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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

Transforming our Global Cement Manufacturing Network

  • Flexibility, data centricity and open innovation in new operating models
  • Case: data centric decision making, developed in house and scaled to all continents in 1.5 years
  • People perspective on transformation

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

Moritz von Stosch, Chief Innovation Officer, Datahow AG & Christos Varsakelis, Team Lead AI/ML, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies

A Novel Operational Mode to Transform the Bioprocess Development Business Model

 
  • Why novel data and technical capabilities can transform (bio)pharma’s process development business?
  • What are the implications for the traditional process development market and why is it now that the transformation of (bio)pharma’s process development business is happening?
  • How smartly designed Insilico bioprocess development cloud platforms transform it?
  • What are the consequences for managing and sharing company data?
  • Why these developments need to be considered for creating data ecosystems and strategic partnerships?

Fedra Ribeiro, Executive Vice President Progressive Mobility, Bosch

Our Transformation from an Industrial to an AIoT Player

  • How markets are changing for mobility players
  • Mobility as a service
  • Data based services
  • Use Cases

Dr. Christian Jacobsson, Vice President Data Science, Fortum

My Experiences From Digitalizing Energy Utility Companies

  • Abstraction of business to digits to digitalize your business
  • Data analytics is the main foundation for digitalization
  • Valid forecasts and some clever optimization is all you need
  • A universal decision machine?
  • The role of humans in an automated world

Athanasios Vavouras, Head Data Governance, Architecture and Delivery, Generali Versicherungen

Data Governance as a Key Pillar of Generali’s Data Strategy

Jean-Baptiste Cornefert, Managing Director & CIO, sonnen

Big Data Strategy in the Energy Storage Sector

Sander Ruitenberg, Global Digital Health Solutions Head, Novartis

Sourcing and Using Integrated Data from Omnichannel Customer Engagement

  • Apps, chatbots, social and web form integrated ecosystems
  • More interactivity and personalized user engagements
  • Continuous improvements based on user data

Muralikrishna Sridhar, Program Head, AI Stack, Platform & Services for Autonomous Driving and Mobility, Continental

AI Strategy for Autonomous Driving and Mobilty

  • The role of AI and Big Data for the future of mobilty
  • Aligning strategy with business goals
  • Strategic AI projects across several departments and geographies
  • Developing AI innovation prototypes towards customer products

Mercedes Pantoja, Head of Technology & Architecture, LATAM Airlines

Transforming to become a Data Driven Enterprise

  • Digital business based on data driven decisions
  • Democratization of data and self-service mentality
  • The value of KPIs
  • Impact on people, products and processes

Massimo Buonaiuto, EMEA Principal Scientist in Data Science, DSM

Data Strategy to Enable Digital Transformation

  • Digital transformation in R&D using data management
  • Data governance vs. data management
  • The DAMA body of knowledge methodology

Dr. Dirk Grasmück, Head Investment Marketing, PostFinance

Aligning Data Science and Business Strategy

  • Data- and AI-driven marketing
  • How to bridge the gap between business and data science teams
  • Data science is very exiting – but the goal is an increase of revenues

Prof. Dr. Enkelejda Miho, Head of MSc Medical Informatics, FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

AI in Healthcare: Applications for Drug Discovery and Clinical Decisions

  • From integration of omics to clinical support decision systems for personalized medicine
  • The immunology use case
  • The frontier of the medical digital twin
  • Applicability

Thomas Bodé, VP - Head of Data & Analytics, Swarovski

Customer Centric Data Science Use Case

Stream 1: Industry 4.0

Stream 2: Big Data / AI

Stream 3: Networking

07:30Start Registrierung
Start Registrierung
08:30Begrüssung durch den Vorsitzenden
08:45Our Transformation from an Industrial to an AIoT Player
  • How markets are changing for mobility players
  • Mobility as a service
  • Data based services
  • Use Cases

    Fedra Ribeiro, Executive Vice President Progressive Mobility, Bosch
  • 09:15Industry 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
  • Transforming to become a Data Driven Enterprise
  • Digital business based on data driven decisions
  • Democratization of data and self-service mentality
  • The value of KPIs
  • Impact on people, products and processes

