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Culture of Innovation at Amazon

Customers often ask us how they can innovate "like Amazon". From its humble beginnings as a startup in a garage, Amazon has not only innovated across e-commerce, but also introduced new, diverse businesses beyond e-commerce. Over the years, Amazon has improved its ability to take on hard problems and find innovative ways to solve them.

When technology becomes a utility, it becomes ubiquitous, allowing more people to participate in innovation. The core mechanism to help teams identify & drive pioneering innovations to scale is called “working backwards”. It forces teams to get the most difficult discussions out of the way early and starts with the need to fully understand what the product’s value proposition will be.

From the organizational perspective, authority is decentralized to single-threaded owners leading small, empowered teams that own what they create.

We will discuss how Amazon approaches innovation, with its mechanisms, culture, organization and architecture. 
Feras Alsamawi

Feras studied Industrial IT-Engineering and Finance as well as International Business at the Technical University of Berlin and Aarhus School of Business.

He worked for several years in Management Consulting with focus on Business / Big Data Analytics and a Silicon Valley based Software Company before joining Amazon Web Services to lead the Digital Innovation program for Germany, Switzerland and Austria in 2016.

From production data to business value

Industry 4.0 is a term that is used for the digital transformation of manufacturing and production processes in factories. Since the birth of Industry 4.0 in year 2011 the dialogue have moved from buzz words like IIOT, digital twins & IA/ML to a more mature approach focusing on real business outcome such as production efficiency and quality yield. I this session you will hear what AWS is doing to help manufacturing companies turning shop floor data into measureable business outcomes.
Henrik Vikberg

Henrik Vikberg started his career at a machine builder specialized in packaging solutions for newspapers. After that he has worked for a number of industrial automation technology providers such as Omron, Siemens and Beckhoff in various positions. In 2014, he was offered a position to lead Cisco’s IOT team in the Nordics. So he moved from industrial automation to IT, ICT and digitization. Before joining AWS in 2020 he was the Director of Industry 4.0 at SKF, responsible for the digital transformation at SKF factory globally. Now at AWS he is working with global manufacturing customers to set up co-development partnerships to transform their manufacturing and create AWS Industrial Services in the process. 

AutoCoding Systems showcases the latest innovations in 4Sight, its unique inspection solution for SICK 2D and 3D cameras

AutoCoding Systems launched their new automatic print inspection solution, 4Sight in 2019 offering a unique method for code inspection, working with any brand of industrial printer and associated marking technologies. 4Sight is often integrated to the printer itself enabling the camera and inspection parameters to automatically change to the correct configuration when the message changes. The solution has proved particularly successful as it negates the need for OCR which is a real strength when inspecting “real world” code quality. Since its launch, new developments have been made to the software, extending its inspection capability.  4Sight now offers barcode inspection, packaging verification, 3D dimensioning and “Classify” histogram comparison. 4Sight forms part of a suite of modules within the AutoCoding packaging line automation solution.  The core AutoCoding product automatically sets up and controls packaging line devices without operator involvement, thereby reducing the risk of coding and packaging errors.  As the AutoCoding system is connected to every line device, it is also best placed to add further value.  Applications such as Paperless Quality, Line Performance Reporting (OEE) and Inspection Reporting can easily be added to create a fully integrated solution for the packaging line.
Mike Hughes

Mike has led AutoCoding Systems from its inception in 2005, having spent 5 years as Managing Director of a global coding and labelling company.  Here he gained invaluable experience in the global coding and OEM market-place where AutoCoding Systems operates.  He established successful business relationships with many of the leading coding, inspection and packaging machinery suppliers thereby ensuring we can offer robust automation solutions to our customers.  Mike has overseen the continual development of AutoCoding’s packaging line automation solutions into what are now considered to be “best in class”, controlling and monitoring devices on over 1,000 packaging lines throughout the UK, US, Australia and South-East Asia.

Unleash the power of your production

Industrial digital transformation is an important driver for maintaining competitiveness. Sven Hamann will highlight the steps needed to build digital value streams and identify the challenges involved.

Looking behind the scenes at Bosch, this speech will show how Bosch Connected Industry deals with it across many plants and provide exclusive insights into practical implementation.

