Programme 2022

7-9 November 2022: Berlin, Germany [Central European Time]

08:00 - 11:00 - Site Tour

Pre-Bookable Tour: BMW Group Plant, Berlin

11:05 - 12:00

Networking Brunch & 1-2-1 Meetings

12:05 - 12:15

12:15 - 13:30 - Keynote

Lean & Operational Excellence

The 7 Actions Leadership needs to Accelerate their Operational Excellence Journey & Results

Marc Winkelman, Global Director Manufacturing Innovation Capability, Proctor & Gamble

Widely regarded for its operational excellence, Marc discusses the capabiities that have helped P&G to have a year-on-year program of cost-saving, inventory reduction, service improvements and employee satisfaction. 

In this presentation, you will learn about some of the critical leadership actions needed to accelerate and maintain the capabilities to achieve this level of performance.

13:35 - 14:05 - Solution Spotlights

Data Readiness & Prescriptive Analytics: Accelerating Value-Driven Digital Transformation of Manufacturing.

Frans Cronje, CEO and Co-Founder, DataProphet

  • Establishing a robust data infrastructure for your plant with AI-as-a-Service (AIaaS).
  • Evaluating AI-driven solutions for Manufacturing Excellence 4.0. 
  • How prescriptive analytics proactively improves key production KPIs and machine health.

Unleashing the potential of your workforce and accelerating operational excellence

Thomas Hughes, World Class Manufacturing Lead, Zaptic

14:10 - 14:40 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Getting Best Value from your Technology Partners

Brintha Koether, EMEA Manufacturing & Industrial Lead , AWS

Manufacturers today want to move from digitization to digital innovation. Success metrics abound for cost savings, staff productivity, operational resilience and business agility. Learn how organizations can overcome the challenges of realizing technology implementations that move toward fully managed systems, and scale based on data sources and volume. The talk will cover considerations for planning, where manufacturers can start, what types of solutions could be deployed, and how to avoid common pitfalls. We will share successful implementation examples from different companies across Europe and the Middle East.

Lean & Operational Excellence

The Personnel Supply Chain

Sebastian Müller, Chief Operating Officer (former Airbus XLR Industrial Management), Autoflug

  • Assessing the scalability of workforce development
  • Change management and integrating new systems

14:45 - 15:15 - Solution Spotlights

Speaker TBC

Speaker TBC

15:05 - 16:05

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

16:05 - 16:35 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Cultivating a Diverse and Inclusive Leadership Plan

Angelique Mesch, Digital Solutions Product Manager, Waygate Technologies

  • The benefits of a mentorship scheme
  • Promotion from within
  • Onboarding international offices
  • Raising your public profile

Lean & Operational Excellence

Designing and Implementing a Successful Workforce Management Plan

16:40 - 17:10 - Keynote

Leadership & Workforce Development

17:10 - 17:20

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Day One

Simon Hardiman, General Manager , Collins Aerospace

17:20 - 18:30

Evening Networking Reception

08:00 - 08:40

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

08:45 - 09:30 - Keynote

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Finding the Balance between Trust and Zero Trust

Frank Polky, Head of OT Security, Mars

Having experienced a cyber attack five years ago, Frank will talk us through the Mars journey from onboarding stakeholders to staff training in their global defence, and its impact on productivity.

09:35 - 10:05 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

The Digital Ecosystem

Adam Zawadzki, Senior Project Leader - Innovations, Toyota Motor Europe

From changing mindsets to IP ownership, thru to scalability and upskilling - Adam talks us through the cycle of developing a digital strategy with meaningful results.

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Digital Twins and their Place on the Shop Floor

Jesper Toubøl, VP Moulding, LEGO

Realizing smart operations in the manufacturing process

10:10 - 10:40 - Solution Spotlights

10:40 - 11:30

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

11:30 - 12:00 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Lean & Operational Excellence

Design for Product, for Manufacturing or for Supply Chain

Aristides Matopoulos, Professor of Supply Chain Design, Centre for Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield University

This session discusses how you can support your manufacturing / engineering business to strengthen resilience trough a structured approach. Attend this session to:

Understand the connection between Technology, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Readiness Levels.
Become aware of the trade-offs between TRL/MRL/SCRL as an integral part of the new product development process.
Learn about the above in the context of a case study

12:05 - 12:35 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Implementing a Lean Digital Strategy - Roadblocks and Runways

Christian Haupt, Head of Business Development Technology, STAEDTLER

Industry 4.0 & Technology

From Traditional to Modern, a New Era of Digital Manufacturing

Hussein Tarhini, Head of Additive Academy, Fraunhofer IAPT

12:35 - 13:35

Networking Lunch & Roundtables

Lunch & Learn Roundtables:

Roundtable led by Buck Consultants International:
Successful Initiatives to Optimize Your Manufacturing Footprint & Distribution Network.

