ARC Industry Forum Europe 2019
Driving Digital Transformation in Industry and Cities

May 21-22, 2019 - Barcelona (Sitges), Spain

To navigate today’s tidal wave of digital transformation and to make disruptive technologies work, manufacturers, municipalities, and utilities need to roll out the right mix of technologies at just the right time. This means driving and managing change in processes, people, ecosystems, and technologies while keeping safety and cybersecurity at the forefront.

ARC Industry Forum EuropeEverything is becoming more connected and intelligent – streetlights, cars, gas turbines, and thermostats are streaming data.  We are optimizing asset and operating performance of buildings, refineries, oil platforms, mines, and wind turbines.  Smart meters and distributed power grids are delivering value to both consumers and operators.  Design software links to 3D printing machines to print complex parts directly.  And this is only the beginning.

How will machine learning, artificial intelligence, and open source solutions transform operations?  How will a digitally-enhanced workforce stem the loss of tribal knowledge?  How do connected products create opportunities in aftermarket services?  What steps can organizations take to foster innovative thinking?

There are countless ways to conduct your digital transformation journey, multiple technologies and suppliers to evaluate, and endless choices to make along the way.  Embedded systems, networks, software platforms, augmented reality, and machine learning may play a role as you begin to improve uptime, optimize operating performance, enhance service and the customer experience, and re-think business models.

Join us the annual ARC Industry Forum Europe in Sitges, Spain to learn more about how digitizing factories, cities, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike. Discover what your peers are doing today and what steps they are taking in their respective journeys.

Learn more about ARC's Digital Transformation Council.  The 2nd Annual Meeting in Europe will be hosted Monday afternoon at the Forum.

ARC Industry Forum Europe 2018

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Forum Topics

Topics at the Forum will cover the following themes:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Asset Performance Management
  • Blockchain
  • Cobots
  • Cybersecurity
  • Industrial Internet Platforms
  • IoT Network Edge Infrastructure and End Devices
  • IT/OT/ET Convergence
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems
  • OPC UA, TSN and Industrial Networks
  • Smart Cities

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

Agenda

Following is the preliminary schedule for the Forum.  Times and sessions are subject to change.

Monday, May 20

4 - 5:30 PM Digital Transformation Council Meeting (End Users Only)
Moderator:  Valentijn de Leeuw, ARC Europe 
​4:30 - 6:30 PM Hands-On Industrial Cybersecurity Workshop
This workshop is a table top exercise on incident management with guest coaches.  It is open to anyone who is ready to learn about basics of an incident.  The meeting is co-hosted with LSEC - Leaders in Security - an EU-based organization with over 9,000 security end user members.
Moderators: Thomas Menze, ARC Europe
Ulrich Seldeslachts, LSEC
​7:00 PM Pre-Registration and Reception

Tuesday, May 21

8:30 AM Registration and Morning Coffee/Tea 
9:00 AM​ Welcome Address
Uwe Grundmann, ARC Europe
​9:10 AM Your Digital Transformation Journey: Planning, Executing, and Overcoming Cultural Barriers 
Valentijn de Leeuw, ARC Europe
9:45 AM Digitalization Transformation Use Cases Restructuring Internal Software Development with an IoT/Development Platform
Clemens Weis, Grenzebach Digital
​10:30 AM Coffee/Tea Break​
11:00 AM​ Standardizing Module Type Package (MTP) Deterministic IoT and TSN: Bringing Industrial Platforms to the Next Level
Georg Kroiss, TTTech Computertechnik
11:35 AM Latest Developments on the OPEN Serialization Communication Standard, A Working Group of the OPC Foundation
Marcel de Grutter, OPEN SCS
Don’t Make Your Machines Smart: Opportunities and Risks of Cloud-based Industrial IoT Business
Marco Link, Adamos
12:10 PM​ How to Unleash Your Manufacturing Potential: Looking at Sources of Losses in Processes and Systems
Willie Smit, Sasol
Collaboration and Speed as Key Success Factors in Digitalization Projects
Kathrin Guenther, Uhlmann Pac Systeme
 
​12:45 PM
Lunch​
1:45 PM Status of OPC UA Companion Specifications
Christian Mosch, VDMA
2:20 PM MES in Real Life: The Challenge of Integrating a New Application into an Existing Production IT Landscape
Olivier Vallement, Eurial Ultra Frais
Managing Automated Processes with CC-Link IE
Toyota (PL)
3:00 PM​
Coffee/Tea Break
​3:30 PM Cybersecurity Workshop
Moderator: Thomas Menze, ARC Europe
Panelists: Zahra Khani, Firmalyzer
Kim Legelis, Nozomi Networks
Doug Wylie, SANS
Yoni Shohet, SCADAfence
Industrial Communications Workshop: Unleashing the Power of TSN
Moderator: David Humphrey, ARC Europe
4:50 PM How Blockchain Enables Trusted Track & Trace of Products
Alastair Orchard, Siemens PLM
7:00 PM​ Evening Reception

