Key Technologies for Smart Manufacturing / Industrie 4.0 – Opportunities and Threats (panel)


November 8, 2018, Palo Alto, CA


Janos Veres

Key Technologies for Smart Manufacturing / Industrie 4.0 – Opportunities and Threats (panel)

Industrie 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing are subjects of great importance in Germany as well as the US. During this conference, we will discuss the concept of Industrie 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing as well as it key technologies and its vast range of applications. Taking place in the context of the “Year of German-American Friendship”, the conference features a German delegation of Smart Manufacturing / Industry 4.0 leaders that includes several of the originators of the Industrie 4.0 concept as well as the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leader of the Year 2017 Award. The German delegation will discuss this vast topic with US experts from a broad range of companies and organizations. After the opening by the German Consul General in San Francisco and two keynote speeches by leading representatives of Siemens and RTI, the conference will cover the following topics in interactive panel discussion formats:
  • What puts the “Smart” in “Smart Manufacturing”?
    • Data and Connectivity – Sensors, Internet of Things, 5G
    • Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
  • Opportunities and Threats
    • Digital Twins
    • Additive Manufacturing
    • Robotics
    • Cybersecurity
    • The Future of Work
    • Industrie 4.0 Platforms
  • The European Perspective on Industrie 4.0
  • Industrie 4.0 Collaboration Opportunities
    • Standardization
    • Industry associations
    • Opportunities for smaller companies / SMEs
    • How to get started / how to get connected

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