This event is not about generating hype around 4th generation manufacturing. The future is already here – it is just not evenly distributed. The ideas of complete horizontal integration and mining manufacturing data analytics are the norm now in automotive and many other industries. The content of this event will focus on showing  how the event participants are collaborating to reduce the risk, cost and time involved in realising 4th generation manufacturing architectures. Scroll down…



Keynote Speakers

John Nesi, VP Market Development, Rockwell Automation

Maciej Kranz, VP Corporate Technology Group, CISCO Systems

Sanjay Ravi, WW MD, Discrete Manufacturing Industry, Microsoft Corporation

Christoph Hartman, Business Advisor, Industry Unit Manufacturing, EMEA&AP, SAS

09:30-09:40 Welcome by event MC | Sharon Ní Bheolaín,

Opening address “The future is here, it is just not evenly distributed” | Gareth Hanley, Hanley Automation

09:40-10:05 Exploiting the opportunities and handling the challenges of 4th generation manufacturing  | John Nesi, Rockwell Automation

10:05-10:30  Internet of Everything meets 4th generation manufacturing | Maziej Kranz, CISCO Systems

10:30-10:50  MC hosts panel discussion around this topic

10:50-11:00  Address by an Taoiseach  Enda Kenny,  ( Prime Minister) of Ireland

11:00-11:30 Coffee break and networking in exhibition area

11:30-11:45 Rockwell Automation and Microsoft Corporation collaborating to realise manufacturing 4.0 architectures | John Nesi, Rockwell Automation

11:45-12:10 Collaborating with our partner ecosystem to reduce time, risk and cost of realising 4th generation manufacturing | Sanjay Ravi, Microsoft Corporation

12:10-12:30 Panel discussion around this topic

12:30-14:00 Delegate lunch, networking in exhibition area

14:00-15:30 Speed dating – 15 minutes “one to one” session with keynote speakers, by invitation | John Nesi, Rockwell Automation | Maciej Kranz, CISCO Systems | Sanjay Ravi, Microsoft Corporation

14:00-14:45 Creating real value from manufacturing data analytics

20 minutes Keynote followed by panel discussion & questions | Keynote speaker | Mr. Christoph Hartmann, SAS

Discussion panel | Mr. Dave Clarke, Asystec | Marc O’Regan, EMC

15:00-15:45 Securing manufacturing networks and data from cyber attacks and other threats

10 minutes Keynote followed by panel discussion & questions | Keynote speaker | Joe McGill, Rockwell Automation | Tom Long, CISCO Systems

Discussion panel | Pearse Ryan, Arthur Cox

16:00-16:10 Closing address | Stephen Carroll, CISCO Systems & Mark Bottomley, Rockwell Automation 

17:00 Exhibition close

Expert Clinics

The talks on the main stage of the event (Carton Suite) will address the big issues without going into great detail. In the afternoon, in parallel with the talks  we will run three 45minute long clinics upstairs where you get your opportunity to talk to a panel of experts on a particular area of technology.

13:45-14:30 Cybersecurity Clinic, Killdare Suite A (Upstairs)

Best practice for Networks and Data protection from Cyber attack. Preparing your organisation to deal with Data breaches. Recovery and clean up after a breach.

15:15-16:00 Product Traceability, Serialisation Clinic Killdare Suite B (Upstairs)

Implementing fully integrated product Traceability & Serialisation Solutions.

15:15-16:00 Data Analytics Clinic, Killdare Suite C (Upstairs)

Generating  business value through mining product and plant data for actionable insights.