    Mercedes Pantoja, Head of Technology & Architecture, LATAM Airlines




  • 09:45The "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
  • My Experiences From Digitalizing Energy Utility Companies
  • Abstraction of business to digits to digitalize your business
  • Data analytics is the main foundation for digitalization
  • Valid forecasts and some clever optimization is all you need
  • A universal decision machine?
  • The role of humans in an automated world

    Dr. Christian Jacobsson, Vice President Data Science, Fortum





  • 10:15The 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
  • Data Governance as a Key Pillar of Generali’s Data Strategy

    Athanasios Vavouras, Head Data Governance, Architecture and Delivery, Generali Versicherungen



    10:45Kaffeepause mit Networking
    11:15Workshop 2

    TBA

    AI in Healthcare: Applications for Drug Discovery and Clinical Decisions
  • From integration of omics to clinical support decision systems for personalized medicine
  • The immunology use case
  • The frontier of the medical digital twin
  • Applicability

    Prof. Dr. Enkelejda Miho, Head of MSc Medical Informatics, FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland



  • 11:45
    12:15Lunch mit Networking
    13:15Transforming our Global Cement Manufacturing Network
  • Flexibility, data centricity and open innovation in new operating models
  • Case: data centric decision making, developed in house and scaled to all continents in 1.5 years
  • People perspective on transformation

    Frank Ernst, Global Digital Lead Manufacturing, LafargeHolcim
  • Aligning Data Science and Business Strategy
  • Data- and AI-driven marketing
  • How to bridge the gap between business and data science teams
  • Data science is very exiting – but the goal is an increase of revenues

    Dr. Dirk Grasmück, Head Investment Marketing, PostFinance





  • 13:45Digitalization 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
  • Customer Centric Data Science Use Case

    Thomas Bodé, VP - Head of Data & Analytics, Swarovski



    14:15Creating 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
  • Big Data Strategy in the Energy Storage Sector

    Jean-Baptiste Cornefert, Managing Director & CIO, sonnen



    14:45Kaffeepause mit Networking
    15:15Scaling 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
  • A Novel Operational Mode to Transform the Bioprocess Development Business Model
  • Why novel data and technical capabilities can transform (bio)pharma’s process development business?
  • What are the implications for the traditional process development market and why is it now that the transformation of (bio)pharma’s process development business is happening?
  • How smartly designed Insilico bioprocess development cloud platforms transform it?
  • What are the consequences for managing and sharing company data?
  • Why these developments need to be considered for creating data ecosystems and strategic partnerships?

    Moritz von Stosch, Chief Innovation Officer, Datahow AG & Christos Varsakelis, Team Lead AI/ML, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies





  • 15:45
    16:15How 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
  • Sourcing and Using Integrated Data from Omnichannel Customer Engagement
  • Apps, chatbots, social and web form integrated ecosystems
  • More interactivity and personalized user engagements
  • Continuous improvements based on user data

    Sander Ruitenberg, Global Digital Health Solutions Head, Novartis





  • 16:45New 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
  • AI Strategy for Autonomous Driving and Mobility
  • The role of AI and Big Data for the future of mobility
  • Aligning strategy with business goals
  • Strategic AI projects across several departments and geographies
  • Developing AI innovation prototypes towards customer products

    Muralikrishna Sridhar, Program Head, AI Stack, Platform & Services for Autonomous Driving and Mobility, Continental





  • 17:15Integrating 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
  • Data Strategy to Enable Digital Transformation
  • Digital transformation in R&D using data management
  • Data governance vs. data management
  • The DAMA body of knowledge methodology

    Massimo Buonaiuto, EMEA Principal Scientist in Data Science, DSM





  • 17:45Abschlussdiskussion und Wrap-up
    18:00Apéro

    Stream 1: Industry 4.0

    Stream 2: Big Data / AI

    Stream 3: Networking

    07:30Start Registrierung
    Start Registrierung
    08:30Begrüssung durch den Vorsitzenden
    08:45Our Transformation from an Industrial to an AIoT Player
  • How markets are changing for mobility players
  • Mobility as a service
  • Data based services
  • Use Cases

