Smart Manufacturing – The Drive to achieving Industrial IoT

Executive Huddle


In today’s connected world, IoT enabled plants, and the application of digital is crucial to achieve cost effective and sustainable solutions that drive value for a Manufacturer. Optimized real-time data driven information management can provide efficiencies and future focused insights that will deliver improved outcomes for the business, as well as an enhanced reputation through transparent manufacturing chains.


Tilmann Kloppe
Head of Digitalization

Dr. Reinhard Geissbauer
Executive Managing Director

Pierluigi Petrali
Manufacturing R&D Manager

Henrik Fransson
Head of Digitalization and IT


6th October 2021

All times are CET

10.00 – 10.05
Chairperson Welcome and Introduction
10.05 – 10.25
Embracing the global digital manufacturing revolution
  • What are the pragmatic truths of implementing digitalised manufacturing in operations
  • Separating Myth from Reality: How can you decide which Industry 4.0 projects (IoT, robotics, RPA and data analytics) to invest in to deliver a proven ROI?
  • How do manufacturers deliver a successful Industry 4.0 technology project?
  • Implementing continuous manufacturing through digitisation: From vision to reality

Tilmann Kloppe, Head of Digitalization, Siemens Mobility

10.25 – 10.45
Success stories of digital champions in the manufacturing industry on their transformation journey
  • Implementation of production control towers to drive advanced planning
  • Predictive maintenance, end-2-end traceability and digital twin solutions to improve asset utilisation and factory efficiency
  • Quantitative benefits and recommendation for a successful scale-up

Dr. Reinhard Geissbauer, PwC

10.45 – 11.05
H2020 ODIN – Implementing a Digital Twin of a Cobot Workcell
  • Cobot advantages and strategy in a White Good manufacturing
  • Limitation and constraint of current Cobot implementation
  • Characteristic and features of Digital Twin of a Cobot work-cell
  • Business benefits of adopting a Digital Twin for robotic cells

Pierluigi Petrali, Whirlpool EMEA

11.05 – 11.25
A human data-centric approach for individual context environment
  • Advantages of guidance systems for workers
  • Workforce 4.0: Motion profiles & sensor tracking vs. data security
  • Cross industry examples “google maps” for manufacturing activities

Henrik Fransson, HO Digitalization Hamburg Site, Airbus

11.25 – 12.00
Panel Discussion – Deploying IOT: Ambition and reality
  • Optimisation across the value chain – linking digitization to Lean
  • The current capabilities and limitations of Industry 4.0
  • Maximising the potential of digitization in technology, manufacturing and operations
  • Implementing a digital culture

Panel Members:
Dr. Reinhard Geissbauer, Executive Managing Director, PwC
Pierluigi Petrali, Manufacturing R&D Manager, Whirlpool
Tilmann Kloppe, Head of Digitalization, Siemens Mobility 
Henrik Fransson, Head of Digitalization and IT, Airbus

Chairperson Closing Comments & Huddle Close


  • Adidas AG Senior Manager Tech Foresight
  • AIRBUSDigital Manufacturing Leader
  • AIRBUSHead of Digitalization & IT
  • AstraZenecaSenior IT Business Relationship Manager
  • BekaertGlobal Program Manager MES
  • Continental Automotive Systems Slovakia Smart Factory Teamleader
  • Continental AG Smart Factory Project Leader
  • Fraunhofer IPKHead of Department
  • GrundfosDirector, Digital Development and Innovation
  • Hemargroup CTO
  • Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence COO
  • HuntsmanAdvanced Analytics Manager
  • KSM GroupCEO Poland
  • Royal HaskoningDHV Global Director – Digital Engineering
  • NesteDigital Lead: Data Science & AI
  • Siemens Energy Digitalization Technology
  • Siemens Mobility GmbH Head of Digitalization
  • Team Industrial Services VP Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Whirlpool Manufacturing R&D Manager
  • Zollner Elektronik AG Deputy Director Business Operations