The concluding outlook provides an insight into the factory of the future.
Sven Hamann

Sven Hamann has been leading the business unit Bosch Connected Industry since July 1, 2019. Prior to that assignment, he led Bosch’s corporate research sector for Advance Production Technology and Material Science of Metal and Plastics.

He has broad international experience in production and machine construction and a degree in Computational Engineering Science from Technische Universität Berlin.

Merging Data, Fusing AI

We live in a data-driven world where more sensors and IoT devices are monitoring behavior of man and machines and virtually every movement onboard vehicles, across intersections, within factories and throughout cities, giving rise to a flood of data. In this talk we present DeepTrace, a hybrid technology that comprise of multiple AI agents living within “decentralized” edge devices and connected to SICK sensors (3D vision, LIDAR and others) and capturing rapidly changing events in real-time and preforming a wide variety of tasks such as detecting pedestrians, counting passengers and predicting failure, amongst other things. With more data and information coalesced and ingested into the cloud for further processing by a “centralized” AI, the level of intelligence continues to climb up the strategic value chain. Through this break away from the traditional centralized computing scheme generated insights serve a bigger purpose from enhancing, for example, the efficiency of public transportation, safety of our roads and driving autonomous vehicles and smart cities of the future.
Amjad Zaim

Amjad is the founder and the CEO of Cognitro, a US-based firm with international offices dedicated to solving complex problems with AI and Machine Learning.

Aside from steering the company’s strategic direction, he oversees the company’s innovation program with R&D a core embedded practice.

He routinely advises corporates on building data science capabilities and on the institutionalization of AI.

He is also a former professor of Computer Science and the founder of the VIB (Vision, Intelligence and Bioinformatics) at the University of Texas.  He holds two master’s degrees in biomedical engineering and computer science, an MBA and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toledo in Ohio, USA. 

ctrlX AUTOMATION - two steps ahead

Automation without limits - ctrlX AUTOMATION surmounts the classic boundaries between machine controls, the IT world and the Internet of Things. With a Linux real-time operating system, consistently open standards, app programming technology, web-based engineering and a comprehensive IoT connection, ctrlX AUTOMATION reduces components and engineering costs by 30 to 50%. ctrlX World is the ecosystem around ctrlX AUTOMATION. Partners introduce their own strengths and solutions via co-creation. This gives users a wide range of apps and allows them to benefit from the constantly growing ecosystem.
Hans Michael Krause

Hans Michael Krause is the Director Product Management ctrlX World at Bosch Rexroth AG in Lohr am Main, Germany. He started his career in Argentina with his engineering office for automation technology as a graduate engineer for electrical engineering and Master of Science in Industrial Management. Since 2007 he has been working at Bosch Rexroth. In September 2020 he took over the responsibility to build up the ctrlX World ecosystem and partner management. His main focus is to gain partner companies for the open automation system ctrlX AUTOMATION and to offer to costumers to most interesting ecosystem in automation.

Campus Networks – Build your own smart industry with 5G

The talk will focus on the question of what advantages and potentials 5G brings for the digitization of industry.

Antje Williams will explain which innovative applications are possible for companies with the help of 5G, how a 5G campus network works and what distinguishes it from the public 5G network.

She will also give you exciting insights into our customer projects from a wide range of industries.
Antje Williams

Antje Williams has been appointed as Senior Vice President 5G Campus Networks in October 2018. 5G Campus will develop solutions based on mobile technology (4G/5G) for industry parks, warehouses, logistic terminals etc. The solution will start on 4G frequencies to develop a 5G solution for the industry when 5G is available.

Before this new appointment, Antje was leading the 5G program within Deutsche Telekom for three years including Architecture, Business, Standardization, Industry fora like NGMN, GSMA, European initiatives as 5GPPP, Finance, Communication and the 5G:haus, Telekom's test bed for 5G.

Prior to this role Antje became Head of Inflight Connectivity and Managing Director of T-Mobile HotSpot GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. In 2014 she was responsible for offering WIFI access on board of 15 airlines.

Before joining Inflight, Antje was Head of Sales for the national Wholesale Department in Southern Germany for five years. She was responsible for the fixed line business with customers as Telefónica Germany, Kabeldeutschland, BT Germany among others. Antje started in the Legal Department of Deutsche Telekom in 2001.

