IDC & Equinix Manufacturing Webinar

Digital transformation and ecosystem collaborations – leveraging data and technology to drive value

March 25, 2021
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Overview

IDC predicts, that by 2025, 75% of business leaders will leverage digital platforms and ecosystem capabilities to adapt their value chains to new markets, industries, and ecosystems. Because of the increasing complexity of products and global supply chains, fast-changing market and customer needs, manufacturers will increasingly have to consider much closer integration and collaboration within their ecosystems to ensure relevance and higher levels of customer value and customer experience, business resiliency and efficiency of operations. What does this mean for manufacturing organizations?

 

Join us on March 25th when we welcome an inspiring lineup of speakers:

  • Stefanie Naujoks, Research Director from IDC will give us the latest research looking at what drives a closer collaboration between manufacturing organizations and their suppliers, logistics providers and the customer. Stefanie will also look at the increasingly importance of data sharing and data exchanging in manufacturing ecosystems.
  • Peter van Harten, SpecialEnvoy/Ambassador at Smart Industry Program NL will dive deeper into the concept of "Smart Industry" in the Netherlands as well as the international landscape. What can companies do to stay digitally connected to their customers, suppliers and international supply chains and ecosystems?  And how does that benefit the organisation? Peter will end his session looking into how best to prepare for the business models of tomorrow! 
     
  • Theo van Andel, Senior Manager Field Development from Equinix will explore the challenges moving towards a Smart Industry approach where traditional IT infrastructures and legacy data systems can become barriers to real-time collaboration by lack of flexibility, agility and scalability. Theo will showcase the different approaches as well as looking into customer cases and examples to learn from. 

You can read more about the speakers and the topics in the Agenda below.

 

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General Information

 



 


Zoom Webinar


 


March 25th, 2021


 

10:00 am - 11:00 am CET

 

Webinar language
English

 

Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
10:00

Welcome by IDC Host

Sara Sewell

Conference Manager
10:05

Ecosystem collaboration and data exchange in manufacturing: Drivers, use cases, benefits and challenges

Stefanie Naujoks

Research Director, Manufacturing Insights Europe, IDC

 

In this session, we will look into what drives a closer collaboration of manufacturing organizations with their suppliers, logistics providers, customers and the entire value chain and what type of collaboration engagement models we currently see in the manufacturing industry. We will share insights about the increasing importance of data sharing and data exchanging in manufacturing ecosystems and will share some use cases that require data exchange and data sharing in an ecosystem and which hold significant potential to achieve benefits related to lowering costs, improving product quality, increasing customer satisfaction, speeding up time to market for product innovations or reducing downtime of production assets. We will highlight some of the major challenges related to data exchange and data sharing in manufacturing ecosystems and will conclude with our key takeaways and recommendations for manufacturing organizations.

10:20

Stay Smart Connected!

Peter van Harten

Special Envoy/Ambassador – Smart Industry Program NL

 

Peter van Harten takes you on a journey on Smart Industry in the Netherlands around digital ecosystems, data sharing, platforms and Fieldlabs.   Why is it so important as a company to become smart? What can I do to stay digitally connected to my customers, suppliers and international supply chains and ecosystems?  And how does that benefit me? Can I reduce my transaction costs without losing customer contact? How do I prepare for the business models of tomorrow?  

These and many other questions will be discussed, and you will be introduced to practical examples of successful entrepreneurs, best practices in data sharing and Smart Industry Fieldlabs.

#Stay Smart Connected

10:35

How Interconnection boosts collaboration in manufacturing digital ecosystems

Theo van Andel

Senior Manager Field Development, Equinix

 

Strong digital ecosystems are vital to keep manufacturers on track in these uncertain days. (Real time) data sharing among suppliers, partners, logistic providers and customers enable manufacturers to streamline their supply chain operations, implement greater customization, improve product quality, anticipate customer needs and launch new products faster to stay on the top of the game. However, traditional IT infrastructures and legacy data systems pose barriers to real-time collaboration by lack of flexibility, agility and scalability.

How do IT departments within manufacturers cope with the increasing demand of today’s world? How can they control the increasing costs of their IT infrastructure?

In this session, we will showcase how manufacturers can build a robust distributed IT infrastructure that fosters real time, low-latency and cost effective collaboration within their ecosystems. Customer cases and examples will be shared during the presentation.

10:50

Q&A and Summary

Stefanie Naujoks

Research Director, Manufacturing Insights Europe, IDC

Theo van Andel

Senior Manager Field Development, Equinix

Peter van Harten

Special Envoy/Ambassador – Smart Industry Program NL

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Sara Sewell

Conference Manager

About IDC

57 Years | 1100 Analysts | 110 Countries

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, data and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com.