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Thought Leaders Forum: April 26th

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Our stage program at Hannover Messe

Digitalization is fundamentally reshaping business models. It is also responsible for the transformation of our lives, industries, and their manufacturing processes. Are you ready? Discover the latest trends and solutions, new technologies and innovations – discover the value of the Digital Enterprise! More than 20 agenda items each day are waiting for you in our Thought Leaders Forum, with exciting topics chosen by our experts. Look forward to new perspectives in the daily panel discussions.

The Thought Leaders Forum you’ll find right hand of the booth.

Theme of the day: Energy

Today’s program will focus on power supplies. In a panel discussion, members of the management boards of E.ON, Gestamp and Siemens will discuss the opportunities digitalization offers for company power supplies. Further keynotes and specialist presentations will provide a more detailed look at interesting aspects of, and solutions for, economical and sustainable power generation and power supplies for industry.

In addition, Siemens experts will make demonstrative and informative presentations on Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverage, Additive Manufacturing and Digital Enterprise for the discrete and process industries. Topics like MindSphere, IoT and Smart Data are also part of the daily speaker agenda and will round out the stage program in the “Thought Leaders Forum.”

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Event schedule: Wednesday, April 26th

Presentations at our booth

Various presentations and expert talks are waiting for you, and every day has its own theme. Selected events in our Thought Leaders Forum will be shared via livestream. We also offer an „Always-On-Streaminglink“, to give you a live impression of our presentations at the fair.  Have a look at the overview and save the date directly to your calendar.

09:30 - 09:45 | Electrification meets automation

Electrical power distribution in interaction with industry automation – for more productivity, energy transparency and efficiency in production processes.

 

Language: English

Presenter: Helmut Ketterer, Head of Business Development Energy Management & Edwin Shirzad, Industrial Energy Management Specialist

 

Topics: Energy for Industry, Machine Building, MindSphere

09:45 - 10:00 | Netzbewertung und Störungsprävention mit Siemens Remote Power Quality Monitoring

Die SICAM-Produktfamilie erlaubt die Aufzeichnung hochfrequenter und transienter Signale, die in einem automatisierten Prozess ausgewertet werden. Dadurch können potentielle Schäden frühzeitig vermieden werden.

 

Language: German

Presenter: Dr. Christian Blug, Power System Consultant

10:00 - 10:15 | Reaching a new level of flexibility and reliability through digitally enabled industrial power infrastructures

End-to-end digitalization is the key to tapping new efficiency potential in industrial power infrastructures, for developing new business models and for ensuring a new level of supply security.  

 

Language: English

Presenter: Cedrik Neike, Member of the Board of Management, Siemens AG

10:15 - 10:30 | Sustainable decentralized energy solutions

Language: English

Presenter: Dr. Karsten Wildberger, Member of the Board of Management – Chief Operating Officer – Commercial E.ON 

10:30 - 10:45 | Green energy from the cloud – Big data analytics reduces carbon footprint in component manufacturing

Gestamp expects to reduce its energy consumption by 15 % using a real time and cloud-based Monitoring System developed by Siemens. It identifies and warns about energy malfunctions, and is modeling the energy behavior of the equipment.

 

Language: English

Presenter: Pablo De la Puente Mora-Figueroa, Corporate Information Systems Director at Gestamp

10:45 - 11:15 | Panel discussion: Challenges and opportunities in digitalization of the industrial energy supply

Digitalization is often seen as threat but it is also the key for developing new business models and for ensuring a new level of supply security. 

 

Language: English

Participants:

  • Cedrik Neike, MBM Siemens 
  • Dr. Karsten Wildberger, Chief Operating Officer, MBM E.ON
  • Pablo De la Puente Mora-Figueroa, Corporate Information Systems Director at Gestamp

11:30 - 11:45 | Customized energy solutions – New approaches to an economical energy supply

Language: English

Presenter: Dr. Bernd Koch, Head of Distributed Energy Systems

11:45 - 12:00 | Ideas for a sustainable future: The SILYZER offers new perspectives

The role of hydrogen in the changing energy and industrial environment - Siemens SILYZER Elektrolyseure.

 

Language: English

Presenter: Gabriele Schmiedel, CEO of Hydrogen Solutions

12:00 - 12:15 | Grid connection photovoltaic utility scale

With "PV electrical balance of plant" (eBoP), we offer a comprehensive solution for utility scale installations from the PV string combiner boxes to the inverter power station up to the electricity conversion in medium or high voltage for controlled grid connection. 

 

Language: English

Presenter: Dorko Eliaszewskyj, Global Head of Photovoltaik Utility Scale

12:15 - 12:30 | Digitalize your engineering with TIA Portal Openness

Language: English

Presenter: Annemarie Lötzsch, Marketing Manager STEP 7 & Virtual Commissioning & Oliver Narr, Marketing Manager Industrial Security

 

Topics: Discrete Industries, Food and Beverage, Machine Building

12:30 - 12:45 | Digitale Workflows zur Elektroplanung

Language: German

Presenter: Marcel Schulz, Business Development Digital Engineering

 

Topics: Energy for Industry, Machine Building

12:45 - 13:00 | Elektrifizierung trifft Automatisierung

Elektrische Energieverteilung im Zusammenspiel mit der Industrieautomatisierung – für mehr Produktivität, Energietransparenz und Effizienz in der Fertigung.

