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Swiss Leaders Dialog Industry 4.0 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 Switzerland. 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 Swiss Leaders Dialog. Train yourself and your organisation for Industry 4.0. Swiss Leaders 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
  • 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 and relevant for me as a speaker as well as in the delegate role. In a relaxed atmosphere and a flexible setting I was happy to meet a lot of interesting new contacts during networking time. Thanks a lot.

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

Thank you for two exciting days in Zurich. Perfectly organized with an ideal number of attendees which allowed many inspiring meetings among decision makers.

Dr. Axel Thoma, Lecturer, University of St.Gallen

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

Rafael Cayuela, Corporate Chief Economist & Strategy Director, Dow

Industry 4.0 Transition at Dow Chemical

  • Translating macro-economic trends and industry-specific disruption into corporate strategy
  • Industry 4.0 in the Chemical Industry
  • Working with key stakeholders

Daniele Lisetto, Global Head IT Strategy Office, ABB

The "RIO" Transition – Rationalization of IT Operations

  • How to change a large corporation's hosting provider
  • Transition risk management
  • Enable cultural change
  • Performance review

Jean-Paul Duperron, VP Corporate Internal Audi & Risk Management, Swiss Steel Holding AG

Digitalization of Internal Audit Processes

  • From stone age to data mining
  • Use case audit digitalization
  • Audit Data Mining (ADM) in standard practice
  • ADM in continuous auditing
  • Preparing for business environment change

Frank Ernst, Global Digital Lead Manufacturing, LafargeHolcim

Data-driven Transformation of our Manufacturing Processes

  • Agile ways of working
  • Open innovation
  • Data centricity
  • Developing a data platform inhouse and scale it to all continents in 1.5 years

Helena Garriga, Group Vice President, Global Product Group Power & Industry Components, Hitachi ABB Power Grids

The Main Strategic Impacts of Industry 4.0

  • Digital transformation of business models
  • From product to service – creating digital value
  • New production methods and decentralization

Pascal Hulalka, CTO, Protectas

Creating Digital Values in the Security Industry

  • The blessings of digitalization in our industry
  • Identifying and developing use cases
  • Use case example: Digitally managed interventions
  • Outlook for the upcoming years

Bastian Best, European Patent Attorney , Bardehle Pagenberg Attorneys in Law

How Innovative Tech Companies Can Use Patents to Improve the Competitive Edge in Digital Business Models

  • Patents: only for tangible inventions?
  • Using patents as business assets
  • How to patent digital business models and use cases
  • Patents for AI, machine learning, big data, IoT

Gregor Schrott, Vice-President Digital Service Innovation / Cognitive Services, Bosch

Scaling Traps with AI/IoT Projects and how to avoid them

  • Theoretically well-planned use cases fail in practice due a lack of data availability
  • The cost of data collection and integration may exceed the benefit
  • Maintenance use case: Nearly a failure, but a success at last
  • AI/ML bases parts recognition
  • Due diligence means to anticipate all possible traps

Harald Kirsch, Head of Automation and Industrial IT, ALD Vacuum Technologies

Integrating IT/OT Legacy into the IoT World

  • Strategy for an efficient knowledge management in mature IT/OT organisations
  • Convergence between legacy and IIoT structures
  • Effective handling of data with innovative technology

Benedikt Braig, Head of Business Development Equipment-as-a-Service, Trumpf

New Pay-per-part Business Model in the Sheet Metal Processing Industry

  • Customers can use a full-service laser machine without having to buy or lease any equipment
  • Strategic partnership with MunichRe acting as business enabler in the fields of risk solutions, IoT technology and financing
  • Some organisational aspects of this new business model

ZeitAktivität 
07:30Start Registrierung
08:30Begrüssung durch den Vorsitzenden
08:45Industry 4.0 Transition at Dow Chemical
  • Translating macro-economic trends and industry-specific disruption into corporate strategy
  • Industry 4.0 in the Chemical Industry
  • Working with key stakeholders
    Rafael Cayuela, Corporate Chief Economist & Strategy Director, Dow





  • 09:15The "RIO" Transition – Rationalization of IT Operations
  • How to change a large corporation's hosting provider
  • Transition risk management
  • Enable cultural change
  • Performance review
    Daniele Lisetto, Global Head IT Strategy Office, ABB




  • 09:45The Main Strategic Impacts of Industry 4.0
  • Digital transformation of business models
  • From product to service – creating digital value
  • New production methods and decentralization
    Helena Garriga, Group Vice President, Global Product Group Power & Industry Components, Hitachi ABB Power Grids





  • 10:15Data-driven Transformation of our Manufacturing Processes
  • Agile ways of working
  • Open innovation
  • Data centricity
  • Developing a data platform inhouse and scale it to all continents in 1.5 years
    Frank Ernst, Global Digital Lead Manufacturing, LafargeHolcim





  • 10:45Kaffeepause mit Networking
    11:15Workshop 1

    TBA

    Workshop 2

    TBA

    Oder persönliches Networking - Verabreden Sie individuelle Termine über unsere App

    11:30
    11:45
    12:00Lunch mit Networking
    13:00Digitalization of Internal Audit Processes
  • From stone age to data mining
  • Use case audit digitalization
  • Audit Data Mining (ADM) in standard practice
  • ADM in continuous auditing
  • Preparing for business environment change
    Jean-Paul Duperron, VP Corporate Internal Audi & Risk Management, Swiss Steel Holding AG




  • 13:30Creating Digital Values in the Security Industry
  • The blessings of digitalization in our industry
  • Identifying and developing use cases
  • Use case example: Digitally managed interventions
  • Outlook for the upcoming years
    Pascal Hulalka, CTO, Protectas





