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Conference Programme

View the Future Steel Forum 2019 conference programme below.

Wednesday 25 September 2019

08:30: Welcome to Future Steel Forum
Matthew Moggridge, Editor, Steel Times International and Programme Director

08:35: Opening Keynote: Chinese Steelmaking and digitalisation under Industry 4.0 - Rockcheck Steel Group's perspective on Intelligent Manufacturing and Green Steel
Catherine Zhang, CEO, Rockcheck Steel Group, China

08:55: Case Study: Innovation Ecosystems - the Steel Block
Carlos Alba, Global Research Programme Leader, Digitalisation & TechnoEconomics, ArcelorMittal

Smart Factories - Chaired by Jean-Paul Nauzin, Vice President - Marketing & Technology, Fives' Steel Business Unit

09:05: Building a Foundation for Smart Factories in the Steel Industry with Fog Computing, the Cloud, and Cybersecurity
Dr. Lane Thames, Senior Security Researcher, Tripwire Inc's Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team (VERT)

09:35: Architecting Smart Networked Manufacturing Systems
Dr. Jelena Milisavljevic, Lecturer, Industrial Design, University of Liverpool

10:05-10:35: Coffee Break and Exhibition Time

10:35: The 'Smartisation' of the Ironmaking Process
Hee-Geun Lee, Senior Vice President, POSCO, Pohang Works, South Korea

11:05: Opening Address: Agility in Metals: How Digital Champions are Out-performing the Competition
Nils Naujok
, Partner, Utilities & Resources (EUR) Leader EMA, PwC Strategy&, Germany

Holger Stamm, Director, PwC Strategy&, Germany

Sustainability - Chaired by Carlos Alba, Global Research Programme Leader, ArcelorMittal, Digitalisation and Technoeconomics

11:35: Keynote: Future Green Steel
Clemens Schneider, Project Manager, Wuppertal Institute

12:05: Lunch break and Exhibition Time

13:35: Keynote - The World Steel Association's Smart Steel Initiative
Henk Reimink, Director, Industry of Excellence, worldsteel

Supply Chain Logistics - Chaired by Raffael Binder, Director, Marketing, PSI Metals

14:05: Strategic and Tactical Logistics Planning Optimisation
Diego Diaz Fidalgo, R&D Engineer, ArcelorMittal

14:35: Data Analytics at Work in Tata Steel
Dr Svend Lassen, Head of Reporting and Analytics, Sales & Marketing and Supply Chain, Tata Steel

15:05: Holistic Logistics Solutions as a Major Driver to Optimise Productivity in a Steelworks
Markus Ringhofer, Sales Manager, Industry 4.0, Primetals Technologies

15:35: Coffee Break and Exhibition Time

16:05: Keynote: Opportunities and tools in steel industry logistics chain development
Tony Leikas, CEO, Pesmel

16:35: Opportunities and Tools in Steel Industry Logistics Chain
Jose Favilla, Worldwide Executive Director & Partner, Industry Solutions, IBM

Business Models - Chaired by Kurt Herzog, Head of Industry 4.0, Primetals Technologies

17:05: The Learning Steel Plant from SMS group
Dr.-Ing Markus Reifferscheid, Senior Vice President, R&D, SMS group

17:35: From automated device collection to predictive maintenance
Jens Hundrieser, Regional Industry Manager Europe, Endress & Hauser

18:05: Conference closes

19:30: Networking Dinner sponsored by Rockcheck Steel

Thursday 26 September 2019

08:30: Keynote: Artificial Intelligence: Enabling a Leap to Radical Efficiency in the Steel Industry
Stephen Pratt, Founder and CEO, Noodle AI

Artificial Intelligence for Steel - Chaired by Roger Andersson, PhD, Head of Research, Heat Treatment and Metal Processing, Swerim AB

09:05: The Alpha Wolf in the Human AI Team
Patrick Henz, PTUS Head of Governance & Compliance, Primetals USA

09:35: Prediction of Coke Strength After Reaction (CSR) Using Machine Learning in a Coke Plant
Satish Agarwal, Analytics & Insights, Jamshedpur, Tata Steel India

10:05: Machine Learning Application for Furnace Process Control and Optimisation in Steelmaking
Giovanni Bavestrelli, Digital Engineering Director, Tenova SpA

10:35: Coffee Break and Exhibition Time

11:05: Combined Physical Models and AI to optimise mechanical properties on a continuous galvanising line
Cyril Peillon, Senior Data Scientist, Fives CortX, Fives Group, France

11:35: Case Study: Industry 4.0 - A Key Driver for Business Transformation

Hans Peter Diehl, Project Manager, Buderus Edelstahl
Luc Bongaerts, Business Development Manager, OM Partners
Paul Vanvuchelen, Director, Customer Solutions, OM Partners

Perspective on Digitalisation and Steel Manufacturing

12:05: Closing the Loop Beyond the Smart Factory
Dr Andrew Zoryk, Global Metals Practice Lead, Deloitte Consulting

12:35: Lunch and Exhibition Time

Cyber Security - Chaired by Jelena Milisavljevic-Syed, Division of Industrial Design, School of Engineering, University of Liverpool, UK

14:05: Keynote: Automation Security in the Era of Industry 4.0
Marcus J Neuer, Head of Department, Downstream Automation, BFI

14:35: Industrial Cybersecurity - Closing the gap between the needs of the European Steel Industry and the direction of research and development into the implementation of Industry 4.0
Costanzo Pietrosanti, chairman of the Smart Factory Focus Group at ESTEP

15:05: Coffee Break and Exhibition Time

Business Models - Part Two - Chaired by Luc Bongaerts, Business Development Manager, OM Partners

15:35: The Future of Production Management as the Fundament of the Digital Transformation
Luc Van Nerom, Deputy Managing Director, PSI

16:05: Forge Next Generation Enterprise Asset Management for the Steel Industry
Carlos Lemos, Solution Manager, Assett Intelligence Network, SAP

16:35: The Automation of the future is now reality in steel manufacturing
Marco Ometto, Managing Director, Danieli Automation

Industry 4.0 and the Workforce - Chaired by Dr. Nils Naujok, Partner, Energy, Utilities & Resources (EUR) Leader, EMEA, PwC Strategy& GmbH

17:05: Frontier Issues for Succeeding in a Digitised World
Farrokh Mistree, LA Comp Chair & Professor, School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, USA

17:35: Panel Discussion: Industry 4.0 and the Workforce of Tomorrow
Chairman, Dr. Nils Naujok, Partner, Energy, Utilities & Resources (EUR) Leader, EMEA, PwC Strategy& Gmbh

Panellists include:

  • Kriistian Van Teutum, Vice President Marketing & Sales, Fives’ Steel Business unit and Sales Director of Fives Stein, Fives
  • Farrokh Mistree, LA Comp Chair and Professor, School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, USA
  • Eric Vitse, Chief Technology Officer, Liberty House Group
  • Jose Favilla, Worldwide Executive Director & Partner, Industry Solutions, IBM

18:05: Closing remarks

*Please note: the conference programme subject to change at the organiser's discretion


Delegate Registration Rates

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