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Megatrends – mega-informative: the automatica Forum.

From trend analyses all the way to best practice examples: The automatica Forum in Hall A5 offers you first-hand expert knowledge and transfer of valuable know-how on the four megatrends of automation – Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, Humans and Machines, and Sustainable Production.

The megatrends of Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, Humans and Machines, and Sustainable Production are shaping our industry – and, thus, also the automatica Forum 2022. They form the common thread running through a variety of keynotes, practice-oriented presentations, and other knowledge formats – and are of course also reflected in the daily panel discussions and exhibitor presentations, for which we provide separate slots.

In 2022, the forum will once again be organized in large part by the Konradin Mediengruppe under the auspices of Automationspraxis magazine and will cover all relevant application areas of robotics and automation. While the morning program will focus on exciting presentations, the afternoons will bring entirely different formats – such as the munich_i CEO Round Table on Tuesday or topics surrounding IIoT on Wednesday.

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The four trend topics

Trend topic No. 1: Digital Transformation

What needs to be considered in the practical implementation of digital transformation in mechanical engineering and production? How to evaluate smart data analytics and predictive maintenance concepts? Are there any concrete practical examples of the factory of the future? Apart from such technical aspects, this is also about how companies take their employees along as they embark on this digital journey.

Trend topic No. 2: Artificial Intelligence

The market has realized that artificial intelligence is not a passing hype. But what does this really mean for the industry? The automatica Forum offers an overview of current technical possibilities and trends, highlights the various aspects of machine learning, and looks at the potential of AI deployment in production.

Trend topic No. 3: Humans and Machines

The smart factory pushes forward the intelligent and seamless cooperation between humans and machines. How to design software and AI systems suitable for humans? How to achieve safe and intuitive interaction with robots? The automatica Forum presents collaborative robots for production and shows the way towards democratization of robotics.

Trend topic No. 4: Sustainable Production

The EU’s goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2050 can only be achieved with the help of robotics and automation. This is not just about more efficient and climate-friendly production per se, but also about robotics and automation enabling economical production of climate-friendly products – such as solar cells or batteries for electromobility.

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The program of automatica Forum 2022

Tuesday afternoon, June 21, 2022: munich_i CEO Round Table

Ken Fouhy, Editor-in-Chief vdi nachrichten (Moderator)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sami Haddadin, TUM
Thomas Hähn, Founder of the HAHN Group and United Robotics Group
Dr. Alwin Mahler, CEO of Franka Emika
Dr. Munkelt, MD MVTec
Dr. Michael Suppa, Roboception GmbH
Melonee Wise, VP of Robotics Automation, Zebra Technologies

„Seeing and feeling the world: Unlocking perception. How machine learning, vision and robotics pave the way for the next level of automation."

Wednesday afternoon, June 22, 2022: IIoT lecture series


Florian Raschbichler, Head of Support, HiveMQ

"Ein Deep Dive in MQTT 5"

Dr. Tobias Bürger, Lead Data Platform for Autonomous Driving, BMW & Marc Jäckle, Executive Architect, MaibornWolff

"Aufbau einer Edge Computing & Industrial IoT Plattform"

Anja Simon, CTO Labs Network for Industrie 4.0, Siemens AG

"Verwaltungsschale für das CO2-Reporting"

Speakers and program highlights


Patrick Klingler,
Lead Data and AI Architecture, Mercedes-Benz AG

“Modern artificial intelligence demystified”

Esben Ostergaard,
CEO and Co-Founder of REInvest Robotics

“Future of robotics – beyond the factory floor”

Tom Richter,
Global Head of Discrete & Process Manufacturing Verticals, Nokia

“Enabling the next level of digitized production”

Kerstin Hochmüller, Managing Partner Marantec Company Group and
Jan Rodig, Head of Competence Center Digital Performance & Analytics, Struktur Management Partner GmbH

“Digital DNA: Digital Cultural Change Across SMEs”

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Peissner,
Institute Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO

“Real-world AI application examples and human-technology interaction”

Lucas Spreiter,
Founder of Unetiq and Head of the sustainability task force at German AI Association

“Artificial intelligence use cases for increased energy efficiency”

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sami Haddadin

"AI.Society: Robotics and AI applications of the future"

Ekrem Yigitdöl,
Managing Director, Open Industry 4.0 Alliance

“Talkers talk, we implement. Scalable and interoperable solutions provided by OI4 members as THE implementation alliance”

Dr. Vanessa Just,
Chairwoman of the Board juS.Tech and Board Member of the AI Association

“AI and Sustainability? A perfect match for business processes”

André Hengstebeck,
Senior Project Manager Operations, Industrial Engineering, Albrecht Jung

From manual workstations to interactive human-robot systems

Benjamin Erhart,
Partner, Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners GmbH

Start-ups call for a robot revolution

Dr. Vanessa Just,
Chairwoman of the Board juS.Tech and Board Member of the German AI Associatio

AI and sustainability? A perfect match for business processes.