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ARC's European Industry Forum 2022

Accelerating Industrial Digital Transformation and Sustainability

May 17-18, 2022

May 17 - 18, 2022







Welcome to ARC’s European Industry Forum Online

The digital transformation is well underway. Discover strategies and stories from the digital front lines, powered by ARC Advisory Group's research. Join us at ARC’s annual Industry Forum Europe to learn more about how transforming factories and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike. Discover what your peers and industry leaders are doing today and what steps they are taking to prepare for the future. We look forward to your participation!

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There is no fee to attend for ARC Advisory Service clients, Digital Transformation Council (DTC) members, speakers and panelists of this Forum. Technology end users including manufacturing, energy, supply chain, logistics and city leaders are also welcome to register at no cost. Please select the appropriate ticket type when you register to receive your complimentary ticket.

The Forum fee for all other attendees is EUR 490 net, excl. VAT.

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Tuesday, May 17

May 17, 2022 08:50

21st Century Operations: Where IT, OT and ET Converge

Welcome Address
Florian Güldner, Managing Director, ARC Europe

GSK: Innovative Use Case, Successful Digitally Transformed Businesses

Del Pailes, GlaxoSmithKline
Sami Koskinen, Beamex


How Cargill is Working to Achieve a More Sustainable Lifecycle for Automation Software
Dominic De-Kerf, Cargill


Your moderator: David Humphrey, ARC Europe

Dominic De-Kerf

Greg Boucaud
Universal Automation

Del Pailes

Sami Koskinen

Florian Güldner
ARC Europe

May 17, 2022 10:00

Track 1: Cybersecurity for the Connected Industrial World

Best Practices: Cybersecurity Services in Discrete Industries
Stefan Woronka, Siemens


Best Practice Anomaly & Breach Detection in OT Networks
Klaus Mochalski, Rhebo


Best Practices: Cybersecurity for IIoT Applications
Andrey Suvorov, Aprotech



Thomas Menze
ARC Europe

Stefan Woronka

Klaus Mochalski

Andrey Suvorov

May 17, 2022 10:00

Track 2: MESA Session

How the New MESA Model Supports Continuous Operational Improvement
Uwe Küppers


Industry 4.0 for the Little Guy: Smart Devices Enable Serverless IoT, Making Industry 4.0 Accessible to SMEs
Ian Caister, System Engineer


Global Manufacturing Digital Transformation Journey
Shashikant Ramsangar, Saudi Aramco

Valentijn de Leeuw
ARC Europe

Ian Caister
System Engineer

Uwe Küppers

Shash Ramsangar
Saudi Aramco

May 17, 2022 11:00

Cool Robotics Innovations

Industrial robots have been part of manufacturing technlogy for decades. Today, robots are moving out of the factory and into the field to take on new tasks that were unthinkable just a few years ago. In this session, we've invited 3 robotics specialists to present their latest innovations with practical application for industrial use.

Moderator: David Humphrey, ARC Europe

David Humphrey
ARC Europe

Enzo Wälchli

Matthias Gronstedt

Christian Fenk

May 17, 2022 13:00

Track 1: Digital Twins

Digital Twin - The Interdisciplinary Communication Plattform for Engineering
Lisa Nowaschewski, Hamburger Fern-Hochschule
Peter Holzkämper, mechatronaix UG



Digital Twin as a Service
Dr.-Ing. Andreas Schüller, YNCORIS

Moderator: Stefan Miksch, ARC Europe

Lisa Nowaschewski
Hamburger Fern-Hochschule

Peter Holzkämper
mechatronaix UG

Stefan Miksch
ARC Europe

Dr. Andreas Schüller

May 17, 2022 13:00

Track 2: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Human and AI Collaboration


Phil Harvey, Microsoft (Bonsai)
Bas Steunebrink, NNaisense
Seth Page, ThroughPut
Tyler Walker, Dow
Cody Falcon, ABB


Florian Gueldner
ARC Europe

Phil Harvey
Microsoft Bonsai

Bas Steunebrink

Seth Page

Tyler Walker

Cody Falcon

May 17, 2022 15:00

Open Process Automation Trends & Developments

Equinor’s Strategy Toward Open Process Automation
Snorre Larsen, Equinor


OPA Standard: From an Open Standard to End User Adoption
Jacco Opmeer, Shell


Field Trial of an OPA System
Ryan Smeltzer, ExxonMobil


Why Standardized Information Models are Key for a Successful Digitization
Dr. Andreas Schüller, Yncoris

Snorre Larsen

Jacco Opmeer

Ryan Smeltzer

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Schüller

Valentijn de Leeuw
ARC Europe

May 17, 2022 16:30

The Great OPA Debate: How Will Open Process Architectures Impact Process Automation?

