Smart Manufacturing and Industrie 4.0

GABA and EIT Digital invite you to join a discussion with German Industry 4.0 leaders and US Smart Manufacturing experts that are part of the German American Friendship year (“Deutschlandjahr – USA”).

Industrie 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing are subjects of great importance in Germany as well as the US. During this conference, we will discuss the concept of Industrie 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing as well as it key technologies and its vast range of applications. Taking place in the context of the “Year of German-American Friendship”, the conference features a German delegation of Smart Manufacturing / Industry 4.0 leaders that includes several of the originators of the Industrie 4.0 concept as well as the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leader of the Year 2017 Award. The German delegation will discuss this vast topic with US experts from a broad range of companies and organizations. After the opening by the German Consul General in San Francisco and two keynote speeches by leading representatives of Siemens and RTI, the conference will cover the following topics in interactive panel discussion formats:

What puts the “Smart” in “Smart Manufacturing”?
Data and Connectivity – Sensors, Internet of Things, 5G
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Opportunities and Threats
Digital Twins
Additive Manufacturing
The Future of Work
Industrie 4.0 Platforms
The European Perspective on Industrie 4.0
Industrie 4.0 Collaboration Opportunities
Industry associations
Opportunities for smaller companies / SMEs
How to get started / how to get connected

Date and Time:
Thursday, Nov 08, 2018
03:30 PM – 08:30 PM Pacific

3410 Hillview Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304

3:30 – 4:00pm Registration and Networking
4:00 – 4:10pm Opening Address by German Consul General in San Francisco, Hans-Ulrich Südbeck
4:10 – 4:40pm Keynote by Dieter Wegener, “Industrie 4.0 Overview – What it is and where it’s going”
4:40 – 5:00pm Keynote by Stan Schneider, “The US Perspective on Industrie 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing”
5:00 – 5:25pm Panel Session: “Key Technologies for Smart Manufacturing / Industrie 4.0 – What puts the “Smart” in “Smart Manufacturing” ”
5:25 – 5:50pm Panel Session: “Key Technologies for Smart Manufacturing / Industrie 4.0 – Opportunities and Threats”
5:50 – 6:10pm Break
6:10 – 7:10pm Panel Session: “Industrie 4.0 Landscape and Collaboration Opportunities”
7:10 – 7:30pm Q&A session with German delegation and US speakers
7:30 – 8:30pm Networking Reception

Complimentary appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served.

Regular: $35
$50 Day of event