13:35 - 14:05 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Dynamics Within the Chinging Workforce

Asanga Herath, Senior Production Manager , Burberry

14:10 - 14:40

Solution Spotlight

Solution Spotlight

14:40 - 15:30

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

15:30 - 16:00 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

What - or who - is the next disruptor?

How much has our digital transformation prepared us for the next disruptor?

Advanced Production Strategies

First-Time Right: Designing a Product for the Future

Lior Bonfis, Vice President - Head of Systems Manufacturing , Philips

16:05 - 16:35 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Sustainability Powered by Digitalisation

Emanuele Quarin, Digital Industrial Operations Director, EU, Electrolux

Learn how you can use SaaS to accelerate the decision making process to achieve your carbon neutrality goals

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Transforming Manufacturing in the Digital World

Daniel R. Isaacs, Chief Technology Officer , Digital Twin Consortium

16:40 - 17:10

The MESA Model: A Framework for Smarter Manufacturing

Uwe Küppers, Chairman, EMEA | Manager Consulting Service, EMEA, MESA, Kalyspo, a Rockwell Automation Company

  • Diversifying your Workforce 
  • Implementing a Digital Strategy
  • Onboarding Stakeholders

17:15 - 18:30

Evening Networking Reception

08:00 - 08:40

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

08:40 - 08:45

Chair's Opening Remarks

08:45 - 09:30 - Keynote

Growth Pressure Points

Eric Peeters, Vice President of Sustainability, Performance Materials & Coatings, Dow

  • Sustainability and your share price
  • The impact of ESG
  • How far away is Net Zero
  • Roadmapping your business

09:30 - 10:05 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Cybersecurity and immunity - Assessing your Hackability

Leadership & Workforce Development

Integrating Decaarbonisation into your long-term Investment Strategy

Thaddeus Anim-Somuah, Engineering Manager Projects , Cargill Bioindustrial

Following Cargill's recent acquisiton of Croda's Performance Technologies Division, Thaddeus discusses the steps they are taking to merge the pre-existing net zero programs of both businesses.

10:10 - 10:40 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

How to Re-energize your Lean Implementation with Less Resources

Philippe Babel, Group Lean Director, LISI Group

Advanced Production Strategies

Innovations in Advanced Technology Supporting Sustainability

10:40 - 11:30

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

11:30 - 12:00 - Solution Spotlights

From sustainability KPIs to actual results

Brecht Vanlee, Chief Commercial Officer, Tamturbo

Due to the massive shift in energy availability and pricing recently in the market the total cost of ownership assessment becomes even more applicable to Oil-Free Compressors. Due to our innovative solutions a technology shift has been started in the market. A shift towards a new way of working and a new way of looking at compressed air and recovered heat.

Solution Spotlight

12:05 - 12:35 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Connecting People and Information - the Success Factors on the way to Industry 5.0

Dr. Michael Schmeja, Area Manager Safety and Security, Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH

In this talk, the term Industry 5.0 will be explained, and some concrete solution will be presented where workers are supported with digitally tools by providing relevant information to the worker in the right context that best supports them in their specific problem solution finding.

Leadership & Workforce Development

Growing our people in a rapidly evolving work environment: Building a Learning Organization

Dr. Peter Schu, Head of Process Science and Local MSAT, GSK: GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals

The need for digital, technical & scientific capabilities, in an ever complexer work environment, is constantly growing. Eventual mistakes and process deviations in our operations are becoming increasingly expensive, weighing on reliability and on our customer reputation. Therefore, it is necessary, along with hiring of new capabilities, to evolve and develop our current teams and grow newly needed capabilities.
Starting early 2021, we, the ww-vaccines manufacturing and quality network, have translated the strategic relevance of this task into a program: “Building a Learning Organization”, with clearly defined initiatives, targets and roles & responsibilities for our leaders and learners. Program approach, content and first experiences, in a ww network environment, are subject of my case study.

12:35 - 13:35

Networking Lunch

13:35 - 14:05 - Case Studies

Lean & Operational Excellence

Manufacturing Ecosystems

Sean Lawe, COO, Manufacturing Operations Director, Eurocell

From collaboration to KYC - how the right alliances in your value chain can add to your bottom line

Advanced Production Strategies

Disruptor Preparedness

Andrew Hipgrave, E-Commerce subject matter expert

From nearshoring to strategic alliances - how a detailed risk assessment will help your business

14:10 - 14:40 - Panel Discussion

Lean & Operational Excellence

Tailoring the Customer Experience: Creating A Customer Centric Supply

  • The role of supply chain reliability in creating a successful customer experience 
  • Understanding what your customer wants and working alongside them to achieve this
  • Integrating the project delivery process via partnering and strategic alliance agreements 
  • Is the customer always right?

14:40 - 15:10 - Panel Discussion

15-to-One Q&A

Fifiteen industry leaders conclude this year's event with their key takeaways

15:10 - 15:20

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Summit

16:00 - 19:00

Pre-Bookable Tour: BMW Group Plant, Berlin