Demystifying the jargon:

How to make the digitalisation transition

FOOD & BEVERAGE

 

22nd MAY 2019

Conference programme

The National Conference Centre Birmingham

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SMART INDUSTRY CONFERENCE / FOOD & BEVERAGE - AGENDA - 22ND MAY 2019

9:30AM

Introduction:

The value of smart manufacturing and the importance of adoption

Victoria Montag - Sector head, Industrial Automation, GAMBICA, discusses the huge opportunities that industrial digitalisation presents for the British food & beverage industry over the next decade.

THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING

10:00AM

Keith Thornhill - head of Food & Drink at Siemens UK looks at how in a landscape of production having to be more productive, efficient and agile to cope with our appetites that require extra choice and multiple buying options, this conundrum can only be solved with greater deployment of digitalisation and automation.  

 

With this backdrop Keith Thornhill will share with you a journey to the future of food manufacturing and how companies are understanding how to achieve their vision.

MAKING THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION A REALITY - THE CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AND SOLUTIONS

11:00am

Steve Sands, Industry 4.0 spokesperson for Festo UK, will present: Festo pose the challenges faced by the food & beverage industry and examine some of the solutions that new digitalisation technologies can help with.

THE BENFITS OF EDGE COMPUTING IN THE FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

11:30AM

Edge Computing: Achieving operational excellence in the Food & Beverage Industry Syed Naqvi, regional business development manager – IIoT, Stratus Technologies,

will highlight the importance of on-premise computing solutions as part of the transition to Smart manufacturing and logistic operations.

IMPLEMENTING THE DIGITAL EXPERIENCE IN THE FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

1:00PM

Matt Rayment, chief engineer, Food, Beverage at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), looks at how Food & Beverage producers can implement automation and digitalisation technologies that give them a competitive edge, and allows them to produce more efficiently and provide insightful information for decision making.

THE INTERNET OF PLANTS - AGRICULTURE RE-IMAGINED

1:30PM

Dave Scott, founder & CTO, of Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) presents the journey of the company’s development of viable commercial vertical farming enabled through a fully integrated automation architecture, IoT enabled system for remote monitoring and control, big data analysis of system parameters and variables incorporating AI for process optimisation.

TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE THE FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY EVEN SMARTER  

A CASE STUDY

2:00pm

Chris  McComb - managing director, iTech –Troon, discusses how the increased prevalence of digitalisation in today’s society means more and more key players in the Food & Beverage industry are looking to embrace technology to deliver fundamental improvements in their businesses.  “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” is more widespread now than it has ever been.

WORLD CLASS MANUFACTURING (WCM) AND THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS

3:00pm

John Roberts, director of Idhammar Systems will discuss that as the manufacturing sector continues to evolve and competition levels continue to rise, organisations are looking to enhance and streamline their processes, with many turning to World Class Manufacturing (WCM) as the solution to remove all inefficiencies and loss in the process.

EFFICIENCY THROUGH AI: THE STORY OF A DAIRY FACTORY

3:30pm

Aviran Yaacov, CEO of EcoPlant, discusses how innovative technologies are penetrating the production lines. The maintenance approach has changed from fractional or planned maintenance to predictive and proactive.

CONCLUSIONS - A PANEL DISCUSSION: THE NEXT STEPS TOWARDS TRANSITIONING AND IMPLEMENTING A DIGITAL FUTURE IN THE FOOD AND BEV INDUSTRY

3:45pm

Victoria Montag, GAMBICA, Keith Thornhill - head of Food & Drink at Siemens, Steve Sands, Food & Beverage Industry sector specialist, Festo, Matt Rayment – chief engineer of Food & Drink at the MTC, Syed Naqvi, regional business development manager, Stratus Technologies.

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Pilz GmbH & Co. KG is an automation technology company in Ostfildern, Germany. In addition to the head office in Germany, Pilz is represented in 40 subsidiaries and branches on all continents. The company was founded as a glass-blowing business by Hermann Pilz in Esslingen in 1948

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