IDC European Manufacturing Executive Digital Summit 2021

DIGITAL SUMMIT | November 18, 2021
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The Connected Manufacturing Experience

Transparent, responsive & customer-centric


In order to face the challenges ahead, manufacturing organizations need to have transparent and responsive operations that enables them to respond to changing market and customer-requirements in a timely and flexible manner.


  • Transparent, because visibility and traceability vertically and horizontally within and across the organizations will be the foundation needed to adapt to changing conditions fast!
  • Responsive, because uncertainty related to potential economic, environmental, political or social disruptions require the ability to adapt operations within the organization and the ecosystem fast!
  • Customer-centric, because it will be the key value driver for manufacturing organizations to stay relevant for their customers and to be able to constantly drive accelerated customer value!

Building up and ensuring transparent, responsive and customer-centric operations will impact the entire manufacturing value chain, from product development, to supply chain operations, factory operations and sales operations on various levels:

  • Worker experience: Development and integration of remote work and augmented worker concepts
  • Operations experience: Convergence of IT/OT systems driving data-driven process optimizations
  • Supplier experience: Improving supply chain resilience and efficiency of supply chain operations
  • Ecosystem experience: Closer ecosystem collaboration and integration
  • Social and sustainability experience: Improving KPIs related to traceability and social responsibility


A vast amount of exciting technologies is out there that help manufacturers to become more transparent, responsive  and customer centric.

During the IDC European Manufacturing Executive Digital Summit 2021, we will look into what “next normal” means to manufacturers, why the business case for digitalization is stronger than ever and how technology can demonstrate value to the business.

We look forward to connecting with you soon!

Roberta and Stefanie



Time Event & Speakers

Reception Open: Dial In & Looking Around


IDC Welcome Address & Navigation Guidance

Roberta Bigliani

Vice President, Head of IDC Insights and IDC Future of Work Executive Lead - Europe, IDC

IDC Opening Keynote: The Resilient Manufacturing Experience - Transparent, responsive & customer-centric

Stefanie Naujoks

Research Director, Manufacturing Insights Europe, IDC

Platinum Partner Presentation 1 – Enabling the transparent factory – The convergence of IT/OT is inevitable


Platinum Partner Presentation 2 – Supporting resilient decision-making with AI in production and supply chain


Platinum Partner Presentation 3 - The importance of enhancing customer experience: Driving accelerated customer value


Moderated Q&A


End-User Keynote – Digital ecosystem: Achieving mutual benefits through ecosystem collaboration


Networking Break: Chatroulette & Expo


Moderated Roundtables discussions (Platinum Partner 1-3) (Parallel Sessions)

Roundtable A

14:20 - 14:40

Roundtable A: How to manage successful IT/OT integrations?

Roundtable B

14:20 - 14:40

Roundtable B: Key success factors for scaling AI-based digital transformation initatives

Roundtable C

14:20 - 14:40

Roundtable C: Digital ecosystem – key success factors and major pitfalls


Break and Return to Stage


Tech Talk Gold Partner 1 – Enabling value generation from digital threads


Tech Talk Gold Partner 2 – The role of end-to-end infrastructures to enable transparent and resilient factory operations


Tech Talk Gold Partner 3 – Automating the shop floor: from quality management to intra-logistics


End-User Keynote – Lessons learned from servitization: Establishing revenue streams from connected products


Networking Break: Chatroulette & Expo


Return to Stage


Innovation Vendor Panel Discussion – Amplifying the benefits of augmenting the workforce with 5G


IDC Keynote – Outlook: Future of operations of manufacturing organizations


Advisory Board Panel Discussion


Summary & Conclusion

Stefanie Naujoks

Research Director, Manufacturing Insights Europe, IDC

Jan Burian

Senior Research Director, Manufacturing Insights, IDC EMEA

Lorenzo Veronesi

Research Manager, Manufacturing Insights, IDC EMEA

Maggie Slowik

Research Manager, IDC Manufacturing Insights

Networking: Chatroulette & Expo


Official End

General Information




November 18, 2021


11:45 BST (12:45 CET)


Partnership Opportunities

Benefits of Being an IDC Partner


The IDC Digital Accelerate Events 2021 bring together the most influential IT decision-makers and senior executives, with content created by IDC analysts, our end-user advisory boards and our partners.

IDC Digital Accelerate Events build an immersive & interactive experience with live interaction at your booth, virtual one to one meetings on networking tables, lead tracking for 6 month after the event through on-demand access.

Meet with high-level IT decision-makers who are actively looking to educate themselves, evaluate, and implement solutions to transform their organizations for the next normal.

Whether your primary objective is to increase your brand exposure, demonstrate thought leadership, or drive new business, IDC attracts senior decision-makers eager to build new business relationships.

  • Get Insights: IDC advises senior decision-makers on how to lead their organizations through this period of multiplied innovation and disruption. With IDCs supporting research and an ongoing survey work, IDC analysts truly understand the priorities on the agenda.
  • Digitally Engage with C-level IT and Line of Business Leaders: The IDC Digital Accelerate Events are invitation-only events and attendees are handpicked to ensure the right level of seniority and target audience.
  • Return on investment: IDC Digital Accelerate Events provide a critical and unique opportunity to educate the very top layer of decision makers within key Enterprises. Not only that but with the contact details for additional follow up, together with the ongoing promotion and education our partners will have ongoing access and the opportunity to engage and educate this high touch community for a further 6+ months.
  • Get your message right: Leverage IDC analysts to create a powerful and empathetic message to optimize the impact of your speaking sessions and support lead nurturing.

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Why attend


Get a head start on the market with insights from our leading analysts


Get inspired by visionary speakers with locally based cases


Maximize your time with insights and solutions to grow your business


Be surprised by unique network opportunities with other IT leaders

IDC European Digital Summit Platform

The IDC European Digital Summit will be run on an all-in-one live online events platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world.



We will welcome you at our Digital Reception area where we will showcase the event schedule and our partners. We will guide you for a great time & a lot of exiting digital touch points.



You will get inspired by the professional stories shared by industry pioneers and IDC analysts. Our keynotes experts will answer questions, propose provoking online polls, take part in the chat and comment on what is happening. Everything is done live.



Learn about proven best practices through real-life case studies in moderated digital breakout sessions. This intimate experience is an opportunity to gain a clearer understanding of current organizations challenges.



Meet with peers to discuss common challenges and share concrete experiences thanks to our Networking feature using your webcam for up to 3 minutes.



Visit interactive booths leveraging digital content allowing you to explore key trends or discover more about innovative products.

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Kathrin Hopkins

Conference Director

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Nadja Bayraktar

Senior Sales Director

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