Attila David

Attila David

Director, Engineering | Flex

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Talk Title
Industry 4.0 at Flex

Attila David is EMEA Director of Engineering Services at Flex. This $26Bn Silicon Valley based design, engineering and manufacturing company has over 200,000 employees and operations in 30 countries around the world. Mr. David, who is based in Hungary, is the company’s Practice Leader for Engineering Services where he represents this specialization within the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering group in Europe. By working with customers, business development teams, production facilities and engineering groups Mr. David is equally familiar with the practical implications of adopting new I4.0 technologies like AR/VR, visualization and advanced microelectronics, as he is with developing strategic roadmaps for their implementation. Mr. David holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

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Gábor Tóvaj

European Sales Manager | Koh Young


Talk Title
How much 3D AOI data is needed for a smart factory?

An experienced Sales Manager with demonstrated success in the SMT industry, especially within the inspection systems and solution market. With a background spanning engineering, information technology, and economics, Gábor is uniquely positioned to provide valuable insight on the ability to use automated inspection data to improve production quality and yields, all the while reducing manufacturing costs to improve profitability for Koh Young customers.

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Keith Bryant

Keith Bryant

Technology Consultant

Talk Title
i4.0 for Yield Improvement
i4.0 has been around for a while now and we are starting to see real quantifiable benefits from this great new interconnected world. I will talk about how this connectivity can be harnessed and channeled into improving yield by providing better control over process windows and removing areas of doubt from final inspection operations.

A fully qualified engineer, Keith has over thirty years’ experience in Electronics Manufacturing. He is well known and respected for presenting technical papers at many high-profile events around the world and for his many published articles and interviews.
Recently he has reverted to a Consultancy role allowing him more freedom to pursue interesting projects, including i4.0.
He was Chairman of the SMART Group for 11 years and is now Chairman of the recently formed SMTA Europe, last year he was presented with the SMTA International Leadership award

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Russell Byrne Nordson

Russell Byrne

EMEA Sales Manager  |  Nordson Test and Inspection Products


Talk Title
The vision: Industry 4.0 , and what is expected of OEM Capital Equipment Manufacturers.

Russell Byrne is the EMEA Sales Manager, Nordson Test and Inspection Products.
His background encompasses professional military service with two nations, distribution and product management spanning 18 years in the European and Middle East regions, from Semiconductor Distribution and OEM Manufacturing to OEM Capital Equipment related to the SMT, EMS arena.

Russell holds a Master of Marketing Sciences degree and attained Bachelor of Laws and Batchelor of Arts.
His current role is ensuring Nordson consolidate and grow the breadth of their Test and Inspection solutions in the EMEA arena, through the strong Distribution Network Nordson hold in this region.

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Michael Ford - Aegis

Michael Ford

SR. Director Emerging Industry Strategy Aegis Software

Talk Title
Critical Enablers For Inclusive, Sustainable Industry 4.0
In this presentation, we explain the origin, structure and scope of CFX, including how value is created using CFX through the adoption of a modern digital MES solution, providing factory-level context to the data. Machines report events clearly using CFX, but often those events are created or influenced by external issues. Piecing data together from many sources, as it happens, creates a complete understanding of opportunities to help and make immediate decisions that improve the operation, reacting faster to customer demand changes, as well as providing data qualification for use in the cloud. We look into the many areas of benefits that such a solution brings to the entire business value chain.

Starting his career with Sony, including eight years working in Japan, Michael has been instrumental in creating many solutions for manufacturing that blend a deep and broad knowledge of manufacturing, with evolving software technologies.

Today, Michael is an established thought leader for Industry 4.0 and digital Smart factories, an active contributor to industry standards with the IPC, in the areas of the Connected Factory Initiative (CFX), traceability and the digital factory platform.

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Marc Peo

President, Heller Industries Inc

Talk Title
CFX–Reflow Soldering
Discussion of the IPC CFX Standard as it relates to Reflow ovens.

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 corporate perspective, Heller has opened manufacturing in Korea and China and 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.

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Terry Morgan Super Dry Totech EU

Terry Morgan

Sales Manager, Super Dry by Totech EU

Talk Title
Connected Material Logistics Solutions
Right component, right place, right time! This is the challenge for improving todays manufacturing efficiencies. Terry will discuss examples for component storage as part of the complete ASYS material logistics vision for the future.

Terry has worked in technical and sales roles within the electronics manufacturing arena for more than 30 years.

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Jaroslav Neuhauser

Deputy General Manager, SAKI Europe GmbH

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Talk Title
Saki’s Total Smart Factory Inspection Solution
Today’s customer’s environment has been more demanding; advanced manufacturing, high-mix low-volume production, short lead time and precision quality and etc. With realization of smart factory, SPI, AOI and AXI need to focus on maximize production efficiency by improving production-line quality.
SAKI believes inspection machine is a key to realize smart factory, therefore quality of the data that we transfer to other systems is very important. We would like to introduce our development concept, “Quality Driven Production”, which is the essence to provide reliable and accurate data for smart factory solution.

Jaroslav started his career in 2004 at one of the leading Japanese automotive company in Czech Republic as Senior engineer. He gained a rich background of knowledge in SMT production, including process control, quality assurance and handling the system in line. This makes his knowledge much more special and unique in the automated optical inspection field. He is the SPI, AOI and AXI specialist, having entire scope of production line for quality assurance, improving production efficiency etc. He joined SAKI corporation in 2007 and established European branch in Prague. Currently, he is at deputy manager position in SAKI Europe but also very involved in machine and software development process including all M2M connections.

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Istvan OnRobot

István Balázs

Technical Support Engineer (Cobots and Robots)


Talk Title
Smart Robot Solutions

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Mert Okumus

Mert Okumus

Sales Development Manager, Universal Robots

Universal Robots

Talk Title
Empowering manufacturing through collaborative robots

Mert Okumus is the Sales Development Manager for Universal Robots in Hungary.  Experienced Sales Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Industrial Product Sales and Collaborative Robotics Industry.

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Andras Pfeiffer Peter Perecz

Dr András Pfeiffer

Co-Founder, Digital Products, Haris Digital Engineering Ltd.

Peter Perecz

CEO, Haris Digital Engineering Ltd.

Haris Digital

Talk Title
Industrial digitalisation – authentic vs revolutional solutions
Cost effective industry 4.0 solutions and our start-up around it
The talk is about the importance of industrial digitalization for production companies, focusing on the burdens SMEs have to face with. There are many solutions available for each step of the digitalization process on the market, however, only a few support the first steps with minimal investments required.
Speaker Biography: András has 15 years of scientific and practical experience in manufacturing digitalization (former deputy director at SZTAKI) and 10 years experience as a consultant at Fraunhofer. Currently, his role at Haris Digital is to support and coordinate the development of a revolutionary product ecosystem for data-driven manufacturing efficiency improvement, based on IoT devices and cutting edge machine learning solutions.

András holds a PhD, his interest is data analytics, statistical learning and modeling of complex systems as well as low entry level IoT solutions for the industry.

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