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Leverage Disruption. Infuse Innovation. Accelerate Growth

Featuring global thought leaders in key industry sectors. The forum aims to provide a knowledge platform to discuss emerging trends in the region and how business leaders can best leverage these opportunities to map their digital transformation & sustainability journey or continuous successful implementations.

Industrial Transformation Forum

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09:00 - 10:00


10:00 - 11:00


11:30 - 11:50


on Leading Through Disruption

11:50 - 12:10

Human-Centred digital transformation by Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center Singapore (HMGICS)

HMGICS has envisioned human-centred mobility value chain innovation by enhancing the value of work and the dignity of workers through a human-centred digital transformation. Learn how HMGICS has developed innovative systems that combine advanced technologies such as AI, ICT, and big data to allow for a work environment where creative potential is fulfilled and human value is enhanced.

12:10 - 12:25

Infinite Opportunities from Infinite Data - Accelerating the digital transformation

Today's business environment is starting to give us a glimpse of how manufacturers will work in the future with digital transformation. The ongoing consumer demands for new and personalised products are driving manufacturers to look for ways to innovate while maintaining efficiency and productivity. Learn how Digital Transformation has helped Siemens customers to be agile in reacting to macroenvironmental factors while; and converting these challenges as their competitive advantage.

12:25 - 12:40

Learning from AWS: Meeting customers where they are with Industry 4.0

Driving operational excellence includes supporting the development and running workloads effectively, gaining insight into their operations, and continuously improving supporting processes and procedures to deliver business value.

Organisations that can be operationally excellent will have a culture of continuous improvement driven by a desire to create business value. This session will discuss how manufacturers can develop operations excellence frameworks and drive them across the business with the right digital tools.

12:40 - 12:55

SAP’s perspective: How to leverage innovations to achieve your goals and be future-ready

With persistent economic volatility, inflation, supply chain woes, and talent shortage, organisations are tasked with the herculean mission to harness digital technologies and innovations to rise above these challenges. This session covers how companies can harness technology and innovations strategically to help their enterprises realise business outcomes today while becoming future-ready.

13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:45

Panel Discussion

Manufacturing Success: How to Optimise operation efficiency and cost using digital tools

The recent business climate has been unpredictable. Manufacturers worldwide strive to operate more cost-efficiently without compromising product quality or quantity. However, the answer isn't to lay off employees or continue using outdated technology in favour of modern alternatives to save costs. Cost management strategies and financial planning technology are key to maximising operational efficiencies in an uncertain environment. Does Optimising Manufacturing Efficiency come with a hefty cost? This session will discuss how manufacturers can effectively achieve both.

Speaker Moderator
14:45 - 15:00

Accelerate Smart Manufacturing Results through a Secure, Scalable Enterprise Edge Approach

Leveraging a secure and scalable enterprise-edge approach is critical to enhancing the efficiency and productivity of smart manufacturing initiatives. By integrating scalable, repeatable technologies and robust security measures at the edge, companies can accelerate results, streamline operations, and pave the way for a future-ready manufacturing foundation.

15:00 - 15:15

How Can Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Improve Operational Efficiencies and Enhance your Sustainability Program

The Smart Motor Sensor is an end-to-end AI base prescriptive maintenance solution for reducing low-voltage motor downtime, maintenance cost optimisation and electricity cost reduction. This session will provide the solution overview, the value the end user can get & share the customer use cases.

15:15 - 15:30


15:30 - 16:15

Panel Discussion

Strategic steps, key challenges, and critical success factors towards building a Smart Factory

  • How companies successfully pilot and scale emerging technologies in manufacturing
  • Cost Effective ways to upgrade to a Smart Factory
  • How to Upgrade Legacy Equipment for an Industry 4.0 Factory
  • How do companies measure the value of their smart factories?
  • What are the lessons learned from companies that have established smart factories?

Speaker Moderator
16:15 - 16:35

Fire Side Chat - Empowering Smart Factories

1) How can data integration and connectivity contribute to a successful smart factory implementation?

This session will focus on how Data integration and connectivity enable seamless communication and collaboration between systems and processes in a smart factory. How it can facilitate real-time data exchange, enable holistic insights, and optimises operations.

Speaker Moderator
16:35 - 16:55

Fire Side Chat - Empowering Smart Factories

2) How addressing your "Hidden Factory" can boost your transition to a "Green Factory”?

What is a Hidden Factory? Hidden Factory is decreased quality or inefficiency of a manufacturer. It represents the untapped capacity of the manufacturing plant. It is a set of activities or undocumented processes. The Hidden Factory involves non-visible costs, inefficient processes and wasteful operations. The Hidden Factory houses profit reducers and waste increases. Waste is money, time, materials, and other resources. 

Speaker Moderator
17:00 - 17:00

Closing Remarks


09:00 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:30

Sustainability and climate action Demystifying ESG for Manufacturing

10:30 - 10:50

Keynote 1 - Reality Check on Sustainability and ROI: Does sustainability affect profitability?

As the topic continues to become more significant for consumers, businesses must embrace sustainability. This will only become more important as new challenges, and disruptions are expected. The exhaustion of essential commodities, or the threat of compliance costs, such as carbon or landfill taxes, are just some of the issues businesses must be prepared for. Companies must be prepared for future sustainability challenges; those making the right decisions will ultimately see a return on investment.

