08:45 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:15
Speaker:Chuka Umunna MP for StreathamMain topic :
Chuka will discuss digital automation and its impact on the labour market. He will address Brexit and how this may affect the UK’s digital industrial future.
09:15 - 09:40
The Industrial Digitalisation Strategy
Speaker: Juergen Maier, CEO Siemens UKMain topic :
The Industrial Digitalisation Strategy is a key component of Britain’s Industrial Strategy.
- How UK industry can benefit from the accelerated adoption of digital technology across advanced manufacturing? And other sectors like logistics and construction?
- What are the aims?
- What is needed from education and business and what is the relation to the digitalisation programmes in Germany & Europe?
09:40 - 10:05
BMW: Digital Production Methods, now and tomorrow
Speaker: Dieter Geus, General Manager, Logistics, BMW Hams Hall Main topic :
Manufacturing processes at BMW are always changing to respond to customers needs and achieve quicker delivery.
- What have the BMW UK plants done to improve these KPIs? How is this affecting training?
- Which new technologies is BMW looking at? Composite materials and automated assembly, 3D printing of parts, laser identification of bespoke components to deliver mass customisation.
10:05 - 10:30
Robot warehouse management: Big efficiencies, new jobs
Speaker: David Swan, CTO, Tharsus
Tharsus Engineering is the provider of robotic delivery systems to large retailers, such as Ocado. Main topic :
- Tharsus will explore what the progressive journey to fully autonomous robotics looks like, and how they navigate their clients to delivering commercial optimum.
- The speaker will share a vision of the future whilst building machines today that pay-back now, and how this has a greater impact on operational productivity and the bottom line.
10:30 - 11:00
11:05 - 11:25
11:30 - 11:50
Responding to new technology in large-scale assemblySpeaker : Mark Howard, Head of Research & Technology, Airbus Main Topic: Airbus is changing its manufacturing practices constantly to deliver higher rates of production, and it must do this without disrupting current delivery schedules. Mark will discuss the areas of process automation Airbus is investing in, how it will save time and the effect on jobs.
11:45 - 12:05
12:05 - 12:20
The impact of digitalisation on jobs and the economySpeaker : Stephen Brambley, Director of Public Affairs, GAMBICA Main Topic: Looking at the findings of several key academic and research studies, this session will compare short term displacement of jobs with the long term growth through productivity and new jobs and skills needed
12:20 - 12:50
Panel Session : Manufacturing and Industry
- Panel includes morning speakers plus Lynn Collins, NW Secretary, TUC.
-Q&A with the audience.
-Panellist main topics:
- Overview of current automation of specific jobs and taks.
- How does this effect recruitment?
- New job opportunities and the future of recruitment in the next decade.
12:50 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:05
14:05 - 14:25
Speaker: Dr Frank-Stephan Hardt, CFO, T-Systems Ltd
Connecting the energy regimes with the communication system is seen as the fundamental step that shifts mankind from the Third to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The development of the digitised Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure enables the convergence of the energy infrastructure with the communication infrastructure which is seen as the kernel of the Third Industrial Revolution. Deutsche Telekom\T-Systems present two Smart City solutions – Smart Port Logistics and Air Pollution – which help multiple partners to accelerate their efficiency, increase their productivity and more importantly to establish a more sustainable low-carbon ecosystem to mitigate climate change.
14:25 - 14:50
Speaker: Burkhard D. Sommer, Co-Head, Maritime Competence Centre, PwC GermanyMain topic: SmartPort Logistics
The march of digitalization is continuing to change logistics processes around the world. After many successful decades of digitalization and automation in contemporary ports, the next big step is to look at innovative ways for extracting more value from new and existing data sources to achieve competitive advantages. The trend is particularly driven by powerful information technology and paradigms already available and widely discussed in the port industry, including the internet of things, cloud computing, big data, blockchain, augmented reality — you name it. Under the umbrella of digital ports or smart ports, new innovative business models, concepts, and ideas have begun to be implemented.
14:50 - 15:15
Peel PortsSpeaker : Gary Hodgson, Strategic Projects Director, Peel Ports Group Main Topic: Digitalisation is changing employment in port operations, material handling and logistics
The speaker will discuss how their current and future use of digital tools to handle high volumes of containers to and from the Liverpool port will change both the speed of delivery and the nature of employment in this fast-moving port industry
- Peel Ports was a prime contractor for constructing the new deep water port at Liverpool2
- Only commercial port in UK that can handle new "SuezMax" container ships
- Port operations are automating rapidly
15:15 - 15:35
15:30 - 16:10
Panel Debate: Logistics, Logistik 4.0 and smart ports
Panel debate and Q&A with audience: Panellists from: Potential guest speaker, DHL Supply Chain UK :
16:05 - 16:20
16:20 - 16:40
Future of shipping: Legal implications of unmanned shipsSpeaker : Andrew M Higgs, Consultant Solicitor, Setford Solicitors Main topic: Andrew M Higgs, will speak about the legal implications of new unmanned ships, an emerging technology which is causing waves in the shipping sector.
Currently there is no clear and obvious legal and regulatory framework for autonomous, unmanned or remotely-controlled merchant ships sailing in international waters. But with unmanned ships promising fewer accidents and human injuries at sea, and lower operating costs, this is set to change.
16:40 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:30