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2017-10-05 : ABISS Conferentie

ABISS 2017

De 2e Advanced Business & Industrial Software Summit, ABISS 2017, is in aantocht. Invent Media, Sirris, Agoria, 3if zijn druk bezig met het samenbrengen van de sprekers en exposanten (ontwikkelaars van apps, software en dienstenverleners voor digital & smart manufacturing, overheidsinitiatieven ter ondersteuning van de Vlaamse Industrie...). Op 5 oktober komt het kruim van de Belgische industrie, bestaande uit management en business unit teams uit productiebedrijven, naar Kortrijk Xpo om de 8 expert classes en het aanbod leveranciers op de netwerkbeurs ABISS 2017 te ontdekken.

De meest innovatieve en performante apps, software , kennis- en dienstverleners om productiebedrijven digitaal, smart en interconnected te maken zullen present zijn. Optimalisatie en automatisering van allerhande processen, mobile apps, veiligheid, big data & analytics, en hulpmiddelen zoals VR en AR komen aan bod.

Maar ABISS 2017 biedt vooral een sterk programma aan gratis Expert Classes over trends, methodes en voorbeelden van digitalisering in een productieomgeving! We stellen 4 sessies van 30 minuten beschikbaar voor relevante en actuele digitaliseringsprojecten uit de Benelux-industrie, gebracht door goede en vooral neutrale sprekers.

Voor welk soort bedrijven ?

Elk industrieel of ambachtelijk bedrijf dat produceert, behoort tot de bezoekersdoelgroep. Alle mogelijke productiebedrijven (of het nu gaat om discrete of process industry) komen in aanmerking, zoals: maakindustrie, chemie, farma, machine- en apparatenbouw, voeding, agro, metaal, kunststoffen, hout, textiel….

Voor wie ?

•C-levels, eigenaars en algemeen management van KMO’s en grote bedrijven
•Verantwoordelijken en voorschrijvers uit specifieke bedrijfsprocessen (productie, maintenance, procurement, engineering, planning, R&D, quality, SCM, warehousing, safety, IT, HR, )
•Verantwoordelijken voor IT, cybersecurity

Praktische details en inroosteren
Donderdag 5 oktober 2017 | 9u-18u
XXL | Kortrijk Xpo
Deelname is gratis bij registratie vooraf via de ABISS website

Activititeiten van OMG in Brussel : IoT Model Based Engineering - 5 tot 9 juni

 

Object Management Group® (OMG®) is pleased to invite members of 3IF to attend the Internet of Things and Model-Based Engineering in Manufacturing Event taking place in Brussels on June 7, 2017. This is of several special events taking place during OMG’s quarterly meeting, to be held the week of June 5 – 9, 2017, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, rue du Fossé aux Loups 47, Brussels.


The objective of this full-day event is to discuss joint interests in the area of smart manufacturing and to initiate activities to solve our common problems. Attendees will learn about developments and strategies in support of complex system manufacturing and will help formulate requirements in conjunction with key industrial players, organizations and consortia such as the Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™), GfSE (the German chapter of INCOSE, the International Council on Systems Engineering) and the Plattform Industrie 4.0  (PI40). In a concluding panel we will discuss the need for action and joint activities. This full-day event has a registration fee of $129 US, which includes refreshments breaks, luncheon and an evening networking cocktail reception.

OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium whose members represent the end-user, vendor, government agency, university and research institution communities. During our technical meeting in Brussels the following special events are open to the public, featuring information about OMG’s standards work in the areas of Data Residency, the Industrial Internet of Things, Smart Manufacturing, Cyber Resilience, Model Based Engineering, and more. Most are free or carry a nominal registration fee.

OMS Special Events


Getting Started with DDS: Getting Started with DDS: The IIoT Connectivity Standard
(Mon., June 5, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
This free tutorial introduces key concepts and techniques of OMG’s Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard. Introduced in 2004, the Data Distribution Service (DDS) has been steadily growing in popularity and adoption. Today, DDS is at the heart of a large number of mission- and business-critical systems such as Air Traffic Control and Management, Train Control Systems, Energy Production Systems, Medical Devices, Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities and NASA's Kennedy Space Centre Launch System. Complimentary event.

