16:30 - 16:40 Manufacturing DX’s theme welcome by Microsoft:
Factories on the Edge: Making it Real with Telco and AI
AI has the potential to transform every part of how manufacturing organizations design and build products, operate facilities, optimize operations, and support their products in the market. Join Kathleen Mitford, Corporate Vice President of Global Industry at Microsoft in the opening session for the “Manufacturing DX” theme to gain insight into how AI and Private 5G networks are shaping the factories of the future, and the pivotal role Telco Operators play in making this vision a reality.
Kathleen Mitford, Corporate VP, Global Industry Marketing, Microsoft
16:40 - 17:25 WHAT DOES YOUR SMART FACTORY LOOK LIKE?
A smart factory represents the pinnacle of industrial evolution, leveraging cutting-edge technologies to enhance efficiency, productivity, and flexibility in manufacturing processes. Join us as we dissect and define what the future smart factory looks like and unravel how it's redefining the very fabric of production processes, sustainability and operational efficiencies.
Together we will examine the role of AI, Digital Twins, XR, 5G, IoT, Automation and more, with a focus on data-driven decision-making, the seamless integration of interconnected systems and adaptability to dynamic market demands.
While learning from real use cases and successful strategies, this session will sketch the blueprint of the future smart factory that prioritizes customisation, security, flexibility, and sustainability.