May 17-18, 2022 - Online
Your mandate is transformation. The target is better business outcomes. Join ARC’s European Industry Forum on an interactive virtual platform to speed up your progress!
ARC’s European Industry Forum is part of our successful series of worldwide conferences in the USA, India, China, and Japan. Participants are invited to attend exclusive presentations and workshops on strategies and case studies from the digital front lines.
ARC industry analysts and other automation experts from the end user and supplier communities will analyze and discuss trends and drivers for the following topics:
- 21st Century Operations: Where IT, OT, and ET Converge
- AI and Machine Learning
- Automation Innovation
- Automation Solutions for Hydrogen and Decarbonization
- Cybersecurity for the Connected Industrial World
- Digital Twins
- The Future of Industrial Operations
- Industrial DataOps: Data Scientists in the Plant?
- IO-Link: Enabler of Digital Transformation
- MES End User Success Stories
- Sustainability as a Business Strategy
As we adapt to the new normal, industrial innovation is accelerating. A renewed focus on sustainability, the circular economy, and climate change is sparking innovation and powering transformational and technological change throughout the industrial sector. Resilience has become a priority for many companies in all industries. Digital leaders have now validated their strategies against the real-world challenges brought on by the pandemic, and are accelerating their innovation and transformation initiatives. The power of disruptive technologies is full speed ahead!
The Forum is currently planned as a virtual event. ARC will observe the development of the pandemic and will communicate any change in format.
For more information about participating, sponsoring, or speaking at the event, please contact us.
The following executives are featured speakers at the Forum.
Principal Automation Engineer
Shell Global Solutions
Jacco is Principal Automation Engineer at Shell Global Solutions B.V. and is global Subject Matter Expert Process Automation Systems, working on Shell’s automation strategies. Jacco is leading the Open Process Automation activities in Shell and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF). In OPAF his focus is to create a healthy business environment through the adoption the O-PAS™ standard. Jacco Is also board member in the International Process Automation Users' Association WIB.
Lead Engineer, Automation Technology
Snorre has had a central position in developing the operational technology (OT) domain in Equinor’s oil and gas business area over the last 15 years. As lead advisor he was responsible for the initial strategy towards Open Process Automation, and he is currently having a managing role in Equinor’s project portfolio implementing technology as a value enabler in all value chains. Before joining Equinor, Snorre had broad project experience from EPC contractors and system integrators in roles as engineer, consultant, and manager. Snorre is currently chair of the Standard Norway’s Expert group within Industrial Automation and Control Systems responsible for the Norsok standard covering the domain. He is also deputy chairman of the board in the Norwegian association for electrical and automation (NFEA) and Equinor’s contact point towards the Open Process Automation Forum.
Head, Operational Engineering & Maintenance Systems
Del has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 36 years with extensive experience in the engineering arena. He has held roles ranging from apprentice to technician then team leader, to plant engineer, Lean/Six Sigma and engineering leadership, both at factory and central function levels. Del has extensive experience with setting up engineering strategy, systems with standrd processes and configurations, and is currently the business process owner for core engineering platforms such as CMX, along with the core central engineering data quality and analytics. Del is also the GSK Engineering Lead for Data Integrity.
Key Expert, Automation Technology
Dr.-Ing. Andreas Schüller received his doctorate from the Chair of Process Control Engineering at RWTH Aachen University on the subject of procedure modeling and was subsequently employed as a I&C planner at YNCORIS GmbH & Co. KG (formerly InfraServ GmbH & Co. Knapsack KG). He is currently employed there as a Key Expert in Automation Technology. His work in I&C planning focuses on functional safety and explosion protection. In addition, he is in charge of the strategic further development of an integrated engineering tool in YNCORIS engineering. He is supporting the digitizing strategy of YNCORIS. In NAMUR, he leads the working group 1.3 "Information Management and Tools" and participates in the working group 1.4 "Asset Administration Shell".
Following is the schedule for the Forum. All times are CET (Central European Time).
