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IDC Smart Factory

Future Factory 2024

Katowice, Poland

Bridging Industry and Innovation

At a time of accelerated disruption and intense competition, manufacturers should go beyond their traditional focus on product quality and efficiency. Leveraging digital commerce to automate the sales process and enhance the customer experience will be key to cultivating long-term relationships and unlocking new opportunities.

Source: B2B Digital Commerce in Industrial Manufacturing: Maturity, Investment Drivers, Emerging Trends, and Challenges


The future of the manufacturing industry hinges on the ongoing digital transformation. At the heart of this evolution is the convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). Dynamic innovations are affecting a profound shift in the manufacturing landscape, ushering in Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing. 

The synergy between IT and OT and the need for agility and innovation opens the door for unprecedented efficiency, connectivity and automation.

Why Attend?

Join Us for the Manufacturing Forum "Future Factory 2024" if you want to:

  • Learn more about the product life-cycle challenges and opportunities for manufacturers in the current global economy
  • Learn what strategies manufacturers can deploy to maximize intellectual property across the product portfolio
  • Find out which tools are available for manufacturers to address complex product development
  • Learn how to leverage technologies such as cloud, mobile, social business, AR/VR, IoT, and AI for a competitive advantage


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Thursday June 20, 2024

Registration & Breakfast


IDC Welcome Note


Keynote: Current challenges for industry and factories


Debate: Geopolitics in Industry


Transforming Industry 4.0 with using visual inspection and faster data analysis thanks to the use of artificial intelligence


Roundtable discussions (Parallel Sessions)


Coffee Break


Data Lake or swimming lessons for companies


Less is more, or data detox in the age of the smart factory


Digital Twin an expensive toy or a useful tool?


Business case: How to automate access to data in a factory?


Declarations don't satisfy us- Smart Factory by Danfoss


Is it worth it to be smarter than AI?


From reactive to predictive response. How to demolish without involving people.


Debate: Human role in the era of digitisation and digitalisation of industry


New technologies - from space to Earth or from Earth to space?


Lunch & Networking


Workshops (Parallel Sessions)


Coctail & Networking


Jaroslaw Smulski

Senior Program Manager, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions, IDC Poland

Ewa Lis - Jeżak

Associate Vice President at IDC, Regional Director Poland & The Baltic States

Leszek Ślazyk

Politologist, Publicist, Portal Chiny24.com

Dr Karol Dworak

CIO, Grupa TFKable

Robert Stobiński

Chief Digital Officer, Amica Group

Marek Okularczyk

Sales Director, Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group

Marcin Rojek

Co Founder, byteLAKE

Michał Błaszczak

representative of IDSA Hub Poland and the DATAMITE initiative, PCSS

dr inż. Mariusz Hetmańczyk

Deputy Director of the Knowledge Management Department Fundacja Platforma Przemysłu Przyszłości

Andrzej Soldaty

Director of the Center for Industry 4.0 of the Silesian University of Technology

Tomasz Haiduk

CEO, Polish Automation & Robotics Forum

Mariusz Kolanko

Co Founder, byteLAKE

Łukasz Borkowski

Technical Sales BI & Infrastructure, Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group

Michał Ledzion

Business Development Executive, Iron Mountain Polska

Michał Świątek

Research Manager, IDC Poland

Tomasz Mirowski

Chief Technology Officer, 3Soft

Michał Gutowski

CEE Solutions Engineer, Cloudera

Mateusz Hanisz

EMEA Manager, Software Engineering Systems

Lucyna Michniewicz-Ślaska

CIO, Grupa Kapitałowa VOX

Jarosław Raj

Board Member and Chief Operating Officer, VOX Capital Group

Thomas Kaiser

Senior Manager Assembly / Maintenance, Mercedes Benz Manufacturing Poland

Sebastian Brzoza

Application & Technical Support Director East Europe Region, Danfoss Poland

Wojtek Cieślak

Monitoring systems and FinOps consultant, Cloudware

Grzegorz Dołęga

Business Consultant, 4Results

Ewa Leśniak

Connected Brewery Lighthouse Lead, Grupa Żywiec

Magdalena Walczak

Digital Change Lead, 3M

Robert Bednarz

HR Director, Rockwell Automation

Michał Zachara

Chief Operating Officer, KP Labs

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Jacek Nawrot

Senior ICT Executive Consultant, IDC Poland

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