BPMN in Action - Meet and Greet (Mon., June 5, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm)
Join other Business Process Modeling practitioners and interested parties to attend this free innovative and informative meet and greet. Cocktails and light snacks will be served while leading software vendors demonstrate live the iterative elaboration and interchange of a BPMN model using their respective tools that implement the BPMN standard. Get answers to your BPMN questions in a relaxed social setting. This is the perfect opportunity to come and meet some of the creators and innovators supporting this most widely adopted business process standard. Complimentary event.

European Business Architecture Innovation Summit and Transportation Reference Model Workshop (Tues. – Thurs., June 6 – 8, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

The third European Business Architecture Innovation Summit and Workshop will feature business practitioners and experts from around the world who will share a range of experiences from a cross-section of industries including financial services, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, retail, and utilities. Discussions weave together state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice approaches that feature the role of business architecture in strategy enablement and business model deployment, practice alignment and roadmap definition, portfolio management and investment strategy, risk management and regulatory compliance, business performance analysis, digital transformation and customer experience. This 3-day program, co-presented with the Business Architecture Guild, has a registration fee of $545 US.


Cyber Resilience Summit (Tues., June 6, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm)
The theme of OMG’s Consortium for Software and IT Quality (CISQ) Cyber Resilience Summit is “Measuring and Managing Software Risk, Security and Technical Debt.” All are invited to attend this important IT leadership event drawing on best practices for security and resiliency, and sharing the latest strategic thinking from innovative American and European CIOs and IT policy makers. Invited are participants from US DoD, NATO and the European Commission. Invited to keynote is a senior policy maker in Europe. Complimentary event.

UAF®, UPDM™ and MBSE Summit (Tues., June 6, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
This complimentary Summit explores how to leverage MBSE with Architecture modeling in an integrated and disciplined approach, enabling the modernization of complex systems (Systems of Systems, C4I systems and heavy industry systems), bringing together thought leaders from government, system integrators, the UAF development team, and practitioners to discuss the challenges, strategies, and current and emerging practices, and to inform the user community on the path forward. UAF with MBSE attendees will have the opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas. Complimentary event.

UAF®, UPDM™ and MBSE Tutorials (Tues., June 6, 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm)
As a companion program to UAF® and MBSE Summit, we hope you will join us Tuesday afternoon for complimentary tutorial sessions. This program will introduce a brand new Unified Architecture Framework v1.0 and explore how to leverage MBSE with architecture modeling in an integrated and disciplined approach, enabling the modernization of systems of systems. This features the creation of architecture from A to Z, combining both theory and practice. Lifecycle work will be discussed, along with ways to make use of UAF to speed up system development by looking at complex system of systems and use UAF to analyze the interactions. Complimentary event.

Internet of Things and Model-Based Engineering in Manufacturing  (Wed., June 7, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm)
The objective of this full-day event is to discuss joint interests between formerly disconnected organizations in the area of smart manufacturing and to initiate activities to solve our common problems. Attendees will learn about developments and strategies in support of complex system manufacturing and will help formulate requirements in conjunction with key industrial players, organizations and consortia such as the Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™), GfSE (the German chapter of INCOSE, the International Council on Systems Engineering) and the Plattform Industrie 4.0  (PI40). In a concluding panel we will discuss the need for action and joint activities. This full-day event has a registration fee of $129 US, which includes refreshments breaks, luncheon and an evening networking cocktail reception.

Data Residency Working Group (Thurs., June 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
The OMG Data Residency Working Group explores issues and practices related to the impact of laws and regulations on data location and migration. The goal of the Working Group is to create and execute a roadmap for the elaboration of specifications to model, monitor and manage data residency issues and to develop various documents (taxonomy, discussion paper and lists of standards and regulations) to support this effort. Our “Data Residency Challenges” position paper was just approved at our March meeting in Reston and will soon be released officially by the OMG. Part of the Brussels meeting will be devoted to a presentation of the content of the paper, followed by a discussion of potential next steps. We are keenly interested in attracting representatives of various European organizations (governments, cloud and outsourcing vendors, as well as end users) to attend the meeting. Complimentary event.