The big question is - 

  • Reality check - Although the C-suites for most manufacturing companies understand the need to focus on sustainability, there’s a considerable gap in putting strategies into practice. Why so?
  • How and where are you currently with the sustainability agenda for your organisation? What’s the industry benchmark? Regional comparison
  • Is profitability the main reason for this gap?
  • How can businesses stay profitable while they invest to achieve their net-zero targets?
  • How can companies proactively respond to increased stakeholder demands while delivering quality products and services and maintaining financial performance?
  • Can manufacturers generate substantial financial and environmental benefits from sustainable manufacturing?

10:50 - 11:35

Panel Discussion

Technology Trends that will drive energy efficiency in achieving carbon neutrality

As our world is changing rapidly, recent challenges in energy security, energy prices and living cost have intersected with the climate crisis. This makes energy efficiency more indispensable than ever. Without early action on efficiency, the energy transition to net zero emissions will be more expensive and much more challenging to achieve.

The manufacturing sector is moving away from traditional norms and adopting innovative best practices to transform digitally. Energy-efficient production means more than simply reducing energy consumption, CO₂ emissions, or costs – it also involves linking energy and production data to analyse and optimise energy consumption and the energy productivity of machines, plants, and processes. These measures provide the opportunity to achieve all-round improvements in process productivity and efficiency.

When it comes to bringing energy efficiency to your business, where should you begin? And how can you implement quick and easy changes without affecting your long-term strategy?

Speaker Moderator
11:35 - 11:50

Green Sustainable Journey: Road to Net Zero

Companies have decided to make their plants sustainable. Achieving net zero is a journey. Reaching this target requires a broad spectrum of additional automation solutions, not just analytics, wireless sensors, and advanced control, but also regulators and even proximity switches for emissions monitoring and control as well as efficiency monitoring and optimization. Learn how other plants use automation to become more sustainable.

11:50 - 12:10



How to manage new manufacturing challenges with AI and Industrial Metaverse?

AI is a game changer for manufacturing industry, but most people do not know where to start or which opportunity or process to focus on.  This session talks about how AI is used to address manufacturers’ concerns such as in dynamic energy management, product development and productivity.

This fire-side session brings together the experts in Accenture and VIRNECT as they share their experience in helping manufacturing customers with AI and GenAI, real-time visualization, virtual and augmented reality.

Speaker Moderator
12:10 - 13:00

Networking Lunch

13:00 - 13:15

Helping the World Run Better With Risk-Resilient and Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain

In the face of uncertainties, efficient and connected operations and supply chains enable resilience and agility to respond to disruptions and provide competitive advantage to organisations through faster time-to-market, increased quality, and improved customer service.

13:15 - 13:35

Technology-driven supply chain transparency and accountability

Innovative technology will also impact the supply chain, as interest in reliability, transparency, and flexibility is at an all-time high following the disruption of the past few years. Technology such as AI, vendor management software and blockchain will all play a role in the face of the supply chain - no longer an intractable monolithic function but one that allows for more accountability and freedom of choice.

13:35 - 14:20

Panel Discussion

Digital Supply Chain Ecosystem: How digitalisation makes the supply chain more reliable, resilient, agile and customer-focused

Today’s global supply chains are designed to operate with high reliability, at the lowest possible cost, in a steady-state environment. Unfortunately, supply chains have lately been unreliable. At the heart of all this activity sits the digital supply chain, and it is key to the operations of every company that manufactures or distributes anything. Indeed, for many companies, the supply chain is the business. It extends the vertical integration of all corporate functions to the horizontal dimension, knitting together relevant players — the suppliers of raw materials and parts, the production process itself, warehousers and distributors of finished products, and finally, the customer. This session will discuss how these elements enable the digital supply chain and, more importantly, how they work together.

Speaker Moderator
14:20 - 14:40

Procurement 4.0: How does procurement digitalisation boost supply chain integration?

Digitising procurement will radically change the tools and talents required, add new categories to be sourced, and transform the value proposition of the procurement function.
Efficient integration and management of raw materials and parts suppliers is a critical building block in the digital supply chain ecosystem. This session will dive deeply into some of the benefits and use case studies on digital procurement.

14:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 15:45

Panel Discussion

The Road to the 2030 manufacturing workplace: What Industry 4.0 Means for digital talent strategies

As digital transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution continue to redefine manufacturing jobs of the future, leaders and workers alike need to embrace a work environment that is expected to blend advanced technology and digital skills with uniquely human skills, to yield the highest level of productivity. Understanding how work might change can help the industry prepare for a future that promises to be transformative. This session will discuss how digitisation will affect the workforce and what companies need to do to drive this change.

  • How can the manufacturing industry prepare for this future workplace and ready its workforce to work beside robots and advanced technologies?
  • What skills will become “must-haves” in the future workplace?
  • What are the pathways for training and education to enable these skills?
  • Possible future jobs in manufacturing.
  • Call to action for wide-scale digital upskilling through cooperation between Government, Industry and Academic Sector

Speaker Moderator
15:45 - 16:15

Fire Side Chat


Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) are gaining tremendous traction in the enterprise world.

This session will discuss the different roles of robotics in manufacturing, its impact, and its future. Are robots too expensive for your business? Or is your business too small to make use of robots? Are robots in manufacturing industry challenging to program and operate? Will it eliminate human workers from their jobs?

Speaker Moderator
16:15 - 16:15

Closing Remarks