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Thought Leaders Forum: Presentations

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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. We discussed what exactly that means at the fair and we presented the latest trends and solutions, new technologies and innovations – discover the value of the Digital Enterprise! More than 20 agenda items each day awaited visitors in our Thought Leaders Forum, with exciting topics chosen by our experts along with new perspectives in the daily panel discussions.

Overview topics

Presentations at our booth

We held various presentations and expert talks at Hannover Messe 2017, and every day had its own theme. Selected events in our Thought Leaders Forum were shared via livestream.

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Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer, Autor “Digitale Disruption” und Internet-Unternehmer

Digitale Transformation ist nicht weit genug gedacht - die nächste Stufe ist digitale Disruption

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Dr. Rolf Reinema, Head of Technology Field IT-Security, Siemens Corporate Technology

No successful implementation of digitalization without security

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Dr. Uwe Blöcher, Senior Principal IT-Security

Blockchain is a powerful new technology which could add value to industrial scenarios. To make this happen research is required

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Dr. Stefan Nießen, Head of Technology Field Energy Systems, Siemens Corporate Technology

Major Energy Trends: multimodal, flexible, distributed, digital

Digital Disruption – How the next evolutionary stage of the internet changes markets and companies

Digital transformation is slowly but surely entering it’s next evolutionary stage: Digital disruption. The logic behind current markets and business models is changing radically. In this keynote you will learn about the key principles of disruption.

 

Language: English

Presenter: Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer, Autor “Digitale Disruption” und Internet-Unternehmer

Digital Tool Chain for electrical engineering

Language: English

Presenter: Gerhard Flierl, Head of Integrated Control Panel

 

Topics: Energy for Industry, Machine Building

Digitale Workflows zur Elektroplanung

Language: German

Presenter: Marcel Schulz, Business Development Digital Engineering

 

Topics: Energy for Industry, Machine Building

Digitalisierung in der Antriebstechnik

Language: German

Presenter: Thomas Kühnrich, Promotion Manager Siemens

 

Topics: Discrete Industries, Machine Building, Process Industry

Digitalization of drive systems

This presentation will describe, which answers our drive system have in the digital world.

 

Language: English

Presenter: Thomas Kühnrich, Promotion Manager

 

Topics: Discrete Industries, Machine Building, Process Industry

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

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

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

Impulse für die Gestaltung der digitalen Transformation

"Schau nicht von der Gegenwart in die Zukunft, sondern versetze dich in die Zukunft und blicke zurück in die Gegenwart." - Mit kreativen Methoden Problemlösungen für die Zukunft finden.

 

Language: German

Presenter: Lorenzo Tural-Osorio, Schüler und Internet-Ureinwohner

Indoor Positioning: an innovative business idea

Innovation Management in practice: from the idea to realization of a new business idea.

 

Language: English

Presenter: Oliver Zechlin, Innovation Analyst, Siemens Building Technologies

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

Towards industrial machine intelligence

Language: English

Presenter: Dr. Michael May, Head of Technology Field Business Analytics and Monitoring, Siemens Corporate Technology

 

Topics: Additive Manufacturing, Digitalization

Blockchain: Application scenarios and security

This presentation gives an overview about Blockchain application scenarios, which can be divided into Digital Registry, Crypto-currency, Smart contracts. Building blocks of Blockchain based systems are investigated with respect to their security and trust properties.

 

Language: English

Presenter: Dr. Uwe Blöcher, Senior Principal IT-Security

Corporate Technology – The global Siemens R&D department

Language: English

Presenter: Dr. Michael May, Head of Technology Field Business Analytics and Monitoring, Siemens Corporate Technology

Industrial IT Security – Cybersecurity in the context of Industrie 4.0 and digitalization

Language: English

Presenter: Dr. Rolf Reinema, Head of Technology Field IT-Security, Siemens Corporate Technology

Key note: Wie viel Wertschöpfung steckt in Industrie 4.0?

