Internet of Manufacturing three-day conference begins

Internet of Manufacturing three-day conference begins

Internet of Business is proud to say that our latest Internet of Manufacturing event kicked off in style today at the Westin Grand in Munich, Germany.

The conference runs for three days until 8 February, and features an unrivalled line-up of thought leaders, industry luminaries, and interactive roundtables, including speakers from HPE, MIT, Lego, Sennheiser, Volvo, SAS, TIBCO, Pilkington, and Hitachi, among many others.

See the full agenda here.

Key event themes

Among the strategic topics on the conference table are:

  • ROI strategies for the proper analysis of risk and upfront investment
  • The latest news on sustainable integrated platforms and standards
  • How to overcome network and connectivity issues within factories
  • Advice on creating an agile business model to implement IoT
  • How to equip staff with the necessary tools for IoT adoption
  • How the IoT can help you move from a product-centric to a services model
  • Strategies for increasing productivity and reducing costs through digitalisation
  • Insight into the evolution of manufacturing technology
  • How to bring about digital transformation within a traditional manufacturer

Follow events on Twitter via the hashtag #IoTMan and via @IoB_News (our main account) or @IoBMan.

Plus: Book ahead for our next Internet of Manufacturing event, which takes place on 6-7 June 2018, in Chicago. Full details and agenda here.

A packed room on Day 2


Chris Middleton is the editor of Internet of Business, and specialises in robotics, AI, the IoT, and technology strategy. He is former editor of Computing, Computer Business Review, and Professional Outsourcing, among others, and is a contributing editor to Diginomica, Computing, and Hack and Craft News. Over the years, he has also written for Computer Weekly, The Guardian, The Times, PC World, I-CIO, V3, and The Inquirer, among many others. He is an acknowledged robotics expert who has appeared on BBC TV and radio, and ITN, and is probably the only tech journalist in the UK to own a number of humanoid robots, which he hires out to events, exhibitions, universities, and schools.

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