Automation solutions used in OPA architectures will be technologically quite different from the process automation systems used today. As a result, the value chain envisioned for OPA also will be different.

In this plenary discussion, C-level executives from leading process automation suppliers will discuss how they expect their solutions to be impacted.


Steffen Wagner, CTO Process Automation, Siemens AG

Hermann Obermaier, SVP Andritz

Mark van Otterlo, Executive Director Energy & Sustainability BU, Yokogawa


Moderator: Valentijn de Leeuw, ARC Europe

Steffen Wagner

Valentijn de Leeuw
ARC Europe

Mark van Otterlo

Hermann Obermaier
Andritz AG

Andre Babineau
Schneider Electric

May 17, 2022 17:00

Innovation Corner

Developing Smart-Grid Systems and Power-Automation Solutions for Cambodia’s Energy Landscape
Omar Sher, VP. Start


Predictive AI-Replenishment for Complex Supply Chains
Ali H. Raza, ThroughPut


How AI Changes Everything: Maximizing the Power of Your Manufacturing Digital Transformation
Cristina Fernandez, Aizon


Your moderator: Florian Güldner, ARC Europe

Omar Sher
VP. Start

Cristina Fernandez

Ali H. Raza

Moderator: Florian Güldner
ARC Europe

Wednesday, May 18

May 18, 2022 09:00

Drones and Robots in Industry

Modern Robotics in Process Industry
Charly Coulon, INVITE


How Drones and Robots Empower Automation and Inspections
Matthias Gronstedt, HHLA Sky
Niels Jul Jacobsen, Capra Robotics
Charly Coulon, INVITE
Peter Welter, BASF


Moderator: David Humphrey, ARC Europe

Matthias Gronstedt

Charly Coulon

Niels Jul Jacobsen
Capra Robotics

Peter Welter

May 18, 2022 10:00

Track 1: Automation Innovations

DevOps4automation: The Future Software Engineering for Automation
Peter Holzkämper, mechatronaix


Industrial-Control-as-a-Service: How Virtualization will Change the Way we Operate Automation
Josef Waltl, Software Defined Automation 

Peter Holzkämper
mechatronaix UG

Stefan Miksch
ARC Europe

Josef Waltl
Software Defined Automation

May 18, 2022 10:00

Track 2: IO-Link: Enabler of Digital Transformation

Digital Machine Data for the Industrial Transformation: IO-Link as a Key Technology for IIoT
Sai Seidel-Sridhavan, Turck


From Smart Sensors to Smart Applications via IO-Link
Peter Wienzek, ifm


Reliable Flexible and Available – IO-Link Wireless in Practice
Gordon Göhrmann, Hilscher


I4.0 Intelligent & Wireless Machine Tooling: The iJaw Smart Clamping Case Study
Thomas Roth, Röhm GmbH
Gabi Daniely, CoreTigo



Moderators: Constanze Schmitz, Naresh Surepelly, ARC Europe

Constanze Schmitz
ARC Europe

Naresh Surepelly
ARC Europe

Thomas Roth
Röhm GmbH

Gabi Daniely

Peter Wienzek

Sai Seidel-Sridhavan

Gordon Göhrmann

May 18, 2022 11:30

View from the City: Industrial Automation Hardware vs Software – Who's eating whom?

