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2018-09-11 & 12 : 3IF Annual Conference 2018 : Day 2 Conference

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Agenda Day 2: 3IF Annual Conference 2018

• Brussels, Quartier Papier - Wednesday September 12th
• Trends & Developments in Industrie 4.0 & IoT
• From Use Case to Business Case to Industrial Roll Out and Operations
• Edges and Cloud, Mastering End to Security
• Flanders Industrie 4.0 Field Lab experiences from the trenches


8.00 – 8.30 : Exhibition Opening, Registrations & Breakfast

8.30 – 9.45 : Exhibition Tours 

9.45 : pdf Welcome & Opening Firesides (6.22 MB) by Ulrich Seldeslachts , MD 3IF.be

10.15 : pdf Opening Keynote : A near complete Digital Twin (4.46 MB) : virtual and physical working seamlessly together. Delta Application Technics & Siemens, by Valentijn De Leeuw, Partner 3IF.be, by permission of Siemens and Delta Applications Technicals

By permission of Delta Application Technics and Siemen, Valentijn presents the machine built by Delta Application Technics for bottle filling and improved management. Siemens provided the technologies and system to include all digital representations and sensoring, allowing for a full cyber physical production system that can be integrated in any plant that requires botteling. 

The presentation included a series of video's which cannot be distributed. 

10.30 : Digital Platforms, the road ahead. Elevator Pitches (10’) and Panel (20’)

    1. pdf AllThingsTalk (3.89 MB) , Tom Casaer CEO
    2. Versasense, Danny Hughes, CTO
    3. pdf IBM Digital Platform  & Cloud powered by Watson (9.24 MB) , Joao Ferreira, IBM Innovation Specialist - Cognitive Process Transformation - IBM Global Business Services

with the link to the Kone platform : machineconversations.kone.com


11.30 : pdf Keynote Next Generation Automation Control (8.67 MB)  - PLC Next  : Phoenix Contact, Sven Lemmens Project Engineer

PLC Next is the next generation PLC, an individual processor utilizing internet technologies dedicated to steer the PLC, from the traditional manufacturing. Where IT & OT meet. 

About : Sven graduated at Leuven Engineering School (Groep T) as Industrial Engineer Electromechanics. He Started at Phoenix Contact in 2007, where he has been in technical sales support for automation until 2012. Since that time he is Project Engineer within Phoenix Contact. 

12.00 : pdf Keynote Process Industry: Digital Transformation Journey and steps ahead. Data Projects and the Human Factor (1.35 MB) . Erik-Jan van den Heuvel, Global IT Leader for Data Services, the Dow Chemical Company

About : Erik Jan van den Heuvel has 29 years of experience in process analytical (online), general analytical science (from bench to online) and fundamental problem solving (problem solving in manufacturing). He is the Global IT Leader for Data Services, Process Analytical and Analytical Operations in the Continuous Improvement Center of Excellence at The Dow Chemical Company. Erik Jan has been leading global diverse technical teams using advanced scientific tools and methods while applying fundamental scientific approaches to target and solve complex, high-value plant problems and develops advanced systems to optimize plant operating disciplines.

His current roles also link him to the Industry 4.0 initiative in Dow as one of the focal points for the Analytics platform and as the Industry 4.0 contact for the Terneuzen site, one of the largest Dow production sites located in the South West of the Netherlands.

12.35 : Firetalks & Q&A

12.45 : Lunch Networking Break & Exhibition Tours (guided by 3IF tour experts)

13.45 : Be Inspired by Energy : pdf A&S Energy Use Case (2.45 MB) , FACTRY, Frederik Van Leeckwyck

14.00 : pdf Keynote Manufacturing Industry : Self Service Advanced Analytics (48.09 MB) , Jeroen De Wolf, Trendminer

14.35 : Break Out Sessions (10’ pitches & panel discussions, analysts & advisory)

15.35 : Coffee Break & Networking

16.00 : Closing Firetalks panel – Digitally Driven Production Cases & Perspectives 

  • Industrial Analytics Use Case  : Advanced Analytics applied to quality troubleshooting in a plastic extrusion line, Pepite, Philippe Mack 
  • collection of break out discussions results 
  • LNS Research, Andrew Hughes : perspective on future factories
  • ARC, Valentijn De Leeuw : perspective on platform developments

17.30 : Closing Notes & Networking Reception

18.30 : See you at the 3IF.be conference February 2019


Supporters of the 3IF Conference:

3IF – Industrial Internet Consortium Flanders – is an initiative by LSEC and Sirris to support the development of Industrial Internet, Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things in Belgium, especially towards the manufacturing industry. We will bring them closer to understanding the technologies for digital manufacturing, the impact on their business, and how they could make their first steps to improve flexibility, quality and cost reduction in their production process.

