Rethink! SPMS Europe 2018 | March 4, 2018 7:00 PM - March 6, 2018 6:00 PM |

Rethink! SPMS Europe 2018

Event Summary

March 4, 2018 - March 6, 2018
Hamburg, 20099
March 4, 2018 7:00 PM
March 6, 2018 6:00 PM
we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH
+49 (0) 30 52 10 70 3 - 00
[email protected]
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The Rethink! SPMS Europe 2018 is a response to the already established and successful German Rethink! SPMS for plant managers and directors of production. The manufacturing summit focuses on current projects as well as on new trends and innovative technologies regarding smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0.

More than 150 CTOs, plant managers and industry decision makers from renowned European industrial companies will gather on 2 ½ days to discuss case scenarios, future challenges as well as different solutions and technologies, which affect the development of their company’s smart manufacturing systems.

Highlight Sessions of the Rethink! SPMS Europe 2018:

• Dr. Rainer Rauh, Corporate Technical Office, VP Group Innovations, Platform Structures, Airbus Group: “Smart manufacturing: Towards a cyber-physical system and full automation”

• Prof. Egbert-Jan Sol, Director Program Office TNO Industry – CTO Smart Industry, The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research: “Factories for Europe: Towards smart and flexible factories”

• Dr. Chris Gilbert, VP Production and Technology, Oil Additives, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH: “Redefining Workforce 4.0: Strategies for flexible decision-makers”
• Marc Mulzer, Chief Architect – Manufacturing IT Enterprise Architecture, General Motors Company: “Smart Manufacturing? Not without data integration between factories!”

Key topics at Rethink! SPMS Europe 2018 include:

• Smart Manufacturing in 2020
• Robotics, Sensorics and Automation
• Big Data Analytics
• Platforms, Standards and Interoperability
• Digital Planning and Additive Manufacturing
• Cyber-Risk Management
• Operational Excellence, Lean Management and Shop-Floor Management
• IT, Mobile Devices, Apps and Cloud Computing
• Workforce 4.0
• Predictive Maintenance

Rethink! SMPS Europe 2018 is a forward thinking platform, sharing content and developing stronger networking opportunities for the development of meaningful relationships pre event and onsite. To keep up to date on the program and find out more on the topics, the session formats and what we have in store for you, check out the Rethink! SPMS Europe 2018 agenda and newsroom.

For more information about the event, get in touch with:
Peter Haack
Head of Marketing
Phone: +49 (0) 30 52 10 70 3 - 42
E-mail: [email protected]