Architecture Driven Modernization Best Practices Seminar (Thursday, June 8, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

The Cloud is the most profound change to computing taking place in our decade but most organizations see no clear pathway for achieving Cloud enablement for their mission critical legacy. Why is the Cloud-enablement of enterprise legacy systems lagging so far behind when the benefits are so apparent? Join us Thursday afternoon to hear Philip Newcomb, CEO/Founder, The Software Revolution, Inc. (TSRI) and Co-chair of the OMG Architecture Driven Modernization Task Force, directly address the challenges and opportunities organizations confront in migrating mission-critical legacy applications to the Cloud. This is a must-attend event for CIOs, CISOs, CTOs and other IT decision makers. Complimentary event.

2017-06-15/16 : * New - Industrie 4.0 Training Gent (2 days)

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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 1 - Basic concepts of the digitalization of industry
Donderdag 15 en vrijdag 16 juni, Gent

Modules:
01. basics of the digitalization of industry
02. big data
03. Internet of Things & Services
04. Industrie 4.0 matrix
05. horizontal and vertical integration
06. production 4.0
07. R&D 4.0
08. logistic 4.0
09. business-model innovation 4.0

Leerdoelen:
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?

Eenmalige Introductieprijs:

• Vlaamse KMO's: EUR 650
• Overige bedrijven: EUR 750
• Inclusief 2 dagen training, trainingmaterialen
• Lunches en koffiepauzes zijn inbegrepen

U kunt zich registreren via de eventpagina


 

2017-06-08/09 : World Carpet Congress 2017, Gent

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Carpets and textile floor coverings do not only decorate houses, offices, hotel lobbies and (public) transportation means, but they are also highly technological products, based on excellent research and development. The carpet factory of the future is created today by the sector’s transition into a sustainable and hightech industry, with a cross-sectoral approach and open innovation policy.

The 6th edition of the WORLD CARPET CONGRESS will focus on different application areas and innovative opportunities for textile floor coverings, carpets and rugs...More information and registration via the conference webpage

 

2017-05-23 : 3IF Annual Conference 2017: Internet of Things & Digital Transformation for Industry

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3IF ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017:

Is the platform where industrial innovations can meet cross industry, with the main theme of utilizing information technology to enable digital transformations, using internet technology. The 3IF conference brings together various technologies and use cases from different industries, with the aim to facilitate business modeling, creativity, concepts and advance towards optimal utilization of IoT, data analytics, big data, cloud and web services, with the opportunity presented by various digital evolutions and technologies and standards under developments. Best practices, major changes and revolutionary developments, coordinating proof of concepts, scaling up to production, process industry learning from discrete manufacturing and reversely, machine operators indicating needs to machines builders and reversely, how are we on an international level in Europe and versus the rest of the world. What can we expect from policy makers, solution providers and industry associations, sharing practical information, strategic insights and real-life experiences.

  

The 3rd Innovation Wave...?
Over the last 200 years, the world has experienced several waves of innovation. The Industrial Revolution saw innovations in technology applied to manufacturing. The Internet Revolution allowed machines to connect and exchange information. The two combined have set the stage for the next wave, that we are calling the “Industrial Internet”, or Industrial Internet of Things” (IIoT). This last wave pushes the boundaries of machines and will drastically increase productivity, efficiency and flexibility in the production process: Processes that govern themselves, with intelligent machines that take corrective action to avoid unplanned downtime of machinery. Each mobile device indicating the status of any digital components within the production environment, providing employees mobile access to real-time information....the possibilities seem endless.

This transformation has already started, yet the Industrial Internet is still in its infancy stage. On another note there are many aspects of the daily operations that are ready for the type of improvements provided by IIoT technology; that can deliver tangible benefits with a fast return on investment. Having said that, companies are faced with tackling day-to-day issues and with insufficient resources to survey new technologies and plan improvement projects. They should keep business model innovation as a long term goal and focus on what is practical and achievable right now.

