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Join manufacturing, engineering and business professionals from leading manufacturers, solution providers and industry groups as they share the practical information, strategic insight and real-life expertise you need to plan, execute and optimize your IIoT implementations and data innovation strategies

3IF & EluciDATA: Industrial Internet, Internet of Things and Data Innovation in Industry:

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. The project EluciDATA aims to stimulate data innovation (i.e. innovation by focused data exploitation) in industry. On December 10th in Brussels, the 2 projects unite to to share expertise and best practice cases in Flanders, Belgium and beyond; in industrial internet, industrie 4.0 and big data for industry. National and international experts will share their perspectives on both the current state of affairs and also provide an insight the future.

Some of the Speakers:

Industrial Internet of Things - The role of the Operator - Proximus

What is the role of the operator in supporting Industrial Internet, Machine 2 Machine Communication? Proximus provides an interesting perspective, including a short introduction of the LoRa Alliance, an open, non-profit association aimed to to standardize Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) being deployed around the world to enable Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M), and smart city, and industrial applications.

Discovery analytics for the process industry, Thomas Dhollander - D square
Today's process industry companies collect vast amounts of sensor, actuator and control data in so-called process historians. These data hold great promise for mining and sharing process know-how that is currently only available in the "fingerspitzengefuhl" of aging workers. In practice however, process data cannot be easily mined due to a lack of contextualization and analytics capabilities. As a consequence, decision making in most production facilities still heavily relies on the episodal memory of stakeholders operating the plant. Learning between workers on different shifts, stakeholders with different roles and employees with various levels of experience can be greatly improved. Recent search and big data technologies can play a role to turn data sinks into information sources, capture and share process know-how and make learning from historical data easier. Based on extensive research on plug-and-play data mining solutions for the process industry we recently launched TrendMiner, a discovery analytics engine for process measurement data.

About Thomas Dhollander: Thomas is co-founder at D square, where he is involved in the R&D of innovative data mining tools for the industry. From 2005 to 2008 he was active as a data mining and machine learning research engineer at the KULeuven University in Leuven, Belgium. Thomas holds a Master in Science in Mechanical-Electrotechnical engineering (data mining & automation, KULeuven, Leuven, 2004) and a Master of Arts in Cognitive and Neural Systems (Boston University, Boston MA, 2005).

OPC UA: Key technology in the worldwide strategy for Industial Internet of Things, Wim Tindemans - Control & Protection
Nowadays everybody talks about IoT or IIoT, industry 4.0, Big Data and data analysis. In order to get the system aligned with this level of integration, customers are faced with new challenges. How to get the data? How to structure my data? How to manage security when we talk about industrial data? What is the impact of standards like OPC UA on this? Here you get answers on the fact why OPC UA is key technology in the worldwide strategy for IoT. Wim will share information about the new OPC‐UA Global Discovery Server implementation which is the first implementation in the world. This is a practical example on how you create the foundation, the base structures for future automation.

Are you a manufacturer, industrial automation supplier, integrator or policy maker, interested to learn about market developments, smart networks, how to get the most out of production data, optimize communication between machines, smart sensors, applications and people….? Then this event is for you.


•13:00 : Welcome coffee and registration
•13:15: Introduction (Sirris)
•13:30 : Keynote speech 'Accelerating Insight through Visual Analytics' (Bart Adams, Luciad)
•14:15 : Session 1: 3IF project. How does the Industrial Internet impact data innovation?
◦Introduction 3IF project (Wim Stoffelen)
◦Proximus - Industrial Internet of Things - The role of the Operator
◦Wim Tindemans (Control and protection) - OPC UA: Key technology in the worldwide strategy for Industial Internet of Things
•15:15 : Coffee break
•15:45 : : Session 2: Technology provider testimonials (20’ talks/demos)
◦3IF Member Dsquare (Thomas Dhollander): Discovery analytics for the process industry
◦Pepite (Philippe Mack) - Demo DATAmaestro
•16:45 : Tech booths and networking reception
•18:00 : End

Practical information, pricing and registration: 

3IF & EluciDATA International Seminar
Diamant Building, Bd. A. Reyers 80, 1030 Brussels - December 10, from 1pm till 6pm
This event is free of charge for 3IF & EluciDATA- members The price for Non-members is set at €95 (excl. VAT).
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