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Embracing the revolution: opportunities & challenges presented by the digitalisation of manufacturing
December 1, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Irish manufacturing boasts more than 4,000 businesses which employ more than 260,000 and accounts for a quarter of our economic output, with medtech one of the leading manufacturing sectors based here. Changes in consumer demand and the emergence of “connected” products, along with evolving business models impacting production and distribution, are pushing manufacturers to explore new ways to create value. The future of manufacturing is underpinned by automation and the digitalisation of workflows. Sensors, software, robots, and cobots, all connected seamlessly in a physical-meets-virtual world. Hear how senior business leaders are unleashing the power of data to fuel their business transformation goals and how 5G which will enable next generation connectivity to support innovation and business transformation on a scale never seen before. We will also learn how to build next generation talent which will underpin the factory of the future.
Chair: Anton Savage, Journalist & Broadcaster
- Steve Mai, Chief Growth Officer, Accenture Industry X | Founder, Eclipse Automation
- Aidan Connelly, Idiro Analytics, CEO
- Ann O’Connell, Head of Medtech & Engineering Funded Projects, Ibec