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Digitization in Industrial Practice

From the Industry for the Industry

The pace of technological change is moving faster than ever before. Therefore, we need to increasingly adapt to and embrace digitization to ensure we remain competitive and innovative.

That’s why we at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions are convening selected customers and key opinion leaders from across various industries, to inform about and work on the potentials of digitization. This includes a broad scope of technologies including virtual/augmented reality, drones, sensor-based automation, data analytics and much more.

The exclusive customer event consists of high-class impulse speeches, interactive experience presentations, an inspiring factory tour at RWTH Aachen University, and a value-creating process optimization workshop together with technology experts. In contrast to other digitization events, we as a leading technology provider will interactively develop industry specific solutions together with you.

Date: 28th/29th of June, 2018

Location: RWTH Aachen University, Invention Center, Germany

Keynote speaker

Dr. Philipp Jussen

Head of Service Management Department at FIR at RWTH Aachen and CEO of Smart Service Center at RWTH Aachen Campus

Dr. Philipp Jussen is an experienced consultant for industrial service management as well as an expert for service digitization, who has worked in numerous consulting and industrial research projects. Therefore, he has a wholistic view on the topic of digitization - being able to consider a scientific as well as an industrial perspective.

Axel Berger

Head of Digital Transformation (CDO) at thyssenkrupp Materials Services GmbH

Axel Berger is an expert for digital strategy and transformation. Before joining thyssenkrupp, he was working in eCommerce and eBusiness strategy, supporting topics, such as mobile applications and data mining as well as data driven marketing and sales.


Hotel and venue for pre-event on June 28th

The evening before the event, we cordially invite you to a common dinner at UPTOWN LOUNGE in Aachen (INNSIDE by Melia, Sandkaulstrasse 20, 52062 Aachen). If you want to stay overnight, please reserve your room directly at the INNSIDE Hotel at own cost, € 109 p. night. All other costs (dinner & event) will be covered by thyssenkrupp.

Venue for the main event on June 29th

The main event will take place at Invention Center and Demofabrik at RWTH Aachen University, Germany's leading technological university. The venue is part of the innovative infrastructure of the RWTH Aachen Campus which is one of Europe’s biggest research landscapes being built on 2.5 km² and comprising an investment volume of about € 2 bn.

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Time Activity
08.30 – 08.45 h Welcome & get together
08.45 - 09.15 h IMPULSE PRESENTATION on digitization by an industry expert: Axel Berger,
Head of Digital Transformation of Thyssenkrupp Material Services
09.30 – 10.30 h FACTORY TOUR incl. e. g. following topics (High performance indoor navigation, Pick by voice/vision in commissioning, Horizontal integration of ERP systems, Component tracking with RFID, Automated inter system communication, Visually-assisted assembly)
10.30 – 12.30 h “EXPERIENCE IMPULSE SPEECHES” and opportunity to “see and try” different technologies
(e. g. virtual & augmented reality in industrial environments, unmanned Aerical vehicle based industrial services (drones), additive manufacturing (3D printing, sensor-based automation, data collection & analytics, IoT & digital commection of industrial equiment)
12.30 – 13.30 h Lunch break
1. Method introduction (incl. process blueprint presentation)
2. Process analyzation (based on a stereotypical process):
- identification of improvement potentials based on digital solutions
- specification of solutions and derivation of required capabilities incl. potential olutions/partners
16.30 – 17.00 h Summary & outlook
Time Activity
18.00 – 19.00 h Welcome, get together & drinks
18.30 – 19.00 h IMPULSE PRESENTATION on digitization by an industry expert: Dr. Philipp Jussen, Head of Service Management Department at FIR at RWTH Aachen
19.00 – 22.00 h Joint dinner at UPTOWN LOUNGE, Innside by Melia Hotel Aachen

Please note: By accepting this invitation, we assume that the attendance is in line with the internal Compliance Regulations of the employee of the respective attendant and that the prior consent of the competent body of the employer has been obtained.

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