IDC Manufacturing Digital transformation in manufacturing - the path to resilience and sustainability?

DIGITAL Event | November 11, 2021


Digital transformation is moving the manufacturing industry towards resilience and sustainability.  The challenge manufacturers now face is finding a balance between digitalization and efficiency.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that digitalization can not only increase operational efficiency in industrial enterprises, but it can also deliver significant improvements in employee productivity and customer satisfaction, resulting in increased revenue and margins.

Nevertheless, we still live in a physical world. We therefore need to ask where the line should be drawn between a state of 100% digitalization and a fully analogue approach that primarily uses paper documents as its basic tool. In other words: Are the benefits of digitization directly proportional to its complexity, sustainability, and the demands on the development, management, and maintenance of systems?

Finding a balance between the two worlds or approaches is certainly not an easy task for many IT directors and operations managers — which is why we made it the main theme of theIDC Manufacturing Forum 2021. During the exclusive one-day event, we will focus on finding a balance between digitalization of operations and achieving real efficiency. Because in terms of practical benefits, they are not synonymous.

Key Topics


Operations Experience


  • Data-driven process optimization
  • IT/OT Integration
  • AI-based automation of shop floor operations



Supplier Experience


  • Supply chain visibility and transparency
  • Distributed supply chain networks
  • B2B Marketplaces
  • AI-based operational decision making



Worker Experience


  • Remote work concepts
  • Augmented workforce
  • Collaboration tools



Ecosystem experience


  • Customer Experience
  • 360° Customer Data Management
  • Direct-to-Consumer Concepts
  • Service and Support Optimization
  • Industrial Digital/IoT platforms
  • Business Networks



Sustainable Business


  • Regulations compliance (e.g. Green Deal)
  • Turning green into business
  • Creating Responsible Environment
  • A magnet for talents and people



Time Event & Speakers

Welcome and introduction

Dana Vaníčková

Country Director, Czech & Slovak Republic, IDC CEMA

Uncertainty comes and goes, technology stays!

Jan Burian

Senior Research Director, IDC Manufacturing Insights EMEA

Klaus Blüm


Miroslav Kořen

General Manager, Kaspersky

Tomáš Herink

Board Member, Orlen Unipetrol

Safety above all (or you also don't drive if your brakes are not in order)-panel discussion


Jana Slováková

Sales & Marketing Manager, KOMFI

Sustainable development as an opportunity

Vladimír Tichý

Country General Manager CZ, Schneider Electric

U.S. Steel Košice - discussion

Juraj Sabol

General Manager Strategy and Projects, U.S.Steel Košice

The future of manufacturing companies - a trip into the future in 10 to 20 years: panel discussion



David Zeman

Sales Manager Czech and Southern EE, Infor

Marián Bolebruch

Head of Digital Factory, Siemens


How does a business benefit from the constantly arriving "shocks" or threats in the context of a manufacturing company?- panel discussion


Kvido Štěpánek

Owner, Isolit Bravo

Jan Burian

Senior Research Director, IDC Manufacturing Insights EMEA

Jiří Bavor

Head of Manufacturing SEE, Atos

Hands-on Sessions


Hands-on Sessions Outcomes


Wrap up and Conclusion

Jan Burian

Senior Research Director, IDC Manufacturing Insights EMEA

Dana Vaníčková

Country Director, Czech & Slovak Republic, IDC CEMA


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