Language: German

Presenter: Dr. Dagmar Dirzus, VDI Geschäftsführerin GMA Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik

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

TechStars Partnership to incubate ideas of Siemens Employees: Foster ownership culture and entrepreneurship in Siemens

Language: English

Presenter: Heiko Huber, Program Manager for Techstars partnership, Principal next47

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

Why next47? Main tasks and strategic fit into Siemens

Language: English

Presenter: Dr. Ralf Schnell, Partner next47

Customized energy solutions – New approaches to an economical energy supply

Language: English

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

Electrification meets automation

Language: English

Presenter: 

  • Helmut Ketterer, Head of Business Development Energy Management
  • Edwin Shirzad, Industrial Energy Management Specialist

 

Topics: Energy for Industry, Machine Building, MindSphere

Elektrifizierung trifft Automatisierung

Language: German

Presenter: 

  • Sebastian Winklmann, Marketing Manager
  • Edwin Shirzad, Industrial Energy Management Specialist

 

Topics: Energy for Industry, Machine Building, MindSphere

Energy systems 2.0

Energy Systems are undergoing drastic changes. The presentation will discuss the share of renewables in an energy system that give rise to new technologies needed to compensate the fluctuating generation and maintain high security of supply.

 

Language: English

Presenter: Dr. Stefan Nießen, Head of Technology Field Energy Systems, Siemens Corporate Technology

 

Topics: Digitalization, Energy for Industry

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

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

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

How to bypass a transformer

These days, the energy industry faces many challenges that might threaten the availability of power. Bypass transformers within the Siemens Pretact® concept are the solution for all kinds of outages as well as a new redundancy option.

 

Language: English

Presenter: Ewald Schweiger, Product Manager

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

Key note: Elektrisches Fliegen - elektrische Antriebssysteme für Luftfahrzeuge

Language: German

Presenter: Dr. Frank Anton, Head of eAircraft, Siemens Corporate Technology

Kompetenz in industriellen Netzwerken

Die Basis jeder Digitalisierungslösung.

 

Language: German

Presenter: Michael Metzler, Head of Product Sales Development

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

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

SIVACON goes digital

Besides a high level of safety and flexibility, the SIVACON S8 switchboard and the SIVACON 8PS busbar trunking systems support, with e.g. BIM data and SIMARIS planning tools or the SIMARIS control diagnostics station, the digitalization process.

 

Language: English

Presenter: 

  • Johann Braid, Product Manager
  • Pierre Wohlgemuth, Product Manager

 

Topics: Energy for Industry, Machine Building

Sustainable decentralized energy solutions

Language: English

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

Digitalization ensures more flexibility for the dairy industry

Language: English

Presenter:

  • Fabio Perna, Marketing Manager
  • Marco Wambach, Marketing Manager Food & Beverage
  • Rajarshi Shome, Account Developer Dairy
  • Andreas Zintel, Portfolio Manager Food & Beverage

 

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

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

Additive manufacturing reshapes everything

Reimagine products. Retool manufacturing – Rethink business.

 

Language: English

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

 

Topics: Additive Manufacturing, Machine Building

Fueling the additive manufacturing market – Supporting customers and OEMs with smart financing models

Siemens Financial Services offers OEMs and customers a wide spectrum of flexible financing solutions that enable them to benefit from either refreshing their equipment or migrating new technologies and expand their additive manufacturing capabilities.

 

Language: English

Presenter: Jan-Yves Clames, Executive Director Siemens Financial Services

 

Topics: Additive Manufacturing, Machine Building

Digitalization initiatives in the pharmaceutical industry

Language: English

Presenter: Andrew Whytock, Global Account Development, Pharma

 

Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Process Industry

Optimized process control for bioprocesses

Language: English

Presenter: Martin Joksch, Senior Scientist

 

Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Process Industry

Verbessertes Zellwachstum in Bioprozessen

Präzise Bestimmung des Sauerstoffverbrauchs und der CO2-Emissionsrate durch physikalische Differenzmessung.

