Manufacturing - Virtual Roundtable

Creating the future: how manufacturers can seize the opportunities of Industry 4.0

21st July 2021 | 10:00am - 11:30am BST
How can you achieve resilience and agility through real-time digital production networks?

A Meet the Boss roundtable brought to you by PTC

Industry 4.0 is more than a buzzword. Spending by manufacturers on cloud computing platforms alone is predicted to top $9 billion this year, according to IDC.

Businesses have the unprecedented opportunity to embrace digital transformation to drive efficiency, boost interconnection, cut costs and empower employees across their operations. However, many businesses remain cautious, fearing a radical and costly shift is required to fully embrace Industry 4.0.

Yet digital transformation needn’t entail a ‘rip and replace’ approach to existing infrastructure. Smart integration of data and operations for real-time performance management can deliver results today, while preparing manufacturers to face the demands of tomorrow.

Industry 4.0 technologies enable seamless interconnection across the existing production line. Cyber physical systems perform tasks and calculations as autonomously as possible, augmenting the information provided to staff to enhance higher level decision making.

So how can you leverage the opportunities presented by Industry 4.0 to see immediate, actionable results? How can you ensure the benefits are felt across your organization, from the shop floor to the top floor? And how can you bring about this transformation swiftly and at minimum cost?

Join us in this Meet The Boss roundtable for a peer to peer discussion among thought leaders facing these challenges, brought to you in partnership with PTC.

Discussion Topics

How can you embrace digital transformation without the need to rip and replace your existing infrastructure?
How can you reduce cost, waste and improve efficiency at all stages of production?
How can digital transformation empower your teams from the shop floor to the top floor?

Your Host

Thought Leader
Justin Hester Digital Transformation Sr. Director, PTC
Justin Hester, PTC's Digital Transformation Director, works with companies' leaders to help them chart their digital… Find out more

Previous Attendees

Fernando Machado
Activision Blizzard
Jennifer Christie
Naveed Tariq
Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Group Innovation Operations,
John Pillar
Line De Decker
Chief Transformation Officer,

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