AI Systems Summit: Industry 4.0 2021

Bridging strategy and technology to break bottlenecks in industrial AI deployments

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VIRTUAL EVENT | EDT Timezone
8-9 June, 2021

“This [AI Hardware] summit is a great place where lots of people interested in AI can come together, exchange ideas, and work out how to make the technology better. There’s a synergistic effect at these summits that is really amazing and that powers the entire industry.”

John L. Hennessy, Chairman, Alphabet Inc.

Why Attend

AI Systems Summit: Industry 4.0 is the must attend summit focusing on deploying artificial intelligence & autonomy in the next stage of evolution for manufacturing and industrial processes.

The summit sits at the intersection of technology and strategy, with focused days serving both the technologists who are grappling with designing & deploying intelligent systems, and the IT/OT/Innovation strategists who are tasked with accelerating transformation through new business models in a digitize or die market. 

Day 1 is targeted at AI systems andsolutions builders, and will include the following themes:

Technology trade-offs & design choices in AI systems for industry 4.0 (cloud/edge, accuracy/latency, performance/power); convergence of AI and embedded software/systems; end-to-end AI acceleration; AI compute platforms (digital, analog, neuromorphic); application of cutting edge AI research to industry (model optimization, federated learning, reinforcement learning).

Day 2 is targeted at Industrial IoT, IT & OT professionals atend user manufacturing companies, and will include the following themes: The landscape and trends of AI in Industry 4.0; the convergence of IT, OT & AI (the AIoT); the benefits of AI for inspection & quality control, predictive maintenance & logistics; realizing value from real-time edge analytics; AI & digital twins.

The AI Systems Summit: Industry 4.0 is virtually co-located with the Software for AI Acceleration Summit, which will enable technologists to dive deep into end-to-end AI acceleration & systems design in a specific vertical, while also engaging with cutting edge work on software for AI acceleration.

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WHO WILL BE THERE

20%
End User Manufacturing, Operations
20%
End User Manufacturing, IT & Digital Transformation
35%
AI for Industry 4.0 Solutions Providers (Systems, Software, Platforms)
25%
Supply Chain Specialists (Compute, Memory, Storage, AI Optimization)

End User Manufacturing, Operations

End User Manufacturing, IT & Digital Transformation

AI for Industry 4.0 Solutions Providers (Systems, Software, Platforms)

Supply Chain Specialists (Compute, Memory, Storage, AI Optimization)

Speakers

 

Dirk Slama

VP, Co-Innovation & IT/IoT Alliances
Bosch

 Dirk Slama is a Vice President at Robert Bosch GmbH. He is also the Director of the Steinbeis FSTI Co-innovation Hub. As conference chair of the Bosch ConnectedWorld, Dirk helps shaping the AIoT strategy of Bosch. As chairman (StC) of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), he helped creating the leading ecosystem for the Industrial Internet.

As current chairman of the AIoT User Group, he brings together practitioners from different industries to help advancing the adoption of AIoT.

Dirk Slama

VP, Co-Innovation & IT/IoT Alliances
Bosch

Dirk Slama

VP, Co-Innovation & IT/IoT Alliances
Bosch

 Dirk Slama is a Vice President at Robert Bosch GmbH. He is also the Director of the Steinbeis FSTI Co-innovation Hub. As conference chair of the Bosch ConnectedWorld, Dirk helps shaping the AIoT strategy of Bosch. As chairman (StC) of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), he helped creating the leading ecosystem for the Industrial Internet.

As current chairman of the AIoT User Group, he brings together practitioners from different industries to help advancing the adoption of AIoT.

Dirk has 25 years’ experience in very large-scale IT projects, distributed systems and IoT. His international work experience includes projects for Audi, Daimler, Lufthansa, Boeing, AT&T, NTT DoCoMo, HBOS and others. Dirk is a frequent speaker at conferences, as well as co-author of these successful books: Enterprise BPM, Enterprise SOA, Enterprise CORBA, and Enterprise IoT. He holds an MBA from IMD Lausanne as well as a PhD in Information Systems and a Diploma (MSc equivalent) in Computer Science from TU Ber-lin.

