Virtual Engineering Week | Industry 5.0: Creative People, Collaborative Robots & Smart Factories

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Nov 30 - Dec 4, 2020

6 Connected Industries. 1 Virtual Event.

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Virtual Engineering Week is bringing a full week of best-in-class education to the global design, engineering, and manufacturing communities. Join us each morning to hear from medical device industry professionals during the Medtech Mornings series, and in the afternoons to learn from engineering and manufacturing experts in areas like 3D printing, smart manufacturing, packaging, materials and sustainability, and career development.

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Industry 5.0: Creative People, Collaborative Robots & Smart Factories

Shalabh Bakshi  (Director, Digital Enterprise and Head of Automotive Vertical Market, Canada, Siemens)

Date: Tuesday, December 1

Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Track: Smart Manufacturing: Robotics & AI

Vault Recording: TBD

Industry 4.0 is still making its way onto factory floors, but some say Industry 5.0 is already here. While Industry 4.0 focuses on networking plants and equipment for greater process control, efficiency and profitability, Industry 5.0 places humans back into the equation to enhance the agility, sustainability, and resiliency of production systems. Industry 5.0 is just as much about people, jobs, and culture as it is plants and machines. Your best Industry 5.0 implementations will strike a balance between human ingenuity, smart & sustainable plant & process design, and AI-powered solutions.

This session will cover:

  • Your Industry 5.0: Team: Talent, Cross-Functional Training, New Roles, and New Partnerships
  • Your Future Factory: an AI-Powered Ecosystem of Machines, Services, and People
  • Mass Customization: Can cloud-networked manufacturing scale to create ultra-configurable production processes to meet demand for mass customization?
  • Digital Transformation: Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Modeling, Simulation, and Digital Twins
  • World of ‘Bots: Robots, Drones, Sensors, AI-Bots, Cobots, and Human Machine Interface (HMI) innovations
  • Continuous Plant Behavioral Monitoring: Remote Operations, Maintenance, and Continuous Process Performance & User Behavioral Monitoring for Enhanced Safety & Security in Plant Operations