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Industry 4.0 Strategy Dialog connects pioneering CxOs in the fields of corporate strategy, digitalization, technology, R&D, IT and production, as well as scientists and solution providers to discuss ideas and projects on the road to industrial IoT and new digital business models

Leading Industry 4.0 summit in Germany. Key players discuss digitization and business models. Smart factories, connected products and intelligent supply chains revolutionize the economies. From product to service? From bulk production to customization and batch size 1? From owned to shared resources? From humans to robots? You'll find answers at Industry 4.0 Strategy Dialog. Move further on the road to Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 Strategy Dialog is not a typical conference. It’s all about personal meetings with peers, consultants and experts. You may select meeting partners in our internal matchmaking platform, or be selected. The matchmaking shows the overleaps between interests and competencies. A very efficient exchange of experiences, ideas, solutions and strategic aspects. Our networking format delivers business knowledge and relevant contacts in the shortest possible amount of time.

Topics

  • Connecting customer, product, production and supply chain intelligently
  • Digital business models and future competition
  • Positioning in the platform economy / Competing or cooperating with startups?
  • From product to service – what are the implications of this paradigm shift?
  • Hunt or being hunted – anticipate and implement digital trends quickly
  • Big Data, Smart Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Digital Factory
  • New production methods and decentralization
  • Intelligent supply chains
  • Connected products (advantages, business models)
  • Customer centricity and batch size 1
  • Complexity management
  • Efficiency gains in the value chain through Industry 4.0 and IoT
  • New credit models in the IoT world (also future trends)
  • HR challenge: Which skills are needed?
  • Management concepts for more innovation and creativity (design thinking, agile, holacracy etc.)
  • Integrating IT legacy into the IoT world (existing ERP, MES, BI, DWH etc.)
  • Product data, standards, interoperability
  • Blockchains in IoT
  • Digital twins
  • Cyber-physical systems / autonomous systems / robotics

Format

  • Best practices: Selected business cases
  • Matchmaking: Interests and competencies of all attendees
  • Networking: Matched and pre-arranged one on one meetings
  • Workshops: Confidential peer discussions
  • High level: Colleagues in similar positions
  • Decision support: Knowledge of an elite network for your projects, strategies and ideas
  • Ultra efficient: Personal agenda – optimal time invest
  • Chill out: Informal networking at after-event bar meeting
  • Online community: Access new contacts and knowledge after the event

Great setup and organisation enabled high level networking and an open-minded exchange. Exciting presentations showed new perspectives.

Axel Vogelbruch, Global Head of Digitalization (CDO), BYK-Chemie GmbH

Very meaningful event for know-how transfer, strategy definition and networking in an intimate, productive and easy-going environment. I received very good inputs for my digital strategy and defined new brilliant starting points. Looking forward to the next event.

Katharina Uribe Casillas, VP Global Business Development Automotive & Industrial, Kuehne + Nagel

Very well organized event. The selection of delegates and the highly interactive format led to a lot of exciting and relevant meetings. The new contacts and held conversations will help us a lot in the future.

Jens Kaatze, Senior Vice President – Head of Commercial Operations EMEA LatAm BU Polycarbonates, Covestro

Outstanding opportunity to network with like-minded. Excellent Organization. Very interesting topics.

Domonkos Gaspar, Digital Solutions Leader, Roche

Very well organized event with practice-oriented, relevant presentations and time for extensive networking

Thomas Röttinger, CEO, Pewatron AG

Menno Vlietstra, CIO, Urenco Group

Implementation of Industry 4.0 Concepts at Urenco

  • Digital Strategy
  • IT/OT Integration
  • Augmented Reality in Maintenance
  • Dev-Ops
  • Spotify Models

Anett Hötzel, Head of Digitalization, Felix Schoeller Group

HR Challenge Digitalization

  • What skills do we need?
  • How to find and keep talents
  • Cultural Change

Martin Gercke, Vice President Technical Service, Stora Enso

Transforming Stora Enso through Innovation and Digitalization

  • How to structure digitalization in a large corporation
  • Models for cooperating with startups
  • Implementation with lasting value in mind

Prof. Dr. Ralf Mikut, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), Institute for Automation and applied Informatics (IAI)

AI Application Scenarios in Industry 4.0

Werner Koestler, Senior Vice President Mobility Services, Head of Strategy & Business Development, Continental

From Product to Service - what are the Implications of this Paradigm Shift?

