Some of Europe’s leading experts on the digital revolution sweeping through manufacturing industry will join forces to help UK manufacturers embrace the latest digital technologies.
At a high-powered conference at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry – Digitalising Manufacturing 2018: Grasping the Opportunity, manufacturing leaders from across Europe will tell delegates that the fourth industrial revolution opens up huge potential for UK manufacturers, but companies had to invest in skills and intelligent automation to reap the benefits.
The conference will be held at the MTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (Ansty Park) on October 29-30, and aims to demystify digital manufacturing and give manufacturers support on how to progress the digital journey in their own organisations, based on previous experiences and lessons learned.
The conference follows on from a similar sell-out conference last year which saw the launch of the Made Smarter initiative which outlined plans to boost the UK economy using advanced digital technologies including artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, 3D printing, and augmented and virtual reality.
Progress on the initiative will be assessed at the 2018 conference at which the keynote speaker will be professor Juergen Maier, chief executive of Siemens UK and an acknowledged expert on the digital manufacturing revolution.
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Also speaking at the conference will be Marcus Burton, director at Yamazaki Mazak and member of the Made Smarter leadership team, who will give delegates an industry perspective on the expected impact of the intiative.
The MTC’s head of technology strategy for digital manufacturing, Dr Lina Huertas commented: “The conversation to date has been dominated by technology and software providers, so many manufacturers feel they have been left out. They are confused, they don’t see the benefits, they fear the risks, and they don’t know who to turn to for reliable information and support.
“This event addresses that shortfall, aimed specifically at end-users and those who will be most affected by this digital industrial revolution.”