IDC & IBM Webinar

Putting Data at the Center to Achieve Operational Excellence… easier said than done!

May 26, 2021
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Today, we see a renewed interest in operational excellence and resilience as manufacturing leaders across Europe are now facing an unprecedented and accelerated pressure to achieve operational excellence to, put it simply, survive. In this context, data has become invaluable to enable the levels of operational resiliency and visibility that are essential today.

However, despite the acknowledged importance of data to run successful shop floor operations, many companies are still fighting too hard to deliver on the promises technology has made, and some have even never managed to move beyond the pilot phase. Burdened by silos and legacy systems, and overloaded by the complexity of data management, they lack the right balance between IT standardization and business relevance and struggle to drive IT / OT integration for the future of their organization.

In this digital webinar, Lorenzo Veronesi, Research Manager, Jan Burian, Senior Research Director, IDC Manufacturing Insights, and Plamen Kiradjev, Global CTO, Industry 4.0, IBM Services, will share their thoughts and experience in particular on:

  • What is the nature of the operational issues many companies are facing today and what is the real advantage of having data at the center?
  • How are manufacturers managing to align their organizations to cope with these challenges and what is missing in their strategies?
  • Why is this so hard to practice when it all should be so simple…
  • How can technology help companies to sort these issues "once for all"?


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General Information


ZOOM Webinar


November 25, 2020


09:30am - 10:30 am CET



Registration Fee
Free of Charge For End Users

For More Information, contact: Sara Sewell


Time Event & Speakers

Welcome by IDC


Presentation - IDC Manufacturing Insights

Jan Burian
Senior Research Director, Manufacturing Insights, IDC EMEA

Presentation - Cloudification of the Plants

Plamen Kiradjiev
Global CTO, IBM

Fireside Chat

Jan Burian
Senior Research Director, Manufacturing Insights, IDC EMEA
Lorenzo Veronesi
Research Manager, Manufacturing Insights, IDC EMEA
Plamen Kiradjiev
Global CTO, IBM

Q&A Session and Final Remarks


Host Partner

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Sara Sewell

Conference Manager

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