IDC & DXC Technology Virtual Roundtable

The Future of Data-Driven Manufacturing in the Nordics

September 14, 2021
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Overview

IDC, jointly with DXC Technology are hosting an Executive Virtual Roundtable, which aims to bring together a select group of business leaders from Nordic manufacturing companies to discuss and share best practices in data-driven manufacturing in an ever-changing technical landscape.

 

Business model transformation and competition from digital native companies are the global trends that most Nordic manufacturing companies will face the coming year. 

Just like back-end automation and supply-chain management have been paramount for manufacturing companies to increase productivity and remain competitive, technology will ensure relevance in the years to come. The technology areas that are most frequently mentioned by IT and business executives in Nordic manufacturing companies are:

  • Data analytics (45%)
  • Process automation (42%)
  • IT operations management (39%)
  • AI and machine learning (36%)
  • IoT and IT/OT Convergence (36%)

The Nordic industry is set for increased growth, as 75% of manufacturing companies are either already recovering from the pandemic impact or expecting to do so in the second half of the year. Two thirds of the Nordic manufacturing companies are increasing their IT spending. However, IT spending is not just picking up. We see a significant shift in how the budgets are used. A third of the IT spending is expected to go to projects that were not on the agenda before the pandemic. This includes rectifying problems identified during the pandemic, and new projects supporting post-pandemic growth, especially by making the business more data-driven and by improving decision making.

Join us on Sept 14, when we will look further into:

- The future of manufacturing in the Nordics. What is the rate and pace of digital transformation in the industry?

- The benefits and challenges of digitalising the manufacturing process – by embracing IT/OT convergence, development of solutions like digital twins, and AI/ML based automation.

- The opportunities in digitally transforming the product adding digital services to the core product or shifting product sales with an "as-a-service" business model.

 

 


Event Highlights


We would like to thank all the delegates who participated in the engaging conversations and in-depth discussions at this event.

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General Information

 

Zoom

 

Sept 14th, 2021

 

09:30 -11:00 CEST

 

Language
English

Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
9:30

Welcome by IDC

Sara Sewell

Conference Manager
9:35

IDC - latest insights on Data-driven Manufacturing

Anders Elbak

Associate Director, IDC Nordic

 

Anders will present IDCs latest research on the Nordic manufacturing industry. What type of projects are the IT budgets being directed to, to ensure growth and innovation, and where in the value chain are the digitisation initiatives launched – e.g. supply chain automation, digital manufacturing, or product and business model transformation?

9:45

DXC Presentation

Sunil Menon

Manufacturing Industry Leader - Analytics, Consulting & Engineering, DXC Technology
9:55

Roundtable Discussion

Anders Elbak

Associate Director, IDC Nordic

Sven Vollbehr

Head of Digital Manufacturing, SKF Group

Sunil Menon

Manufacturing Industry Leader - Analytics, Consulting & Engineering, DXC Technology

 

The roundtable discussion with Anders Elbak, Sunil Menon and Sven Vollbehr will evolve around the digital journey of SKF. We will discuss why a more than 100 years old industry leading manufacturer of bearings needs to become data driven, what has already been achieved, and what both the short and long term objectives are. Sven will share his experiences as responsible for the digital transformation, including the significant organisational changes involved, the pursuit of new skills, and working with – and implementing new technologies.

10:50

Roundtable summary and Key takeaway

Anders Elbak

Associate Director, IDC Nordic

Sunil Menon

Manufacturing Industry Leader - Analytics, Consulting & Engineering, DXC Technology

Wolfgang Lucny

Industry Executive Manufacturing, DXC Technology

Sven Vollbehr

Head of Digital Manufacturing, SKF Group

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Sara Sewell

Conference Manager

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