 

 

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Topics include:

•Digital Manufacturing
•IoT (Internet of Things): IoT Networks, Industrial IoT
•Data Science: Data Analytics, Data Visualization
•Digital Transformation
•System Integration for digital transformation
•Industrie 4.0
•Industrial Internet
•OPC UA TSN
•Cyber Security for Industry

Registration and participation are free of charge, but non-attendance and no upfront cancellation will be charged a fee of 95 €. 

Individual presentations and documentation can be downloaded hereunder, or as a complete pack. (Available upon registration and signing up to 3IF.be, including consent of of personal data protection and copyright conditions.)

 

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Final Agenda: 

(Please visit regularly to remain updated on the progress and developments, or register in order to receive the latest updates via email on a bi-monthly basis. )

8.30 - 9.00 : Welcome & Registration, opening of the networking floor, coffee & snacks

Coffee, tea and waters offered throughout the morning sessions
The networking floor remains open throughout the day for more quality face to face time during some of the talks.
Participants will be inspired throughout the discussions in order to have an introduction during the breaks, and a more thorough discussion during the sessions. 
Conference attendees will be invited for one on one discussions with some of the partners, and setting up a specific schedule.

9.00 - 10.30 : Welcome & Opening keynotes 

10.30 -11.30 :  Advisory & Analyst panel 

  • Valentijn de Leeuw, ARC Web (BE)
  • Joris Van Niel, McKinsey & Company (NL)
  • Johan Van der Straeten, PWC (Be)

11.30 : Networking Break

12.00 : Keynote : Innovating in Industry in Flanders - Industrie 4.0, by Leo Van de Loock, Transformation Manager industrie 4.0 at VLAIO

12.20 : Use Case Digitizing Cosmetics Production brought by Contec 

Case on efficiency improvement  and manufacturing flexibility in cosmetics. 

12.30 - 13.30 : Practitioners Panel 

  • Philipp Ramin, German Innovation Centre for Industrie 4.0 (DE)
  • Alain Wayenberg, Agoria (BE)
  • Vik Vandecaveye, CNH Industrial  (BE)
  • Leo Van De Loock, VLAIO (BE)

13.30 - 14.30 : Lunch & Networking 

14.30 : Industrie 4.0 step by step and from an integrated perspective, by Philipp Ramin, Innovationszentrum fur Industrie 4.0

Industrie 4.0, what's in it for me...?
The Innovationszentrum is the German Open Innovation Platform for Industrie 4.0. Philipp is the co-author of Europe's first independent Training for Industrie 4.0; with special attention to SME industrial companies. Some experiences after training hundreds of students and supporting their Industrie 4.0 transitions.. 

15.00 : Case Study : Umicore, Peter Zadora - Umicore &  Jan Verhasselt, Yazzoom (DE)

Case on Predictive maintenance, cloud, and advanced controls.

15.30 - 16.45 : IoT connectivity & deployment panel

IoT is another key enabler for digital industries. New sensors can be attached to brownfield operations, new machines are being considered as internet attached devices with many capabilities including sensing and serving as actuators. There is a multitude of offerings and a plethora of IoT today available, making it difficult to understand the specific capabilities for industry. In this panel, we'll be exploring some of the components in the ecosystem, how they can integrate, operate, be complementary and overlap. Each of the panel members will be presenting their specific capabilities followed by a panel discussion.VersaSense: Danny Hughes, Chief Technical Office. In this panel, we'll be exploring the various mechanisms to connect industrial devices over wireless networks and how these are developing over time, indicating specific potential capabilities and challenges from the different technologies, how they are being picked up by the industry. Each of the panel members will be presenting their specific capabilities followed by a panel discussion.

  • Orange M2M : Gert Pauwels,
  • AllThingsTalk : Rudi Wynen, Business Development
  • Versasense : Danny Hughes, CTO

16.45 - 17.30 : System Integrator Panel

One of the two most important challenges being faced today by organizations trying to take the next step into digital transformation is the challenge of integration. Parts of these challenges might be covered through ongoing standard developments, but most of the production environments have to work with existing legacy systems and brownfield operations, usually not even connected. Some approaches and best practices in integrating IoT, enhancing existing systems, integrating through OPC UA, through direct interfaces or mastering MES and ERP as next generation factory management environments.Each of the panel members will be presenting their specific capabilities followed by a panel discussion.

