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Conference Programme – Day 2

4th September 2019

08:00 Registration
08:45
Chairman’s Opening Remarks & Welcome
Speaker: TBC

Digital Transformation & Organisational Shifts

09:00 Keynote Presentation: 
Delivering end-to-end digital transformation in today’s technology environment
Speaker: Marouan Aouri, Chief Architect and Digital Transformation Director, Cognizant
09:30 Humans vs Machines, Future vs Now, Skills Gap and New Careers 
Speaker: Wael Bazzi. Chair, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering & Professor of Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, American University in Dubai (AUD)
10:00 Incorporating young leaders in automation technology
Speaker: Dr. Mohammad Al Khawaldah, Assistant Professor, Electro-mechanical Engineering Program, Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, Institute of Applied Technology
10:30 Multi-sector Leaders Panel Discussion
Building the digital enterprise of the future in the era of automation,  transformation, AI and machine learning
-       Implementing a successful AI strategy for your organisation
-       Where are the biggest challenges or inhibitors for building digital operations capabilities?
-       How are data analytics capabilities and opportunities organised in your company?
-       Which return on investment period (ROI) do you expect from your digital investments?
Panelists:
Marouan Aouri, Chief Architect and Digital Transformation Director, Cognizant
Adam Lalani, CIO and Digital Transformation and Information Security Strategist. 
Wael Bazzi. Chair, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering & Professor of Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, American University in Dubai (AUD)
Dr. Mohammad Al Khawaldah, Assistant Professor, Electro-mechanical Engineering Program, Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, Institute of Applied Technology
11:15 DELTA ELECTRONICS MASTERCLASS: Delta Electronics Industrial Automation Solutions
Speaker: Mazen Suleiman, Regional Sales Manager, Middle East and Africa, Delta Electronics
11:35 BECKHOFF MASTERCLASS:
EtherCAT, the fastest automation field bus in the world
Speaker: Berley M. Rajan, Technical Sales Specialist, Beckhoff Automation

Robotic Process Automation

12:00 The Power of Warehouse Automation:
Why businesses should turn to technology to drive profitability
- Top warehousing challenges today and how automation can resolve them
- The role of software in warehouse management and material flow orchestration
- Virtual and augmented services for automated technologies
- Intelligent automation: how robots and AI are redefining business operations
- Envisioning the warehouse and distribution centres of the future
Speaker: Alain Kaddoum, General Manager, Swisslog

Future of Supply Chain Automation

12:30 Blockchain in Industries:
How decentralised systems will change the face of logistics and supply chain
Adam Lalani, CIO and Digital Transformation and Information Security Strategist
13:00 Technical Application Presentation: 
Application of Six Sigma, RPA and Automation - Where Strategy meets Process Improvement & Technology
- Will automation investments encourage innovation?
- How six sigma can maximize existing technologies’ support for technologies such as IIoT, AI etc? 
- What are the process barriers to information flows that create a digital thread?
Speaker: Thabani Ndlovu, Regional Operations Excellence Manager - Middle East and Africa – Lean, Quality & HSE, CEVA Logistics
13:30
Warehouse-Centric Factory
Speaker: Andrey Kras, Account Manager, Daifuku
14:10 Strategic Supply Chain Debate: 
Increasing warehousing efficiency & Using technology to improve the supply chain
- Connecting production processes to suppliers, logistics, product lifecycle and ordering systems
- Enabling real-time asset tracking and inventory management
- Reviewing case study examples and the impact on manufacturing operations
Panelists:
Raphael Hallenbarter, Corporate Supply Chain Director, Transmed
Federico Ruiz, Supply Chain Manager EMEA, Valmont Middle East
Andrey Kras, Account Manager, Daifuku
14:50 PROCENTEC MASTERCLASS:
Industry 4.Human
Speaker: Jonathan Machin, Global Sales Manager, PROCENTEC
15:10 End of SPS Automation Conference

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