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"I enjoyed the conference very much. Speakers, location and organization were very good."

Dr. Thomas Salditt, Vice President Digital Business Enabling, BSH Hausgeräte

"Thank you for the opportunity to present at your event. I liked it a lot. I met very interesting people, I learned new perspectives and I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the deep conversations."

Thomas Zuchtriegel, Head of AVP / CTO-Member / Advisor, Audi

"The high quality of the speakers and their exciting presentations were very remarkable! The event offers excellent networking opportunities."

Alfred Lief, CTO of Future Solutions, Airbus

Why attend?

  • Make the most of your time by attending the triple conference that will cover the topics of future manufacturing every business leader should know about
  • Walk away with more understanding, connections, and information regarding Industry 5.0, digital twins, and industrial XR
  • Our business round-table discussions allow interaction and dynamic discussion as well as ample opportunities to pose questions to an expert panel of speakers
  • Meet and network with like-minded experts and industry peers through our Think Tank platform

How It Works

Through a mix of case-study presentations, interactive roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions and hands-on workshops, you will gain inspiring perspectives. The multi-stream format allows you to move freely between the sessions. Create your own personal agenda from the case studies and interactive round tables. If you can't participate in the conference onsite, you have the possibility to get the insights of the decision-makers via live streaming.

Move freely between the streams
Customize your program
Attend the sessions of most interest

Get Inspired by the Sessions You Choose from All Streams

Industry 5.0
Target Group

Decision Makers and Leaders for Industry 5.0, Supply Chain Management, Production, Smart Manufacturing and Smart Factories

Key Topics
  • Industry 5.0, Smart Manufacturing and Smart Services
  • Production Management
  • Smart Industry Maintenance and Cloud Computing
Digital Twins
Target Group

Decision Makers and Leaders for Digital Twins Technology, Risk Management, Predictive Maintenance, AI, Digital Transformation and Digitalization

Key Topics
  • Digital Twin Concept, Safety, Design, and Integration
  • IoT, Big Data, Sensory Data, and Artificial Intelligence
Industrial XR
Target Group

Decision Makers and Leaders for Industry Industrial XR, Virtual and Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality

Key Topics
  • VR/AR in Training, Simulation and Concepts
  • Virtual Design and Visualization


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Digital Twin for Quality Improvement by Using AI Linguistics

No topics have been added to this session yet

Ingo Hild

Plant & Operations Manager

This session is in English

Embracing Disruptions: The Path to Industry 5.0 in Semiconductors

  • Understanding the shift from Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0
  • Exploration of the challenges facing the semiconductor industry
  • Analysis of innovative technologies and approaches that are driving change in the semiconductor industry
  • Discussion of the potential impact and benefits of Industry 5.0 for the future of semiconductor manufacturing
  • Real-world case studies you did not know existed of successful implementations in the semiconductor industry.

Agmon Porat

Head of the innovation lab
Ultra Clean Technology

This session is in English

The Law of Small Numbers: AI Quality Control in a 0 ppm Environment

  • Challenges for machine learning in quality control
  • Lean AI: a new Joint Venture between Johnson Electric and Cortica
  • Use case: magnet quality inspection

Enno de Lange

Director of Digital Transformation
Johnson Electric

This session is in English
Maximilian Zipp

Project Manager Industrial Solutions
German Edge Cloud

The Way Forward from an Industry 4.0 Lighthouse to a Global Smart Factory Rollout

No topics have been added to this session yet

This session is in English

Speaker to be Confirmed

Finding New Revenue Streams for Your Business Based on Your Data

  • Use data to generate better decisions
  • Inefficiency costs
  • Digital strategic planning of data use to be a data-driven company

Eric Bosly


This session is in English

Investing in Startups that Drive the Connected Industry and Automation

  • Use reinforcement learning for AI and metrics for task priority
  • An AI driven approach for managing irregularities in operations to reducr delays
  • The First Autonomous Railway Traffic Management System
  • Increase maintenance capacities by exploiting the interaction of AI and automation

Daniel Paz

Investments & Venture Development
Deutsche Bahn

This session is in English

Is Using VR/AR in Training the Right Tool for Your Employees?

  • Adding immersive virtual reality to a science lab simulation
  • How to convince your employees to the immersive training
  • The way to scale it up in training

Michael Ring

Senior Expert Digital Manufacturing and Center of Excellence Virtual Reality

This session is in English
Andrew McKnight

EMEAI Digital Manufacturing Project Implementation Director

Operators' View on Industry 4.0 Implementation, Change Management Challenges

  • The relevance of robotics, IoT, and AI
This session is in English
Sarah Bodó

Digital Operations Center Leader Europe

Challenges of Building an Information Security System

  • Bigger data bigger risk
  • Evolution of business platforms
  • Using AI to connect platforms and applications

Dr. Romeo Ayemele Djeujo

Global Lead Enterprise Cloud & IoT Security

This session is in English

Using VR in Training to Build Safety Awareness in the Workplace

  • What is story-based training and how it helps in a workplace
  • Effectiveness of VR training in numbers
  • Using a generic construction site, employees experience

Thomas Smits

Program Manager Visual Management
The Netherlands

This session is in English

Energy Analytics and Industrial IoT: Simplifying the Journey and Maximizing Impact

  • Background to energy and asset operational costs, sustainability and the enterprise 
  • How to leverage Industrial IoT as the single-pane of glass for energy and assets
  • Why is energy visibility and intelligence fundamental to achieve net-zero
  • What does a deployment look like?

Jordan Appleson

Founder & CEO
Hark Systems
United Kingdom

This session is in English

Production Line Focus on Industry 4.0 with Numerous Elements of UX and Personnel

No topics have been added to this session yet

Josef Kriegmair

Representative Industrialization Production Systems
MTU Aero Engines

This session is in English

Smart Investment in Digital Twins Technologies to Reduce Costs with Quick ROIs

No topics have been added to this session yet

Juan Rico

Head of Business Development IoT
Teka Group

This session is in English

IoT as a Service - Creating a Structured and Logical Business Ecosystem

No topics have been added to this session yet

Enrico Massoni

NB‑IoT Leader, RF/Microwave Expert

This session is in English

Foundation of Industry 4.0 and How to Approach the Transformation by Bringing Humans into the Center

No topics have been added to this session yet

Sandra Bianchi

Group Director Operational Excellence and Industry 4.0
Tarkett Group

This session is in English

Start-up Pitch Session

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