Wednesday, May 22

8:30 AM Registration and Morning Coffee/Tea 
9:00 AM​ Welcome Address
Valentijn de Leeuw, ARC Europe
​9:05 AM Smart Manufacturing: Great Source of Benefits for Your Supply Chain!
Uwe Kueppers, MESA EMEA
9:40 AM Digital Transformation: The Quality Inspector – How a Cloud Solution Reduces Production Faults to a Minimum
Nils-Holger Schmidt, Bosch
Josef Waltl, Amazon Web Services
​10:15 AM Coffee/Tea Break​
10:45 AM​ MESA Workshop: Analytics and Big Data - Increasing Performance of Manufacturing Operations
Moderators: Valentijn de Leeuw, ARC Europe
Michel Devos, MESA EMEA
 
Will AI in Manufacturing Survive the Hype or Fade Away Like Fuzzy Logic? 
Ebele Maduekwe, ARC Europe
Chris Hazlewood, Mitsubishi Electric
​11:20 AM AI for Predictive Machine Operations: Some Real World Results
Giovanni Spitale, Milacron
Stefan Hild, ei³
 
12:00 PM How IT and OT Are Teaming to Reduce Industrial Cybersecurity Risk How Cobots Add Value to Your Manufacturing Processes
​12:35 PM
Lunch​
1:35 PM Asset Performance Management Workshop
Moderator: Valentijn de Leeuw, ARC Europe
Panelists: Brendan Kelly, HubHead
Johan Ferket, Stork
Achim Krueger, Vesta Partners
Additive Manufacturing Workshop: How to Increase the Level of Integration?
Moderator: Fabian Wanke, ARC Europe
Panelists: Dirk Simon, Farsoon
2:45 PM Coffee/Tea Break
3:15 PM​ Digital Transformation: Do EPCs Have the Right Skills to Integrate IIoT? The Power of Edge Computers in Automation Architectures
4:00 PM Digital Transformation using LoRaWAN
Richard Stamvik, Multitech & Simon Rogers, Yokogawa Electric
Integrating Edge Computers in Existing Production Lines
4:45 PM End of Forum Address
Uwe Grundmann and European Team

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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I would like to thank the ARC Advisory Group European team for an amazing and highly valuable event.

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

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

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

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Location

Sitges Hotel and HarborThe 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

Attendees should make their own hotel reservations.  ARC has contracted rooms (including breakfast and local tax) at the Meliã Sitges at a rate of €165, based on availability.  Please use this dedicated booking link to make your reservations.

Overlooking 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 net, excl. VAT.  The fee includes lunch on both days, a Welcome Reception the evening before the Forum convenes, and all program materials. Group rates are available.

Registration Options

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 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
Accenture
Adlink Technology
AFD Armaturen
Air Liquide
Air Products & Chemical
Airsprite Technologies
Allergen Pharmaceuticals
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
Axoom
B&R Industrial Automation
Balluf
Bar Pneumatische Steuerungssysteme
barramundi Software
BARTEC
Basell Polyolefine
BASF
Bayer
Bazan
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
CIC Consulting
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
Edutaining
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
FieldComm Group
Finze & Wagner EMSR
Flowserve
ForgeRock
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
ID-Consult
Ifak
IKF SIL
IML Group
Ineos Köln
infoPLC
infoteam
Infor
Infracor
InfraServ
Inlean Engineering
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
Kontron
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
Molex/Woodhead Connectivity
MPDV Microlab
MRO Software
MTL Instruments
NAMUR
NCAM
NEC Electronics
Nestlé
NextNine
Noerr
Northwest Analystics
Novartis Pharma
NovaTech
nxt Control
Oldenbourg

OMRON
OMV Deutschland
OPC Foundation
Oracle
OSIsoftware
OXEA
Oxeno Olefinchemie
Paradine
Penta-Electric
PEPITe
Pepperl+Fuchs
Pfizer Manufacturing
Philips Electronics
Phoenix Contact
PLCopen
Pravon
Precognize
Primation Systemtechnik
PROFIBUS/PROFINET
ProLeiT
psb intralogistics
PT Industrieel
PTB Physik.-Techn. Bundesanstalt
Publish Industry Verlag
QBS Group
R. Stahl Schaltgeräte
Red Bull Technology
relayr
Rhebo
RIB Software
ROCHE Diagnostics
Rockwell Automation
Rösberg Engineering
Royal DSM
Rudolf Wild
SABIC
Sabisu
Sachtleben Chemie
Samson
SAP
Sappi
Sasol Germany
Satyam Computer Services
Saudi Aramco
Schaeffler Technologies
Schneider Electric
Seat
Seeq
Sentryo
SEW Eurodrive
Sercos International
Shell
SICK
SICS Swedish ICT
Siemens
Sitech Services
SMC Italia
Softing
SolutionsPT
SPPC
Statoil
Stork
Sumitomo
Suzuki
TANDBERG
Tata Consultancy Services
Technip Germany
Technische Universität Dresden
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
Uhlmann Pac-Systeme
Ulma Handling Systems
Unified Automation
UReason
Vacon PLC
Valmet
VDE-Verlag
VDI
Vega Grieshaber
Vogel Business Media
Voith
VTA
WAGO Kontakttechnik
Wakata
Waterfall Security Solutions
Weidmüller
WEKA FACHMEDIEN
WIB
WIN-911 Software
Wind River
Wittenstein
Wonderware
Wurldtech Security
Yokogawa
Zebra Technologies
ZVEI