 

Paul Lewis

CTO
Pythian

Paul is CTO at Pythian.

Paul Lewis

CTO
Pythian

Paul Lewis

CTO
Pythian

Paul is CTO at Pythian. Prior to Pythian he was Global CTO at Hitachi Vantara responsible for the leading technology evangelism, client executive advocacy, and external delivery of the Hitachi vision and strategy especially related to Digital Transformation and Social Innovation.  For the past 25+ years, Paul has focused on technology R&D and innovation, IT/business strategic plans and governance, security and risk management, software and infrastructure architecture as the CTO and Senior Executive Technologist of several financial services organizations from start-ups to large business services providers.

 

Gregory Brown

VP, Strategy & R&D, Advanced Technology Group
UPS

Gregory Brown

VP, Strategy & R&D, Advanced Technology Group
UPS

Gregory Brown

VP, Strategy & R&D, Advanced Technology Group
UPS
 

Tim Vehling

Mythic

Tim Vehling

Mythic

Tim Vehling

Mythic
 

Thibault de Assi

General Manager and Global Head of Industrial Computing
Siemens Digital Industries

Thibault de Assi is the General Manager and Global Head of Industrial Computing at Siemens Digital Industries, the world leader in electrification, automation, and digitalization. In his current role, he is responsible for delivering profitable growth, expanding market share, and bringing innovation to a well-established business including high-performance and embedded computing hardware and software solutions. Driven by a customer-first orientation, Thibault leads his team to deliver world-class reliability, accelerating customer innovation and speed-to-market.

Thibault de Assi

General Manager and Global Head of Industrial Computing
Siemens Digital Industries

Thibault de Assi

General Manager and Global Head of Industrial Computing
Siemens Digital Industries

Thibault de Assi is the General Manager and Global Head of Industrial Computing at Siemens Digital Industries, the world leader in electrification, automation, and digitalization. In his current role, he is responsible for delivering profitable growth, expanding market share, and bringing innovation to a well-established business including high-performance and embedded computing hardware and software solutions. Driven by a customer-first orientation, Thibault leads his team to deliver world-class reliability, accelerating customer innovation and speed-to-market.

Prior to his current role, Thibault was the GM and Global Head of Digitalization and Automation in the Factory Automation Business Unit of Siemens, where he built and led a global department with expertise in software, collaborative development with customers, and in Artificial Intelligence. Thibault has earned multiple master’s degrees in engineering in Computer Science, Telecommunications Engineering, and Image Treatment and CAD Design. He also holds an MBA from IMD Business School in Lausanne. He believes that AI will improve well-being, reduce inequities, and help individuals to better achieve their goals in core ethical values.

 

Aravind Rajendra Kumar

Senior Solutions Architect
Meritor

Aravind Rajendra Kumar

Senior Solutions Architect
Meritor

Aravind Rajendra Kumar

Senior Solutions Architect
Meritor
 

Christopher Nichols

Director, IT/OT Resiliency & Support
Stanley Black & Decker

Christopher Nichols is Director of IT/OT Resiliency & Support at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. He has been employed by the Fortune 500 manufacturer, Stanley Black & Decker for over seven years, and is currently Director of IT/OT Resiliency & Support. In this role, he is responsible for deploying Level 2/3 system architectures and connecting all other level systems to level2/3, while supporting them.

Christopher Nichols

Director, IT/OT Resiliency & Support
Stanley Black & Decker

Christopher Nichols

Director, IT/OT Resiliency & Support
Stanley Black & Decker

Christopher Nichols is Director of IT/OT Resiliency & Support at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. He has been employed by the Fortune 500 manufacturer, Stanley Black & Decker for over seven years, and is currently Director of IT/OT Resiliency & Support. In this role, he is responsible for deploying Level 2/3 system architectures and connecting all other level systems to level2/3, while supporting them. Additionally, he manages remediation with Edge components, and deploys servers and connectivity for all OT-Related systems, plus Level 1 support of all OT-Related SW applications.