 

Language: German

Presenter: Johannes Scheiblauer, Research Scientist Process Analytical Technology

 

Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Process Industry

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 Muelbaier, Marketing Manager Water & Wastewater

 

Topics: Digitalization, Process Industry

COMOS and Bentley OpenPlant: An innovative plant engineering approach for modernization and retrofits

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: Mareike Blettner, Head of Marketing Automation and Engineering

 

Topics: Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical Industry, Process Industry

COMOS und Bentley OpenPlant: Ein innovativer Anlagenengineering-Ansatz für Modernisierung und Retrofits

Language: German

Presenter: Mareike Blettner, Head of Marketing Automation and Engineering

 

Topics: Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical Industry, Process Industry

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

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

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

The evolution of integrated engineering: SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator

Language: English

Presenter: Thomas Bell, Product Manager

 

Topics: Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical Industry, Process Industry

XHQ Operations Intelligence - Rapid decision-making for the digital journey ahead

Language: English

Presenter: Robert Waltersdorfer, Head of Product Management XHQ

 

Topics: Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical Industry, Process Industry

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, Member of the Board of Management, Siemens 
  • Dr. Karsten Wildberger, Member of the Board of Management, Chief Operating Officer, Commercial E.ON
  • Pablo De la Puente Mora-Figueroa, Corporate Information Systems Director at Gestamp

Panel discussion: Collaboration opportunities on MindSphere

Language: English

Participants: 

  • SEEQ & Core Systems, Partner Start ups
  • Suzanna Quintana Plaza, next 47

Panel discussion: Der digitale Zwilling lebt - (R)evolution im Maschinenbau

Die Digitalisierung verändert alles – Unternehmen werden zu digitalen Unternehmen. Das verlangt nach neuen Maschinen und Anlagenkonzepten, wodurch neue Anforderungen an den Anlagen- und Maschinenbau entstehen. Gefordert werden digitale Planung und Simulation, Integration in industrielle Kommunikationsnetzwerke, Anbindung an höchste Sicherheitsfunktionalitäten und durchgängige Datenschnittstellen für neue Servicekonzepte.

 

Language: German

Participants:

  • Erich Bauer, Leiter Entwicklung Mechatronik, Bausch+Ströbel
  • Executive Vice President Strategie & Technologiemanagement, KHS GmbH
  • Dr. Dagmar Dirzus, VDI Geschäftsführerin GMA Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik
  • Dr. Jan Mrosik, CEO Digital Factory, Siemens AG

 

Moderation: Ines Giovannini, Siemens AG

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

Panel discussion: Finanzierung von innovativen Technologien und digitalen Geschäftsmodellen

Language: German

Participants:

  • Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer, Autor und Internet-Unternehmer
  • Horst Fittler, Hauptgeschäftsführer des Bundesverbandes Deutscher Leasing-Unternehmen, Berlin
  • Peter Welp, Experte für Digitalisierung und Senior Manager Captive Development, Siemens Financial Services in Deutschland
  • Dr. Ralf Schnell, Partner next47

 

Moderation: Horst Dernai, Siemens Financial Services, Strategic Development, Head of Marketing Solutions

Panel discussion: next47 as a catalyst towards startups

Language: German

Participants:

  • Dr. Ralf Schnell, Partner next47
  • Brian Parsonnet, CTO and Co-Founder SEEQ Corporation

 

Moderation: Magnus zu Wied, Communications next47

Panel discussion: On cloud nine with our MindSphere partners

The MindSphere partner ecosystem meets the demand of digitalization by offering a growing number of industry-specific solutions. From connectivity and applications to service and business models – learn more about our partners’ offerings, latest trends, news and insights and their strategy for the digital transformation.

 

Language: English

Participants:

  • Accenture: Frank Riemensperger, Geographic Senior Managing Director for Germany, Switzerland and Austria
  • Atos: Philippe Miltin, SVP Global Head of MRT Market
  • Bluvision: James Buchheim, CEO
  • Microsoft: Jason Zander, Corporate Vice President, Azure
  • SAP: Nils Herzberg, Senior Vice President, Global Head – Internet of Things GTM Strategy
  • Siemens: Tony Hemmelgarn, CEO PLM Software

 

Moderation: Ines Giovannini & Sebastian Wolf, Siemens

Panel discussion: The Future of Aviation with Digitalization

Language: English

Participants:

  • Dr. Frank Anton, Head of eAircraft, Siemens Corporate Technology
  • Thierry Olbrechts, Director Aerospace Competence Center, Siemens Belgium
  • Fabian Krauß, Business Development Manager, EOS GmbH
  • Matthias Lutz, Business Development MindSphere, Siemens AG

 

Moderation: Chris Brow

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