|Wednesday October 2, 2019|
|08:30 - 9:30am||Check-in / Meet & Greet / Table Tops / Exhibits & Networking|
|09:30 - 9:45am||Welcome / Introduction|
|09:45 - 10:15am||Dr Oliver Thürk, Siemens
Leading digital tranformation in electronics - your Digitalization strategy deserves a thorough approach!
Industry 4.0, IIOT, smart manufacturing, digitalization – various initiatives around the world are driving the emergence
of advanced technologies within manufacturing. After the term “Industry 4.0” originally noted first ever back in 2011,
today this initiative developed a momentum worth the term “fourth industrial revolution”. But how much of the hype of
digitalization is applicable to manufacturing? To what extent is your company shifting towards a digital mindset? Core
message: breaking out of silos, Digitalization as a holistic concept adds value beyond isolated projects that need to be
translated into a strategy.
|10:15 - 10:45am||Michelle Lam, IBM Supply Chain Transformation
Block Chain for Industry 4.0
IBM believes that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. For that reason, they manage the brand to be highly esteemed and valued by forward-thinking clients, employees, communities, investors and the general public worldwide.
|10:45 - 11:15am||Refreshment Break with Exhibits|
|11:15 - 11:45am||Marc Peo, Heller
CFX Re-flow Soldering
Mr. Peo began his Mechanical Engineering career at Lehigh University in 1977 and joined Heller Industries in 1983 to lead the transition of the company from Through-Hole Technology to the growing area of Surface Mount Technology. In his 30+ years at Heller Mr. Peo has been involved in the development and implementation of several successful SMT initiatives including Adhesive Transfer, Vertical Curing, Solar Panel Processes and the Convection Reflow Soldering Systems that are now the industry benchmark. From a corporateperspective, Heller has opened manufacturing in Korea and Chinaand maintains the corporate HQ in New Jersey as well as sales offices in Japan, Taiwan and the UK. Mr. Peo has been involved in the IPC for over 20 years. His participation in various committees including SMEMA and the Apex Show Committee earned him election to the IPC Board of Directors and in 2014 Mr. Peo was elected as Chairman of the Board. Currently, Mr. Peo serves as Co-Chair on the IPC CFX Committee and is a member of the Hermes Standard initiative as well.
|11:45am - 12:15pm||Joel Scutchfield, Koh Young
How Much 3D AOI is needed for a Smart Factory?
Koh Young America will discuss how it is driving printed circuit board assembly forward on the data highway with advanced 3D measurement and inspection technology and dataanalytics powered by its proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) engine. While many promote the vision of a smart factory, Koh Young has been focused on delivering solutions. During thispresentation, Koh Young will offer insight into how it is providingreal value with data analytics to help reduce labor content and improve efficiency at some of the electronics manufacturing industry’s most prominent EMS providers and OEMs acrossthe globe.
|12:15 - 1:30pm||Lunch & Table Top Exhibits|
|1:30 - 2:00pm||Romain Roux, Mycronic
Deep Learning AI
One year ago Mycronic, D2s and Nuflare have decided to create the center for deep learning in electronic manufacturing (CDLe). We have come together to pool talent and resources to advance the state-of-the-art in deep learning for our unique problem space and to accelerate the adoption of deep learning in each of our company’s products to improve our respective offerings for our customers. After a short description of what is deep learning (and more importantly what it is not), we will describe a few examples of how this technology will help our customers to process and get the best of the huge amount of data generated by a SMT production line.
|2:00 - 2:30pm||Ofer Maltiel, Nano Dimension
Why additive is the fine line between experience and baggage.
Ofer Maltiel will discuss Revolutionizing Electronics through Design, Development and Manufacturing, along with the future of Form & Function in his presentation: DISRUPT. SHAPE. DEFINE. How Smart Products are Made.
|2:30 - 3:00pm||Refreshment Break with Exhibits|
|3:00 - 3:30pm||Keith Bryant, Independent Technology Consultant
Are we ready for i4.0?