 

Dr. Youngjun Choi

Senior Research Scientist
UPS ATG Robotics AI Lab

Dr. Youngjun Choi

Senior Research Scientist
UPS ATG Robotics AI Lab

Dr. Youngjun Choi

Senior Research Scientist
UPS ATG Robotics AI Lab
 

Anna-Katrina Shedletsky

Founder & CEO
Instrumental

Anna-Katrina Shedletsky is the CEO and founder of Instrumental, a manufacturing data company that uses machine learning to find anomalies on consumer electronics assembly lines. She has two degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, and went on to work as a Product Design Engineer at Apple. During her six years there, she designed mechanical components for three iPods and led system product design for the Apple Watch Series 1.

Anna-Katrina Shedletsky

Founder & CEO
Instrumental

Anna-Katrina Shedletsky

Founder & CEO
Instrumental

Anna-Katrina Shedletsky is the CEO and founder of Instrumental, a manufacturing data company that uses machine learning to find anomalies on consumer electronics assembly lines. She has two degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, and went on to work as a Product Design Engineer at Apple. During her six years there, she designed mechanical components for three iPods and led system product design for the Apple Watch Series 1. After spending over 300 days in China finding and fixing issues on manufacturing lines, she started Instrumental to build an intelligent quality system to modernize manufacturing. Instrumental customers range from startups to Fortune 500s and span consumer electronics, apparel and more.

 

Smadar David

Co-Founder & CEO
Vanti Analytics

Smadar David is the CEO & co-founder of Vanti Analytics. Vanti enables manufacturing excellence by an Automated ML product, designed for Manufacturers who are non data scientists.

Smadar David

Co-Founder & CEO
Vanti Analytics

Smadar David

Co-Founder & CEO
Vanti Analytics

Smadar David is the CEO & co-founder of Vanti Analytics. Vanti enables manufacturing excellence by an Automated ML product, designed for Manufacturers who are non data scientists.

 

Juan Aparicio Ojea

VP, Product
READY Robotics

Juan Aparicio is the VP of Product at READY Robotics. Prior to joining READY Robotics, he was the Head of Advanced Manufacturing Automation at Siemens Corporate Technology in Berkeley, CA. Juan has extensive experience managing complex projects, involving hardware and software; and bridging the technology gap between universities and businesses. His areas of interest include Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Robotics, Connected Cars, Industry 4.0, and Cyber-Physical Systems.

Juan Aparicio Ojea

VP, Product
READY Robotics

Juan Aparicio Ojea

VP, Product
READY Robotics

Juan Aparicio is the VP of Product at READY Robotics. Prior to joining READY Robotics, he was the Head of Advanced Manufacturing Automation at Siemens Corporate Technology in Berkeley, CA. Juan has extensive experience managing complex projects, involving hardware and software; and bridging the technology gap between universities and businesses. His areas of interest include Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Robotics, Connected Cars, Industry 4.0, and Cyber-Physical Systems. He is member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Advanced Robotics in Manufacturing (ARM) Institute in the US and the Project Manager of the Open Process Automation Forum. His work has been featured at NYTimes, MIT Tech Review and Medium.

 

 

Kai Yang

VP Products
Landing AI

Kai Yang

VP Products
Landing AI

Kai Yang

VP Products
Landing AI
 

Kristian Hulgard

GM, Americas
OnRobot

Kristian is the General Manager of the Americas division at OnRobot – the One Stop Shop for collaborative and light industrial robot applications. He has been part of the collaborative robot market since its emergence and a thought leader in cobot applications and activation of robots in the collaborative space. Language skills: English, German, and the Nordic Languages.