ABISS 2018

ABISS (Advanced Business & Industrial Software Summit) is a networking tradeshow and summit for decision makers and those responsible for processes from manufacturing, engineering, maintenance, planning, logistics, etc. Invent Media, which organises 5 leading industrial/technology trade shows, launches the 3rd edition of ABISS on October 4th, 2018. More information about the summit can be found on www.abissummit.eu

Agoria stands for development through technology ! Agoria paves the way for all technology-inspired companies in Belgium which seek to contribute to the world's advancement by developing or implementing innovations. We are proud that more than 1,700 member companies, accounting for approximately 300,000 workers, are relying on the three pillars of our services: advice, business development and creating the ideal business climate [www.agoria.be]


ARC Advisory is without any doubt the global leading technology research and advisory firm for industry; that stands apart due to its in-depth coverage of both information technologies (IT) and operational technologies (OT). ARC analysts and consultants have the industry knowledge and the first-hand experience to help ARC clients find the best answers to the complex business issues facing organizations today. ARC provides technology supplier clients with strategic market research, and help end user clients develop appropriate adoption strategies and evaluate and select the best technology solutions for their needs

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2018-09-11 & 12 : 3IF Annual Conference 2018: Day 1 Workshops

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Agenda Day 1 :

• Brussels, Quartier Papier - Tuesday September 11th
• Build your business case in two hours
• Ticket Fee: EUR 195 per attendee

The 3IF conference starts with a series of parallel workshops on September 11th. Participants will have the opportunity to take a deep dive into specific topics to maximize the learning experience. In each workshop, participants will be presented with background materials, bringing them up to speed on concepts, fundamentals, objectives, experiences and state of the art. Following this, some cases will be elaborated during joint Q&A. Finally 2 cases will be worked upon in a structured approach in 4 smaller groups. Joint results will be debated in the group and moderated by the experts with some final advice. There will be 7 workshops ran in parallel. Please note that we’ll only allow 18 participants per workshop and that all reservations made are based on a first come, first serve basis. There will be 3 chances to participate in each of the workshops. Every 2 hour workshop will be followed by a 30 min break.


9.00 : welcome & registration

9.15 : pdf introduction and objectives of the day by Ulrich Seldeslachts, 3IF.be

09.20 : 1. pdf Business, Application and People before Technology (658 KB) : facilitated by 3IF, Valentijn De Leeuw: Participants will be guided through some modelling exercises on the basis of some real life cases, in order to guide the development of potential business cases internally. Some examples include Condition Based Maintenance, Process Optimization concepts, Energy optimization, Digital Servitization.

  • Generalizing business modeling across industries
  • Choosing an application and setting up a business case
  • Mobilizing teams and preparing POC
  • Key concepts of : energy efficiency, process optimization, condition based maintenance, product digitization, integrating operator assistance

About : Valentijn is Industry Expert and Senior Partner at 3IF.be, and focal point for ARC's Benchmarking Consortium in Europe. He has extensive experience in best management practices in process industries, including chemical, polymer, metals, energy, food, pharmaceutical, and petroleum manufacturing. His experience includes knowledge of unit processes, simulation, and modeling, and business practices utilizing application software designed for manufacturing operations. Valentijn has extensive experience in best management practices in process industries, including chemical, polymer, metals, energy, food, pharmaceutical, and petroleum manufacturing. His experience includes knowledge of unit processes, simulation, and modeling, and business practices utilizing application software designed for manufacturing operations. Valentijn's focus areas include organizational change and effectiveness, business process improvement, value-based performance management, governance, project management, knowledge management, operations management, asset management, innovation and engineering, and manufacturing IT. His technology focus is on manufacturing operations management, performance management, supply chain management, and the role of the knowledge worker in manufacturing.

10.30 :   pdf 2. Analytics 4.0 workshop : facilitated by Yazzoom, Jan Verhasselt (2.43 MB) : Crucial step in the digitization process is the ability to extract actionable insights from the data. Especially when the insight is extracted by combining data from different sensors and data sources using some mathematical model, that model can be complex. It is therefore important that the creation and maintenance of such mathematical model is made as easy as possible. Both in case that mathematical model is built using expert knowledge, and in case that model is learnt from data using machine learning (AI) techniques. In this workshop we will explain the different data modelling techniques with their pro’s and con’s, and will demonstrate recent software that makes the creation and maintenance of such models feasible for non data-scientists.

