Orientation through knowledge: the automatica Forum
From status quo to the future: The technical presentations at automatica Forum analyze and discuss best practice examples, current industry trends, and technological innovations. The perspective? Consistent and application-oriented—thanks to deep insights into production processes of acclaimed companies.
The automatica Forum in a single sentence: First-hand expert knowledge and transfer of valuable automation know-how. The application areas of tomorrow are the main focal point of all presentations and panel discussions. What do current developments have to offer in terms of potential? What will be the next hot topics in the manufacturing sector? How can digitalization be advanced? You will receive profound answers from across the various events—and by talking to participants.
The freely accessible program with German-English simultaneous interpreting is presented in cooperation with the Konradin publishing company and will go on for the entire duration of the fair.
Main Topics and Highlights
How automotive OEMs and mechanical engineering companies approach digital transformation, program excerpt:
- Dr. Markus Grüneisl, Head of Production System and Digitalization, BMW Group: “Opportunities of digitalizing the BWM Group’s production system”
- Dr. Holger Heyn, Head of Future Production Technology, Volkswagen Group: “Production of the future at the Volkswagen Group: digital, networked, and sustainable”
- Karl-Heinz Land, Digital Darwinist, Initiator of the Deutschland Digital initiative: “Dematerialization and redistribution of the world”
- Ulrich Peters, Senior Vice President Production, MTU Aero Engines: “Smart automation in the aerospace industry”
- Dr. Thomas Schneider, Managing Director for Development in the Machine Tools Business Division, Trumpf: “Digital platforms in mechanical engineering”
The industrial AI revolution—presentations from the field and panel discussion, program excerpt:
- Günter Kruth, Department Head Industry 4.0 Smart Operations, Daimler: “AI in automotive production”
- Eduard Saller, Data Scientist Innovation Lab, BMW Group; Kim Dressendörfer, Watson Cognitive Solution Architect, IBM Watson IoT Center: “Cognitive intelligence in automotive production”
Working experience with collaborative robots in medium-sized businesses, program excerpt:
- André Lange, Group Leader Service and Hardware Planning (Production Engineering), ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG: “Hand in hand with the worker”
- Denis Niezgoda, Robotics Accelerator Lead at DHL: “Robotics—Future of warehouses and enabler of new human machine collaboration“
- Matthias Wallner, Robotic Engineer, Continental Automotive GmbH: “Cobots @Continental Engine Systems - the next step of lean clever automation”
How will digitalization, AI and collaborative robotics change the way we work? In cooperation with IGZA, Institut für die Geschichte und Zukunft der Arbeit [Institute for the history and future of work] (Dr. Neumann), program excerpt:
- Panel discussion with, among others Emilia Müller, former Bavarian Minister, Torben Albrecht, State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Labor, Dr. Elke Frank, Senior Vice President HR Development, Deutsche Telekom: “Work 4.0: How are digitalization, artificial intelligence and robotics changing our work environment?“
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sascha Stowasser, Director, ifaa - Institute for Applied Work Science: “How Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence and collaborative robotics change the way we work“
- Johann Hofmann, Head of ValueFacturing, Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen: “Competency 4.0—From Homo sapiens to Homo digitalis”
- Prof. Torsten Kröger, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT): “Robotics in the Silicon Valley”
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sami Haddadin, Director Institute of Automatic Control, Leibniz Universität Hannover: „Robotic assistants with machine intelligence as a colleague and helper of man"
|Location:||Hall A5, Stand 135|
|Languages:||German and English (simultaneous translation)|
The complete program will be made available online end of April under “Calendar of Events”.
We recommend compiling your personal agenda soon!