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Digital Transformation, The Pragmatic Approach to Industry4.0 Implementation, Productivity Boosts & Quick Wins


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An opportunity to share how digital technologies already have / could transform ways of working.

Date and Time

25 May 2017 - 08:30-13:00


Bridgend, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Jointly organised by the UK - S Wales:Wales South West local network and the Manufacturing TPN. Contact Susan Jones at jones.susanm@gmail.com for more information.

About this event

An opportunity to share how digital technologies already have / could transform ways of working. With examples from real-life business solutions such as at Tata Steel. People will share insights, through presentations, demonstrations, and some opportunities to try solutions. The aim is to share ideas, look for collaborative partnerships, and see how technologies can bring benefits. With discussion around successes, learning, affordable solutions, managing change, training, and more.


IET Manufacturing Technical Professional Network
  • Susan Jones
Digital Manufacturing Innovation Hub Wales
  • Gash Bhullar (Technology Application Network Limited)
  • Simon Osborne (Control 2K limited)
  • Hefin Rowlands (University of South Wales)
  • Leigh Rogers (Wales Quality Centre)

Tata Steel UK

  • Lee Bennett
  • Paul Davies

South Wales Cyber Security Cluster

  • Daniel Lewis (University of South Wales)


  • Dr. Jonathan James, Dr. Cinzia Giannetti


08:30 – 09:00 Registration and Breakfast Rolls on Arrival

Stage 1 – Presentations
09:00 – 09:10 Introduction and Formalities – Susan Jones
09:10 – 09:30 Introduction “Identifying day to day challenges round the current environments” how are we going to move from today’s problems to
tomorrow’s solutions – Paul Davies / Lee Bennett
09:30 – 09:45 Taking the Negative situation and turning it Positive – Gash Bhullar
09:45 – 10:00 Industreweb 4.0 – A Potential Solution for SMEs – Simon Osborne
10:00 – 10:15 Utilising Data – Populating your Management System with Quality Data satisfying QS standards – Leigh Rogers
10:15 – 10:30 Cyber Attacks and Digital Forensics on Industrial Systems – Daniel Lewis
10:30 – 10:40 Astute 2020 Collaboration opportunities – Dr. Jonathan James / Dr. Cinzia Giannetti
10:30 – 10:40 Panel discussion / Feedback – Gash Bhullar

10:40 to 11:00 Tea / Coffee Break

Stage 2 – Demonstrations and Clinic (2 hr)
11:00 – 12:10 Rotation of 6 Groups (15 mins each) across the following areas:
- Affordable Production monitoring
- Asset tracking
- Man-Machine interface / applications
- 3D Print Technologies
- Smart Devices
- Cyber Security Demo – TBA
- Astute 2020 Collaboration opportunities

12:10 – 13:00 Feedback – Capture thoughts and ideas

13:00 – Close of Formal Session – Follow on sessions available throughout the afternoon

Reasons to attend

  • Network with people actually using technology to transform business solutions
  • Bring problems that you’re looking to solve, and look for solutions
  • Learn from successful and unsuccessful implementation
  • Discuss the impact on people in the business, their response to change, and the need to increase competence

Continuing Professional Development

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This event can contribute 4 hours towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


This event is free to attend and open to all

Additional information

This event is supported by the following organisations:

  • IET Manufacturing Technical Professional Network
  • IET Wales South West Local Network
  • IET Manufacturing and Management Specialist Section
  • IET Electronics and Communications Specialist Section
  • BCS The Chartered Institute for IT
  • Tata Steel
  • Wales Quality Centre
  • Control 2K
  • University of South Wales
  • Astute Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies.
  • Technology Application Network Limited


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