"Rocket Science" or just “standard”? - Digitalization and data analytics (AI) in Automation Technology

The use of dashboards, systematic data analysis and even artificial intelligence in automated production technology has increased significantly in recent years. The motivation for this is simple: to increase OEE. Once data and the knowledge of its correlation are available in a machine, predictive analysis of machine behavior can be performed. Sounds simple, but is often not so simple when automation knowledge and data science knowledge, have to work together. What is the current situation in the market and how will data analytics and artificial intelligence drive production technology and automation in the future? As "Rocket Science" technology or as "standard"? 
Werner Reichelt

With an Engineer degree (FH) in Product Engineering/ Economics at Fachhochschule Furtwangen, Germany, Werner has 31 years of experience in Automation Technology.

During those three decades he had various, leading positions in Product-Management, Industry Segment, Key Account Management at Festo Automation and Festo Didactic.

For 17 years he has held the position of Head of Industry Segment Management Automotive Industry at Festo. Since the end of 2020 Werner is responsible for Sales of Digitalization and AI projects.

Ease of Use in Automation. Simply: HORST

Learn from Patrick Wetzel, Application Engineer at fruitcore robotics, how HORST gives you an easy and economical way to automate. HORST stands for "Highly Optimized Robotic Systems Technology" and is a holistic robotic system that combines technical innovations in mechanical kinematics with intuitive software. The robot system is designed to make economical robotics possible for all industries and company sizes and is very flexible to use.
Patrick Wetzel

Education: Master of Science (Mechanical engineering - specialization with thesis in robotics) at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.

1 Year work experience in logistics and parcel automation with specialization of robot gripping systems

Employed at fruitcore robotics as Application Engineer for 2 years, now active as an Assistant Team Lead of the Application Engineering Department and Head of the Training Department.

Let's Build Data Spaces! Sharing Industrial Data Without Losing Control

The International Data Spaces Association is developing a standard for secure data spaces - the IDS standard.

Let's imagine what it will look like in five years when the EU strategy for data has been implemented and companies have regained control over their data. What is the basis for this transformation that companies will go through?

It's he concept of data spaces: Protected environments in which participants can freely share data by adhering to clear rules that protect data sovereignty, ensure transparency and fairness, and thus generate economic value.

Data spaces provide data sovereignty - a great benefit in itself and a game changer for the data economy of the future.

IDSA member SICK has created scenarios for data spaces, such as the Horizontal Supply Chain Collaboration. It impressively shows how data exchange along logistics and production processes generates a data value chain and thus business value.
Lars Nagel

Lars Nagel has been CEO of the International Data Spaces Association since its foundation in 2016. He is also a member of the Executive Board of Digital Hub Management GmbH, where he manages innovation and technology transfer.

Previously, Lars founded and led GlobalGate, a provider of learning environments for industrial and research institutions. Lars studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Dortmund and graduated with a diploma in engineering.

Improve product quality through intelligent communication of vision and printing systems 

Uniform Interfaces allow the information from the printing system to be transferred directly to the vision system. This saves setup time and reduces rejects. The interaction of these two important elements in a packaging line from an important component in the production. The better the interaction, the higher the productivity. This can be achieved through the intelligent usage of standardized interfaces and there data.
Elmar Ranft

Education: Master of Sience ( Optics & Image Processing).

8 years experience as a software developer for embedded vision inspection systems in the pharmaceutical industry.

Head of Vision Inspection R&D for the last two years in the pharmaceutical industry.

Connecting OT to the Cloud – The Basic Ingredients 

When looking at an IIoT solution, attention is focused on the solution and the benefits. Discussions usually center on the Cloud because the measurable added value is created in it. But the fact that the desired value creation depends on data is pushed into the background. This data must first be obtained in the field and forwarded to the Cloud. If semantic information is now required in addition to the raw data, the Digital Twin can come into action and expertly demonstrate its strengths. The presentation shows which concepts are necessary to supply an Industrial IoT solution with data and how the Digital Twin is to be categorized.
Michael Heller

Michael Heller is working at M&M Software as a Software expert for more than 15 years. In the past, he led the device integration team at M&M Software, which focused on the development of device drivers and fieldbus configurations. As a group leader, he has been responsible for software projects in the Industrial IoT environment since more than five years. T he focus of his work is on "things" and their connectivity - connecting IT and OT at the Edge.

