Cambridge Wireless (CW) are delighted to support Venturefest East by delivering a main stage session on the theme of 'Industry 4.0' delivered in partnership with TechEast. This session will provide an informative overview with insight from Andrew Strong of Cambridge Consultants, Caroline Gorski of Digital Catapult and Andrew Cowey of Siemens plc.
There are 13,580 manufacturing business in the East of England, with a totalregional GVA of 13%, creating 235,000 jobs* – but the sector is undergoing a radical transformation.
Industry 4.0 is the name for the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies.
Industry 4.0 creates what has been called a "smart factory", but is, in fact, a transformation of the entire supply chain. We are all, therefore, part of a dynamic step-change in manufacturing, driven by the possibilities of technology.
Although the rewards of the effective adoption and integration of digital technology in manufacturing are considerable, organisations of all sizes are having to quickly adapt, or risk being left behind. How will digital technologies impact on processes, talent requirements, and business structures?
Specific case studies will be shared on how large International companies as well as local SME’s are embracing the digitisation of manufacturing and scaling the implementation beyond pilots. The role of the human user, security issues and the perceived challenges to skilled workforces from the advancement of robotic machinery will be discussed and debated.
Confirmed speakers include:
Andrew Strong, Experienced Optical Fibre Sensor Specialist, Technology Developer & Business Development Manager, Cambridge Consultants
Caroline Gorski, Head of IoT and Digital Manufacturing, Digital Catapult
Andrew Cowey, Head of Digitalisation, Siemens plc