ARC Industry Forum Europe 2020 Goes Virtual
Driving Digital Transformation in Industry

May 18-20, 2020 - Online

The current situation with the coronavirus has led us to re-invent our Forum in Europe and offer it to you this year as a Virtual Forum.  There is a feeling of solidarity in the industry right now that if we are creative and flexible, we can beat this disruption and minimize its impact on our lives and our business!

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.

Accelerate Industrial and Municipal TransformationEverything 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 our new Virtual Forum format to learn more about how digitizing factories 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. 

Forum Topics

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
  • Cybersecurity and Safety

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 six reasons for attending ARC's Industry Forum Europe:

  • Learn about new technologies, new practices, and emerging standards
  • Hear how others are solving some of your most challenging problems
  • 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

Agenda

Following is the schedule for the Forum. 

Monday, May 18

Open and Modular Architectures

10:00 - 10:30 AM An Update on Modular Type Package (MTP)
Polyana da Silva Santos and Igor Stolz, Evonik
10:30 - 11:15 AM Open Process Automation Forum - Status Update
Jacco Opmeer, Shell Global Solutions/Open Process Automation Business Working Group 
11:15 - 12:00 PM Expert Panel: Open and Modular Architectures
Moderator: Valentijn de Leeuw, ARC Europe
Panelists:
Jane Arnold, Covestro
Polyana da Silva Santos, Evonik
Wilfried Grote, Phoenix Contact
Jason Norris, Phoenix Contact
Ralf Jeske, ABB
Jacco Opmeer, Shell Global Solutions/Open Process Automation Business Working Group
Igor Stolz, Evonik

Asset Performance Management

1:00 - 1:30 PM IIoT and Seamless Multi-Cloud Computing at Philip Morris International
Corrado Iorizzo, Philip Morris International
1:30 - 2:00 PM Data Science Platform
Andreas Buchdunger, Endress+Hauser InfoServe
Armin Puehringer, SAP
2:00 - 2:15 PM Asset Insight – Connected Construction Equipment
Manish Bhargava, Mindtree 
Balaji Kasiram, Larsen & Toubro Construction
2:15 - 2:45 PM Asset Performance Management Workshop
Moderator: Valentijn de Leeuw, ARC Europe
Panelists:
Manish Bhargava, Mindtree
Greg Dee, HubHead
Brendan Kelly, HubHead
Balaji Kasiram, Larsen & Toubro Construction
Armin Puehringer, SAP

21st Century Operations: Where IT, OT and ET Converge

3:00 - 3:30 PM Actionable Insights with Effective Digital Twins for Turbomachinery Processes
Robert Strube & Marc Vollmer, Industrial Analytics
3:30 - 4:00 PM Real-world Experiences from Applying Distributed Predictive Algorithms with Smart Sensors
Mac Jones, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion
4:00 - 4:30 PM Applying Predictive Analytics for Energy Optimization and Sustainability
Mark Noordhoek Hegt, Royal Vopak
Jane Ren, Atomiton 
4:30 - 5:00 PM Digital Transformation Case Study: The Benefits of Digitalizing the Manufacture of Construction Equipment at Doosan Bobcat
Hiram Sosa, Doosan Bobcat
Co-speaker: Uwe Kueppers, Rockwell Automation

Tuesday, May 19

Industrial Communications in the Process Industries

10:00 - 10:20 AM Ethernet - Advanced Physical Layer: Goals, Status, Roadmap 
Joerg Haehniche, Endress + Hauser Process Solutions
10:20 - 10:40 AM Automation Innovations: What's Happening with OPC UA?
Stefan Hoppe, OPC Foundation
10:40 - 11:00 AM FieldComm Update 
Achim Laubenstein, FieldComm Group
11:00 - 11:30 AM Expert Panel: Industrial Communications in the Process Industries
Moderator: David Humphrey, ARC Europe
Panelists:
Joerg Haehniche, Endress + Hauser Process Solutions
Achim Laubenstein, Fieldcomm Group
Stefan Hoppe, OPC Foundation
Jacco Opmeer, Shell

Cybersecurity and Safety

1:00 - 1:30 PM​
Seveso Plant’s Industrial Risk Mitigated by the Application of Functional Safety and Cybersecurity Lifecycles - Authority's Perspective
Piergiacomo Cancelliere, National Fire Corp. (Italy)
Luca Fiorentini, TECSA
1:30 - 2:00 PM Cybersecurity and OEE: What ROI Does Industrial Cybersecurity Deliver?
Thomas Menze and Fabian Wanke, ARC Europe
2:00 - 2:30 PM OT Cybersecurity Workshop 
Moderator: Thomas Menze, ARC Europe
Panelists: 
Steve Gandy, Exida 
Sameer Koranne, Covestro 
Klaus Mochalski, Rhebo