  • 14:00How Innovative Tech Companies Can Use Patents to Improve the Competitive Edge in Digital Business Models
  • Patents: only for tangible inventions?
  • Using patents as business assets
  • How to patent digital business models and use cases
  • Patents for AI, machine learning, big data, IoT
    Bastian Best, European Patent Attorney , Bardehle Pagenberg Attorneys in Law





  • 14:30Kaffeepause mit Networking
    15:00Workshop 1

    TBA

    Workshop 2

    TBA

    Oder persönliches Networking - Verabreden Sie individuelle Termine über unsere App

    15:15
    15:30
    16:00New Pay-per-part Business Model in the Sheet Metal Processing Industry
  • Customers can use a full-service laser machine without having to buy or lease any equipment
  • Strategic partnership with MunichRe acting as business enabler in the fields of risk solutions, IoT technology and financing
  • Some organisational aspects of this new business model
    Benedikt Braig, Head of Business Development Equipment-as-a-Service, Trumpf





  • 16:30Integrating IT/OT Legacy into the IoT World
  • Strategy for an efficient knowledge management in mature IT/OT organisations
  • Convergence between legacy and IIoT structures
  • Effective handling of data with innovative technology
    Harald Kirsch, Head of Automation and Industrial IT, ALD Vacuum Technologies



  • 17:00Scaling Traps with AI/IoT Projects and how to avoid them
  • Theoretically well-planned use cases fail in practice due a lack of data availability
  • The cost of data collection and integration may exceed the benefit
    Maintenance use case: Nearly a failure, but a success at last
    AI/ML bases parts recognition
  • Due diligence means to anticipate all possible traps
    Gregor Schrott, Vice-President Digital Service Innovation / Cognitive Services, Bosch







  • 17:30Abschlussdiskussion und Wrap-up
    ZeitAktivität 
    07:30Start Registrierung
    08:30Begrüssung durch den Vorsitzenden
    08:45Industry 4.0 Transition at Dow Chemical
  • Translating macro-economic trends and industry-specific disruption into corporate strategy
  • Industry 4.0 in the Chemical Industry
  • Working with key stakeholders
    Rafael Cayuela, Corporate Chief Economist & Strategy Director, Dow





  • 09:15The "RIO" Transition – Rationalization of IT Operations
  • How to change a large corporation's hosting provider
  • Transition risk management
  • Enable cultural change
  • Performance review
    Daniele Lisetto, Global Head IT Strategy Office, ABB




  • 09:45The Main Strategic Impacts of Industry 4.0
  • Digital transformation of business models
  • From product to service – creating digital value
  • New production methods and decentralization
    Helena Garriga, Group Vice President, Global Product Group Power & Industry Components, Hitachi ABB Power Grids





  • 10:15Data-driven Transformation of our Manufacturing Processes
  • Agile ways of working
  • Open innovation
  • Data centricity
  • Developing a data platform inhouse and scale it to all continents in 1.5 years
    Frank Ernst, Global Digital Lead Manufacturing, LafargeHolcim





  • 10:45Kaffeepause mit Networking
    11:15Workshop 1

    TBA

    Workshop 2

    TBA

    Oder persönliches Networking - Verabreden Sie individuelle Termine über unsere App

    11:30
    11:45
    12:00Lunch mit Networking
    13:00Digitalization of Internal Audit Processes
  • From stone age to data mining
  • Use case audit digitalization
  • Audit Data Mining (ADM) in standard practice
  • ADM in continuous auditing
  • Preparing for business environment change
    Jean-Paul Duperron, VP Corporate Internal Audi & Risk Management, Swiss Steel Holding AG




  • 13:30Creating Digital Values in the Security Industry
  • The blessings of digitalization in our industry
  • Identifying and developing use cases
  • Use case example: Digitally managed interventions
  • Outlook for the upcoming years
    Pascal Hulalka, CTO, Protectas





  • 14:00How Innovative Tech Companies Can Use Patents to Improve the Competitive Edge in Digital Business Models
  • Patents: only for tangible inventions?
  • Using patents as business assets
  • How to patent digital business models and use cases
  • Patents for AI, machine learning, big data, IoT
    Bastian Best, European Patent Attorney , Bardehle Pagenberg Attorneys in Law





  • 14:30Kaffeepause mit Networking
    15:00Workshop 1

    TBA

    Workshop 2

    TBA

    Oder persönliches Networking - Verabreden Sie individuelle Termine über unsere App

    15:15
    15:30
    16:00New Pay-per-part Business Model in the Sheet Metal Processing Industry
  • Customers can use a full-service laser machine without having to buy or lease any equipment
  • Strategic partnership with MunichRe acting as business enabler in the fields of risk solutions, IoT technology and financing
  • Some organisational aspects of this new business model
    Benedikt Braig, Head of Business Development Equipment-as-a-Service, Trumpf





  • 16:30Integrating IT/OT Legacy into the IoT World
  • Strategy for an efficient knowledge management in mature IT/OT organisations
  • Convergence between legacy and IIoT structures
  • Effective handling of data with innovative technology
    Harald Kirsch, Head of Automation and Industrial IT, ALD Vacuum Technologies



  • 17:00Scaling Traps with AI/IoT Projects and how to avoid them
  • Theoretically well-planned use cases fail in practice due a lack of data availability
  • The cost of data collection and integration may exceed the benefit
    Maintenance use case: Nearly a failure, but a success at last
    AI/ML bases parts recognition
  • Due diligence means to anticipate all possible traps
    Gregor Schrott, Vice-President Digital Service Innovation / Cognitive Services, Bosch







  • 17:30Abschlussdiskussion und Wrap-up

    Hilton Garden Inn Zurich Limmattal, Kreuzäckerstrasse 5, 8957 Spreitenbach, tel +41 56 404 40 40

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