  • Different approaches for predictive and prescriptive analytics projects in industry
  • How to build your own mathematical models in Excel and deploy and maintain them on live data in an industrial context
  • How AI is used to learn the normal behavior of your machine or production line from data and detect anomalies automatically

About : Jan Verhasselt holds a Master in Industrial Sciences in Automation, a Master of Science in Physics and a PhD in Applied Sciences with speciality Automatic Speech Recognition. He held several research and management positions before founding Yazzoom. See his LinkedIn page for more details.

12.30 : lunch break – demonstration of IoT devices

  pdf Selecting the right sensor for the right application (1.79 MB) facilitated by 3IF.be, Daniel Bora  When available use the data from the production machines in the first place. But in many cases there won’t be any machine interface, the fieldbus is too rudimentary, the OPC (UA) connection doesn’t learn anything new. Some experiences from the field utilizing specific flowsensors, energy measurements, vibration, inspection camera’s … and other types of sensing devices. Next step is to parametrize the sensors and utilizer multiple measurement tools. Various types of sensors, Fit for purpose, Measure locally, aggregate and calculate on site, aggregate and visualize in the cloud, Sensor technologies under development

About :  Technical Engineer with a strong experience in the Industrial Maintenance, he started in 1988 in the Metallurgical heavy industry environment, mainly in the preventive and curative maintenance direction. Later in 2002, he starts to use the Predictive Maintenance tools and procedures, and from then, he advances in this direction, adopting in his daily activity the PdM applications and tools, now by the Industry 4.0 and IIoT standards and methods. 

13.15 :   pdf 4. Cybersecurity for Digital Transformation : facilitated by Secudea (1.79 MB) Security by Design has to be a part of the Digital Transformation. But how to practically implement such a strategy on operational platforms, where most field engineers are not familiar with any cybersecurity expertise. From network segmentation, isolation through secure use of API’s, interacting with cloud systems and use of authenticated access. Insights in ways to monitor and to setup a governance.

  • Risk based approach
  • Setting priorities
  • Policies, processes and procedures
  • Risk based approach
  • Standards
  • Segmentation & Isolation
  • Firewalls
  • White Listing
  • Priviledged Access
  • Hardening PLC’s

About : Dieter has built his career in industrial environments and has gained excellent knowledge on strategic, tactical and operational level regarding security related subjects. He has worked extensively on the security within the industrial control system area including more than 6 years in a large electricity generation company. Within Toreon, he is the assessments team leader as well as the driver for the ICS security solutions Toreon offers. His main focus exists in performing penetration tests (as well external as internal), performing security audits, creating and evaluating security architectures, teaching Hacking Inside Out™, creating and setting up vulnerability management frameworks & tools. He deploys this expertise primarily in an Operational Technology (OT) environment, performing SCADA security assessments and securing SCADA environments. These activities are always part of a larger programme, aimed at reducing business risks. He has extensive knowledge concerning penetration testing, social engineering, infrastructure security and has the following certifications: CISSP, GCIH, GSEC, GXPN, GCIH, GSNA, CIRM and Scada Security Architect. He is also SANS Local Mentor and SANS Community Teacher.

14.45 :   pdf 5 (796 KB) pdf .Cognitive Manufacturing: What It Is, Why It Matters and Where to start? facilitated by IBM, Hubert Lalanne, CTO (6.92 MB) .  Being guided through the practical implementation of Watson, how to seamless integrate with your current operations, or connect to Watson from the cloud. Reap the benefits of true cognitive intelligence, work on some use cases that can be copied into your own organization, integrating with existing infrastructures and outlining the types of data needed.

  • Cognitive manufacturing leverages Watson connected services platform, AI capabilities, the Industrial IoT, and advanced analytics to digitize, understand and optimize manufacturing processes in ways that were not previously possible
  • How to prepare your datasets in order to feed them into Watson
  • Where to best integrate Watson en the types of interface

About : Hubert Lalanne est Chief Technical Officer (CTO) au sein d'une équipe européenne d'IBM en charge du secteur industriel. Il a rejoint IBM en tant que consultant pour l'industrie. D'abord en charge d'architecture software pour les industries en France, il a ensuite exercé ses fonctions au niveau européen, en tant que conseiller technique. Entre 2011 et 2014, il était CTO des équipes européennes en charge des Smater Cities. En 2015, il a été nommé Technical Leader de l'unité IBM Analytics Business, en charge des solutions dans le domaine de l'internet des objets et de la maintenance.