The Analyst Perspective: Analysts Share Viewpoints on Automation Markets 

3:00 - 3:30 PM The Impact of the Coronavirus on Automation Markets
Florian Gueldner, ARC Europe
3:30 - 4:00 PM Investors Perspective of Industrie 4.0 and Digital Transformation
Guest Analyst: Andre Kukhnin, Credit Suisse 
4:00 - 4:30 PM The Shape of Automation Markets to Come
Florian Gueldner, David Humphrey, and Fabian Wanke, ARC Europe

Wednesday, May 20

MESA

​10:00 - 10:30 AM Digital Transformation of Process Manager 
Olivier Maho, Somfy Group
Maxime Malhaire, Astrée Software
10:30 - 11:00 AM The Application of Autonomous Drills at GGC
Eeje van Jaarsveld, Exxaro Resources
11:00 - 11:30 AM Plant Optimization Using Machine Learning
Francisco Javier Masip, Air Products 
11:30 AM - 12 PM MESA Panel Discussion
Moderators:
Valentijn de Leeuw, ARC Europe
Michel Devos, MESA EMEA
Panelists:
Roberto Giavazzi, Siemens
Olivier Maho, Somfy Group
Francisco Javier Masip, Air Products
Eeje van Jaarsveld, Exxaro Resources

AI and Machine Learning

2:00 - 3:30 PM AI and Machine Learning Workshop
Moderator:  Florian Gueldner, ARC Europe
Panelists:
Sander Aerts, Toyota Material Handling
Andreas Geiss, Siemens
Anand Sridhar Rao, Mindtree
Maarten Stol, BrainCreators
Prabhu Venkatramanan, Larsen & Toubro Construction

Executive Speakers

For a complete list of the executives speaking at the Forum, please click here.

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!

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… 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.

Milacron

ARC’s Forum is an excellent event to gain in-depth knowledge and best practice examples.

uhlmann

The ARC forum is a great opportunity for Voith to learn about benchmarks and upcoming standards and get connected with other IT/OT experts.

voith

A great get-together of experts to get an overview of disrupting technologies that helps us to digitize Wittenstein.

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.

Philip Morris International

To Register

Forum Fee

The forum fee is €490 for all 3 days, €330 for 2 days, or €165 for 1 day (all prices + VAT).

Registration Methods

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.

Speaker Opportunities

For information on nominating a speaker for the forum, please visit our Speaking Opportunities page or contact us.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Previous Attendees

The following organizations are among those who have attended previous Forums:

ABB
Abbott Healthcare Products
Accenture
Adamos
Adlink Technology
AFD Armaturen
Air Liquide
Air Products & Chemical
Airsprite Technologies
Allergen Pharmaceuticals
Aker Process
AkzoNobel
Alcoa
Alessandro Bassi Consulting
Aliseca
Alpha Steuer-Mess-Regeltechnick
Alstom Energy
Amazon Web Services
Amnytt
Analog Devices International
Anapur
Aramco Overseas
ARCA-Regler
Arkema Group
Arla Foods
Ashcroft Instruments
asimovero AI
AspenTech
Atos
ATS
Aucotec
Automa
Avebe
AVI
AVR Rotterdam
Axoom
B&R Industrial Automation
Balluff
Bar Pneumatische Steuerungssysteme
barramundi Software
BARTEC
Basell Polyolefine
BASF
Bayer
Baxter
Bazan
BlueCielo ECM Solutions
BN Automation
BoA Merrill Lynch
Bodet Osys
Bosch 
BP
Buerkert Werke
Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der
   Informationstechnik
Bunge Ibérica
C&M Engineering
Cargill
CAT
CC-Link
Celanese
Certec
Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz
CIC Consulting
Cisco
Clariant
CLPA
COMAU
Comos Industry Solutions
Continental Automotive
Control Chain Group
Control Engineering
COPA-DATA
Croon
CTE
CyberX
Daimler
Danisco
Darktrace
Dassault Systems - Delmia
DDC
Deutsche Messe
Dow Chemical Company
Dr. Oestreich Consulting
DSM
DuPont
Economic Engineering
EDF
Edutaining
Ei³
EKS Engel
Elan Software
Emerson
Endress+Hauser
Engie
Enginyers Industrials de Catalunya
Esso
ETH
EtherCAT Technology Group
Eurasian Metals
Eurial Ultra Frais
Euriware
European Commission
EUtech Scientific Engineering
Evonik Degussa
Exida
ExxonMobil
Farsoon
Festo
FHS Nordostniedersachsen
FieldComm Group
Finze & Wagner EMSR
Firmalyzer
Flowserve
ForgeRock
Fraunhofer IITB
Friesland Campina
F-Secure Future Capital
G&O Automation
GE Fanuc 
GeCma Components