The path to Data Driven Solutions using the example of Edge Analytics 

The talk classifies modern data analytics and describes the approach, as well as typical challenges in data-driven projects. In addition to the typical phases of a data analytics project, the symbiosis of edge computing and artificial intelligence (AI) will be demonstrated using a practical example. In this context, it will be discussed how the use case benefits from the combined use of edge computing and AI or how it is only made possible by the combination of the two technologies. Using the Microsoft Azure IoT Edge Framework and Microsoft Azure Cloud Services as examples, a possible technical implementation is presented.
Thomas Neumann

After studying business informatics (BA), Thomas Neumann held various positions in the IT and software industry. He has more than 20 years of experience in the development of individual software solutions such as web and cloud applications, mobile solutions e.g. apps and augmented reality as well as data-driven solutions. After many years of managing the Software Applications department, Thomas Neumann took over the role of Business Development Manager at M&M Software GmbH in 2020. In addition to opening up new business areas and expanding existing ones, he is particularly passionate about the solutions business together with cooperation partners and representing M&M by working in associations and breaking new ground in digitization.

How mobile robots finally enable end-to-end automation in material supply

We will have a closer look on one of the use cases of the mobile robot SOTO and how the robot handles and transports small load carriers (KLT) in complex environment.
Benjamin Ochner

At Magazino, Benjamin Ochner is building up the channel sales model and taking care of their partner network.

Interconnected value chains – how is IoT enabling to create valuable insights

This presentation gives insights about the trending topics in IoT:

  • Intelligent Cloud & Intelligent Edge – possibilities for hybrid solutions
  • How can Microsoft support our machine builder ecosystem to accelerate time to market for their new digital solutions
  • What are the mega trends in the areas IoT with focus on security & sustainability
  • Customer best practices 
  • How can device/sensor makers benefit for our plug and play initiative
Max Morwind

Max and Microsoft's vision is to build the IoT ecosystem with customers, partners and startups.

He is supporting the various players in building new, innovative business models that enable the maximum value from data on our Azure IoT Platform

Enhance your automation thinking

PLCnext Technology from Phoenix Contact is a unique, open ecosystem for an open future in the digital world of today and tomorrow. With practical examples and a small insight into our world of ideas, the advantages of these solutions are described. Be a part of the digital future

Stefan Lanterman

Sales of automation products with the focus on our innovative PLCnext technology.

Successful Digitalization in Companies - Challenges, Experiences, Learnings and DIP as supporting principle

We want to provide you with an insight into our experiences, challenges and learnings from various real-world digitalization projects. The DIP principle (Digitalization and Innovation Platform) provides a general implementation strategy to master many obstacles a future-oriented company encounters. Finally, we will follow along with some hands-on experiences using the DIP to implement digitized solutions for an industrial company.

Mark Allibone

Mark Allibone is a Technical Lead and Microsoft MVP, working at Rey Technology. He supports companies on their path to digitalize work processes and enable additional digital innovation. With a passion for efficient solutions and a heart for the user, Mark does not solely aim to build functionally complete apps but apps that enable users and companies.

Intralogistics in the industrial environment: mobile transport robots today and tomorrow

Customer demands and expectations are constantly changing and evolving. That has an impact on the requirements and complexity of production logistics. Ongoing automation requires continuous development of new solutions to meet transport requirements, adapting to variety of variants, lot-size-one and changes in processes at the same time.

As a result, new models of collaboration and cooperation were formed to create added value. In this session, we want to have a closer look at the multiple relationship between SICK and Safelog as an example for SICK being customer and supplier at the same time.

During our panel discussion we'd like to talk about what are the challenges we are facing especially in intra logistics and the role of mobile transport robots - today and in the future.

