See the sample agenda from our 2024 event below:

Industrial Data & AI Summit has an interactive format to enable in-depth peer-to-peer discussions around your key business challenges, providing real insight and value.

This includes a combination of plenary (keynotes, 5-minute idea, and a panel discussion) and our ‘deep-dive’ roundtable discussion breakout sessions, which are limited to 5 to 8 delegates in each session.

Share your ideas, opinions, and experiences in a collaborative and inclusive environment. Learn from others’ experiences and expertise and gain insights and knowledge from your peers who have faced similar challenges and overcome them.

Plenary

The Plenary sessions bring all delegates together to concentrate the event’s focus on a series of high-profile content sessions, including case studies delivered by our keynote speakers as well as expert panel debates. 

Discussion Tables

Select the topics that matter most to you! Over the course of the Summit, two rounds of Discussion Sessions will take place. You will have the opportunity to choose between nine topics for a 60-minute interactive Q&A, hosted by a world-class manufacturer and a technology expert.

Industrial Data Summit 2024
2024-06-05
Main Stage
Main Stage
09:00 - 09:40
Registration with exclusive preview of Smart Factory, Design & Engineering, Drives and Controls & Maintec Expos
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Gerard Bartley
OCI Chemical
Master Data Project Lead
09:40 - 10:00
Arrival to Summit Hall, Tea & Coffee & Networking
10:00 - 10:10
Chair’s Welcome

Chair’s Welcome

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Gerard Bartley
OCI Chemical
Data Migration & Data Governance Programme Lead
10:10 - 10:25
Keynote: The Key to Protecting Your Value Chain
  • Embracing Digital Transformation: Discover how digital technologies like AI and IoT are revolutionising manufacturing, helping companies adapt to supply chain disruptions and enhance overall resilience.
  • Leveraging Smart Technologies: Learn how smart manufacturing tools can optimise your supply chain by diversifying suppliers, improving inventory management, and automating routine tasks to address labor shortages.
  • Future-Proofing with the Industrial Metaverse: Explore the next phase in digital manufacturing transformation and how advanced technologies, including private 5G and edge computing, can future-proof your operations and drive long term success.
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Professor Jason Plent
Verizon Business
Partner - 5G Acceleration
10:25 - 10:40
Keynote: Transforming Modern Manufacturing – Driving efficiency and innovation through Industry Complete ERP solutions

In today’s rapidly evolving manufacturing landscape, staying competitive requires more than just incremental improvements. This presentation will explore how comprehensive ERP solutions can revolutionise modern manufacturing by driving efficiency and fostering innovation. Attendees will learn about the latest advancements in ERP technology and how integrating these systems can streamline operations and enhance productivity,

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Mark Hughes
Infor
VP Sales & Country Manager UK & I
10:40 - 11:00
Q&A with Keynote Speakers and Audience
11:00 - 12:00
Discussion Session: AI / Machine Learning – Finding the right use cases for your organisation
Discover where to implement AI & Machine Learning within your organisation and how others have overcome the typical barriers that prevent AI from being productionised and adopted.
  • How do you find the right use cases for your organisation?
  • What are your top performing AI use cases and how did you identify them?
  • What tips do you have to get them up and running and how did you overcome the typical barriers to deploying AI?
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Hassan Khalid
AstraZeneca
Senior Engineer, Machine Learning and Data Science
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Charles Wright
Columbus
UK Director Data & AI
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Matt Drewett
Columbus
Business Development Manager
11:00 - 12:00
Discussion Session: Revolutionising Manufacturing with Generative AI
Generative AI is transforming industries, with manufacturing at the forefront of this revolution. Senior decision-makers have a unique opportunity to leverage AI to solve critical challenges, enhance operational efficiency, and elevate customer experiences. This discussion explores practical AI applications in manufacturing, offering insights into how AI can empower frontline workers, provide real-time data insights, and improve customer satisfaction.
• How can generative AI address the most critical challenges in your manufacturing processes?
• What practical AI applications have you considered to enhance operational efficiency in manufacturing?
• In what ways can AI-generated insights improve your customer satisfaction and experience?
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Phil Ware
Edwards Vacuum
Digitalisation Manager
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Matt Frank
Ancoris
Chief AI and Innovation Officer
11:00 - 12:00
Discussion Session: Transparent Industrial ROI through Data Analytics and Insight Generation
Manufacturers are aware of the potential of data and analytics. The use cases and appropriate technologies are clear, the business-side benefits often less so. That hinders business buy-in and budget approval. This session will provide insights on how to connect data collection and powerful analytics to proven business cases. Specifically, we will discuss the ROI of enhanced data insights and predictive capabilities and answer these questions:
• How can industrial throughput be increased to drive revenue gains, leveraging data-driven process optimisation?
• What strategies can be employed to boost supply chain resilience and agility, aiming to minimize production stops by harnessing data insights?
• How might OEE be elevated and operational expenditures reduced using AI-driven predictive maintenance techniques?
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Diana Filimon
JLR
Data Governance Specialist
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Paul Fryer
SoftServe
Enterprise Solutions Principal
11:00 - 12:00
Discussion Session: Data Collaboration
Amid evolving regulations, market demands, and dynamic industry landscapes, prioritizing data collaboration is paramount for manufacturers. In this session, our focus will centre on discussing how data collaboration can reduce unnecessary spending, enhance supply chain visibility, and help integrate data analytics and AI.
Key discussion points:
  • Reducing Unnecessary Spending: What innovative strategies are you implementing to trim costs without sacrificing quality or efficiency?
  • Supply Chain Visibility: How much visibility into your upstream and downstream supply chain?
  • Data Analytics and AI Integration: How are you harnessing the power of data analytics and AI to drive operational efficiencies and informed decision-making?
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Malgorzata Samuel
McCormick & Company
Global Data Lead
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Eric Weston
Syndigo
RVP UKI & Growth Markets
11:00 - 12:00
Discussion Session: Developing a Data Driven Business
Being “data-driven” is an idea that’s often oversimplified into building dashboards and KPIs. But those kinds of solution only “look backwards” – and in limited ways. We’ll explore how firms can re-use and repackage asset and process data precisely to ensure that a myriad of regular operational activities is informed by that data. So be ready to engage with your peers on matters including:
  • How machine/process data helps evolve planning and process standards, supplier qualification processes and more
  • Delivering good SOPs in operational areas where machines can’t provide all the answers or do all the work
  • Supplementing review/analysis with decision support tools
  • Getting the most out of your overall systems footprint (ERP, MES, Inventory, etc) using freely flowing plant data
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Taahir Patel
Lisi Aerospace
Process Development Manager
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Sean Robinson
Novotek UK & Ireland
Manager, Software Solutions
12:00 - 12:30
Panel Discussion: : Maximising Efficiency Through Data-Driven Digitalisation