16.15 :   document 6. Business, Application and People (after) Technology part 2 (5.17 MB) : facilitated by 3IF, Valentijn De Leeuw: 

Beyond the technologies and the business are also the people. While there from the beginning, we usually deal with them only at the end. Some suggested ways forward, required skills, interests and required pariticpation.t

17.00 : End of Day 1 : wrap-up. 


Day 2 : fireside chats, presentations, breakouts and panels. 


2018-04-09/10 : * Industrie 4.0 Training Gent: Curus 1 - Major Concepts (2 dagen)

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• De eerste diepgaande, productonafhankelijke Industrie 4.0 training
• Onderdeel van een internationaal certificeringstraject voor Industrie 4.0
• Geleverd door internationale experten, maar die wel ‘jouw taal’ spreken – uit de praktijk
• Inzicht in geïmplementeerde industrie 4.0 projecten bij soortgelijke bedrijven
• Ook / juist voorbeelden vanuit en voor het MKB !
• Groepsopdrachten met cursisten uit verschillende bedrijven
• Individuele opdrachten voor mee te nemen naar jouw eigen bedrijf

• Waarom is het belangrijk om tijdig te anticiperen?
• Hoe gaat digitalisatie de industrie veranderen en vooral mijn bedrijf?
• Welke ontwikkelpaden zijn er mogelijk voor mijn bedrijf?
• Welke nieuwe kansen worden gecreëerd voor de productieomgeving, logistiek en R&D?
• Waarom zijn juist nieuwe business modellen de echte uitdaging?

De training is een ideaal startpunt om je weg te vinden in het complexe landschap van Industrie 4.0;
Frederik Van Leeckwyck van Factry

Prima trainer, praktijkgericht en zeker direct toepasbaar binnen ons bedrijf;
Wim Van der Borght, Automation Manager bij Reynaers Aluminium


" Binnen de industrie word de uitdaging van digitalisatie vaak bediscussieerd,
maar het ontbreekt een een concrete en vooral ook systematische aanpak "

Industrie 4.0, Industrieel Internet, Internet of Things, Big Data voor Industrie, Digitale Transformatie…..er lijkt geen dag voorbij te gaan zonder dat deze termen voorbij komen. De informatie die beschikbaar is blijft toch vaak aan de oppervlakte, is minder gericht op daadwerkelijke implementatie en vooral gericht op succesverhalen van de grote bedrijven met idem portemonnee. Binnen de industrie is grote behoefte naar praktische kennis en vaardigheden. Wij bieden deze bedrijven een praktijkgerichte training, waarin ze systematisch bekend raken met de uitdagingen van digitalisatie; concrete concepten, technologieën en industrie 4.0 praktijkcases aangereikt krijgen en leren toepassen, en vooral ook leren hoe ze deze mogelijkheden kunnen evalueren en stapsgewijs implementeren binnen het eigen bedrijf


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Cursus 1: Main Concepts of the digitalization of Industry
Maandag 9 en Dinsdag 10 April, Gent



Deze eerste training biedt je een diepgaande analyse van de fundamentele principes van digitalisatie. Concepten en technologieën zoals Big Data, het Internet of Things en hun relevantie voor Industrie 4.0 worden uitgebreid besproken. Een classificatie voor Industrie 4.0 en de verschillende onderwerpen wordt verder ontwikkeld middels interactieve oefeningen. Deze classificatie wordt vervolgens vertaald naar de wereld van de business modellen, waarin vooral de randvoorwaarden en het potentieel van Industrie 4.0 wordt besproken. Verticale en horizontale integratie van informatie en data flows, waarde creatie binnen processen worden besproken, en er wordt dieper ingegaan in de mogelijkheden van flexibele productie en logistiek. Alle onderwerpen worden besproken op basis van praktijkvoorbeelden en groepsopdrachten.


01. Development of the industry 4.0 concept
02. Basics of digitalization
03. Big Data
04. Internet of Things and Services
05. Industry 4.0 Matrix
06. Horizontal & and vertical integration
07. Research & Development 4.0
08. Production 4.0
09. Logistics 4.0
10. Business model innovation 4.0

Praktische details & Registratie:

Cursus 1 - Basic concepts of the digitalization of industry
Maandag 9 en dinsdag 10 April 2018, Gent

Prijzen & Registratie:

• Vlaamse KMO's: EUR 1,250
• Overige bedrijven: EUR 1,500
• Inclusief 2 dagen training, trainingmaterialen
• Lunches en koffiepauzes zijn inbegrepen

U kunt zich aanmelden via de event registratiepagina 


2018-04-11/12 : * Industrie 4.0 Training Gent : Cursus 2 - Advanced Concepts (2 dagen)

