How to gear up to Industry 4.0 for a post-Covid world
Welcome to a digital event on 3 Dec where we – together with Scania, Orkla and Chalmers – explore how an Industry 4.0 restart can amplify sustainability and efficiency initiatives within manufacturing. All in the wake of Covid-19.
As Covid-19 inflicted a new, jolting reality on business operations worldwide, it also stress-tested businesses, not the least in the manufacturing sector. However, the urgency to come up with innovative solutions has also shed light on the Industry 4.0 opportunities.
As businesses now need to adjust to the new situation, there is a great opportunity to do things differently: to increase efficiency, flexibility and to advance towards sustainability. What are the biggest challenges for the manufacturing industry when heading for the connected vision of Industry 4.0? What are the strategies and best examples on how to level up; to go from the many proofs of concepts to scaling up broadly?
Factory Insights as a Service
With contributions from our partners, a new SaaS-based digital transformation solution will be introduced during the event: Factory Insights as a Service. Powered by technology from PTC, Microsoft, and Rockwell Automation, the solution enables manufacturers to achieve unprecedented impact, speed, and scale. All thanks to real-time production performance monitoring, asset health monitoring, and augmented assistance to front-line workers. In short, it helps manufacturers evolve to a connected factory that optimizes digital transformation to improve efficiencies and gain competitive advantages.
Digital Portfolio Manager for Cutting Inserts Production, Sandvik
Vahid Kalhori is digital transformation and portfolio manager at Sandvik Coromant Inserts production. In his role, Vahid is defining and executing manufacturing digital transformation strategies, product pipeline and business improvements. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with many years of experience in directing product innovation, business development and partner eco-system towards industrial automation at various global organizationsClose
Chief Solution Architect, Orkla
With a great passion for digital transformation and new technology, David’s mission is to help manufacturing businesses to achieve their quality, efficiency, and sustainability goals. David holds 18 years of experience from working with industrial IT, OT, and smart factory solutions at Scania and Orkla. His main competence is architecture; from solution architecture focusing on end-to-end solutions to business architecture focusing on business cases and change management.Close
Team Leader Smart Factory Lab, Scania
Professor at The University of Skövde
Lars Hanson is Team Leader at the Traton Smart Factory Lab, which he also initiated and built up. The lab now acts as an innovation arena focusing on adapting, evaluating, demonstrating, and implementing new technologies to improve productivity, quality, and workers’ health within production and logistics. Previously, Hanson had an active role in forming the Digital Factory team at Scania CV. In parallel with the industrial work, Hanson is also a Professor at the University of Skövde where he is researching on methods and tools for planning and assessing ergonomics in products and production systems.Close
Professor, Chair of Production Systems, Head of Division of Production Systems and Vice Head of Department Utilisation and Innovation at Chalmers University of Technology
Andreas is Principal Consultant for Manufacturing in Cognizant’s Connected Products for the Nordics. He has over 20 years’ experience from discrete manufacturing, and his different positions covers strategy development for automation and control systems, operating and developing LEAN methods for manufacturing, and strategy consultancy. He is also a public speaker on Industrial Digitalization/Industry 4.0.Close
Nordic Head of Digital Strategy Consulting, Cognizant