Let's find out, how a close and flexible cooperation between different solutions providers can contribute to keep pace with the ever-changing characteristics of this industrial environment.
Mathias Behounek

Mathias Behounek has been a member of the SAFELOG team since June 2009. In June 2016, he was appointed to the management of the company based in Markt Schwaben near Munich. His expertise and enthusiasm for the topic of software development played no small part in this.
Behounek's pre-career was as a competitive snowboarder. From 1994 to 2003 he was active as a top athlete and took part in all FIS World Championships between 1996 and 2003. The highlight of his athletic career, in which he achieved several World Cup victories and podium finishes, was his participation in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Modularization and autonomous transports - the key technologies for your Smart Factory

Innovative intralogistics solutions are becoming more and more important for the industry as topics like flexibility, mass customization and one-piece-flow are influencing nowadays modern production systems. Used as small and agile transport units automated guided vehicles are increasing the flexibility and the traceability in the production.

Based on the value creation principles of “one-piece-flow” and "small factory unit", SEW-EURODRIVE has already begun to implement the vision of Industry 4.0 in its own plants and has developed concepts for logistics, assembly and production tasks.

Martin Straub

As a Technology Field Manager, I have the sales expertize for acquiring international customer projects with innovative AGV and assistance systems in the field of production logistics and assembly. I work in close relationship with end users, system integrators or SEW subsidiaries in order to define complex project concepts together with SEW system planning.

I developed the first system experiences with SEW Industrial Gears some years ago as a product expert.

Full Code – Low Code – No Code. No code is faster than no code

New possibilities to realize upcoming requirements from the business in a fast & simple way and integrate it in a full blown SAP environment.
Realize Industry 4.0 capabilities with the capacity of the directly involved business.

Kay Jeschke

20 years SAP Experience in the area of manufacturing and supply chain.

Inventor and moderator of SAP Hack2Sol events with more than 120 realized use cases since 2017.

Business Architect for SAP S/4HANA transformations with focus on Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Service processes.

Hackathon: Pitching, Voting & Awarding

The Hackathon is a parallel event as part of the SICK Solution World. The hackers and hack-coaches of our hackathon partner companies have been busy implementing creative solutions since Tuesday. In this hour we will show you the best solutions and you can vote for the final winners in the categories “Technical Excellence” and “New Business Idea”.
Dr. Mats Goekstorp

Dr. Mats Gökstorp has been Chairman of the Executive Board of SICK AG since October 1, 2021. Prior to that, he was responsible for the "Products & Marketing" department as a member of the Executive Board. He joined the company in 2003 with the acquisition of SICK IVP in Sweden and moved to Germany in 2007, becoming a member of the Management Board. He was also responsible for the global sales processes at SICK. He joined the Executive Board on 1 May 2013 with responsibility for Sales & Service.

Mats Gökstorp was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1965. After studying Computer Science and Engineering both in Sweden and the USA, he received his doctorate in 1995. He went into business with a small start-up company in 1993, where he worked in several positions in areas ranging from development to sales. By 2001, he had progressed to the role of General Manager, a position he held until 2007.

Intralogistics in the industrial environment: mobile transport robots today and tomorrow 

Customer demands and expectations are constantly changing and evolving. That has an impact on the requirements and complexity of production logistics. Ongoing automation requires continuous development of new solutions to meet transport requirements, adapting to variety of variants, lot-size-one and changes in processes at the same time.

As a result, new models of collaboration and cooperation were formed to create added value. In this session, we want to have a closer look at the multiple relationship between SICK and Safelog as an example for SICK being customer and supplier at the same time.

During our panel discussion we'd like to talk about what are the challenges we are facing especially in intra logistics and the role of mobile transport robots - today and in the future.

Let's find out, how a close and flexible cooperation between different solutions providers can contribute to keep pace with the ever-changing characteristics of this industrial environment.
Dr. Tosja Zywietz

Dr. Tosja Zywietz joined the Executive Board on 1 January 2020 and has taken over responsibility for the procurement, production and quality processes of the SICK Group as COO. Tosja Zywietz was born in Hanover in 1971 and, following his studies at the University of Göttingen and in the USA, completed his doctorate at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society.