“Industry 4.0” refers to the concept of factories in which machines are augmented with wireless connectivity and sensors, connected to a system that can visualise the entire production line and make decisions on its own. This presentation will evaluate SMT production and inspection machines and attempt to define their status and potential to act as ‘smart sensors’, the first building blocks towards i4.0, this will lead to the answer to the question in the title.
|3:30 - 4:00pm||PANEL DISCUSSION: Featuring George Pang - Tempo Automation; Ruben Villarreal - FLEX; Uwe Schulze - Zollner
The panel will discuss Electronics manufacturing in 2025: Predictions on the future factory.
|4:00 - 4.15pm||Summary of the Day|
|4:15 - 5.30pm||Welcome Reception sponsored by HELLER|
|Thursday October 3, 2019|
|9:00 - 9:30am||Check-in / Meet & Greet / Table Tops / Exhibits & Networking|
|9:30 - 9:45am||Welcome / Introduction|
|9:45 - 10:15am||Dave Trail, Critical Manufacturing
How the manufacturing digital twin can open a new window into your plant operations
There is a special bond between twins – and with a digital twin, the physical world it represents can improve dramatically. Until now, digital twin has largely been a PLM concept for design and performance simulation of discrete products. Now, a new breed of digital twin is available to support and improve manufacturing plant operations, giving manufacturers the visibility into their operations like never before. Like the design concept, this Industry 4.0 based manufacturing operations digital twin has allowed companies to dramatically improve cost, quality, timeliness, and business results.
|10:15 - 10:45am||Damodar Sahu, WIPRO
Data Driven Manufacturing - Monetizing Your Investment
A new survey finds that many companies are launching data-focused businesses, but few have achieved significant financial impact, which requires the right combination of strategy, culture, and organization. You can connect your manufacturing assets to your business systems and be rewarded with a compelling return oninvestment. However, it is not enough for manufacturers to just monitor machines/assets to achieve maximum efficiency and profitability. They must also ensure shop floor data is collected automatically and in real-time, and then must analyze and act appropriately upon this data and understand the steps to Success with Data-Driven Manufacturing.
|10:45 - 11:15am||Refreshment Break with Exhibits|
|11:15 - 11:45am||Shashank Samala, Tempo Automation
Building the world’s most innovative technology using a software-powered smart factory approach
Shashank Samala, Co-Founder and VP Product of Tempo Automation, will lead this presentation explaining how a smart factory, leveraging a software-based platform can automatically configure, operate, and monitor its prototyping and low-volume PCBA. Shashank will talk to why the process is further optimized via a unified design environment, connected into a smart factory’s software platform to reflect changes to the PCB design across the entire platform. He will offer case-study examples and key takeaways of this approach, as learned through Tempo’s unique smart factory and platform for PCBA. Attendees will also learn how this agile hardware and software approach, that touches every facet of the manufacturing process, helps increase levels of precision, predictability, and speed, as well as share new ideas to help drive forward the future of manufacturing.
|11:45am - 12:15pm||Dr Rui Wang, Uber AI
Open-Ended Reinforcement Learning for Robotics: Endlessly Generating Diverse Challenge
Uber Ai will introduce and combine the concept of open-endedness with RL, which leads to a novel class of algorithms that can create increasingly diverse and challenging problems all by itself, while automatically forming a curriculum that teaches agents to solve those problems. In a single run of the algorithm, the capability of agents increase along with the difficult levels/diversity of the created tasks, and finally solved extremely challenging tasks that cannot be solved by direct optimization or by learning through a hand-designedcurriculum. Open-ended RL has interesting applications in robotics, and can potentially be used for inventing new video games, new proteins or chemical processes, or even find its application in algorithmic trading.
|12:15 - 1:30pm||Lunch & Table Top Exhibits|
|1:30 - 2:00pm||Transport to Siemens DEX Centre leaving from hotel main reception|
|2:00 - 3:00pm||Siemens DEX Centre Tour
Where industry-leadingexpertise meets a state-of-the-art customer experience
The DEX Center offers an ideal setting for expert demonstrationsand hands-on value definition workshops. Attendees of the i4.0 Connect Forum will enjoy a first hand experience, as they participate in an all-inclusive tour. Taking place on October 3rd, attendees will learn how customers will be able to collaborate directly with Siemens as a trusted partner facing similar industry challenges, as well as how to respond with the digital thread approach. The DEX Center offers an ideal setting for expert demonstrations and hands-on value definition workshops. Siemens provides an ideal range of automation and digitalization solutions that can be used to create a holistic digital twin.
|3:00 - 4:00pm||Networking, Hors d’Oeuvres and Refreshments|
|4:00 - 4:30pm||Transport provided back to Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley|