May 18-20, 2020 - Barcelona (Sitges), Spain
The digital transformation is underway! Discover strategies and stories from the digital front lines, powered by ARC's research.
Disruptive new technologies and methodologies have already gained a foothold in most organizations. Cloud, Machine Learning, Edge Computing, IoT, Cybersecurity Best Practices, Additive Manufacturing, Augmented Reality, and DevOps are enabling new business processes and obscuring traditional functional boundaries. OT, IT, and ET teams are growing their skills and capabilities and transforming real-time operations. Executives charged with driving transformation are seizing the moment to innovate and deliver real value. By using data, digital technologies, and machine learning, organizations can ask questions about their interactions with customers, then map those learnings back to how assets are deployed and managed in operations. They can optimize business processes, respond quickly to customer needs and market trends, and improve profitability and shareholder value.
Everything is becoming more connected and intelligent. Streetlights, cars, gas turbines, and thermostats all stream data. Buildings, refineries, oil platforms, mines, and wind turbines are optimizing asset and operating performance. Parking meters and distributed power grids deliver value to both consumers and operators. Design software links to additive machines to print parts directly. And it's only the beginning.
How will disruptive technologies change existing products, plants, and cities? Can cybersecurity threats be overcome? How will machine learning, artificial intelligence, and open source solutions transform operations? How will a digitally enhanced workforce stem the loss of tribal knowledge? How do connected products create opportunities in aftermarket services? What steps can organizations take to foster innovative thinking?
There are countless ways to conduct your digital transformation journey, many technologies and suppliers to evaluate, and endless choices to make along the way. Embedded systems, networks, software platforms, augmented reality, and machine learning may play a role as you begin to improve uptime, optimize operating performance, enhance service, and re-think business models.
Join us at the annual ARC Industry Forum Europe in Sitges, Spain to learn more about how digitizing factories, cities, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike. Discover what your peers and industry leaders are doing today and what steps they are taking in their respective journeys.
Learn more about ARC's Digital Transformation Council. The 3rd Annual Meeting in Europe will be hosted Monday afternoon at the Forum.
Topics at the Forum will cover the following themes:
- 21st Century Operations: Where IT, OT, and ET Converge
- AI and Machine Learning
- Asset Performance Management
- Automation Innovations
- Blockchain for Industry
- Cybersecurity and Safety
- Digital Twins and Connected Smart Machines
- Digital Workforce and Culture
- Industrial IoT Platforms, Edge Infrastructure, and End Devices
- Smart Cities
Who Should Attend
The Forum is a must-attend event for:
- CEOs, COOs, and Presidents
- CFOs, VPs, and Directors of Finance
- CIOs and CTOs
- VPs and Directors of IT
- VPs, Directors, and Managers of Operations
- VPs, Directors, and Managers of Engineering
- VPs, Directors, and Managers of New Projects
- VPs, Directors, and Managers of Procurement
- VPs, Directors, and Managers of Supply Chain and Logistics
- Directors, Managers and Architects of Automation and Enterprise Integration
- Plant Managers and Supervisors
- Production Managers and Supervisors
Benefits of Attending
Top ten reasons for attending ARC's Industry Forum Europe:
- Learn about new technologies, new practices, and emerging standards
- See the latest product releases from leading suppliers
- Hear how others are solving some of your most challenging problems
- Discuss your issues and ideas with peers, suppliers, and ARC Analysts
- Network with colleagues and develop valuable relationships with peer and supplier executives
- Expand your knowledge by attending sessions from many exciting programs
- Discover new ways to breakdown cultural, organizational, and contractual barriers
- Collaborate with peers on shared problems like limited capital, aging workforce, etc.
- Impress your boss and colleagues with new fresh ideas to improve performance
- Inject your requirements into supplier product roadmaps
Attendee Testimonials from Previous Forums
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.
The Forum is held at the Meliã Hotel in Sitges (Barcelona), Spain.
Joan Salvat Papasseit, 38
Barcelona - Sitges 08870
Attendees should make their own hotel reservations. ARC has contracted rooms at the Meliã Sitges at a rate of €165 (including breakfast and local taxes), based on availability. Please use this dedicated booking link to make your reservations.
Overlooking the Sitges marina and the Costa del Garraf, the Meliã is within easy access of Barcelona international airport and walking distance from the historic center of Sitges. Hotel amenities include complimentary fitness facilities, free WiFi internet in public areas and rooms, and an indoor car park.
The forum fee is €990 net, excl. VAT if registered by March 31, 2020. After that date, the fee is €1270 net, excl. VAT. Group rates are available.
Please use one of the following methods to register for the forum:
Cancellations and Substitutions
Substitutions may be made at any time at no additional charge. The registration fee is fully refundable up to three weeks prior to the Forum date. A 50% cancellation fee will be assessed after that date. All cancellations must be received in writing.
The following organizations are among those who have attended previous Forums:
Abbott Healthcare Products
Air Products & Chemical
Alessandro Bassi Consulting
Amazon Web Services
Analog Devices International
B&R Industrial Automation
Bar Pneumatische Steuerungssysteme
BlueCielo ECM Solutions
BoA Merrill Lynch
Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der
Comos Industry Solutions
Control Chain Group
Dassault Systems - Delmia
Dow Chemical Company
Dr. Oestreich Consulting
Enginyers Industrials de Catalunya
EtherCAT Technology Group
Eurial Ultra Frais
EUtech Scientific Engineering
Finze & Wagner EMSR
F-Secure Future Capital
HIMA Paul Hildebrandt
International Flavors & Fragrances
JTI (Group of Japan Tobacco Inc.)
KBC Advanced Technology
Konradin Verlag Robert Kohlhammer
Kuwait Petroleum Europoort
Magion Industrial Software Solutions
MM Software GmbH
PTB Physik.-Techn. Bundesanstalt
Publish Industry Verlag
R. Stahl Schaltgeräte
Red Bull Technology
Satyam Computer Services
SICS Swedish ICT
Smp Automotive Technology
Tata Consultancy Services
Technische Universität Dresden
Thomas Industrial Media
Trebing & Himstedt
Ulma Handling Systems
Vogel Business Media
Waterfall Security Solutions