Tuesday, May 17
|9:00 AM||21st Century Operations: Where IT, OT & ET Converge|
|10:00 AM||Cybersecurity for the Connected Industrial World||MESA|
Cool Robotics Innovations
|1:00 PM||Digital Twins||Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning|
Open Process Automation Trends and Developments
The Great OPA Debate: How Will Open Process Architectures Impact Process Automation?
Process Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 18
21st Century Operations: Where IT, OT & ET Converge
|10:00 AM||Automation Innovations||IO-Link: Enabler of Digital Transformation|
View from the City: Industrial Automation Hardware vs Software – Who's Eating Whom?
Plenary Session: User Testimonials
|3:00 PM||Industrial DataOps: Data Scientists in the Plant?||Sustainability as a Business Strategy|
The Future of Industrial Operations: What’s at the End of the Digital Transformation Rainbow?
Process Happy Hour
The ARC Industry Forum Europe brought together experts from across the data and IT space for wonderfully intimate and informative discussions of trends and challenges in the industry. A particularly fruitful engagement with peer companies and vendors on issues common to all, and I personally made some surprising connections with capabilities I need to be more aware of. Thank you ARC!
… fantastic presentations! Kind of a mix of future ideas with tensional delivery of them now. Really nice Forum and I think you got a great mix of expertise here.
ARC’s Forum is an excellent event to gain in-depth knowledge and best practice examples.
The ARC forum is a great opportunity for Voith to learn about benchmarks and upcoming standards and get connected with other IT/OT experts.
A great get-together of experts to get an overview of disrupting technologies that helps us to digitize Wittenstein.
“ARC's forum is a very good opportunity to learn much more about the IT/OT transition. We all know the technology is available and we have learned that important success factors are people, culture, and security.
There is no fee to attend for ARC Advisory Service Clients, Digital Transformation Council (DTC) members, Technology End Users (Manufacturing, Energy, Supply Chain, City Leaders), Speakers, Panelists, and Sponsors of this Forum.
If you are a technology end user, we encourage you to join the Digital Transformation Council and register as a DTC Member. DTC is an end user only community. For more information on the DTC, please visit Digital Transformation Council.
For all other attendees, the Forum fee is EUR 490 net, excl. VAT. Group rates are available.
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Cancellations and Substitutions
Substitutions may be made at any time at no additional charge. The registration fee is fully refundable up to 3 weeks prior to the Forum date. A 50% cancellation fee will be assessed after that date. In place of the registration fee refund, attendees may choose to receive access to all session video recordings for 3 months. All cancellations must be received in writing.
For information on nominating a speaker for the forum, please visit our Speaking Opportunities page or contact us.
For information on opportunities for sponsoring the forum, please visit our Forum Sponsorship page or contact us.
The following organizations are among those who have attended previous Forums:
Abbott Healthcare Products
Aditya Birla Group
Air Products & Chemicals
Amazon Web Services
Analog Devices International
B&R Industrial Automation
Bahrain Petroleum Company
BlueCielo ECM Solutions
BoA Merrill Lynch
Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der
Control Chain Group
Dassault Systems - Delmia
Eastman Chemical Company
Enginyers Industrials de Catalunya
EtherCAT Technology Group
Eurial Ultra Frais
EUtech Scientific Engineering
Finze & Wagner EMSR
HIMA Paul Hildebrandt
Industrial Digital Twin Assoc.
International Flavors & Fragrances
Johnson & Johnson
JTI (Group of Japan Tobacco Inc.)
KBC Advanced Technology
Koch Pac Systeme
Konradin Verlag Robert Kohlhammer
Kuwait Petroleum Europoort
Magion Industrial Software Solutions
MM Software GmbH
Multivac Sepp Haggenmüller
National Digital Twin programme
PTB Physik.-Techn. Bundesanstalt
R. Stahl Schaltgeräte
Red Bull Technology
Satyam Computer Services
SICS Swedish ICT
Smp Automotive Technology
Stanley Black & Decker
Technische Universität Dresden
The National Gas Company of Trinidad Tobago
Trebing & Himstedt
Ulma Handling Systems
Ultimo Software Solutions
Waterfall Security Solutions