Before his appointment to SICK’s Executive Board, Tosja Zywietz was active at the Boston Consulting Group before founding a medical technology start-up company. After selling his company, he moved to the Management Board of the Rosenberger Group in 2009. In early 2016, Dr. Zywietz was appointed Spokesman of the Management Board. During this time he was influential in the development of, among other things, the products, production, strategy and organization of the rapidly growing company. Rosenberger – with sales of almost EUR 1.3 bn. (2018), about 11,000 employees, and 17 production sites – specializes in high-frequency technology for 5G mobile communications, automotive and medical technology, and the industrial sector. 

Opening SICK Solution World
Niels Syassen

From 1 October 2021, Dr. Niels Syassen will be the Executive Board member with responsibility for SICK AG’s Technology & Digitalization portfolio. He joined the company in 2017 and, as a member of the Management Board, has been responsible for innovations in the gas and particle analysis solutions unit since 2018. Before this, he was active in various management functions in product development for sensors at Bosch in the Automotive Electronics division and at Dräger in their Safety Technology division. Dr. Niels Syassen was born in Düsseldorf in 1977. He studied physics, specializing in lasers, optics and semiconductors at the Technical University of Munich and at Imperial College in London. He completed his doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in 2008.

Digital Enterprise - Infinite Opportunities from infinite dataigital Ecosystems, connecting the real with the digital world

The industrial world is facing urgent, rapidly changing challenges. The world’s resources are finite, and we all need to make more with less.

Digitalization and automation are the game changers to meet these challenges. They create terabytes of data and it is essential to collect, understand and use this data. The Digital Enterprise is doing exactly this, by merging the virtual and the physical world in a continuous flow of data.
he industrial world is facing urgent challenges that must be mastered quickly and sustainably. The solution: Fully exploit all data from digitalization and automation. Only then can companies act fast and sustainably in rapidly changing market conditions.
Magnus Edholm

Magnus has been working for Siemens since 2007. Prior to starting my career at Siemens I held the role as technical product manager at the company UGS with focus on 3D visualization engineering software and digital manufacturing.

During more than 23 years in the Digitalization business Magnus has been working in various industries across the globe in pre-sales, post-sales and marketing roles. 

Digital Ecosystems, connecting the real with the digital world

The industrial world is facing urgent challenges that must be mastered quickly and sustainably. The solution: Fully exploit all data from digitalization and automation. Only then can companies act fast and sustainably in rapidly changing market conditions.
Guido Feind

As part of #TeamSiemensGermany and CEO of Siemens Digital Industries in Germany, I am passionate about technology that adds value. Digital Industries connects the real and the digital world!
In my focus are extended automation and digitalization solutions for flexible production processes. I see the centerpiece in our Digital-Enterprise-Portfolio, fueling the digital transformation by integrating future technologies such as AI, Cloud and Edge Computing, industrial 5G and Additive Manufacturing. The current transformation within the industry leads to a responsible handling of resources and sustainable manufacturing.

Guido Feind has 32 years of experience within Siemens in roles such as Project Management, Sales Management, Business Unit Lead, Vice President and Country Lead.

Accelerate Parcel Sorting by Digital Analytics

Parcel centers are overwhelmed with parcels, so asset utilization is key: sort as much parcels as possible.

As a key supplier in the parcel industry, Siemens gets plenty of insights in daily operational issues and anomalies resulting in lower operational throughput than theoretically possible:

Real time analytics unlocks the potential of the automation machinery significantly decreasing down times so lifting asset utilization. In this speech, various examples from daily experience along with solutions will be presented.
Dr. Thomas Bayer

Thomas has been with Siemens Logistics working in the parcel and airport market for over 20 years. He has been holding different senior management positions including CEO positions in UK and US and CDO.

Now, he is responsible for the digital parcel portfolio.

Lighthouse Project Industry 4.0 Swiss Smart Factory

The Swiss Smart Factory is a place where we build and test the future of the industry. In 2020 over 50 companies joined us in what we call the Lighthouse Project. The goal is to create a fully functional and highly flexible interconnected production ecosystem. One of the goals is digitally retrofitting industrial machines, making them fit into Industrie 4.0 and offering a super-market for new technologies to be used in actual production scenarios.
Michael Wendling

Michael Wendling is responsible for the build-up and development of the Lighthouse Project Industry 4.0 in the Swiss Smart Factory at Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne. As Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering he starts his career in the Smart Factory in Kaiserslautern, Germany with realization of several technology demonstrations and uses this high-level experience today to bring Swiss Industry forward.  

