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Thought Leaders Forum: April 24th

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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: Digitalization and it's influence on our daily life, trends, innovations, new technologies

Digitalization is everywhere! The number of possibilities that come along with it are endless. Digitalization influences our lives and will change everything. How can we benefit from it? Which trends can we expect? Swedish author and management consultant Dr. Jonas Ridderstrale will share his opinion and thoughts in today’s key note and will discuss this further with Dr. Roland Busch, MBM Siemens.

3D printing is another key topic in today’s afternoon panel discussion. Specialists share their opinions on the benefits which come along with Additive Manufacturing.

But that’s not all! Siemens experts will also share their expertise in the fields of Energy for Industry, Food&Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Totally Integrated Automation, MindSphere and the Digital Enterprise in discrete and process industries.

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Event schedule: Monday, April 24th

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.

12:00 - 12:15 | Digitalization and Trends

Dr. Jonas Ridderstråle will claim that the great irony of the digital era is that we  live in an information society where people are destined to become increasingly stupid. We do business in a connected world where the future is less predictable than ever. The implications of these game-changing trends are enormous – for individuals, organizations and society. 

 

Language: English
Presenter:
  Dr. Jonas Ridderstrale, Swedish business speaker, management consultant, thinker and author, best known for the bestselling book "Funky Business - Talent Makes Capital Dance"

 

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

12:15 - 13:00 | Panel discussion: Quo vadis? The Influence of Digitalization

Language: English
Participants:
 Dr. Jonas Ridderstrale & Dr. Roland Busch, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens

Moderation: Chris Brow

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 | 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: Digitalization, Discrete Industries, Food and Beverage, Machine Building

13:45 - 14:00 | 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

14:00 - 14:15 | 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

14:15 - 14:30 | 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

14:30 - 14:45 | 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

14:45 - 15:00 | 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

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

Language: English

Presenter: Andrew Whytock, Global Account Development, Pharma

 

Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Process Industry

15:15 - 15:30 | Expertise in industrial networks – The basis for every digitalization solution

Language: English

Presenter: Tim Pitterling, Head of Vertical Sales Development

 

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

15:45 - 16:00 | Digitalization ensures more flexibility for the dairy industry

Language: English

Presenter: Fabio Perna, Marketing Manager & Marco Wambach, Marketing Manager Food & Beverage

 

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

16:00 - 16:15 | Additive manufacturing reshapes everything

Reimagine products. Retool manufacturing – Rethink business.
 

Language: German

Presenter: Dr. Karsten Heuser, Head of Additive Manufacturing

 

Topics: Additive Manufacturing, Machine Building

16:15 - 17:00 | Panel discussion: Driving the industrialization of additive manufacturing

Wie müssen Maschinenhersteller, Anwender und Supplier zusammenarbeiten, um die Industrialisierung gemeinsam voran zu treiben?

 

Language: English

Participants: 

  • Martin Steuer, Senior Business Development Manager Software, EOS GmbH
  • Prof. Dr. Ingomar Kelbassa, Department Manager Manufacturing Development and Industrialization, Siemens AG, Power and Gas Division
  • Uwe Ruttkamp, CEO  Machine Tool Systems, Siemens AG, Digital Factory, Motion Control
  • Andreas Saar, Vice President Manufacturing Engineering Solutions, Siemens AG, Digital Factory, Product Lifecycle Management

 

Moderation: Domink Wichmann, Siemens AG

17:00 - 17:15 | COMOS und Bentley OpenPlant: Ein innovativer Anlagenengineering-Ansatz für Modernisierung und Retrofits

Language: German

Presenter: Michael Beckers, Marketing Manager COMOS
 

Topics: Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical Industry, Process Industry

17:15 - 17:30 | 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

17:30 - 17:45 | 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

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