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

May 18-19, 2021 - Online

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
  • Future Automation Architectures and the Industrial Edge
  • Industrial Communications
  • MESA

Agenda

Following is the preliminary schedule for the Forum.  Sessions and times are subject to change.  All times are CET.

Tuesday, May 18

9:50 AM Welcome!
Florian Güldner, ARC Europe 
10:00 AM 21st Century Operations: Where IT, OT & ET Converge 
12:00 PM Break and Virtual Showcase
  MESA Digital Transformation in Machine Building
12:30 PM End User Case Study Driving Industrial IoT for the Food Processing Industry 
Marius Grathwohl, MULTIVAC
1:00 PM Delivering Competitive Advantage through Digitalization
Mette Marie Løkke, Arla Foods
How Intelligent Gearboxes Enable Digital Services and New Business Models 
Simon Brehmer, KOCH Pac-Systeme
Co-Speakers:  
Jakob Ackermann and Patrick Hantschel, Wittenstein 
1:30 PM End User Case Study Panel Discussion
Moderator: 
David Humphrey, ARC Europe
2:00 PM Panel Discussion
Moderators: 
Valentijn de Leeuw, ARC Europe 
Michel Devos, MESA EMEA 
2:30 PM Break and Virtual Showcase
3:00 PM How to Avoid Vendor Lock-in in your Digital Transformation Journey  
Stefan Hoppe, OPC Foundation 
3:30 PM To the Cloud and Back 
Erich Barnstedt, OPC Foundation 
4:00 PM An End User's Perspective 
João Martins Pinheiro, Equinor
4:30 PM Wireless Connectivity Enhances Packaging Machines 
Manu Peelman, Cloostermans  
Gabi Daniely, CoreTigo

Wednesday, May 19

  Cybersecurity and Safety Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
10:00 AM Cybersecurity for the New Normal in Industry Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Use Cases
11:00 AM Workshop: Industrial Cybersecurity in the Era of Digitalization 
Moderator: 
Thomas Menze, ARC Europe
12:00 PM Break and Virtual Showcase
  Asset Performance Management Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
12:30 PM Asset Performance Management Workshop:  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Moderator: 
Florian Güldner, ARC Europe 
Panelists: 
Corrado Iorizzo, Philip Morris International 
Johannes Nehrkorn, Siemens
1:00 PM
 
New Dimensions for a Holistic APM 
Hermann Obermair, Andritz
2:00 PM Panel Discussion
2:30 PM Break and Virtual Showcase
  5G 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
 
4:00 PM Panel Discussion: How Will 5G Impact Industrial Applications? 
Moderator: 
Stefan Miksch, ARC Europe 
Panelists: 
Naresh Surepelly, ARC Europe 
Pietro Valsecchi, Covestro 
NN, Siemens 
The Real Potential of a Vendor-Independent Edge Control-Based DCS Architecture 
Hermann Obermair, Andritz
4:30 PM Panel Discussion: Automation Innovations 
Moderator: 
David Humphrey, ARC Europe 
Panelists: 
Hermann Obermair, Andritz 
Stefan Schönegger, B&R 
Frank Thomas, ARC Europe 
NN, 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

To Register

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).

Registration Methods

Please use one of the following methods to register for the Forum:

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
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