Future of Manufacturing CXO Summit

The Future of Manufacturing CXO Summit is the thought-leadership platform at Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC 2019. As the region’s preeminent Industry 4.0 platform for CXOs in manufacturing sectors across the Asia Pacific region, it is designed to catalyse thinking, facilitate high-level networking, exchanges of strategic insights, and the adoption of Industry 4.0 processes, technologies and solutions among regional governments, businesses and industries.

12:00 – 12:05 Welcome remarks
12:05 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:20

Risks & Uncertainties for Manufacturing & Trade - How Industry 4.0 Can Shape Priorities Ahead

This keynote will consider organisations’ & industries’ options & prospects in the current (trade/economic/tech etc.) risk environment, the impetuses for uptake of Industry 4.0 given the competitive landscape & need to keep up with ongoing tech advances as well as Industry 4.0’s role in driving developments & emerging priorities

13:30 – 13:40

Can Businesses Keep Up with Tech & Artificial Intelligence Developments to Stay Relevant for the Future of Industry?

Technology is now pervasive in industry but further up-side & potential for performance & improvement will depend on how well organisations harness technological intelligence like AI & advanced data analytics. This keynote will pose challenges for organisation leaders in terms of their readiness for advanced tech capabilities like AI. It will also pose questions e.g. What risks, challenges & future possibilities should they be bear in mind as they leverage Industry 4.0 & intelligent tech capabilities, and how will this change the way we understand industry?

13:40 – 14:00

How Technology-Driven Transformation Will Impact the Future of Your Business & Industry’s Evolution

The proposition for organisations to adopt Industry 4.0 goes far beyond improvements to existing operations, as tech-driven transformation can enable new & innovative capabilities that may even change the nature of the business. The effect of technologies like AI, 5G, automation, 3D printing, RPA etc. in aggregate can bring about far-reaching complexity along with changes that leaders must bear in mind at whatever stage of adoption or readiness.

14:00 – 14:20

Establishing Your Foundations for Playing the Long Game with Industry 4.0

While the focus for manufacturing industries remains their nearer term performance, the impact of manufacturing on the industrial landscape in APAC indicates a strong case for laying the foundations for the longer term. This keynote will provide food for thought on these fronts & how the business proposition in planning for sustainability or resilience can align with performance objectives

14:20 - 14:40

Industry 4.0 Innovation & How it Translates to Value for Manufacturing Organisations in APAC

Innovation & transformation are the driving message for industries but the translation to value needs to be contextually relevant & accessible. This keynote will provide insights into the concept of value, how it can be derived, what it means for different industry sectors in different regions for specific operations and stakeholders, how to communicate it effectively & what it means for organisation leaders in the APAC region

14:40 - 15:00

Creating Value for Businesses – How Industry 4.0 Can Build Your Organisation’s Capacity for Thriving

Beyond the broad concepts of change & transformation, delivering true value calls for instrumentation of disparate enterprise solutions, capabilities and data assets in ways that address each enterprise’s needs. This keynote will provide examples of how this can come about in organisations especially at the front-lines of the enterprise

14:50 – 15:10 Break
15:20 – 15:40

How to Build Momentum for Change & Transformation - Applied Perspectives from the Front-Lines

While organisations exercise caution with Industry 4.0 adoption b starting small, the transition to scale often involves complexities & issues that merit closer attention. This keynote will cast a more critical eye on transitioning deployments & some of the key dimensions that call for greater attention, how organisations can build momentum for change & scaling up, what they may actively plan for & look beyond the pilot stage

15:40 – 16:00

Getting Out of the “Pilot Trap” – How Industry 4.0 Implementation Takes Flight & Scales

This keynote will provide insights into P&G’s journey & experience in transitioning from Industry 4.0 pilots to scaled deployments

16:00 – 16:10

How Businesses Can Gain an Edge on Navigating Transformation with a Tried & Tested Framework

Referencing the Smart Industry Readiness Index & insights from funded assessments, this preamble to the panel session will provide overarching perspectives on the role of government in supporting & facilitating industry’s efforts toward industry 4.0 adoption

16:10 - 17:00


What the Transformation Journey Looks – Stories from the Front-Lines on Encountering Opportunities & Challenges of Industry 4.0

Expanded discussion on SIRI as applied, with participants’ experiences of embarking on I4.0
- Lessons on deriving value, changes to mindsets etc.

17:00 - 17:20

Technological Advances on the Horizon & What it Will Mean for Organisations in APAC


Closing Remarks


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