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" Binnen de industrie word de uitdaging van digitalisatie vaak bediscussieerd,
maar het ontbreekt een een concrete en vooral ook systematische aanpak "

Binnen de industrie is grote behoefte naar praktische, pragmatische en productonafhankelijke kennis en vaardigheden en dan ook liefst en vooral binnen de bedrijven zelf. Vanaf juni 2017 start 3IF daarom de eerste, productonafhankelijke en diepgaande industrie 4.0 trainingen in Vlaanderen. Deelname is open, al richten we ons met name op de KMO, met specifieke voorbeelden, use cases, opdrachten en de opzet van de trainingen. 3IF investeert met u mee, waardoor de kosten substantieel lager liggen t.o.v. de waarde van de training.

Industrie 4.0 Training in Vlaanderen

“Four point what?”
Industry 4.0 staat voor de digitalisatie van de gehele industrie. De term beschrijft de transformatie naar flexibele productienetwerken op basis van geconnecteerde en datagedreven infrastructuur. Het doel van industrie 4.0 is te werken naar het intelligente bedrijf, gekarakteriseerd door de mogelijkheid zich snel aan te passen, gebruik van efficiente resources, samenwerkung van mensen en machines en een continue integratie van waardetoevoegende partners. Hiermee zal de volledige werkomgeving en dus ook de functieinhoud van medewerkers significant veranderen. Nieuwe mogelijkheden voor efficiency en kostenreductie, maar ook nieuwe producten en diensten op basis van innovatieve business modellen worden gecreeerd.

Kenmerken van de trainingen:
Systematische benadering van digitalisatie
concrete aanpakken voor uw bedrijf
inzicht in reeds geimplementeerde industrie 4.0 projecten bij soortgelijke (KMO) bedrijven
intensieve samenwerking (inclusief groepsopdrachten) met andere cursisten en de trainer
karakter van een interactieve workshop

Maar liefst 4 beschikbare trainingen en (optioneel) een examen *

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Praktische details & Registratie:

Cursus 2 - Advanced Concepts of Industrie 4.0
Woensdag 11 en donderdag 12 April 2018, Gent

01. Maintenance procedures 4.0
02. Quality management 4.0
03. Staff and workplace 4.0
04. After sales services 4.0,
05. business analytics & data mining
06. Ecosystems 4.0
07. Horizontal and vertical integration
08. Robotic 4.0
09. Autonomous Systems
10. Employment 4.0 

Waarom is het belangrijk om tijdig te anticiperen?
Hoe gaat digitalisatie de industrie veranderen en vooral mijn bedrijf?
Welke ontwikkelpaden zijn er mogelijk voor mijn bedrijf?
Welke nieuwe kansen worden gecreeerd voor de productieomgeving, logistiek en R&D?
Waarom zijn juist nieuwe business modellen de echte uitdaging?

Prijzen & Registratie:

• Vlaamse KMO's: EUR 1,250
• Overige bedrijven: EUR 1,500
• Inclusief 2 dagen training, trainingmaterialen
• Lunches en koffiepauzes zijn inbegrepen

U kunt zich aanmelden via de event registratiepagina 


2018-03-21/22/23 : Industrial Data Space Summit

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Industrial Data Space Association

The importance and added value created by internet-based services on the basis of intelligent linked data – so-called smart services – is increasing more and more: Business models develop out of data, values develop from business models, growth and prosperity develop from values. Industrial Data Space opens up a new dimension for companies all over the world in the fields of industry, services and retail, for the way they handle data and how they use this, the raw material of the digital economy.

For companies, data is only worthwhile if it can be processed. At the same time, a new, comprehensive and generally accepted handling practice has to be anchored in the way data is utilized.

Industrial Data Space is a virtual data space which supports the secure exchange and simple linking of data in business ecosystems on the basis of standards and by using collaborative governance models. Data is only exchanged if it is requested from trustworthy certified partners. The data owner – i.e. the company – determines who is allowed to use the data in what way. As a result, the partners of one supply chain have joint access to certain data by mutual consent so that they can start something new, develop new business models, design their own processes more efficiently or initiate additional added value processes elsewhere, either alone or together.

Join the First Industrial Data Space Association Summit


By this new and innovative event format the participants will gain the opportunity to discover the Industrial Data Space Association (IDSA), to take part actively and to encourage the internationalization of the Industrial Data Space. In addition, this three-day event will integrate all working group- and taskforce sessions as well as the general assemby, and will inspire you by offering different workshops, newbie-sessions, speed-dating and counting.

Be part of it. Save the date.

More information and registration on the IDS Website