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.


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
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: Case Study – Fully Connected Digital Twin & Generative AI at BMW

In an era defined by rapid technological advancement, the manufacturing industry stands at the forefront of innovation, leveraging cutting-edge technologies to enhance efficiency, productivity, and sustainability. Join us in this presentation as we delve into a captivating case study of the implementation of fully connected Digital Twin and Generative AI at the BMW plant Hams Hall. 

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Christian Poss
Digitalisation Manager
10:25 - 10:40
Keynote: What are the key components of a successful digitalisation and data strategy?

The foundational pillars that underpin a successful digitalisation/data strategy, drawing insights from industry best practices, real-world case studies, and cutting-edge research. From fostering a culture of innovation to leveraging advanced technologies, from optimising data-driven decision-making to nurturing agile and resilient organisations, we’ll explore how each component contributes to a holistic and transformative approach to digitalisation.

10:40 - 11:00
Q&A with Keynote Speakers and Audience
11:00 - 12:00
Discussion Session: Data Governance

Establishing clear policies and procedures for data access, quality, and compliance is complex and resource-intensive but effective governance ensures data integrity and regulatory compliance, fostering trust and reliability in data-driven initiatives.

11:00 - 12:00
Discussion Session: Data Analytics and Insight Generation

Translating data into actionable insights demands advanced analytical tools and expertise to enable predictive maintenance, process optimisation, and informed strategic planning.

11:00 - 12:00
Discussion Session: Generative AI

Can create new data, designs, or content but require large datasets and substantial computational power but can accelerate innovation, create more efficient design processes, and reduce time-to-market for new products.

11:00 - 12:00
Discussion Session: Data Security

Protecting data against breaches and cyber-attacks is an ever-evolving battle but resilient data security builds customer trust and protects the company from financial and reputational damage.  

11:00 - 12:00
Discussion Session: Data Collaboration

Sharing data across departments or with external partners while maintaining control and security is a delicate balance that leads to shared insights, innovation, that can drive industry-wide improvements and standards.

11:00 - 12:00
Discussion Session: AI and Machine Learning

Implementing AI/ML requires significant investment in technology and skilled personnel but can automate complex tasks, enhance decision-making, and reveal patterns unattainable to human analysis.

11:00 - 12:00
Discussion Session: Data Integration and Management

Integrating disparate data sources and managing large volumes of data requires sophisticated systems and processes to create a unified data environment to enable a holistic view of operations, promoting efficiency and agility.

11:00 - 12:00
Discussion Session: Developing a Data Driven Business

Shifting to a data-centric culture requires changes in mindset and operations, which can meet with internal resistance but a data-driven business can respond rapidly to market changes, innovate proactively, and outperform competitors.

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?
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
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
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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