  • CONTEC, Wim Tindemans
  • Agidens, Tom Capiau, Innovation Manager
  • Advantech Europe : Jim Ten Broeke, IoT and Industrie 4.0

17.30 - 18.15 : Analytics, Industrial Data and Advanced Technologies 

A major driver for Digital Transformation is the utilization of industrial data. Many industries have already started collecting massive amounts of data throughout the last decade. Many others still have to start to install data points and collect information from their operations and equipment. During this session, a insight in some exampes on how and where to integrate and what types of usage could support the efficiency of the operations, or even support the development and sales of new services. Each of the panel members will be presenting their specific capabilities followed by a panel discussion.

  • IBM, Watson : Ronald Teijken, Business Development Executive
  • FACTRY : Jeroen Coussement, CEO 
  • Yazzoom : Jan Verhasselt, CEO

18.15 : Closing Notes 

18.30 : Closing Reception 

20.00 : End of Conference

Event Venue:
La Tricoterie, Théodore Verhaegenstraat 158, 1060 Brussel;
A unique location, previously linnen factory and contact factory, the 3IF.be conference location for 2017.

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Tuesday May 23rd !:

Visit the 3IF Conference 2017:
3IF Annual Conference 2017: Internet of Things & Digital Transformation for Industry
Tuesday 23 May from 8.30am till 8pm
La Tricoterie, Théodore Verhaegenstraat 158, 1060 Brussel
Participation is free of charge upon prior registration.
• A NO SHOW Fee of 95 € will be charged to registered persons not attending and not cancelling at least 1 week prior to the event
• Only upon confirmation by email of the registration system, your entry to the conference is assured

Individual presentations and documentation can be downloaded within the program, or as a complete pack. 
(Available upon registration and signing up to 3IF.be, including consent of of personal data protection and copyright conditions.)



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Your Hosts of the Day:

Valentijn de Leeuw, Vice President at ARC Advisory Group
Valentijn has extensive experience in best management practices in process industries. These include chemical, polymer, metals, energy, utilities, food, pharmaceutical and petroleum manufacturing. Experience includes knowledge of unit processes, simulation and modeling and business practices utilizing application software designed for manufacturing operations. Experience in aligning organizations, strategy, business processes and technical architectures. At ARC, responsibilities include research and consulting in process industries. Technology focus is on manufacturing operations management, performance management, knowledge management and the role of the knowledge worker in manufacturing. Valentijn is focal point for the ARC Benchmarking Consortium in EMEA. Valentijn holds a PhD of technical sciences from Delft University of Technology (NL) in cooperation with Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris and IFP and also holds a Masters in Chemistry from Utrecht State University located in The Netherlands. Valentijn acts as independent expert-evaluator of research projects for the European Commission in the Information Technologies and Communication, and Social Sustainability in Manufacturing domains

Ulrich Seldeslachts - Managing Director 3IF & CEO from LSEC
Ulrich is executive director of LSEC, a not for profit industry association focused on Information Security in Europe, based in Belgium and with operations in the Netherlands, UK and Germany. LSEC runs the 3IF.be digital transformation for manufacturing companies platform, supporting some 50+ companies in successfully migrating to becoming a smarter industry. Prior to LSEC, Ulrich was responsible for the corporate development of a US-European Broadband wireless operator (Sprint-Clearwire), a broadband internet operator (Orange), a security engineering company, and many other innovative projects. Ulrich holds a BA in Communication Sciences, postgraduates in Computer Sciences and Economics and an MBA from LBS. Within LSEC, Ulrich supports a team of 13 experienced professionals supporting the development of it security in Europe, and paving the way for a more secure industrial internet. 

Sponsors and Supporters of the Conference:


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Advantech:
Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted innovative embedded and automation products and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, and global logistics support; all backed by industry-leading front and back office e-business solutions. Advantech has always been an innovator in the development and manufacture of high-quality, high-performance computing platforms. We cooperate closely with our partners to help provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications across a diverse range of industries. To realize our corporate vision of Enabling an Intelligent Planet, Advantech will continue collaborating and Partnering for Smart city & IoT Solutions.