Stefan Viehmann, Senior Vice President Global Customer Solutions, Kuehne + Nagel

How Digitalisation is Transforming the Logistics Industry

  • APIs
  • Big Data
  • AI

Alexander Neuhardt, Vice President Commercial Excellence, BENTELER Distribution International

Digitalization in Steel Trade

  • Challenges and trends in B2B sales
  • Digital Transformation at BENTELER Distribution: Vision, goals and core intitiatives

Dirk Voges, Partner, Weitnauer Attorneys-at-law

A New Regulatory Framework for the Digital Economy - Report from the Federal Commission on Competition Law 4.0

  • Platforms as gatekeeper - how will the regulator react?
  • How to ensure legal certainty in digital cooperations
  • The legal risks of Industry 4.0 and how to tackle them in an "industrial way"
  • Is there a clash of Industry 4.0 and employment law?

Anil Nashier, Director of IT Transformation, LeasePlan

Strategic Digital Transformation Program at LeasePlan

  • From an analog business into a fully digitally-enabled business
  • New, data driven digital products and services
  • Fully integrated and interactive platform for a strong user experience

Luca De Carli, Head of Customer Life Cycle Management, Saudi Telecom Company

Beyond Generic Principles in Digital Transformation

  • Digital Transformation at STC
  • Creating value with Advanced Analytics and AI: Use cases
  • Improving customer loyalty, reducing churn: Digital methodology

Rainer Bachmann, Head of Platforms & Operations E-Mobility, E.ON

New IoT-based E-Mobility Business Model

  • Why e-mobility so-far is not a success
  • Solution approach of the international MEISTER consortium
  • Current challenges in the energy business
  • E-Mobility in the concept of sector coupling
  • Using electric vehicles to stabilize low voltage
  • Business model: approaches and limitations
  • Cross-sector IoT concept

Matthias Walter, VP / Head of Platform Innovation, FoundersLane

Startups as Parts of Corporate Transformation

  • Understanding the platform economy
  • Found or buy?
  • Incubator models
  • Case studies

Gianni Giger, Head of Corporate Development, Hilcona AG

Digitalization in the Food Industry

Prof. Dr. Imed Boughzala, Dekan der Fakultät für Management-Informationssysteme, Institut Mines-Télécom Business School

Digital Intelligence: A Key Competence for the Future of Work

  • A new category of intelligence: the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills related to digital technologies
  • Unlike IQ individuals (and organizations) can built their digital quotient in a progressive and intentional way
  • How to avoid falling into addiction, digital intoxication, misinformation, and techno-stress
  • The critical capacity to interact with digital technologies including AI and robots
  • Building digital intelligence must be a strategic goal for companies

Dr. Mahmud Al-Haj Mustafa, Senior Vice President Group Operations, Wilo Group

New Smart Factory at Wilo – The Wilo way of Industry 4.0

  • Optimized and digitalized value-creation chain
  • Consistent planning and control of customer orders in the digital age
  • Dynamic interlinking of production and logistics processes
  • Realtime data analytics enabling autonomous adjustments of the production program

Christian Gondek, Director UX & Digital Journey Design, AGCO

UX 4.0: From Strategy to Digital End-2-End Journey

  • UX as part of corporate strategy
  • Merging onboard and offboard into a seamless customer experience/li>
  • Co-creation as a key element in agile digital transformation

TimeActivity28. Januar
8:30Start of registration
9:00Opening Peer Round Table / Warm up
9:30Implementation of Induytry 4.0 Concepts at Urenco
  • Digital Strategy
  • IT/OT Integration
  • Augmented Reality in Maintenance
  • Dev-Ops
  • Spotify Models
    Menno Vlietstra, CIO, Urenco Group
  • 10:00HR Challenge Digitalization
  • What skills do we need?
  • How to find and keep talents
  • Cultural Change
    Anett Hötzel, Head of Digitalization, Felix Schoeller Group
  • 10:30Transforming Stora Enso through Innovation and Digitalization
  • How to structure digitalization in a large corporation
  • Models for cooperating with startups
  • Implementation with lasting value in mind
    Martin Gercke, Vice President Technical Service, Stora Enso
  • 11:00Coffee Break / Networking
    11:15Networking Session 1 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 11:45Networking Session 2 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:15Networking Session 3 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:45Networking Session 4 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 13:15Lunch / Networking
    14:15AI Application Scenarios in Industry 4.0

    Prof. Dr. Ralf Mikut, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), Institute for Automation and applied Informatics (IAI)
    14:45From Product to Service - what are the Implications of this Paradigm Shift?

