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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

Philipp Elkuch, Global Head Digital Strategy & Transformation, Sulzer AG

Using Analytics to Complement Business Models in Industrial Services

  • Proposing a digital transformation strategy in a diversified group
  • Reference framework for industrial digital twins
  • BlueBox – from sensors readings to outcome based business models

Astrid Borgmann, Chief Procurement Officer, Swiss Post

Digitalization of Procurement – Make the Right Choices

  • One suite or best of breed?
  • Speedboats and backend
  • How to avoid pitfalls

Stephan Dietrich, Project Director, Stadler Rail AG

Rolling Stock 3.9 – Road to Digitalization in the Railway Vehicles Industry

  • How to use AI to improve reliability & maintainability predictions with learnings from field data
  • Analysis of patterns from specific driving behavior and whether there is a connection to specific faults
  • Servitization: From selling vehicles to selling transport capacities

Winfried Rockensteiner, Vice President Divisional Logistics (PS/LO), Robert Bosch GmbH

Strategy and Implementation of an Industry 4.0 Concept

  • Supply chain network design

Camilla Valeria Cavaliere, Development Lead Blockchain Based Services, Bühler AG

Blockchains in IoT and Intelligent Supply Chains

  • Track and trace along supply chains
  • Industrial producers’ need evolution: pre- and post-Covid-19
  • Blockchain-based industrial applications and the role of IoT
  • An example for food/feed at Bühler AG

Hermann Schweizer, Managing Director / CTO, sonnen GmbH

Decentralized Energy Management as Business Model and Backbone for the Future Grid

  • IoT vs. VPP
  • Value creation
  • Value stacking

Dr. Martin Freundt, Technical Director Business Unit Electronic Devices, Manz AG

Product Configuration for Industry 4.0

  • Pragmatic digitalization of the product definition and the generation of platforms and building block systems
  • Implementing an assisted product configuration (BOM, Cost, Software, Visualisation etc.)
  • Backbone to collect product and processing data for upcoming big data, IoT and digital twin applications

Vincenzo De Rosa, Group Head of Data Science, Adecco Group AG

AI Enabled Pricing

Jean-Paul Duperron, VP Internal Audit, Risk Management and ICS, Schmolz + Bickenbach AG

Digitalization of Internal Audit Processes

Pascal Hulalka, CTO, Protectas SA

Digital Transformation in the Security Industry

  • From product to service – what are the implications of this paradigm shift?
  • Cyber-physical systems / autonomous systems / robotics / IoT

Prof. Dimitri Konstantas, Director Information Science Institute, University of Geneva

Autonomous Vehicles: So Close Yet Still Not Really Here

  • How far is the technology?
  • Regulatory and social barriers for real life deployment
  • New opportunities in the AV ecosystem business

Thierry Muller, Director Digital Change and Communications, DSM

Digital Transformation of DSM

Jürg Meierhofer, Koordinator Plattform Industrie 4.0, ZHAW

The Digital Twin as a Service Enabler: From Service Ecosystem to Simulation Model

  • Derivation of appropriate simulation models
  • Service value proposition as analytic starting point
  • Digital twin as service enabler in a multi-layer architecture
  • Hybrid simulation models
  • End-to-end development approach

 

Corrado Iorizzo, Domain Architect OPS Manufacturing, Philip Morris International

How Industrial IoT and Cloud Technologies are Accelerating Philip Morris International Manufacturing Transformation

  • Challenges and Lessons learned in Transitioning from OT and legacy technology to Industrial IoT
  • Seamless Cloud Computing: From IoT Gateway to Public Cloud via Edge Computing
  • How PMI’s Industrial Cloud is underpinning Manufacturing Use Cases for Machine-Learning, Real-Time Process Control and Paperless Factory

Antonio Mosca, Head of Digital Transformation, Fabio Perini S.p.A.

