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Engineering Digital Mash-up

Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd

This free full day event is aimed at SMEs looking to adopt digital technologies within their workforce.  In partnership with Stirling Media and the Worcestershire LEP , with support from Autodesk and the Manufacturing Technology Centre, delegates will:

  • Learn how digital tools can help your business: engineering, sales and more
  • Meet “digital natives” and engineering students
  • See how future-ready your business is: Take the Future of Making Readiness Assessment Tool 
  • Get help with data analytics, digital engineering, creating apps, measure your online community
  • Transform your inner Luddite into a digital stormtrooper (…or find someone who is good to do it for you)

The morning will feature a key note presentation on how digital technology is impacting on manufacturing and a panel discussion to find out how this applies to the SME market.

In the afternoon delegates will have to opportunity to visit a number of 'pitches' from the choices below in small groups to get tailored information to their businesses. These topics will include:

  • Data Analytics
  • Social media and sales tools for manufacturers
  • Digital Readiness
  • Intellectual Property and Data
  • Midlands Digital Engine
  • Worcestershire LEP on the county’s new Local Industrial Strategy

CONFERENCE AGENDA 

MORNING CONFERENCE

08:30

Registration

08:55

Welcome - Why are we here?

Marcus Burton, President Manufacturing Technologies Association & Will Stirling

09:05

The Midlands Engine Digital Board (MEDB) - The Ambition

Mark Stansfield, Chair of Worcestershire LEP and MEDB

09:10-09:20

Bringing ‘Made Smarter’ into the Midlands - Linking with 5G and existing digital programmes

Marcus Burton

09:20-09:45

Worcestershire 5G Testbed - Update of results to date, plus

Mazak 5G Augmented Reality test case demonstrator

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire LEP with Mazak support

09:45-10:00 

Mettis Aerospace - Building a digital factory

David Green, Head of IT, Mettis Aerospace

10:05-10:20

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) - SME support for digital transformation

Tim Andrews, Senior Consultant, MTC

10:20-10:30

Q&A

10:30-10:50

COFFEE BREAK

10:50-11:00

“Beat the Bots” - A fund for regional digital training

Kevin Vashi, Digital Skills Project Manager, West Midlands Combined Authority

11:05-11:50

Future of Making Readiness Assessment Tool - Overview and trial

Asif Moghal, Senior Industry Manager, Autodesk

11:50-12:45

Business Panel - How digital projects are helping business



Mettis Aerospace - David Green, Head of IT

Bromford Industries - Alan Dunbar, Vice President Business Development

The Smart Actuator - Name TBC

Material Solutions - Phil Hatherley, General Manager

Wireless Broadband Alliance - Tiago Rodrigues, General Manager

12:30-12:45

Q&A

12:45 – 13:30

LUNCH

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

13:45 – 15:30

6 workshops on rotation, in 20-minute sessions

  1. SME Support for Digital: projects, funding, Made Smarter  - The Manufacturing Technology Centre
  2. Intellectual sProperty: protecting it from cyber attack - FBC Manby Bowdler
  3. Intelligent Tooling and Tool Selection - Sandvik Coromant
  4. Transform Manufacturing through Production Optimisation: how and where fiscal value can be created - Forcam
  5. Digital Marketing for SMEs: social media masterclass - 4CM
  6. Mazak’s iSmart factory demonstration  - This workshop is only available at 15:00

14.30

Optional Tour of the Mazak Engineering Technology Centre

15:30

SUMMARY

What next for Worcestershire’s digital strategy?

A chance for delegates to provide their input

EVENT ENDS

     

ONLY 20 PLACES REMAINING - REGISTER NOW!

For further information please contact:

0207 298 6408

Free for manufacturing, engineering and technology companies.

For others, places will be allocated upon application.

Venue Address

Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd

Badgeworth Drive

Worcester

Worcestershire

WR4 9NF

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