The Connected Factory, a new manufacturing era

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7 November 2017
14:30 - 18:30

Round Table designed for leaders and decision makers
Manufacturers are embracing what’s recognized as “Industry 4.0” to redefine their businesses, such as company cultures. They’re creating higher-quality products at lower costs. They’re building entirely new business models and service offerings. And most importantly, they’re conserving limited resources to bring their customers a more sustainable future. According to IDC, the connected factory is already a reality as 40 percent of operational processes will be self-healing and self-learning by 2022.

By IDC’s estimates, manufacturing companies that take advantage of their data have the potential to to generate nearly $400 billion in revenue, in comparison to their peers who don’t capitalize on their data. It’s creating a virtuous cycle with savings being reinvested on innovation. However, while leading manufacturers are reaping the results disrupting technologies bring, the gap is widening between those who have started down this path and those who have not. Our advice is simple: if a business hasn’t developed a digital strategy, start now so your business can lead the
transformation and maintain or gain a competitive advantage.

ICT Group, Omron, Microsoft and Tele2 IoT are proud to present this unique chance to talk with Industry experts in a small setting at Omron’s production facilities at Den Bosch. Join the conversation and find out!

Our key speakers:

Taner Paca, product specialist at Omron is passionate about Factory Automation within the Industry 4.0 domain. He is proud to be part of an organization which has been listed as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators in 2016. On a daily basis, Taner works on advising organizations how the industry can use big data to improve productivity and move to a fully automated Dark factory.

Patrik Boccara is a Senior Sales Specialist at Tele2 IoT and co-founder and former CEO of the IoT-startup Kombridge, recently acquired by Tele2 IoT. Patrik is a software entrepreneur with a background in Internet-of-Things telematics and automotive.

Jan Depping has been an Azure Technology Strategist at Microsoft since the beginning of 2004 and has a great passion for translating business needs into practical and easy to execute technical solutions. The Internet of Things & Industry 4.0 in combination with Machine learning, Predictive Analytics, Big Data, Data Lake Services, Data Warehouse Services and Security & Privacy are driving his daily activities.

Key highlights:

  • Practical, tangible advice to begin or extend your organization’s digital transformation journey.
  • Digital transformation customer success stories.
  • Experts present ready to help you design and build your digital business.
  • Presentations and breakout session to support you in successfully reaching your goals.


14:30 – Welcome and coffee
14:45ICT Group – Opening: John Koot
15:00Omron: “The Connected Factory – Adoption and Trends in Manufacturing”
Taner Paca, Omron
– Digitalization trends in manufacturing
– Industrial Interoperability
– Adoption from Sensor to Cloud
15:20Tele2 IoT: “Making security a sure thing – As Simple and Flexible as it is Secure”
Patrik Boccara, Tele2 IoT
– Why do we need to take IoT Security seriously?
– Global connectivity is the pulse of IoT
– Use case example of a Secure Factory
– Use case example of a Secure Water reservoirs
15:40Microsoft: “IoT in Manufacturing – Pushing performance in the Connected Factory”
Jan Depping, Microsoft
– Why manufactures need IoT?
– Practical examples of IoT in Manufacturing
– Microsoft Vision on Manufacturing – Showcases
16:00 – Guided tour through the Omron Manufacturing plant to experience a Connected Factory in real life.
16:45 – Open Q&A session for open discussion
John Koot ICT Group & Jan Depping Microsoft
17:25 – Wrap-up and closing remarks
17:30 – Networking & Drinks


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