The Evolution of Digitalization in Intralogistics 

From unplanned manual transports with pickers and vehicles to optimized manual intralogistics and hybrid systems as well as highly autonomous intralogistics based on autonomous decision making and autonomous vehicles.

This presentation will be answering questions like:

How did intralogistics change over the past decade? What were the effects of digitalization?

And how can new technologies like cloud computing and artificial intelligence take intralogistics to the next level? 
Andreas Sprickmann-Kerkerinck

Before joining SYNAOS as Head of Sales in September 2020, Andreas, who holds a masters degree in electrical engineering, worked for large software and consulting companies in development, delivery, consultancy and sales roles. Most recently he worked for the second largest software vendor in Europe and was globally responsible for all activities at a large German premium Auto OEM, driving a multi million business. Andreas is passionate about understanding customer's needs and translating them to valuable solutions.

The path to autonomous machine through the use of AI 

Higher cutting speed, higher laser power, higher cut quality: That’s what innovation in the 2D laser cutting field has focused on over the last decades. While machines grew ever faster, this increase had an ever-smaller effect on throughput rates.

The key to change that for the future is to increase the level of autonomy. The machines as connected cyber-physical systems can create feedback-loop by the use sensors which helps to understand the behavior in the physical world. The acquired data is the basis for learning algorithms that will enable sophisticated strategies for the future.
Dr. Jens Ottnad

Jens Ottnad is driving the transformation at TRUMPF’s machine tool division from a traditional mechatronic thinking for stand-alone machines to a much more connected factory approach with data based and data driven products and digital services. Recently he started to build the center of excellence for data & AI within the agile transformation of the development organization at TRUMPF machine tools.

Reaping the benefits of collaborative automation: Requirements for mass adoption

The world’s need for collaborative automation is growing and technology has the potential to revolutionize the way that work is done. But the robotics sector’s ability to help more businesses reap these benefits depends on its approach to innovation.

Jacob Bom Madsen will discuss the ongoing need for partnership and the drive to make collaborative robots easier to use and safer to deploy than ever before. He will also share Universal Robot’s approach to innovative product development.
Jacob Bom Madsen

Jacob is responsible for the user’s successful interaction with Universal Robots’ products, such as the PolyScope programming interface on the teach pendant of all UR robots. Through more than 6 years with Universal Robots, Jacob has worked extensively with automation customers, automation equipment manufacturers, and industry innovators through roles in Application Engineering, the Universal Robots+ eco-system, and Product Management. He holds a degree in Electronics Engineering and is currently doing an Executive MBA program.

Mass deployment of OT Devices via Docker Cluster - applications, firmware, tune

We will show a zero touch provisioning of a new device and then how to roll out applications, update the Firmware and secure OT Devices via Docker on a large scale. This will be done via Docker Swarm, Portainer and our PFC200 controllers.
Helmut Saal

Development of Docker applications for embedded controllers under Linux Appliction of high availability clusters with Docker Swarm or Kubernetes. Device management and appliance tooling. Application development with Docker for automation, automotive, process, energy and cloud.

Freedom for robots and AGVs - wireless charging
with smart energy systems

High power wired chargers have heavy, bulky plugs and are uncomfortable to use. Charging contacts are susceptible to maintenance and, due to open contacts, pose a risk for employees or cannot transfer information in a state-of-the-art way. Wireless charger without contacts are revolutionizing the way energy is transferred with "In-Process-Charging". By integrating the charging in the regular AGV process, costly charging breaks and additional spare vehicles can be eliminated. All managed by a digital smart cloud-based energy management tool.
Johannes Mayer

Johannes Mayer, Managing Director, Co-Founder, and Chief Evangelist of Wiferion, the leading solution provider for mobile, wireless power supply of electric industrial vehicles. Since its incorporation Wiferion became the global
category leader for wireless charging in industrial applications. Prior to starting
Wiferion he worked as project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar
Energy Systems (ISE) and published several well-recognized studies in the field
of renewable energies and electricity markets (i.e. Current and Future Cost of
Photovoltaics). In 2016 Mayer was chosen by Forbes Magazine for "Europe's 30
under 30" in the industry category.