Future of Manufacturing CXO Summit

The Future of Manufacturing CXO Summit is the thought-leadership platform at Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC 2019. As the region’s preeminent Industry 4.0 platform for CXOs in manufacturing sectors across the Asia Pacific region, it is designed to catalyse thinking, facilitate high-level networking, exchanges of strategic insights, and the adoption of Industry 4.0 processes, technologies and solutions among regional governments, businesses and industries.

12:00 – 12:05 Welcome remarks
12:05 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:20

Navigating Uncertainties? How Industry 4.0 Can Help Shape Your Priorities

Macro view on the manufacturing landscape, risks & challenges against the trade environment & how Industry 4.0 offers real prospects against uncertainties

13:20 – 13:40

How & Why Manufacturers Must Keep Pace with Technological and AI Developments

Focus on why and how advanced tech like AI can future proof businesses & is accessible and understandable even to smaller enterprises in the region

13:40 – 14:00

How Industry 4.0 Technologies Will Impact Your Business – Experiences of an End-User

This presentation is from an end-user industry perspective on how Industry 4.0 driven transformation has changed their business 

14:00 – 14:20

Innovation & How it Leads to Real Value for Your Business – Perspectives of an End-User

This end-user presentation will share perspectives on how their innovation through Industry 4.0 has translated to value for the enterprise

14:20 - 14:30

Framing for Transformation – A Step-by-Step Approach

The talk will present an overview on the Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI), how it has evolved since the launch in 2018 & more recent developments on how it is applying to organisations in Singapore and the region

14:30 - 15:20



The Journey to Transformation – Opportunities, Challenges & Lessons from the Front Lines

This panel will expand the discussion on transformation frameworks like SIRI, how they have applied on frontline & SMEs’ deployment experiences, lessons learnt etc.

15:20 – 15:50 Break
15:50 – 16:10

Making Change Happen & What It Really Means

This keynote will focus on the crucial need for mindset change in Industry 4.0 transformation, how it translates into practices, implications for workforce skills etc. with applied examples

16:10 – 16:30

Moving Beyond the “Pilot Trap”

On This keynote will provide insights into P&G’s experience, illustrating the earlier topic on mindset change & also illustrating an example of the following topic on change at scale, focusing on internal change & effects on partner ecosystem

16:30 – 16:50

Building Your Strategy for Changing at Scale

This presentation builds on the previous keynote and broadens the topic to address challenges of translating local initiatives or pilots to larger-scale change, and how the demonstration of value changes 

16:50 - 17:10

The Economics & Business Case for Manufacturing Sustainably

The focus of this talk shifts to the need for a business rationale of sustainability & why it makes sense, illustrated by examples & case study references

17:10 - 17:20

Evolving the Language of Industry 4.0 for Your Business

This keynote will consider how the digital transformation of various industries require shared foundations based on interoperability protocols, and how interoperability is necessary going forward for Industry 4.0 proliferation in Asia

17:20 - 17:40

Manufacturing Sustainably Today & Tomorrow – An Asian perspective

Taking a longer-term and future-focused view, this keynote will consider the sustainability implications of manufacturing, highlighting initiatives in Asia that are addressing key concerns from the circular economy perspective in relation to Industry 4.0


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