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. Agoria brings together and defends the interests of companies in the technology industry. The federation is committed to the future of these companies and the nearly 275,000 people they employ. With 1,700 member companies, Agoria is the largest sectoral employers’ federation in Belgium. Agoria is active the 10 areas: Information and Communication Technology, Building Technology, Contracting, Materials Technology, Subcontracting, Production Technology & Mechatronics, Transport Systems & Solutions, Energy Systems & Solutions, Environment Systems & Solutions and Aeronautics, Space, Security and Defence Technology. Through its Expertise Centres, Agoria also offers assistance to members on matters of Talent and Labour market, Innovation, Energy, Environment, Social affairs, and Regulation and Standards (both technical and general)

ABISS 2017

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 2nd edition of ABISS on October 5th, 2017. More information about the summit can be found on www.abissummit.eu

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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

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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2017-05-16: ARC EU Conference - Barcelona

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On May 16th and 17th 2017, ARC Advisory Group will host its European Industry Forum (EIF) at the Meliã Hotel Sitges in Spain. The European Industry Forum is part of ARC’s successful series of worldwide conferences in the USA, India, China, and Japan.

Participants are invited to attend a series of exclusive plenary and breakout sessions. In these sessions, ARC analysts and other automation experts will analyze trends and drivers in manufacturing and tell the inside story of successful operations and applications.

Planned sessions include:
•Advanced Manufacturing and Modularization
•Asset Lifecycle Management and Smart Machines
•Cybersecurity
•Energy and Sustainability
•Industrial Analytics and Edge Computing
•Industrie 4.0, IIoT, and Smart Manufacturing
•IT/OT Convergence
•Organization and Workforce Development

ARC’s European Industry Forum features dedicated workshops, offering ample opportunity to learn and discuss about trends and developments. Join us at the annual ARC Industry Forum Europe in Sitges, Spain to learn more about how the digital enterprise will be realized and the benefits that this can bring. Discover what your peers are doing today and what steps they are taking in their respective journeys.

You are welcome to join ARC’s European Industry Forum on May 16 – 17, 2017. For more information about attending, speaking or sponsoring, please go to the ARC website or contact ablech[at]arcweb.com

2017-05-03: Augmented Reality Workshop & Hands on Demo's

Ontdek nieuwe mogelijkheden
met Augmented, Virtual & Mixed Reality voor industrie


Augmented Reality is een van de technologieën die steeds meer ter sprake komt in discussies rondom smart manufacturing en industrie 4.0. Tot een paar jaar geleden werd ze gezien als een domein voor de gaming- industrie en een fancy tool voor bedrijfsmatige toepassingen; maar is nu volwassen genoeg om in een productieomgeving te worden toegepast. De mogelijke toepassingen zijn erg breed, en in projecten en cases heeft Augmented Reality bewezen dat ze ingezet kan worden om de performance te verhogen van zowel processen als medewerkers.

Discover New Realities Event
'Presentatie & Live Demo’s voor de toepassingen van Augmented, Virtual & Mixed Reality'

Op deze namiddag laten we u op een leuke en praktische manier kennismaken met de verschillende technologieën en hoe ze kunnen worden ingezet. Voor een optimale ervaring worden de deelnemers verdeeld over 2 groepen, die beurtelings een presentatie volgen en in de Green Key Studio zelf een aantal van de toepassingen en devices mogen testen.

Agenda:

12.00-12.30 broodjeslunch

12.40-13.30 Presentatie & demo / Testen van devices (1)
groep 1: Demo in greenkey studio (Rift/Vive/Fove)
groep 2 presentatie AR/VR + demo (AR, Hololens)

13.30-14.30 Presentatie & demo / Testen van devices (2)
groep 1 presentatie AR/VR + demo (AR, Hololens)
groep 2 demo in greenkey studio (Rift/Vive/Fove)

Gastspreker & host van de dag:

Marc Wauters BUT

Marc Wauters
Marc Wauters is Managing director van B·U·T, pionier op net vlak van Virtual & Augmented Reality, en naast spreker ook onze host van de dag

Praktische informatie en registratie:
Augmented Reality Workshop & Hands on Demo's 
Woensdag 3 mei van 12:00 uur tot 14:30 uur,
Deelname aan de workshop is gratis, bij registratie vooraf via de eventpagina

2018-05-15 - 16 : ARC EU Conference - Barcelona

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On May 15th and 16th 2018, ARC Advisory Group will host its European Industry Forum (EIF) at the Meliã Hotel Sitges in Spain. The European Industry Forum is part of ARC’s successful series of worldwide conferences in the USA, India, China, and Japan.

