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Previous Conferences

May 17 – May 20, 2022

University of British Columbia | Vancouver, Canada

Keynote Speeches

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Metternich

Head of the Institute of Production Management, Technology and Machine Tools, Technical University of Darmstadt

The high-performance value stream: genuine customer individuality in the shortest delivery time

The keynote will give an overview of high-performance value streams and how individuality is made possible without adaptation effort. The main topics will be the integration of the customer into the value stream and the enabling of value streams for the entire solution space.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Daub

Head of the chair of Production Technology and Energy Storage Systems, Technical University of Munich and head of Fraunhofer Institute for Foundry, Composites and Processing Technology IGCV

Emerging research questions in manufacturing technology arising from electromobility

The shift towards electric cars and the rapidly increasing demand for battery cells pose major challenges for manufacturing technology. The keynote will show how the use of methods like artificial intelligence and data analytics can be used to increase traceability, quality and productivity in battery production. It will also highlight how the introduction of new materials and solid-state batteries will impact production systems.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedli

Professor of Production Management and Director at the Institute of Technology Management, University of St. Gallen

The Future of Production Systems

For decades the most admired examples when it came to manufacturing stemmed from the automotive industry. Companies like Toyota or later Porsche and Audi became role models for the implementation of lean. However, more recently lean deteriorated in dozens of companies to mere tool boxes neither really engrained in the culture nor in the structure and also the bottom line contribution to success can hardly be identified and described. The future will see a revival of once intuitively understood principles but now scientifically derived and fully integrated. The speech will highlight this development based on data and practical examples.

Impressions

Charity

Nature Conservancy Canada
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the country’s unifying force for nature, working to deliver large-scale, permanent land conservation. With nature we are building a thriving world.

August 10 – August 11, 2021

Online Conference

Keynote Speeches

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Stich

Managing Director of FIR at RWTH Aachen & Director of Cluster Smart Logistic

The data driven enterprise – How to close the Gap between today`s and tomorrow`s business

Digitalization is one of the most important topics for each company in future. Data is becoming a core business asset and must be included as a critical resource in any strategic consideration.
The presentation will show, what companies have to do now in order to prepare and develop in the direction of a data driven enterprise, what hurdles must be overcome and if this digitalization-journey is the same for every company.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Kuhlenkötter

Director Chair of Production Systems (LPS) and Director Center of the Engineering of Smart Product Service Systems, Ruhr University Bochum

Challenges in Future Production

The keynote will give an overview of technological developments and how they will effect the management and organization of production processes.
For example robotic based automation, mobile robotics, additive manufacturing and 5G and their influences on the production of the future will be addressed.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bauernhansl

Director Institute of Industrial Manufacturing and Management (IFF), University of Stuttgart

The Biological Transformation – How the Convergence of Biology & Technology opens up a New Innovation Space for Sustainable Manufacturing

The biological transformation of value creation is the systematic application of knowledge about biological processes with the aim of enabling technology-based sustainable production systems.
Through the transdisciplinary convergence of technologies from the life sciences, engineering and materials sciences, this creates a new innovation space based on so-called biointelligent system architectures.

Impressions

Charity

#TOGETHERBAND
The #TOGETHERBAND initiative is working towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) created by the United Nations to achieve a more sustainable world by 2030. Supporters receive a wrist band from recycled plastics taken from the ocean.

March 17 – March 20, 2020

STIAS: Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study | Stellenbosch, South Africa

Impressions

Charity

Love to Give
Love to Give is a charity based in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch. The charities mission is to ove Families and Children to financial autonomy and food security and Empower children to having a better chance at succeeding in life.