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When

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 5:30 PM PST
-to-
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 9:00 PM PST

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Where

Various Venues in San Francisco & Chicago

Contact

Eric Thelen, EIT Digital 
eric.thelen@eitdigital.eu 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Year of German-American Friendship (“Deutschlandjahr USA”) is a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and with support from the Federation of German Industries (BDI)

https://wunderbartogether.org/about/

 

INDUSTRIE 4.0 DELEGATION TRIP TO THE UNITED STATES 

Join a delegation of German Industrie 4.0 leaders for this delegation trip to San Francisco and Chicago
to become part of the Year of German-American Friendship (“Deutschlandjahr USA”).

Promote your Industrie 4.0 solutions and services, interact with US industry leaders and establish new contacts. Learn about current developments and future trends.

Participate in two conferences, two industry roundtable discussions and two networking receptions.

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  • No program fee!
  • Delegation members are responsible for their own expenses
    (i.e. travel/transportation, hotel, food, etc.)

  • Applications will be processed in the order of submission and application process will close when maximum number of participants has been reached
  • Applicants need to have a relevant connection to the Industrie 4.0 topic
 

Delegation Leaders: 

 

Rainer Glatz, Managing Director of VDMA Software and Digitalization
(also officially representing Plattform Industrie 4.0)

Dr. Thomas Koenen, Head of Department Digitalization and Innovation at BDI

Volker Smid, CEO Searchmetrics, former Managing Director of HP and Industry Member of Industrie 4.0 Working Group

Professor Dr. Dieter Wegener, Vice President at Siemens
and 
Speaker “ZVEI-Management Team Industrie 4.0”

Professor Detlef Zühlke, Founder & Chairman of SmartFactory, former Director DFKI

 

Topics Covered:

  • Industrie 4.0 Overview: What It Is & Where It’s Going
  • Industrie 4.0: An Opportunity to Realize Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Industrie 4.0 and the Digital Twin
  • Industrie 4.0: New Opportunities & Business Models
  • The Standardization Challenge in Industrie 4.0
  • The Cybersecurity Challenge for Industrie 4.0
  • Industrie 4.0: preparing for the future of work
  • Advanced Robotics in production
  • Opportunities for Collaboration between US and Germany for implementation and evolution of Industrie 4.0
  • Industrie 4.0 for the automotive industry
  • How Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality Fit into Industrie 4.0
  • Sensor Innovations Transforming Industry 4.0
  • Additive Manufacturing in the Industry 4.0 Era
  • Industry 4.0: Bringing AI to Manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0 and the Transformation of the Supply Chain
  • The Future of Industrie 4.0
 

Delegation Schedule*:

SAN FRANCISCO / SILICON VALLEY

Wednesday, November 7

 6PM-8PM: VIP Reception at the German Consulate General in San Francisco

Thursday, November 8

9AM-12PM: Industrie 4.0 Site Visits for Delegation Members

4PM-8:30 PM: Public Conference on Industrie 4.0 hosted by SAP in Palo Alto
                        with Industry Panels and Keynotes with Delegation, US, and European
                        Industry Leaders, followed by a Networking Reception

Friday, November 9

9AM-12PM: Industrie 4.0 Site Visits for Delegation Members

                  2PM-4PM: Industry Roundtable with Delegation Members and US Industry Leaders

 

CHICAGO

Monday, November 12

                 6PM-8PM: Delegation Dinner

Tuesday, November 13

10AM-12PM: Industrie 4.0 Site Visits for Delegation Members

1PM-4PM: Industry Roundtable with Delegation Members and US Industry Leaders

4PM-8:30 PM: Public Conference on Industrie 4.0 with Industry Panels and Keynotes with
                        Delegation, US, and European Industry Leaders,
                        followed by a Networking Reception

 

*Dates & elements of program are set but specific times are subject to change.