 

Language: German

Presenter: Sebastian Winklmann, Marketing Manager & Edwin Shirzad, Industrial Energy Management Specialist

 

Topics: Energy for Industry, Machine Building, MindSphere

13:00 - 13:15 | Driving the Digital Enterprise for discrete industries

The Digital Enterprise Suite offers integrated software and hardware solutions to seamlessly integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. The result of  this is a perfect digital copy of the value chain – the digital twin. 

 

Language: English

Presenter: Magnus Edholm, Head of Marketing Digital Enterprise for discrete industries

 

Topics: Digitalization, Discrete Industries, Machine Building

13:15 - 13:30 | MindSphere – The cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens

Language: English

Presenter: Sebastian Wolf, Marketing Manager MindSphere & Matthias Lutz, Business Development MindSphere

 

Topics: Digitalization, MindSphere

13:30 - 13:45 | Totally Integrated Automation for MindSphere – Simple connectivity

Foundation in Production for Data Analytics.

 

Language: English

Presenter:

  • Katrin Kunz, Head of Marketing IPC / PC-based Automation
  • Timo Mühlhausen, Head of Marketing Promotion Digital Enterprise
  • Nadja Neunsinger, Marketing Manager Totally Integrated Automation

14:00 - 14:15 | SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 – Room for new perspectives in process automation

Language: English

Presenter: Manuel Keldenich, Portfolio Marketing Manager Automation & Engineering

 

Topics: Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical Industry, Process Industry

14:15 - 14:30 | Digitalisierung in der Antriebstechnik

Der Vortrag zeigt auf, welche Antworten die Antriebstechnik im Bereich der Digitalisierung hat. 

 

Language: German

Presenter: Thomas Kühnrich, Promotion Manager

 

Topics: Digitalization, Discrete Industries, Machine Building, MindSphere, Pharmaceutical Industry, Process Industry

14:30 - 14:45 | Smarte Finanzlösungen ermöglichen neue Geschäftsmodelle

Digitalisierung und das Internet der Dinge verändern die Art und Weise, wie wir Geschäfte tätigen. Siemens unterstützt Investitionen in neueste Technologien und neue Geschäftsmodelle mit innovativen Finanzierungslösungen um Wachstum zu schaffen.

 

Language: German

Presenter: Peter Welp, Experte für Digitalisierung und Senior Manager Captive Development, Siemens Financial Services in Deutschland

 

Topics: Discrete Industries, Energy for Industry, Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical Industry, Process Industry

14:45 - 15:00 | Digitalize your engineering with TIA Portal Openness

Language: German

Presenter: Marcel Roske, Marketing Manager SIMATIC HMI  & Stefan Kläber, Marketing Manager TIA Portal

 

Topics: Discrete Industries, Food and Beverage, Machine Building

15:00 - 15:15 | Kompetenz in industriellen Netzwerken

Die Basis jeder Digitalisierungslösung

 

Language: German

Presenter: Michael Metzler, Head of Product Sales Development

15:15 - 15:30 | Die Evolution von integriertem Engineering: SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator

Language: German

Presenter: Helmut von Au, Product Manager

 

Topics: Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical Industry, Process Industry

15:30 - 15:45 | Mehr Produktivität und Effizienz in der Prozessindustrie mit Digitalisierung

Kürzere Engineering Zeiten, reibungslose Inbetriebnahme und effizientere Durchführung von Wartungsarbeiten mit Digitalisierung. Erleben Sie unser durchgängiges Portfolio für den ganzen Lebenszyklus Ihrer Anlage.

 

Language: German

Presenter: Petra Geiss, Marketing Manager Digitalization & Maria Mülbaier, Marketing Manager Water & Wastewater

 

Topics: Digitalization, Process Industry

15:45 - 16:00 | XHQ Operations intelligence - Rapid decision-making for the digital journey ahead

Language: Englisch

Presenter: Robert Waltersdorfer, Head of Product Management XHQ
 

Topics: Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical Industry, Process Industry

16:00 - 16:15 | Digitalization initiatives in the pharmaceutical industry

Language: English

Presenter: Andrew Whytock, Global Account Development, Pharma

 

Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Process Industry

16:15 - 16:30 | Digitalization ensures more flexibility for the dairy industry

Language: English

Presenter: Rajarshi Shome, Account Developer Dairy & Andreas Zintel, Portfolio Manager Food & Beverage

 

Topics: Discrete Industries, Food and Beverage, Machine Building, Process Industry

16:30 - 16:45 | Driving the Digital Enterprise for discrete industries

The Digital Enterprise Suite offers integrated software and hardware solutions to seamlessly integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. The result of  this is a perfect digital copy of the value chain – the digital twin.

 

Language: English

Presenter: Magnus Edholm, Head of Marketing Digital Enterprise for discrete industries

 

Topics: Digitalization, Discrete Industries, Machine Building

16:45 - 17:00 | SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 – Room for new perspectives in Process Automation

Language: English

Presenter: Manuel Keldenich, Portfolio Marketing Manager Automation & Engineering

 

Topics: Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical Industry, Process Industry

17:15 - 17:30 | Additive manufacturing reshapes everything

Language: English

Presenter: Aaron Frankel, Senior Director Marketing of Manufacturing Engineering Software

 

Topics: Additive Manufacturing, Machine Building

17:30 - 17:45 | Boost productivity and efficiency in process industries with digitalization

Realize shorter engineering time, fast and smooth commissioning  and ensure more efficiency in maintenance with digitalization. Experience our seamless portfolio through the entire lifecycle of your plant

 

Language: English

Presenter: Petra Geiss, Marketing Manager Digitalization & Maria Mülbaier, Marketing Manager Water & Wastewater

 

Topics: Digitalization, Process Industry

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