Georgia-Pacific
GIT VERLAG
Goeller Verlag
Gönnheimer Elektronic
Grace Manufacturing
GRAF Synergy
Grenzebach
GSE Systems
HACH
HART
Harting Deutschland
Hatch Associates
HD Technology
Heineken
Henkel
Hilscher
HIMA Paul Hildebrandt
Hirschmann
Hochschule Ludwigshafen
HOERBIGER
Honeywell
Horizon Power
HP
HubHead
Hudson Cybertec
Huethig
Huntsman
iBanx
IBM
ICT Automatisering
ID-Consult
Ifak
IKF SIL
IML Group
Ineos Köln
infoPLC
infoteam
Infor
Infracor
InfraServ
Inlean Engineering
inmation
Intel
Intergraph
International Flavors & Fragrances
Introsys
Invensys
IPCOS
Irdeto
ISA
Istec International
iTAC Software
ITandFactory
JGC
JTI (Group of Japan Tobacco Inc.)
Kaeser
Kaneka
Kaspersky
KBC Advanced Technology
KCI Publishing
Kiel Engineering
Knick
Konradin Verlag Robert Kohlhammer
Kontron
Krohne Messtechnik
KUKA
Kuwait Petroleum Europoort
L&T
Laborelec
Landesumweltamt NRW
Land Rover
Lanxess
LeiKon
LEONI Kerpen
Logica
Lonmin
LSEC
Lubrizol
Lukoil-inform
LVMH
Lyondell
M&M Software
M.A.C Solutions
MACTek
Magion Industrial Software Solutions 
Magna Automotive
MAN
Mars
Matrikon
Merck
MESA
MES Consult
Messe Duesseldorf
Metso Automation
Microsoft
Milacron
MiRO Karlsruhe
Mitsubishi Electric
MM MaschinenMarkt
MM Software GmbH
Molex/Woodhead Connectivity
MPDV Microlab
MRO Software
MTL Instruments
Multi-Tech Systems
NAMUR
NCAM
NEC Electronics
Nestlé
NextNine
Nissan
Noerr
Northwest Analystics
Novartis Pharma
NovaTech
Nozomi Networks
nxt Control
Oldenbourg
Omron
OMV Deutschland

Oner Mind
OPC Foundation
Oracle
OSIsoftware
OXEA
Oxeno Olefinchemie
Paradine
Penta-Electric
PEPITe
Pepperl+Fuchs
Pfizer Manufacturing
Philip Morris
Philips Electronics
Phoenix Contact
PLCopen
Pravon
Precognize
Primation Systemtechnik
Productys
PROFIBUS/PROFINET
ProLeiT
psb intralogistics
PT Industrieel
PTB Physik.-Techn. Bundesanstalt
Publish Industry Verlag
QBS Group
R. Stahl Schaltgeräte
RADiFlow
Red Bull Technology
relayr
Renesas Electronics
Rhebo
RIB Software
ROCHE Diagnostics
Rockwell Automation
Rösberg Engineering
Royal DSM
Rudolf Wild
SABIC
Sabisu
Sachtleben Chemie
Samson
SANS Insitute
SAP
Sappi
Sasol 
Satyam Computer Services
Saudi Aramco
SCADAfence
Schaeffler Technologies
Schneider Electric
Seat
SedApta
Seeq
Sentryo
SEW Eurodrive
Sercos International
Shell
SICK
SICS Swedish ICT
Siemens
SIG
Simoldes Group
Sitech Services
Skkynet
SMC 
Smp Automotive Technology
Softing
SolutionsPT
SPPC
Statoil
Stork
Sumitomo
Suzuki
TANDBERG
Tata Consultancy Services
Technip Germany
Technische Universität Dresden
Tecnatom
TeDo Verlag
TenAsys
Tetra Pak
Thales Group
Thomas Industrial Media
Ticona
TNO
Total
Trebing & Himstedt
TrendMiner
T-Systems
TTTech
TU Eindhoven
TU München-TUM
Tudor Rose
Turck
Uhlmann Pac-Systeme
Ulma Handling Systems
Unified Automation
UReason
Vacon PLC
Valmet
VDE-Verlag
VDI
VDMA
Vega Grieshaber
Vesta Partners
Vogel Business Media
Voith
VTA
WAGO Kontakttechnik
Wakata
Waterfall Security Solutions
Weidmüller
WEKA FACHMEDIEN
WIB
WIN-911 Software
Wind River
Wittenstein
Wonderware
Wurldtech Security
Yanai
Yokogawa
Zebra Technologies
ZVEI