AGENDA

FUTURE FACTORIES SUMMIT SAUDI 2021

DAY 1 | 25 OCTOBER 2021, MONDAY
10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
10:00 AM
WELCOME NOTE

10:05 AM
Digitalization in Manufacturing Industry – its relevance in the post pandemic period.
  • Adoption of Digitalization by Manufacturing Industry.
  • Rapid surge of Digitalization why & how ?
  • Benefits of digitalization especially in the post pandemic period.
Rajeev Khade – VP & Global Head of Information Technology (Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corporation)

10:15 AM
Industry 5.0 : Connecting Humans and Machines – A Holy Connection between Man and SmartMachines.
  • Finding balance between productivity and efficiency Industry
  • 5.0 – Supporting humans or replacing humans
  • Is Industry 5.0 already here? If it is how manufacturing sector should adapt to it?
Dr. Ruchi Dana – Partner and Executive Board Member (DANA Group)

10:30 AM
Panel Discussion : CIO Panel : Manufacturing CIOs – Adapting to Smart Manufacturing
  • How to start the smart-manufacturing journey: creating a digital backbone
  • Exploring how digital transformation is helping companies move from mass production to customized production
  • Digital servitization: Crossing the perspectives of digitization and servitization
Anas Mosa – CIO (ARO Drilling)
AbdelQader Abusafieh – SVP Technology & Advanced Materials
Rajeev Khade – VP & Global Head of Information Technology (Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corporation)
Dr. Ruchi Dana – Partner and Executive Board Member (DANA Group)

11:00 AM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS

11:15 AM
INDUSTRY 4.0 or 5.0? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE AND HOW DO WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE?
  • Why we need another industrial revolution.
  • How we connect the humans and machines.
  • Ways you can adapt to take advantage.
Andy Reid – Director for International Product Marketing & Global Competitive Intelligence (Epicor)

11:30 AM
Q&A | CLOSING REMARKS

11:45 AM
SCHEDULED NETWORKING MEETINGS
DAY 2 | 26 OCTOBER 2021, TUESDAY
10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
10:00 AM
WELCOME NOTE

10:05 AM
THE RISING IMPORTANCE OF NEW-GEN MANUFACTURING ROBOTS & AUTOMATION
  • COBOTS – Forging winning partnerships with man & machine
  • How ‘Robot-ready’ are Manufacturers in the Saudi Arabia?
  • Exploring the new concept of ‘lights-out’ – how will advanced automation impact the manufacturing industry?
Shailender Singh – Head of Production (Honda)

10:15 AM
Shaping the Role of Operations in the Digital Era :
  • The future of operational excellence in the era of digital transformation.
  • Importance of necessary skill shift to explore the full potential of digitalization.
  • Driving sustainable innovation and operational excellence: the benefits of integrating core improvement programs into the company culture.
Mustafa Abdur Rasheed – Chief Operating Officer (Powertech)

10:30 AM
Panel Discussion : Supply Chain Resilience in Post Covid World – Effective and Efficient Supply Chain
  • Reimagining the design of supply chain
  • Impact of effective supply chain to gain more productivity
  • How to improve customer service and satisfaction using best practices
Walaa Maher – Head of Supply Chain & Logistics (RAK Ceramics)
Ibrahim Al Dali – Head of Supply Chain & Shared Services (Castrol KSA)
Ruy Martins – Supply Chain Director (Basic Chemical Industries)
Fadi Al Hanafi – Chief Supply Chain Officer (Mattex Group)
Mustafa Abdur Rasheed – Chief Operating Officer (Powertech)

11:00 AM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS

11:15 AM
Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing: The New Fuel for Growth
  • Unlocking the value of manufacturing data in the Industry 4.0 world.
  • How predictive AI will power the factory of the future?
  • What are the future AI trends and/or developments manufacturers should be aware of?
Ignasi Salvador – Digital & Innovation Industry Manager (AQUILES Solutions)

11:30 AM
Q&A | CLOSING REMARKS

11:45 AM
SCHEDULED NETWORKING MEETINGS