IDC Manufacturing Summit Thriving in the manufacturing industry with PRIME

Digital Event | November 15, 2022


Time Event & Speakers

Reception Open: Dial In & Looking Around


IDC Welcome Address & Navigation Guidance

Jan Burian

Associate Vice President, IDC

IDC Opening Keynote: Thriving in Manufacturing with PRIME

Stefanie Naujoks

Research Director, IDC Manufacturing Insights EMEA

The time is now to prioritize connected ecosystems in the manufacturing industry

Sasa Petrovic

Digital Strategy Director, Citrix

If ever there was a time for the manufacturing industry to futureproof themselves and their supply chains, that time is now. Recent global events have created unprecedented change to the industry, forcing companies to look for ways to embed security, resilience, and agility into their operations – and more often than not, the answer lies in IT.


How data can be a foundation for sustainable manufacturing

Graeme Wright

Chief Digital Officer, Manufacturing & Utilities Sector – UK&I, Fujitsu

In a world where decarbonization, a battle for talent and the need to increase the resilience of supply chains and optimize production to maintain competitiveness is top priority, lets discuss how data is the driving force for sustainable manufacturing. In this session, Graeme will share with you how the building blocks to sustainable manufacturing - Enterprise Visualization, People Enablement, Value Chain Optimization, Resilient Supply Chain and Carbon Neutrality – rely on data, to be effective and give you a competitive advantage. He will also suggest steps that manufacturers can take to accelerate their sustainable transformation journey.


Moderated Q&A with first round of speakers

Gunjan Thukral Bassi

Research Manager, IDC Manufacturing Insights EMEA

Graeme Wright

Chief Digital Officer, Manufacturing & Utilities Sector – UK&I, Fujitsu

Sasa Petrovic

Digital Strategy Director, Citrix

Do more with less using the Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing

Colin Masson

Global Industry Marketing Director, Manufacturing, Microsoft

As rising costs, supply chain issues, and other challenges continue to mount, manufacturers need more intelligent cloud solutions and technology to do more with less. To future-proof your manufacturing organization, it’s imperative to find new ways to help your people make data-driven decisions through industrial IoT, cloud, AI, mixed reality, infused in more intelligent and collaborative business applications.


Networking Break: Chatroulette & Expo


Intelligent Automation Applied - How automation pioneers succeeded to transform their operations in manufacturing industries

Sebastian Seutter

Global Manufacturing Lead, UiPath

In this session, Sebastian Seutter, Global Manufacturing Lead at UiPath, will highlight how manufacturing companies started and scaled their intelligent automation journey to capture full value.



Practical Steps to Secure OT Assets

Bruce Snell

Technical Marketing Engineer, Nozomi Networks
Many organizations are going through a convergence of OT and IT security.  Two worlds that in the past have been separate are now being brought together under the same security umbrella.  In this session, we’ll share steps that have been used at multiple organizations to help build a strong security ecosystem for protecting OT and IoT assets.  At the end of this session you will come away with a 4 step plan that you can adapt to your own unique environment. 

Empowering OT, Relieving IT: How to Leverage Location Data for Process Automation

Mehdi Bentanfous

Chief Revenue Officer and Global Lead, Kinexon

In this session, Mehdi Bentanfous, Chief Revenue Officer and Global Lead of KINEXON's Industry Division, will demonstrate the power of location data in order to automate processes on the shopfloor and will share best practices from renowned companies such as Continental and BMW.

Join the session and learn how location-based process automation can make your IT's job easier and empower the OT level to tackle automation projects themselves.


Self-Service Platform for the IoT and engineering data at KSB Group – Investment Drivers, Challenges and Lessons Learned”

Thomas Herbstreuth

Head of Digital Services Unit, KSB SE & Co KGa

Thomas Herbstreuth,  Head of Digital Services at KSB, a German headquartered, multinational manufacturer of pumps and valves, will share the investment drivers related to the idea of introducing a self-service platform for engineering data as well as a central store for engineering algorithms and ML models at KSB. He will also share his view on related challenges and also some lessons learned. 


Networking Break: Chatroulette & Expo


Data Led Manufacturing

Kai Shen

Senior Solution Architect, Elastic

Manufacturers are facing lots of challenges today. Broken supply chains, unstable world politics and economics are increasing pressure on many companies. See how Elastic can use data to best prepare your businesses for the world of today and tomorrow.


How to enhance OT cyber risk assessments using virtual pen-test

Ilan Barda

CEO, Radiflow

John Allen

Strategic Consultant OT Cyber Security, Radiflow

Zero Trust Journey in Manufacturing

Dharminder Debisarun

Cybersecurity Strategist / Worldwide Industry Security Architect, Palo Alto Networks

A session on Zero Trust and how manufacturing companies can build a Zero Trust Enterprise to improve operational efficiency, enhance customer experience and unlock digital revenue.


Advisory Board panel: How to balance reliable and secure IT operations and innovation in times of skyrocketing energy prices, inflationary pressure, and supply chain disruption

Berke Menekli

Vice President, Global Head of Digital Platform Services, BSH Home Appliances Group

Mustafa Ayhan

Director - Global Business IT & Digital Transformation, Umicore

Pierluigi Mastroddi

Director, Global IT Infrastructure Services, Hyster Yale Group

Matthias Kratz

Senior Manager Manufacturing IT, RONAL AG

Stefanie Naujoks

Research Director, IDC Manufacturing Insights EMEA

We are in IT together: a phygital, augmented, and interconnected future for the industry

Lorenzo Veronesi

Associate Research Director, IDC Manufacturing Insights EMEA

Achieve “Phygital” operational convergence to avoid Business performance divergence 

Man with machine or man vs. machine? Augmentation is the key to the answer

From B2B to System to System: connect with, contribute to, and create within new business ecosystems



Summary & Conclusion

Jan Burian

Associate Vice President, IDC

Networking: Chatroulette & Expo


Official End

Contact Us

Charlotte Thygesen Poulsen

Vice President Events

+45 24446502

Barbara Cambieri

Group Vice President and Managing Director, IDC

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