AGENDA

FUTURE FACTORIES SUMMIT SAUDI 2021

DAY 1 | 25 OCTOBER 2021, MONDAY
10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
10:00 AM
WELCOME NOTE

10:05 AM
OPENING KEYNOTE – GUEST OF HONOR

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?

10:30 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION: CEO PANEL – SETTING VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING SECTOR
  • Digital transformation transitioning to ‘urgent-Priority’
  • Identifying opportunities for resilience in a post-pandemic world?
  • Role of Manufacturing sector in National Development plans of the regional governments

11:00 AM
5G FOR MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION
  • How 5G will empower the Smart factories of the future
  • Insights for designing the 5G IoT business strategy
  • Importance of driving futuristic factories with connected devices and interoperable environments

11:15 AM
INNOVATION IN MANUFACTURING SECTOR : AR AND VR TOUCHLESS SUPPORT SERVICE
  • AR and VR transforming workflow in manufacturing sector
  • Role of AR and VR in the assembly line
  • Use of AR and VR for error detection and quality assurance

11:30 AM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS

11:45 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION: CIO PANEL : MANUFACTURING CIOS – ADAPTING TO SMART MANUFATURING
  • How to start the smart-manufacturing journey: creating a digital backbon
  • Exploring how digital transformation is helping companies move from mass production to customized production
  • Digital servitization: Crossing the perspectives of digitization and servitization

12:15 PM
A NEW APPROCH FOR POST- PANDEMIC WORLD : ERP STRATEGY TO IMPROVE MANUFACTURINGPROCESS
  • Web based vs On-premises: measuring the performance and ROI of ERP
  • Why are small-scale manufacturers moving to Cloud ERP?
  • Critical sources of value enabled by cloud transformation

12:30 PM
Q&A | CLOSING REMARKS

12:35 PM to 05:00 PM
SCHEDULED NETWORKING MEETINGS
DAY 2 | 26 OCTOBER 2021, TUESDAY
10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
10:00 AM
WELCOME NOTE

10:05 AM
OPENING KEYNOTE – INTERNATIONAL GUEST SPEAKER

10:20 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?

10:35 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION: SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE IN POST COVID WORLD – EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENTSUPPLY 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

11:05 AM
ARTIFICIAL INTELLEGENCE 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?

11:20 AM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS

11:35 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION: COO PANEL – SHAPING THE ROLE OF COO 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

12:05 PM
SECURING OUR INFRASTRUCTURE – THE NEED FOR SMART FACTORIES TO BE SECURE, & RESILIENT
  • How to manage digital risk in the age of connected production & its impact on the supply
  • Developing cybersecurity skills – the need for a cyber-Compatible workforce at your manufacturing facility
  • Getting manufacturers to be cyber-compliant and raising awareness on building cyber-resilience capabilities

12:20 PM
INDUSTRIAL IOT: RISE OF DIGITAL TWIN IN MANUFACTURING SECTOR
  • How to lay the cornerstone with the digital twin technology?
  • Is Industry 4.0 Digital twin a must-have for today’s manufacturer?
  • Overview of use cases of industrial IoT application deployments

12:35 PM
Q&A | CLOSING REMARKS

12:35 PM to 05:00 PM
SCHEDULED NETWORKING MEETINGS