Smart Manufacturing Asia 2017

Come April, some of the world’s top manufacturing firms and technology enablers will gather at The Smart Manufacturing Asia 2017 conference, to share discourse on the latest developments impacting advanced manufacturing. Delegates will hear from more than 30 experts who will impart useful knowledge and strategies that can help companies confidently steer their way through a digitization roadmap in order to reach their end goal, that is, to level up manufacturing processes so as to deliver products in greater efficiency, of higher quality, and stay ahead of the change curve.

BCG will deliver the keynote on “Dawn of the Fourth Industrial revolution: Opportunities and Challenges”. The presentation will focus on Industry 4.0 and its impact on Singapore at the micro and macro levels. Some case studies of innovative Industry 4.0 implementation will be shared as well.

Accenture, the Presenting Partner for the conference, will be speaking about “Smart Manufacturing: Bridging the Gap from Strategy to Execution”. The session will provide some examples of successful digital adoption and tips for adoption of Industry 4.0, from the strategy to implementation stages.

“Smart manufacturing is the next wave changing business models through the development and application of manufacturing intelligence to every aspect of business. BCG is actively working with many leading companies to implement Industry 4.0 and we are excited to bring our global expertise to Singapore. Beyond technology solutions, the journey needs to be accompanied by the right strategy, cultural and skills transformation to enable long-lasting results. We are excited to be a part of the conference and the MTA2017 exhibition, which is bringing all the leading industry players together under one roof,” comments Dr. Daniel Küpper, Partner & Managing Director of BCG, Germany.

“According to research conducted by the World Economic Forum and Accenture, the Industrial IoT is forecast to add US$14 trillion to the global economy by 2030. But while technology brings opportunities, both a cultural and mind-set shift are required to ensure that applications and insights make their way to operators on the ground. I look forward to exploring this subject further at the upcoming Smart Manufacturing Asia 2017, and engaging clients, partners and ecosystem players to jointly develop solutions that will transform the manufacturing industry,” says Senthil Ramani, Accenture IoT Centre of Excellence Director, and Global Technology Lead for Chemicals and Natural Resources.

The conference will also comprise panel discussions with subject experts from April, Bombardier, Anton Paar, A*Star ARTC, Chevron Oronite, Emerson, Honeywell, Infineon Technologies, Mann+Hummel, Pepperl+Fuchs, Seagate Technology, and Siemens exchanging viewpoints on Industry 4.0, automation, robotics, IoT and more.

Other key topics and case studies include:

  • The opportunities and risks in the advanced manufacturing sector in Asia
  • Simplifying complex manufacturing and creating meaningful Industry 4.0 transformation roadmap to digitalise existing factories
  • From factory to plants – Combining Digital Manufacturing with Industrial IoT o improve plant availability, performance and lead time
  • Industrie 4.0 – The German approach towards Industrial IoT
  • End-to-end Safety, Security and Reliability – Keys for a successful industry 4.0 migration
  • Augmented Reality in Industrial Applications: Tapping new opportunties


Key speakers:

  • Dr. Daniel Küpper, Partner & Managing Director, BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP (BCG)
  • Senthil Ramani, Managing Director, Resources Industries, ACCENTURE CONSULTING
  • Ling Keok Tong, Director, Infocomms, Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC), A*STAR
  • Adam Boyle, Director, Global Additive Manufacturing Operations, EMERSON
  • Roxane Desmicht, Senior Director Corporate Supply Chain, INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES
  • Goh Koon Eng, General Manager, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Asia-Pacific, CHEVRON ORONITE
  • Lim Yew Heng, Partner & Managing Director, BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP (BCG)
  • Dr Andreas Hauser, Director of Digital Service, TUV SUD
  • Markus Bodlos, Head of Automation & Robotics, ANTON-PAAR
  • Prof David Butler, Strategic Development and Collaboration Director, A*STAR ARTC
  • Michael Leong, Co-Founder of HOPE TECHNIK and CEO, SESTO Robotics Pte Ltd
  • Nicolas Payen, Group Director Internet of Things (IoT) Lab, MANN+HUMMEL GROUP
  • Antonio Feraco, Chief Business Development Officer, FRAUNHOFER
  • Nigel Stacey, Director, BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP (BCG)

“Recent focus on Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) point to the digitalisation trend in manufacturing. From robotics and additive manufacturing, to smart manufacturing and augmented reality, these technologies have been earmarked as key drivers of a successful deployment of Industry 4.0. It is more pertinent than ever for industry players, especially companies in the Asia Pacific, to acquire in-depth knowledge of these technologies in their journey towards Industry 4.0, and the Smart Manufacturing Asia conference is just the right place to achieve this,” says Ms. Jaime Ng, Director, Conferences, from UBM SES, organiser of MTA2017.

Apart from hearing and learning from their peers and business leaders, a Smart Manufacturing Asia Pavilion will be featured at the MTA2017 show floor. State-of-the-art technological solutions from Accenture, BCG, Emerson, Honeywell, Mitsubishi Electric, TUV SUD and Siemens will be on showcase. Conference delegates are invited to join the tour of the pavilion before the networking breaks on both days.

The Smart Manufacturing Asia 2017 Conference is held as part of MTA2017 – Asia’s premier manufacturing technology industry event from April 4-5, 2017 at Singapore Expo.

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