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IDC Smart Factory

Disruptive innovations are changing the Manufacturing Industry as we know it

The future of the Manufacturing Industry is dependent on digital transformation. IDC Smart Factory is here to provide you with the insights you will need.
After years of deployment of digital technologies into manufacturing companies’ IT, operations, and non/core processes, the question is how to move forward. How to achieve a competitive advantage through leveraging the convergence of technology, automation, and humans while being sustainable and socially responsible. The customer gets into a centre of gravity and so do the workers. Disruptive innovations are enabling what we like to call the “digital-first approach” - a business that is driven by data, intelligence/based and people augmented with technology.
Achieving operational excellence and sustainability in operations, enabling global manufacturing intelligence across production sites and the supply chain, ensuring production quality, handling the highly volatile demand, and tackling the workforce shortage - these are the key challenges manufacturing companies are facing.
Why Attend?
At this event, we will discuss IT tools, strategies, and best practices in manufacturing operations management that can help to meet business challenges. Our analysts and guest speakers are going to cover different operational processes – from digital factory and production, manufacturing execution, and plant automation to asset management and plant sustainability. Register to get professional guidance that will help you make informed decisions. Cannot join us in person? Register anyway, we will share the materials afterwards.

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Key topics

Industry 4.0 strategies

Designing the plant of the future

Sustainable manufacturing & sustainability management tools

Emerging technologies: Industrial IoT, AI/cognitive, blockchain, and edge analytics

Digital twins

Intelligent process automation


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Wednesday June 21, 2023

Registration, breakfast and morning networking


Welcome note and event opening


IDC Keynote: Industry and factory challenges for 2023


Debate: Digital Factory 2023 - where are we?


Driving the digital economy+ as a collaborative strategy


Leading successful transformation with Google Cloud AI in manufacturing


Smart Factory in Polish: transformation of data from the OT world into a manufacturing enterprise


How to finance an investment with a grant?


Connect Tables (Parallel Sessions)


Coffee break and networking


VR, personalization and constant innovation - or where the interiors industry is headed


Case study


A digital platform that connects the World, enabling industry innovation that enriches our work and lives


Building a global factory - from OT cross-linking to genAI


Industrial cyber security trends and threats in 2023


Special Guest: The AI Revolution - discover the potential of artificial intelligence and use it to your advantage. Tools, trends, scenarios


Reduce risk. Ensure supply continuity


Lunch and networking


Debate: Digital Factories - Technology is not everything. How to build an innovative digital factory?


Changing the game in waste management: Biostry's seven-minute revolution


OptyMator PV - AI based maintenance and optimization tool for solar farms


Innovation and sustainability in a manufacturing plant - a case study and best practices implemented by Cedo


Worker at the center of attention despite robotization - reskilling


The revolution of artificial algorithms


Event summary and closing notes


Cocktail and networking


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Ewa Lis-Jezak

Associate Vice President, Poland & Baltics

Jaroslaw Smulski

Senior Program Manager, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions, IDC Poland

Grzegorz Dołęga

Supply Chain Unit & Development Manager, LOTTE Wedel

Thomas Kaiser

Senior Manager Assembly / Maintenance, Mercedes Benz Manufacturing Poland

Wojciech Wilk

HCL Software Regional Sales Director, CEE HCL Technologies

Grzegorz Meinusch

Solutions Architect, Data & Analytics Engineering, Google Cloud

Artur Duszczyk

Director of New Technology Sales Development, SUSE Polska

Krzysztof Chibowski

Advisory and Professional Services Sales, HPE

Milena Jankowska

EU Funds Expert, ECDF Dotacje

Tomasz Szczepaniak

EU Project Coordinator, ECDF Dotacje

Tomasz Chomicki

Business Development Director, Samsung Electronics Poland

Ewa Zborowska

Senior Research Manager, IDC Poland

Tomasz Haiduk

CEO, Polish Automation & Robotics Forum

Michał Świątek

Research Manager, IDC Poland

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Jacek Nawrot

Senior ICT Executive Consultant, IDC Poland

Lucyna Michniewicz-Ślaska

CIO, Grupa Kapitałowa VOX

Jacek Browarski Show full profile linkedin

Jacek Browarski

Enterprise Account Executive, Equinix

Mariusz Kowalski

Principal Director Infrastructure Engineering Lead, Cloud First Poland, Accenture

Marek Ługowski

Head of IT Infrastructure, Swiss Krono

Dominik Czyż

Cyber Security Expert, NTT

Petros Psyllos

Electronics engineer, computer scientist, passionate cognitive scientist, expert in AI technologies, recognized by the American edition of Forbes as one of the top 30 European innovators

Maciej Bocian

Country Manager Poland & Central Eastern Europe, Pure Storage

PhD Karol Dworak

CIO, Grupa TFKable

Marcin Motyka

CEO / Co-founder, Biostra

Kamil Dąbrowski

Co-founder, Green CEnergy

Michał Muszalski

Co-founder, Green CEnergy

Dominika Frydlewicz

HR Manager, Cedo

Marcin Terelak

Technical Manager, Cedo

Dariusz Ratajczak

Engineer for Digitization & Optimization of Production Processes, LIPTON Teas and Infusions

Andrzej Dragan

D. in physics, university professor at the Department of Physics, University of Warsaw, and visiting professor at the National University of Singapore

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Materials from previous editions

IDC Sustainability and Manufacturing 2021

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IDC Smart Factory 2022

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Knowledge Hub

From Digital to Sustainable Transformation in the Manufacturing World

We’re in an era of accelerated disruption and a “new normal” characterised by continuous volatility and heightened uncertainty. In such times, with surging customer demand, faltering supply, an intensifying war for talent and rising inflation, manufacturers need to deal with the immediate challenges but also not lose sight of the long term.
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OP26: How Technology Helps to Create Sustainable Industries

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Sustainable Manufacturing with IT — The Time Is Now

There is a genuine readiness and awareness in the manufacturing industry for sustainability, not just because of regulations but also because of the changing perception of how to measure the value of sustainability, including non-financial measures such as employee community and satisfaction, customer retention, trust and brand awareness.
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