3IF & AGORIA CONFERENCE 2017
'Industrial Internet, Internet of Things and Digital Transformation for Industry'
Over the last 200 years, the world has experienced several waves of innovation. The Industrial Revolution saw innovations in technology applied to manufacturing. The Internet Revolution allowed machines to connect and exchange information. The two combined have set the stage for the next wave, that we are calling the “Industrial Internet”, or Industrial Internet of Things” (IIoT). This last wave pushes the boundaries of machines and will drastically increase productivity, efficiency and flexibility in the production process: Processes that govern themselves, with intelligent machines that take corrective action to avoid unplanned downtime of machinery. Each mobile device indicating the status of any digital components within the production environment, providing employees mobile access to real-time information....the possibilities seem endless.
This transformation has already started, yet the Industrial Internet is still in its infancy stage. On another note there are many aspects of the daily operations that are ready for the type of improvements provided by IIoT technology; that can deliver tangible benefits with a fast return on investment. Having said that, companies are faced with tackling day-to-day issues and with insufficient resources to survey new technologies and plan improvement projects. They should keep business model innovation as a long term goal and focus on what is practical and achievable right now.
What are the major changes, how are companies today evaluating new opportunities, what are considered best approaches and investment strategies? Join manufacturing, engineering and business professionals from leading manufacturers, policy makers, solution providers and industry groups as they share practical information, strategic insight and real-life expertise you need to plan, execute and optimize your Industrial Internet of Things implementations and digital transformation strategies
•IoT (Internet of Things): IoT Networks, Industrial IoT
•Data Science: Data Analytics, Data Visualization
•System Integration for digital transformation
•Cyber Security for Industry
About the Organizers:
3IF – Industrial Internet Consortium Flanders – is an initiative by LSEC and Sirris to support the development of Industrial Internet, Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things in Belgium, especially towards the manufacturing industry. We will bring them closer to understanding the technologies for digital manufacturing, the impact on their business, and how they could make their first steps to improve flexibility, quality and cost reduction in their production process.
Agoria brings together and defends the interests of companies in the technology industry. The federation is committed to the future of these companies and the nearly 275,000 people they employ. With 1,700 member companies, Agoria is the largest sectoral employers’ federation in Belgium. Agoria is active the 10 areas: Information and Communication Technology, Building Technology, Contracting, Materials Technology, Subcontracting, Production Technology & Mechatronics, Transport Systems & Solutions, Energy Systems & Solutions, Environment Systems & Solutions and Aeronautics, Space, Security and Defence Technology. Through its Expertise Centres, Agoria also offers assistance to members on matters of Talent and Labour market, Innovation, Energy, Environment, Social affairs, and Regulation and Standards (both technical and general)