Digital Business Models in Machine Building

  • Pay per use and pay per performance models
  • Open innovation program including collaboration with startups
  • Smart customer services proactively increasing OEE of customer lines

TimeActivitySeptember 7, 2020
8:30Start of registration
9:00Strategy and Implementation of an Industry 4.0 Concept

Winfried Rockensteiner, Vice President Divisional Logistics (PS/LO), Robert Bosch GmbH




9:30Digitalization of Procurement – Make the Right Choices
  • One suite or best of breed?
  • Speedboats and backend
  • How to avoid pitfalls

    Astrid Borgmann, Chief Procurement Officer, Swiss Post




  • AI Enabled Pricing

    Vincenzo De Rosa, Group Head of Data Science, Adecco Group AG




    10:00Decentralized Energy Management as Business Model and Backbone for the Future Grid
  • IoT vs. VPP
  • Value creation
  • Value stacking

    Hermann Schweizer, Managing Director / CTO, sonnen GmbH
  • Using Analytics to Complement Business Models in Industrial Services
  • Proposing a digital transformation strategy in a diversified group
  • Reference framework for industrial digital twins
  • BlueBox – from sensors readings to outcome based business models

    Philipp Elkuch, Global Head Digital Strategy & Transformation, Sulzer AG




  • 10:30Product Configuration for Industry 4.0
  • Pragmatic digitalization of the product definition and the generation of platforms and building block systems
  • Implementing an assisted product configuration (BOM, Cost, Software, Visualisation etc.)
  • Backbone to collect product and processing data for upcoming big data, IoT and digital twin applications

    Dr. Martin Freundt, Technical Director Business Unit Electronic Devices, Manz AG

  • Digitalization of Internal Audit Processes

    Jean-Paul Duperron, VP Internal Audit, Risk Management and ICS, Schmolz + Bickenbach AG




    11:00Coffee Break / Networking
    11:15Networking Session 1 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
    The Digital Twin as a Service Enabler: From Service Ecosystem to Simulation Model
  • Derivation of appropriate simulation models
  • Service value proposition as analytic starting point
  • Digital twin as service enabler in a multi-layer architecture
  • Hybrid simulation models
  • End-to-end development approach

    Jürg Meierhofer, Koordinator Plattform Industrie 4.0, ZHAW
  • 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
    14:15How Industrial IoT and Cloud Technologies are Accelerating Philip Morris International Manufacturing Transformation
  • Challenges and Lessons learned in Transitioning from OT and legacy technology to Industrial IoT
  • Seamless Cloud Computing: From IoT Gateway to Public Cloud via Edge Computing
  • How PMI’s Industrial Cloud is underpinning Manufacturing Use Cases for Machine-Learning, Real-Time Process Control and Paperless Factory

    Corrado Iorizzo, Domain Architect OPS Manufacturing, Philip Morris International



  • Digital Transformation in the Security Industry
  • From product to service – what are the implications of this paradigm shift?
  • Cyber-physical systems / autonomous systems / robotics / IoT

    Pascal Hulalka, CTO, Protectas SA






  • 14:45Digital Business Models in Machine Building
  • Pay per use and pay per performance models
  • Open innovation program including collaboration with startups
  • Smart customer services proactively increasing OEE of customer lines

    Antonio Mosca, Head of Digital Transformation, Fabio Perini S.p.A.




  • Digital Transformation of DSM

    Thierry Muller, Director Digital Change and Communications, DSM



    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
  • 17:30Blockchains in IoT and Intelligent Supply Chains
  • Track and trace along supply chains
  • Industrial producers’ need evolution: pre- and post-Covid-19
  • Blockchain-based industrial applications and the role of IoT
  • An example for food/feed at Bühler AG

    Camilla Valeria Cavaliere, Development Lead Blockchain Based Services, Bühler AG


  • Rolling Stock 3.9 – Road to Digitalization in the Railway Vehicles Industry
  • How to use AI to improve reliability & maintainability predictions with learnings from field data
  • Analysis of patterns from specific driving behavior and whether there is a connection to specific faults
  • Servitization: From selling vehicles to selling transport capacities

    Stephan Dietrich, Project Director, Stadler Rail AG

  • 18:00Autonomous Vehicles: So Close Yet Still Not Really Here
  • How far is the technology?
  • Regulatory and social barriers for real life deployment
  • New opportunities in the AV ecosystem business

    Prof. Dimitri Konstantas, Director Information Science Institute, University of Geneva




  • 18:30Wrap-up Discussion
    19:00Apéro an der Hotelbar
    TimeActivitySeptember 7, 2020
    8:30Start of registration
    9:00Strategy and Implementation of an Industry 4.0 Concept

    Winfried Rockensteiner, Vice President Divisional Logistics (PS/LO), Robert Bosch GmbH