ABOUT ONROBOT

Step into the Universe of Collaborative Robot Applications

Kristian Hulgard

GM, Americas
OnRobot

Kristian Hulgard

GM, Americas
OnRobot

Kristian is the General Manager of the Americas division at OnRobot – the One Stop Shop for collaborative and light industrial robot applications. He has been part of the collaborative robot market since its emergence and a thought leader in cobot applications and activation of robots in the collaborative space. Language skills: English, German, and the Nordic Languages.

ABOUT ONROBOT

Step into the Universe of Collaborative Robot Applications

OnRobot is a born-global, pioneer in automation, passionate about innovative and value
creating technologies. We provide a wide assortment of tools for collaborative and light
industrial robot applications including: electric and vacuum grippers, force/torque sensors, a
2.5D vision system, screwdriver, sander kits and tool changers.

The new combination of offerings from OnRobot makes it quicker and simpler to automate
tasks such as packaging, quality control, materials handling, machine tending, packaging,
assembly, and surface finishing. Headquartered in Odense, Denmark, OnRobot also has
offices in Los Angeles, Dallas, Soest (Germany), Barcelona, Warsaw, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul,
Singapore and Budapest.

Our vision to provide the One Stop Shop that enables easy and fast deployment of
collaborative and light industrial robot applications. OnRobot's out-of-the-box solutions are
easy to customize and can be seamlessly integrated with a wide range of major robot brands
through our One System, Zero Complexity.

 

Shih-Chang Lin

Director, iFactory Solution Product Division
Advantech

Shih-Chang Lin

Director, iFactory Solution Product Division
Advantech

Shih-Chang Lin

Director, iFactory Solution Product Division
Advantech
 

Jonathan Hou

President
Pleora Technologies

Jonathan is President of Pleora Technologies, the world’s leading supplier of video interfaces for system manufacturers and camera companies serving the military, medical, and industrial automation sectors.

Jonathan Hou

President
Pleora Technologies

Jonathan Hou

President
Pleora Technologies

Jonathan is President of Pleora Technologies, the world’s leading supplier of video interfaces for system manufacturers and camera companies serving the military, medical, and industrial automation sectors.

Jonathan is responsible for Pleora’s day-to-day operations, including the company’s expansion into embedded, AI, and machine learning solutions. Jonathan joined the company as CTO in 2018, and brings extensive experience from the quality inspection, machine vision, and sensor networking industries. He has a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Engineering from McGill University.

 

Austin Appel

Co-Founder & CEO
Austin Appel

Austin Appel

Co-Founder & CEO
Austin Appel

Austin Appel

Co-Founder & CEO
Austin Appel
 

Daniel Weimer

Head of AI, Americas
Volkswagen Group

Daniel heads the AI department of Volkswagen Group, Region Americas located in Detroit, MI, United States of America.

Daniel built up and headed the Machine Learning Expert Center within Volkswagen Data:Lab in Munich, Germany, where his team’s job was to develop and deploy latest machine learning and AI algorithms into real processes along the whole automotive value chain.

Daniel Weimer

Head of AI, Americas
Volkswagen Group

Daniel Weimer

Head of AI, Americas
Volkswagen Group

Daniel heads the AI department of Volkswagen Group, Region Americas located in Detroit, MI, United States of America.

Daniel built up and headed the Machine Learning Expert Center within Volkswagen Data:Lab in Munich, Germany, where his team’s job was to develop and deploy latest machine learning and AI algorithms into real processes along the whole automotive value chain.

Prior to that, he was a researcher at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa in the field of AI. Daniel is originally affiliated to the University of Bremen, where he worked as a Research Scientist and Ph.D candidate in the Intelligent Production Systems research division at BIBA - Bremer Institut fuer Produktion und Logistik GmbH.

Daniel’s work is on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Applications. One focus is on Deep Machine Learning, a great paradigm, which is entitled to bring machine learning closer to AI by learning powerful models from massive amounts of data (Big Data).

 

Mike Loughran

CTO, UK & Ireland
Rockwell Automation

Mike Loughran

CTO, UK & Ireland
Rockwell Automation

Mike Loughran

CTO, UK & Ireland
Rockwell Automation

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