SPS Automation Middle East
18 - 19 November 2020 Online Event Register your interest

Conference Programme – Day 1

3rd September 2019

09:00 Registration
Chairman’s Opening Remarks & Welcome

Official Opening Keynotes

10:00 Keynote Guest Speaker Presentation - Saudi Arabia
Manufacturing excellence and future competitive advantage
- Competitive advantage in the age of the fourth industrial revolution
- Taking advantage of Industrial IoT, robotics and automation technology
- Managing the digital transformation effectively for success
Speaker: Abdallah Obeikan, CEO, Obeikan Group
10.15 Presentation:
Optimising industries, buildings and how technology has been an enabler 
- Digitalization is enabling optimization of energy use and diverse sources of energy in buildings, communities and industrial environments - Accelerating labour productivity and the role automation plays 
- New open platform technologies enabling system integrators benefit from digital transformation and offer state of the art solutions for the end-user 
Speaker: Aki Maenpaa, VP Service Manager, ABB
DELTA ELECTRONICS MASTERCLASS: Delta Electronics Industrial Automation Solutions 
Speaker: Mazen Suleiman, Regional Sales Manager, Middle East and Africa, Delta Electronics
11:05 BECKHOFF MASTERCLASS: PC-based control in automation
Speaker: Marcel Meier, Area Sales Manager, Beckhoff Automation
11:30 Panel Discussion of Industry Leaders:   
The growth and economics of digitalization of industries 
- Priority sectors enabling the shift and growth of the manufacturing sector
- Smart technology and future factories: challenges and opportunities
- Building a digital enterprise that is agile and competitive in a fast-paced tech world
- The data economy for automating industries of the future
Mohammed Majid, KPMG
Hatem ElMohandes, Regional Senior Leader, GE Digital 
Tulika Saxena, Associate Vice President, Business Advisory, Aranca
12:15 Keynote Presentation:  
A case study on what data and analytics and IIoT can do across sectors
- Hybrid applications (using cloud/edge) for as the optimal choice for conducting data analytics
- How to most effectively conduct data analysis and where to start?
- Determining what data should go the cloud for analysis and what should be analysed at the edge?
Speaker: Hatem ElMohandes, Regional Senior Leader, GE Digital 
12:45 Presentation:
The Increasing Importance of Lifelong Learning for Industry Specialists
Speaker: Majid Mneymneh, Regional Director, Pearson Online Learning Services - Middle East
13:15 PROCENTEC MASTERCLASS: Industry 4.Human
Jonathan Machin, Global Sales Manager, PROCENTEC
14:15 Panel Discussion: 
Industry Leaders in Building automation & Intelligent Systems 
- Digital transformation and digital building management: what changes are on the horizon
- BIM and Augmented reality: new assets to improve maintenance
- How do we integrate BIM and ioT into BMS systems to improve building operation management?
- How can we push energy efficiency technology and educate the private sector?
- How energy efficiency projects drive building innovation towards smart spaces and increase productivity
Alexander Kolpakov, Associate Director, Digital Project Delivery, AECOM
Stuart Harrison, Chief Executive Officer, EMRILL
Firas Obeido. Chief Technology Officer Smart Automation Energy

15:30 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – Unlocking the real value amongst uncertainties
- Recent developments highlighting the ongoing evolution in the IIoT space
- Current challenges that are creating uncertainties and thus inhibiting the adoption
- Potential use cases that will maximize business opportunities
- Key strategies to embrace IIoT and capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead
Speaker: Tulika Saxena, Associate Vice President, Business Advisory, Aranca
16:00 End of Day 1

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