It's happening fast. Everywhere we turn, devices and processes are becoming more connected and intelligent. Production machines, gas turbines, and thermostats all stream data. Refineries, oil platforms, mines, and wind turbines are optimizing asset and operating performance. Design software links to additive machines to print parts directly. And it's only the beginning.

How will disruptive technologies change existing products, processes and plants?
Can cybersecurity threats be overcome?
When will machine learning and artificial intelligence transform operations?
Will open source solutions impact traditional software and automation domains?
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 run your digital transformation, many technologies and suppliers to evaluate, and endless choices to make. Embedded systems, networks, software platforms, augmented reality, and machine learning will play a role as you begin to improve uptime, optimize performance, enhance services, and re-think your business models.

At the Forum, end users will present case studies that inspire participants to network and ask questions related to their own operations. No presentation can be more inspiring than a peer talking about the practices put in place, what the company learned, what the benefits were, and how the project was implemented. At the previous ARC Forum, Dow Chemical, Lonmin, Nestlé, Red Bull Technology, and Sitech spoke about their approaches, implementations, and experiences.

Challenges continue to grow for the industrial cybersecurity community. Broader deployment of operational technology is expanding the use cases requiring protection. Resource shortages are undermining the effectiveness of established defenses. Blurring boundaries between IT, OT, and IoT are increasing the need for more integrated, collaborative cybersecurity strategies.

Participants are invited to attend a series of exclusive plenary and breakout sessions. In these sessions, ARC analysts and other automation experts will analyze trends and drivers in manufacturing and tell the inside story of successful operations and applications.

Planned sessions include:

Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data
Asset Performance Management
Cybersecurity
Digitalization for Machine Builders
Edge/Fog/Cloud Computing
Human Factors and Change
Industrial Internet of Things
Manufacturing Execution Systems

• Advanced Manufacturing and Modularization
•Asset Lifecycle Management and Smart Machines
•Cybersecurity

•Energy and Sustainability
•Industrial Analytics and Edge Computing
•Industrie 4.0, IIoT, and Smart Manufacturing
•IT/OT Convergence
•Organization and Workforce Development

ARC’s European Industry Forum features dedicated workshops, offering ample opportunity to learn and discuss about trends and developments. Join us at the annual ARC Industry Forum Europe in Sitges, Spain to learn more about how the digital enterprise will be realized and the benefits that this can bring. Discover what your peers are doing today and what steps they are taking in their respective journeys.

 

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

You are welcome to join ARC’s European Industry Forum on May 15 – 16, 2018.

To Register
Forum Fee
The forum fee is 990 EUR if registered by March 20, 2018. After that date, the fee is 1270 EUR. The fee includes lunch on both days, an evening reception on the first day, and all program materials. Group rates are available.

To Register
Please call +49-(0)211-3003-416, fax +49-(0)2104-542013, or e-mail ablech@arcweb.com.

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 contact your Client Manager or email ablech@arcweb.com.

For more information about attending, speaking or sponsoring, please go to the ARC website

2017-04-24/28: Hannover Messe


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From individual components to the complete intelligent factory, as well as topical trends such as energy efficiency, lightweight construction and additive manufacturing – at HANNOVER MESSE you’ll get a complete picture of the industrial value-adding chain under one roof. Discover a host of product innovations and the latest technology.

Hannover Messe is the leading European Conference on:

Industrie 4.0
Integrated Energy
Predictive Maintenance
Smart Materials & Coating
Cobots
Energy Efiiciency
Digital Twin
And much more

For more information and registration please visit the conference website