Zebra Technologies
ZVEI