In today’s rapidly evolving manufacturing landscape, the integration of data analytics and digital technologies has become paramount for driving efficiency and staying competitive. This panel brings together experts in data analytics and digitalisation to explore how manufacturers can harness the power of data to optimise operations, streamline processes, and enhance productivity.

  • What cultural transformations are necessary within a manufacturing organisation to fully embrace a data-driven approach, and how can leaders facilitate this change?
  • How can manufacturers effectively integrate AI and IoT into their operations, and what are the best practices for managing the data these technologies generate?
  • In what ways can data analytics be leveraged to drive operational efficiency in manufacturing, and can you provide examples of analytics transforming manufacturing processes?
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Phil Ware
Edwards Vacuum
Digitalisation Manager
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Diana Filimon
JLR
Data Governance Specialist
12:30 - 12:35
Audience Survey 
12:35 - 13:20
Lunch Break and Networking
13:20 - 13:35
Keynote: Is AI going to drive the next industrial revolution?

We will explore the transformative impact of AI on manufacturing and beyond. Our focus will be to navigate past the hyperbolic noise to a clearer understanding of AI’s practical applications and its potential to redefine our industrial landscape.

  • De-mystify the hype and find out how AI is been used in manufacturing and the wider industry
  • Is AI driving a fundamental change in IT consumption and changing the way we work?
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Paul Fryer
SoftServe
Enterprise Solutions Principal
13:35 - 13:50
Keynote: Drive Business Value through Insights – The Leonardo Production System

A case study detailing Leonardo’s digital transformation journey underpinned by our core values, people first, process driven and technology led. How to disrupt habits of a lifetime and embed a digital culture within an organisation that enables future growth.

  • Why. Business and market overview, exploring the common efficiency drains that exist in organisations.
  • Method. Business led transformation, how to engage and inspire digital ownership within an organisation.
  • Outcome. Unlocking the true value of a digital led organisation, detailing the roadmap to success – ‘one platform’.
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Scott McManus
Leonardo
PROJECT MANAGER – UK DIGITAL FACTORY
13:50 - 14:00
Q&A with Keynote Speakers and Audience
14:00 - 15:00
Discussion Sessions

Delegates choose from the same 9 topics for their second discussion session:

  • Data Integration and Management
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Data Governance  
  • Generative AI
  • Developing a Data Driven Business
  • Data Collaboration 
  • Monetising your Data
  • Data Analytics and Insight Generation
  • Data Security
15:00 - 15:05
Delegate Feedback
15:05 - 15:10
Chair’s Closing Remarks
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Gerard Bartley
OCI Chemical
Master Data Project Lead
15:10 - 17:00
Visit Smart Factory, Design and Engineering, Drives and Controls and Maintec Expos
17:30 - 19:30
Top 100 Ceremony and Networking Drinks Reception

A drinks reception awards ceremony to celebrate the launch of The Manufacturer Top 100 2024. One of the biggest nights in the manufacturing industry’s calendar, attended by the newly crowned Top 100 brightest manufacturing stars, judges, Top 100 alumni and the wider manufacturing community. Included in Summit tickets, but pre-registration required.

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