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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

TimeActivitySeptember 7, 2020
8:30Start of registration
9:00Business Case / Management Insights
TBA
9:30Business Case / Management Insights

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10:00Business Case / Management Insights

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10:30Business Case / Management Insights

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11:00Coffee Break / Networking
11:15Networking Session 1 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • 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
    14:15Business Case / Management Insights

    TBA
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    14:45Business Case / Management Insights

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    TBA
    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
  • 17:30Business Case / Management Insights
    TBA
    18:00Business Case / Management Insights
    TBA
    18:30Wrap-up Discussion
    19:00Apéro an der Hotelbar
    TimeActivitySeptember 7, 2020
    8:30Start of registration
    9:00Business Case / Management Insights
    TBA
    9:30Business Case / Management Insights

    TBA
    Business Case / Management Insights

    TBA
    10:00Business Case / Management Insights

    TBA
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    TBA
    10:30Business Case / Management Insights

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    Business Case / Management Insights

    TBA
    11:00Coffee Break / Networking
    11:15Networking Session 1 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • 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
    14:15Business Case / Management Insights

    TBA
    Business Case / Management Insights

    TBA
    14:45Business Case / Management Insights

    TBA
    Business Case / Management Insights

    TBA
    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
  • 17:30Business Case / Management Insights
    TBA
    18:00Business Case / Management Insights
    TBA
    18:30Wrap-up Discussion
    19:00Apéro an der Hotelbar

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