    9:30Digitalization of Procurement – Make the Right Choices
  • One suite or best of breed?
  • Speedboats and backend
  • How to avoid pitfalls

    Astrid Borgmann, Chief Procurement Officer, Swiss Post




  • AI Enabled Pricing

    Vincenzo De Rosa, Group Head of Data Science, Adecco Group AG




    10:00Decentralized Energy Management as Business Model and Backbone for the Future Grid
  • IoT vs. VPP
  • Value creation
  • Value stacking

    Hermann Schweizer, Managing Director / CTO, sonnen GmbH
  • Using Analytics to Complement Business Models in Industrial Services
  • Proposing a digital transformation strategy in a diversified group
  • Reference framework for industrial digital twins
  • BlueBox – from sensors readings to outcome based business models

    Philipp Elkuch, Global Head Digital Strategy & Transformation, Sulzer AG




  • 10:30Product Configuration for Industry 4.0
  • Pragmatic digitalization of the product definition and the generation of platforms and building block systems
  • Implementing an assisted product configuration (BOM, Cost, Software, Visualisation etc.)
  • Backbone to collect product and processing data for upcoming big data, IoT and digital twin applications

    Dr. Martin Freundt, Technical Director Business Unit Electronic Devices, Manz AG

  • Digitalization of Internal Audit Processes

    Jean-Paul Duperron, VP Internal Audit, Risk Management and ICS, Schmolz + Bickenbach AG




    11:00Coffee Break / Networking
    11:15Networking Session 1 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
    The Digital Twin as a Service Enabler: From Service Ecosystem to Simulation Model
  • Derivation of appropriate simulation models
  • Service value proposition as analytic starting point
  • Digital twin as service enabler in a multi-layer architecture
  • Hybrid simulation models
  • End-to-end development approach

    Jürg Meierhofer, Koordinator Plattform Industrie 4.0, ZHAW
  • 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
    14:15How Industrial IoT and Cloud Technologies are Accelerating Philip Morris International Manufacturing Transformation
  • Challenges and Lessons learned in Transitioning from OT and legacy technology to Industrial IoT
  • Seamless Cloud Computing: From IoT Gateway to Public Cloud via Edge Computing
  • How PMI’s Industrial Cloud is underpinning Manufacturing Use Cases for Machine-Learning, Real-Time Process Control and Paperless Factory

    Corrado Iorizzo, Domain Architect OPS Manufacturing, Philip Morris International



  • Digital Transformation in the Security Industry
  • From product to service – what are the implications of this paradigm shift?
  • Cyber-physical systems / autonomous systems / robotics / IoT

    Pascal Hulalka, CTO, Protectas SA






  • 14:45Digital Business Models in Machine Building
  • Pay per use and pay per performance models
  • Open innovation program including collaboration with startups
  • Smart customer services proactively increasing OEE of customer lines

    Antonio Mosca, Head of Digital Transformation, Fabio Perini S.p.A.




  • Digital Transformation of DSM

    Thierry Muller, Director Digital Change and Communications, DSM



    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
  • 17:30Blockchains in IoT and Intelligent Supply Chains
  • Track and trace along supply chains
  • Industrial producers’ need evolution: pre- and post-Covid-19
  • Blockchain-based industrial applications and the role of IoT
  • An example for food/feed at Bühler AG

    Camilla Valeria Cavaliere, Development Lead Blockchain Based Services, Bühler AG


  • Rolling Stock 3.9 – Road to Digitalization in the Railway Vehicles Industry
  • How to use AI to improve reliability & maintainability predictions with learnings from field data
  • Analysis of patterns from specific driving behavior and whether there is a connection to specific faults
  • Servitization: From selling vehicles to selling transport capacities

    Stephan Dietrich, Project Director, Stadler Rail AG

  • 18:00Autonomous Vehicles: So Close Yet Still Not Really Here
  • How far is the technology?
  • Regulatory and social barriers for real life deployment
  • New opportunities in the AV ecosystem business

    Prof. Dimitri Konstantas, Director Information Science Institute, University of Geneva




  • 18:30Wrap-up Discussion
    19:00Apéro an der Hotelbar

    Renaissance Zürich Tower Hotel

    Turbinenstrasse 20, CH-8005 Zürich, +41 44 630 30 30

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