    Werner Koestler, Senior Vice President Mobility Services, Head of Strategy & Business Development, Continental
    15:15Networking Session 5 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 15:45Networking Session 6 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 16:15Coffee Break / Networking
    16:30Networking Session 7 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 17:00Networking Session 8 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 17:30Digitalization in Steel Trade
  • A new way of digital sales
  • Customer centricity / customer journey
  • Digital roadmap
    Alexander Neuhardt, Vice President Commercial Excellence, BENTELER Distribution International
  • 18:00How Digitalisation is Transforming the Logistics Industry
  • APIs
  • Big Data
  • AI
    Stefan Viehmann, Senior Vice President Global Customer Solutions, Kuehne + Nagel



  • 18:30A New Regulatory Framework for the Digital Economy - Report from the Federal Commission on Competition Law 4.0
  • Platforms as gatekeeper - how will the regulator react?
  • How to ensure legal certainty in digital cooperations
  • The legal risks of Industry 4.0 and how to tackle them in an "industrial way"
  • Is there a clash of Industry 4.0 and employment law?
    Dirk Voges, Partner, Weitnauer Attorneys-at-law
  • 19:00Afterwork Networking Lounge
    TimeActivity29. Januar
    8:30Strategic Digital Transformation Program at LeasePlan
  • From an analog business into a fully digitally-enabled business
  • New, data driven digital products and services
  • Fully integrated and interactive platform for a strong user experience
    Anil Nashier, Director of IT Transformation, LeasePlan
  • 9:00New Smart Factory at Wilo – The Wilo way of Industry 4.0
  • Optimized and digitalized value-creation chain
  • Consistent planning and control of customer orders in the digital age
  • Dynamic interlinking of production and logistics processes
  • Realtime data analytics enabling autonomous adjustments of the production program
    Dr. Mahmud Al-Haj Mustafa, Senior Vice President Group Operations, Wilo Group
  • 9:30Beyond Generic Principles in Digital Transformation
  • Digital Transformation at STC
  • Creating value with Advanced Analytics and AI: Use cases
  • Improving customer loyalty, reducing churn: Digital methodology
    Luca De Carli, Head of Customer Life Cycle Management, Saudi Telecom Company
  • 10:00UX 4.0: From Strategy to Digital End-2-End Journey
  • UX as part of corporate strategy
  • Merging onboard and offboard into a seamless customer experience/li>
  • Co-creation as a key element in agile digital transformation
    Christian Gondek, Director UX & Digital Journey Design, AGCO
  • 10:30Coffee Break / Networking
    10:45Networking Session 9 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 11:15Networking Session 10 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 11:45Networking Session 11 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:15Networking Session 12 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:45Lunch / Networking
    13:45Startups as Parts of Corporate Transformation
  • Understanding the platform economy
  • Found or buy?
  • Incubator models
  • Case studies
    Matthias Walter, VP / Head of Platform Innovation, FoundersLane
  • 14:15Digitalization in the Food Industry
    Gianni Giger, Head of Corporate Development, Hilcona AG
    14:45NA New IoT-based E-Mobility Business Model
  • Why e-mobility so-far is not a success
  • Solution approach of the international MEISTER consortium
  • Current challenges in the energy business
  • E-Mobility in the concept of sector coupling
  • Using electric vehicles to stabilize low voltage
  • Business model: approaches and limitations
  • Cross-sector IoT concept
    Rainer Bachmann, Head of Platforms & Operations E-Mobility, E.ON
  • 15:15Digital Intelligence: A Key Competence for the Future of Work
  • A new category of intelligence: the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills related to digital technologies
  • Unlike IQ individuals (and organizations) can built their digital quotient in a progressive and intentional way
  • How to avoid falling into addiction, digital intoxication, misinformation, and techno-stress
  • The critical capacity to interact with digital technologies including AI and robots
  • Building digital intelligence must be a strategic goal for companies
    Prof. Dr. Imed Boughzala, Dekan der Fakultät für Management-Informationssysteme, Institut Mines-Télécom Business School
  • 15:45Wrap-up Discussion
    16:00End of Event
    TimeActivity28. Januar
    8:30Start of registration
    9:00Opening Peer Round Table / Warm up
    9:30Implementation of Induytry 4.0 Concepts at Urenco
  • Digital Strategy
  • IT/OT Integration
  • Augmented Reality in Maintenance
  • Dev-Ops
  • Spotify Models
    Menno Vlietstra, CIO, Urenco Group
  • 10:00HR Challenge Digitalization
  • What skills do we need?
  • How to find and keep talents
  • Cultural Change
    Anett Hötzel, Head of Digitalization, Felix Schoeller Group
  • 10:30Transforming Stora Enso through Innovation and Digitalization
  • How to structure digitalization in a large corporation
  • Models for cooperating with startups
  • Implementation with lasting value in mind
    Martin Gercke, Vice President Technical Service, Stora Enso
  • 11:00Coffee Break / Networking
    11:15Networking Session 1 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 11:45Networking Session 2 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:15Networking Session 3 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:45Networking Session 4 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 13:15Lunch / Networking
    14:15AI Application Scenarios in Industry 4.0

    Prof. Dr. Ralf Mikut, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), Institute for Automation and applied Informatics (IAI)
    14:45From Product to Service - what are the Implications of this Paradigm Shift?

