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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 Address: Case Study: Innovation Ecosystems - the Steel Block

Carlos Alba, Digital and TechnoEconomic global research programs Worldwide, ArcelorMittal Global R&D

09:05: 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

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

09:35: 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)

10:05: Designing Highly Dynamic Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems
Dr. Jelena Milisavljevic, Lecturer, Industrial Design, University of Liverpool

10:35-11:05: Coffee Break and Exhibition Time

11:05: The 'Smartisation' of the Ironmaking Process
Hee-Geun Lee, Senior Vice President, POSCO, Pohang Works, South Korea

11:35: Closing the Loop Beyond the Smart Factory
Dr Andrew Zoryk, Global Metals Practice Lead, Accenture

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

12:05: Keynote: Future Green Steel
Clemens Schneider, Project Manager, Wuppertal Institute

12:35: Lunch break and Exhibition Time

14:05: Keynote - The World Steel Association's Smart Steel Initiative
Henk Reimink, Director, Industry of Excellence, worldsteel

Supply Chain Logistics - Chairman, Raffael Binder, Director, Marketing, PSI Metals

14:35: Strategic and Tactical Logistics Planning Optimisation
Diego Diaz, R&D Engineer, ArcelorMittal

15:05: Data Analytics at Work in Tata Steel
Dr Svend Lassen, Head of Reporting and Analytics, Sales & Marketing and Supply Chain, Tata Steel

15:35: Holistic Logistics Solutions as a Major Driver to Optimise Productivity in a Steelworks
Markus Ringhofer, Sales Manager, Industry 4.0, Primetals Technologies

16:05: Coffee Break and Exhibition Time

16:35: Keynote: Opportunities and tools in steel industry logistics chain development
Tony Leikas, CEO, Pesmel

17:05: Opportunities and Tools in Steel Industry Logistics Chain
Representative from IBM

Business Models - Chairman, Kurt Herzog, Head of Department, Primetals Technologies

17:35: The Learning Steel Plant from SMS group
Dr.-Ing Markus Reifferscheid, Senior Vice President, R&D, SMS group

18:05: From automated device collection to predictive maintenanace
Steffen Ochsenreither, Business Development Manager, Endress & Hauser
Jens Hundrieser, Regional Industry Manager Europe, Endress & Hauser

18:35: Conference closes

19:30: Networking Dinner

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 - Chairman, 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

10:05: Prediction of Coke Strength After Reaction (CSR) Using Machine Learning in a Coke Plant
Satish Agarwal, Analytics & Insights, Jamshedpur, Tata Steel India

10:35: Coffee Break and Exhibition Time

11:05: Machine Learning Application for Furnace Process Control and Optimisation in Steelmaking
Giovanni Bavestrelli, Digital Engineering Director, Tenova SpA

11:35: Combined Physical Models and AI to optimise mechanical properties on a continuous galvanising line
Cyril Peillon, Senior Data Scientist, Fives CortX, Fives Group, France

12:05: Case Study: Industry 4.0 - A Key Driver for Business Transformation
Michael Walter, OM Partners
Luc Bongaerts, Business Development Manager, OM Partners
Paul Vanvuchelen, Director, Customer Solutions, OM Partners

12:35: Lunch and Exhibition Time

Cyber Security - Chairman, 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: Cybersecurity and Industry 4.0 - The Example of Foundries
Professor Paul Theron, PhD, Head of Manufacturing Informatics Centre, Cranfield University, School of Aerospace, Transport & Manufacturing

15:05: Industrial Cybersecurity - Getting Ready for the Digital Future
Auri Mason, Senior IT Manager, Danieli SpA
Paola Angelilli, IT Director, Danieli SpA

15:35: Coffee Break and Exhibition Time

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

16:05: The Future of Production Management as the Fundament of the Digital Transformation
Heiko Wolf, Project Manager, Future Labs, PSI

16:35: Forge Next Generation Enterprise Asset Management for the Steel Industry
Carlos Lemos, Solution Manager, Assett Intelligence Network, SAP

Industry 4.0 and the Workforce - Chairman, 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
  • Dr Chenn Q Zhou, Founding Director, Steel Manufacturing Simulation & Visualisation Consortium, Purdue University Northwest
  • Eric Vitse, Chief Technology Officer, Liberty House Group

18:05: Closing remarks

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


Delegate Registration Rates

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