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Emilio Riva

CEO & Founder at Steel Hub, London


CEO and founder of Steel Hub in London, a consultancy that boasts the highest performing team of technical steel consultants in Europe.

A former member of the Executive Board of Riva Group. A Steel industry leader with a determination for solving complex and challenging problems in steel plants.  
Recognised for leveraging his combination of technical knowledge, business education, and research & development experience.

An impressive track record of driving global success in reducing the cost of steel manufacturing and continuous casting processes using state-of-the-art modelling and optimisation techniques in steel plants across the world. Highly articulate with the ability to use technical research skills and wide experience to deliver results including quality, written and verbal summaries and reports that are easily comprehensible.

Worked on various AI projects that relate to blast furnace consumption, Longitudinal Pipes Water Treatment Process, and optimisation of by-products

Abstract - Artificial Intelligence - translating theory into reality

Conventional wisdom seems to suggest that Industry 4.0, by promoting full exploitation of advanced approaches such as Artificial Intelligence in the monitoring, control and management of complex industrial processes, corresponds to what can be labelled as the 'brave new world'; possibly even the answer to many of the industrial problems of the twenty-first century. But in today's business world it remains difficult to extract value from these cutting-edge technologies in a cost efficient and effective manner.

The main goal of our presentation is to provide an accessible and comprehensive overview of the huge potential associated with the application of AI, examining how this science of the future can be put to work in today's business context. During the presentation, the experts will provide up-to-date technical insights of the usage of these new technologies and, more specifically, offer a snapshot of how AI (by exploiting tools such as, for instance, Artificial Neural Networks and Evolutionary Algorithms) is currently being exploited in the steel industry.

To illustrate the point, the presentation will include a practical example of how these ground-breaking technologies can be, and are being, applied in the real world. From reducing costs to lowering environmental footprints; from diagnosing faults before they even occur to optimising raw material usage; from enhancing safety at work to driving efficiencies in production processes and improving the results of marketing initiatives, our presentation will add focus to how steel companies can best utilise these remarkable and increasingly ubiquitous technologies.


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