Industrial Automation hardware players’ push into Industrial Software has substantially gathered pace in the past five years, making absence of a clearly-defined and rapidly executed software strategy an exception across Europe and US. The trend has subsequently been picked up by broader non-automation specific industrial players, in particular in Machinery and Construction. So far, these hardware to software forays have been welcomed by institutional investors because of cross-pollination from IT/OT convergence and provision of global reach by large international hardware players to more niche local software champions. While we believe presence of a viable software strategy is a must, we also highlight risks from 1) software pure players moving ‘down’ into domain-specific applications, especially related to connectivity and operations optimisation, 2) hardware commoditisation, 3) value destruction through overpaying for strategically important assets.

Andre Kukhnin
Credit Suisse

David Humphrey
ARC Europe

May 18, 2022 13:00

Plenary Session: User Testimonials

SNCZ: How an Established Global Player Went from Good to Great Thanks to Digital Transformation
Alexander Gibb, CEO SNCZ


Eldorado Celulose Brazil: Implementing an All-in-one Hardware-independent Automation Platform in a Paper Mill
Hermann Obermaier Clemens Mann, Andritz AG


ARC's Research on Automation Systems for Hydrogen Generation, Transportation & Storage
Thomas Menze, ARC Europe


Communication and Partnership with External Suppliers for Reliable Supply Chain
Luiz Barberini, Bayer AG

Thomas Menze
ARC Europe

Luiz Barberini

Alexander Gibb

Hermann Obermaier
Andritz AG

Clemens Mann
Andritz AG

May 18, 2022 15:00

Track 1: Industrial DataOps: Data Scientists in the Plant?

Widely used in the business world, Data Ops is new to the industry world. Industrial DataOps refers to data management practices targeted at improving the communication, integration and automation of data flows between data managers and data consumers across an organization. Most industrial plants don’t employ data scientists, so DataOps solutions help users “democratize” plant data by adding context to data so that non-data scientists can work with them and derive value. DataOps helps industrial users to automate the data process and create one central, contextualized source of the truth.

In this session, we will learn about the applications of DataOps in a plant environment from industrial users. The presentations will be followed by an expert panel where we will find out what’s in store for Industrial DataOps in the near future.


Cerys James, PGS
Kiran Midha, Cognite
Sean McCormick, Element Analytics

David Humphrey
ARC Europe

Cerys James

Kiran Midha

Sean McCormick
Element Analytics

May 18, 2022 14:45

Track 2: Sustainability as a Business Strategy

Bayer’s Sustainability Framework and Implementation Examples
Dr. Stefan Krämer, Bayer


From Vision to Action: How Infrastructure Digital Twins are Business Sustainability Gamechangers
Rodrigo Fernandes, Ph.D., Bentley Systems


Global Manufacturing Use of Technology to Accelerate a Sustainable Energy Strategy
Amjad Alkhater, Saudi Aramco


Case Studies with Environmental Impact
Ali H. Raza, ThroughPut AI


AWS for Sustainability Transformation
Rahul Sareen, AWS 


Moderator: Florian Güldner, ARC Europe

Dr. Stefan Krämer

Dr. Rodrigo Fernandes
Bentley Systems

Florian Güldner
ARC Europe

Amjad Alkhater
Saudi Aramo

Ali H. Raza

Rahul Sareen

May 18, 2022 16:30

The Future of Industrial Operations: What’s at the End of the Digital Transformation Rainbow?

This expert panel invites industry executives to discuss the Future of Industrial Operations:

  • What is the goal of digital transformation and how does a company know when it has reached it?
  • What will Industrial Operations look like in the future? How will it be different compared with today?
  • What major technology trends can we expect to see in Industrial Operations?

Dirk Didascolou, CTO, Siemens DI
Corrado Iorizzo, Philip Morris International
Dr. Christine Maul, Covestro

Moderator: David Humphrey, ARC Europe

David Humphrey
ARC Europe

Dirk Didascalou

Dr. Christine Maul

Corrado Iorizzo

May 18, 2022 17:00

Happy Hour

Forum Reflections and Welcome to our New Industry Colleagues (Drones & Robots).

To receive an invitation to Happy Hour, please contact Mario Backus.

Mario Backus
ARC Europe

Constanze Schmitz
ARC Europe

Charly Coulon

Matthias Gronstedt

Dr. Christine Maul

Niels Jul Jacobsen
Capra Robotics

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