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Day One | 8 - June - 2022

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Morning Sessions Chair: Luc Bongaerts, Senior Advisory Manager, OMP

09:00| Welcome to the Future Steel Forum by Matthew Moggridge, Programme Director and Editor, Steel Times International.

09:10| Opening Keynote Address by Mark Bula, Chief Commercial Officer, H2GreenSteel.

09:40 | ArcelorMittal’s Global Approach to Digitalisation by Carlos Alba, Chief Digital Officer, ArcelorMittal Global Research & Development.

10:10 |The Future of Steelmaking: Decarbonized and Digitalized by Professor Katja Windt, CDO, SMS group GmbH.

10:40 | Tea & Coffee break

11:10 | Aiding Human Decision Making and Standardizing Practices Using Artificial Intelligence. By Robert Vandlik, Head of Digital Studio, US Steel Kosice, and Juraj Sabol, General Manager for Strategy, US Steel Kosice.

11:40 | Automatic Slab Yard for a Greenfield 4.4Mt/yr Hot Strip Mill by Monti Fernando, Automation New Technologies Director, Ternium, and Lorenzo Bacchetti, Senior Manager, Cranes and Automatic Yard, Danieli.

12:10 | Promotions and Challenges in JFE’s DX on Steelmaking Process by Junichi Yotsuji, Staff General Manager, JFE Steel.

12:40 | Lunch Break

13:45 | Digitalization and a Automation as Crucial Success Factors in Modern Steelmaking – New Special Steel Plant Sets a Global Benchmark, by Dr. Roman Stiftner, Managing Director, Austrian Non-Ferrous Metals Federation and the Austrian Mining & Steel Association.

14:15 | Building a Sustainable Future for Steelmaking Using Modern Technology by Sambit Beborta, Director Technology, Liberty Steel Europe

14:45 | Tea break

15:15 | Digital Assistants – Companions for a New Way of Operating Metals Plants Towards a Dark Plant. By Alexander Thekale, Technology Concepts and Digital Solutions, Primetals Technologies.

15:45 | How Digitalisation can Aid Decarbonisation Part One – Panel Discussion

Panellists include:

  • Mark Bula, Chief Commercial Officer, H2GreenSteel
  • Dr. Berk Birand, Founder, FeroLabs
  • Enrico Plazzogna, Executive Vice President, Danieli Automation SpA Italy.
  • Thomas Pfatschbacher, Head of Digital Transformation and Smart Production, Primetals Technologies.

Panel Chair: Dr. Nils Naujok, Partner, Oliver Wyman’s Energy & Natural Resources Project.

16:30 | Decarbonizing Steel: How Demand for Greener Steel will Upend the Supply Chain and how Digitalisation can Help by Dr. Nils Naujok, Partner, Oliver Wyman’s Energy & Natural Resources Project and Holger Stamm, Principal, Oliver Wyman, Dusseldorf, Germany.

17:00 | How to Transform the Steel Industry for Efficiency, Sustainability and Future Competitiveness by Bertrand Orsal, Steel Experience Senior Director, Dassault Systemes

17:30 | Closing remarks

1745 | Conference closes

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