    Werner Koestler, Senior Vice President Mobility Services, Head of Strategy & Business Development, Continental
    15:15Networking Session 5 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 15:45Networking Session 6 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 16:15Coffee Break / Networking
    16:30Networking Session 7 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 17:00Networking Session 8 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 17:30Digitalization in Steel Trade
  • A new way of digital sales
  • Customer centricity / customer journey
  • Digital roadmap
    Alexander Neuhardt, Vice President Commercial Excellence, BENTELER Distribution International
  • 18:00How Digitalisation is Transforming the Logistics Industry
  • APIs
  • Big Data
  • AI
    Stefan Viehmann, Senior Vice President Global Customer Solutions, Kuehne + Nagel



  • 18:30A New Regulatory Framework for the Digital Economy - Report from the Federal Commission on Competition Law 4.0
  • Platforms as gatekeeper - how will the regulator react?
  • How to ensure legal certainty in digital cooperations
  • The legal risks of Industry 4.0 and how to tackle them in an "industrial way"
  • Is there a clash of Industry 4.0 and employment law?
    Dirk Voges, Partner, Weitnauer Attorneys-at-law
  • 19:00Afterwork Networking Lounge
    TimeActivity29. Januar
    8:30Strategic Digital Transformation Program at LeasePlan
  • From an analog business into a fully digitally-enabled business
  • New, data driven digital products and services
  • Fully integrated and interactive platform for a strong user experience
    Anil Nashier, Director of IT Transformation, LeasePlan
  • 9:00New Smart Factory at Wilo – The Wilo way of Industry 4.0
  • Optimized and digitalized value-creation chain
  • Consistent planning and control of customer orders in the digital age
  • Dynamic interlinking of production and logistics processes
  • Realtime data analytics enabling autonomous adjustments of the production program
    Dr. Mahmud Al-Haj Mustafa, Senior Vice President Group Operations, Wilo Group
  • 9:30Beyond Generic Principles in Digital Transformation
  • Digital Transformation at STC
  • Creating value with Advanced Analytics and AI: Use cases
  • Improving customer loyalty, reducing churn: Digital methodology
    Luca De Carli, Head of Customer Life Cycle Management, Saudi Telecom Company
  • 10:00UX 4.0: From Strategy to Digital End-2-End Journey
  • UX as part of corporate strategy
  • Merging onboard and offboard into a seamless customer experience/li>
  • Co-creation as a key element in agile digital transformation
    Christian Gondek, Director UX & Digital Journey Design, AGCO
  • 10:30Coffee Break / Networking
    10:45Networking Session 9 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 11:15Networking Session 10 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 11:45Networking Session 11 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:15Networking Session 12 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:45Lunch / Networking
    13:45Startups as Parts of Corporate Transformation
  • Understanding the platform economy
  • Found or buy?
  • Incubator models
  • Case studies
    Matthias Walter, VP / Head of Platform Innovation, FoundersLane
  • 14:15Digitalization in the Food Industry
    Gianni Giger, Head of Corporate Development, Hilcona AG
    14:45NA New IoT-based E-Mobility Business Model
  • Why e-mobility so-far is not a success
  • Solution approach of the international MEISTER consortium
  • Current challenges in the energy business
  • E-Mobility in the concept of sector coupling
  • Using electric vehicles to stabilize low voltage
  • Business model: approaches and limitations
  • Cross-sector IoT concept
    Rainer Bachmann, Head of Platforms & Operations E-Mobility, E.ON
  • 15:15Digital Intelligence: A Key Competence for the Future of Work
  • A new category of intelligence: the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills related to digital technologies
  • Unlike IQ individuals (and organizations) can built their digital quotient in a progressive and intentional way
  • How to avoid falling into addiction, digital intoxication, misinformation, and techno-stress
  • The critical capacity to interact with digital technologies including AI and robots
  • Building digital intelligence must be a strategic goal for companies
    Prof. Dr. Imed Boughzala, Dekan der Fakultät für Management-Informationssysteme, Institut Mines-Télécom Business School
  • 15:45Wrap-up Discussion
    16:00End of Event

    Marriott Hotel Cologne, Johannisstrasse 76-80, 50688 Köln, phone +49 221 94220

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