    Fedra Ribeiro, Executive Vice President Progressive Mobility, Bosch
  • 09:15Industry 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
  • Transforming to become a Data Driven Enterprise
  • Digital business based on data driven decisions
  • Democratization of data and self-service mentality
  • The value of KPIs
  • Impact on people, products and processes

    Mercedes Pantoja, Head of Technology & Architecture, LATAM Airlines




  • 09:45The "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
  • My Experiences From Digitalizing Energy Utility Companies
  • Abstraction of business to digits to digitalize your business
  • Data analytics is the main foundation for digitalization
  • Valid forecasts and some clever optimization is all you need
  • A universal decision machine?
  • The role of humans in an automated world

    Dr. Christian Jacobsson, Vice President Data Science, Fortum





  • 10:15The 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
  • Data Governance as a Key Pillar of Generali’s Data Strategy

    Athanasios Vavouras, Head Data Governance, Architecture and Delivery, Generali Versicherungen



    10:45Kaffeepause mit Networking
    11:15Workshop 2

    TBA

    AI in Healthcare: Applications for Drug Discovery and Clinical Decisions
  • From integration of omics to clinical support decision systems for personalized medicine
  • The immunology use case
  • The frontier of the medical digital twin
  • Applicability

    Prof. Dr. Enkelejda Miho, Head of MSc Medical Informatics, FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland



  • 11:45
    12:15Lunch mit Networking
    13:15Transforming our Global Cement Manufacturing Network
  • Flexibility, data centricity and open innovation in new operating models
  • Case: data centric decision making, developed in house and scaled to all continents in 1.5 years
  • People perspective on transformation

    Frank Ernst, Global Digital Lead Manufacturing, LafargeHolcim
  • Aligning Data Science and Business Strategy
  • Data- and AI-driven marketing
  • How to bridge the gap between business and data science teams
  • Data science is very exiting – but the goal is an increase of revenues

    Dr. Dirk Grasmück, Head Investment Marketing, PostFinance





  • 13:45Digitalization 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
  • Customer Centric Data Science Use Case

    Thomas Bodé, VP - Head of Data & Analytics, Swarovski



    14:15Creating 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
  • Big Data Strategy in the Energy Storage Sector

    Jean-Baptiste Cornefert, Managing Director & CIO, sonnen



    14:45Kaffeepause mit Networking
    15:15Scaling 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
  • A Novel Operational Mode to Transform the Bioprocess Development Business Model
  • Why novel data and technical capabilities can transform (bio)pharma’s process development business?
  • What are the implications for the traditional process development market and why is it now that the transformation of (bio)pharma’s process development business is happening?
  • How smartly designed Insilico bioprocess development cloud platforms transform it?
  • What are the consequences for managing and sharing company data?
  • Why these developments need to be considered for creating data ecosystems and strategic partnerships?

    Moritz von Stosch, Chief Innovation Officer, Datahow AG & Christos Varsakelis, Team Lead AI/ML, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies





  • 15:45
    16:15How 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
  • Sourcing and Using Integrated Data from Omnichannel Customer Engagement
  • Apps, chatbots, social and web form integrated ecosystems
  • More interactivity and personalized user engagements
  • Continuous improvements based on user data

    Sander Ruitenberg, Global Digital Health Solutions Head, Novartis





  • 16:45New 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
  • AI Strategy for Autonomous Driving and Mobility
  • The role of AI and Big Data for the future of mobility
  • Aligning strategy with business goals
  • Strategic AI projects across several departments and geographies
  • Developing AI innovation prototypes towards customer products

    Muralikrishna Sridhar, Program Head, AI Stack, Platform & Services for Autonomous Driving and Mobility, Continental





  • 17:15Integrating 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
  • Data Strategy to Enable Digital Transformation
  • Digital transformation in R&D using data management
  • Data governance vs. data management
  • The DAMA body of knowledge methodology

    Massimo Buonaiuto, EMEA Principal Scientist in Data Science, DSM





  • 17:45Abschlussdiskussion und Wrap-up
    18:00Apéro

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