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3 March 2018 Guangzhou, China More info

Conference agenda

Your unparrelled opportunity to link with the rising automation industry


Automation Development Summit Guangzhou, powered by SPS — Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou is organised by Ignite — the conference division of Messe Frankfurt Shanghai. Unique experiences and scenarios, best practices, case studies and inspirations will be shared by top managers, representatives from the leading companies.

The 2019 programme will be available in early 2019.

Beyond hardware: Digital business models for the industrial IoT in China

5 March 2018
9:00 – 9:30 Registration and morning coffee
9:30 – 9:35 Conference opening
  Ming Zeng: Secretary General at Internet of Things Association of Guangdong Province
9:35 – 10:05

Beyond hardware: Digital business models for the Industrial Internet in China

  • Minds vs. machines, products vs. platforms, the core of enterprises vs. the crowd – major paradigms shaping the future of our economy
  • China’s role in this context - findings of our brand-new study on AI in China
  • What does this mean for industrial companies? Outlook on the challenges and opportunities these developments bring for them.

Georg Stieler: Managing Director Asia at STM China

10:05 – 10:35

Capturing value from digitisation in China’s closed Internet ecosystem - legal aspects of providing Industry 4.0 services in China

Jan-Michael Hähnel: Foreign Legal Consultant at Burkardt Legal

10:35 – 10:55 Coffee break and networking
10:55 – 11:30

Digital transformation in traditional industry – Schindler

John Gao: Chief Information Officer at Schindler China & Asia Pacific / Senior Vice President at Schindler China

11:30 – 12:00

IoT is hot, AI is hot but AI+IoT is hotter

  • When traditional device/IoT companies step into IoT+AI territory, they will encounter too many blocks, and vice versa. This situation is preventing new scenarios from true business value.
  • The new technical model IMA(IoT-Middleware-AI) not only solves partial problems mentioned, but also creates a blue ocean for vertical solution companies, and help these companies to build barrier against monopoly.
  • We will talk about the real cases and practices that we have explored with Microsoft.

Zhen Guan: Principal Technical Evangelist at Microsoft

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 13:30

Internet of things, link to the future

Huakang Li: Sales Director at RootCloud

13:30 – 14:00

New model of data driven cloud manufacturing application

Baomin Li: Vice General Manager at CASICloud

14:00 – 14:20 Coffee break and networking
14:20 – 14:55

The Power of IBM Watson

  • Watson in Automotive
  • Watson in Aviation
  • Watson in Healthcare
  • Watson in Engineering
  • Watson in Manufacturing

Mohamed El-Refai: Chief technology officer at IBM GBC

14:55 – 15:25

A social network of machines: trust, execution and value exchange

  • How technologies like block chain are enabling interconnected yet autonomous machines
  • How they address industrial internet's business model problem
  • Sub-topics: a complete pedigree of product; mind and machine; long tail; trust fabric

Vincent Y. Wang: Chief Innovation Officer at China Wanxiang Holdings Co Ltd

15:25 – 16:10

Panel discussion: The challenge of scalability: how to bring smart manufacturing from the concept stage to profitability.

Charlie Wu: Managing Director at Intelligent Eyes Automation Technology (Guangzhou) Co Ltd

Mohamed El-Refai: Chief technology officer at IBM GBC

Georg Stieler: Managing Director Asia of STM China

Vincent Y. Wang: Chief Innovation Officer at China Wanxiang Holdings Co Ltd

Jialin Zhou: Chief Information Officer at Shengyi Technology Co Ltd

16:10 End of the event