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The Impact of IoT and AI in Manufacturing

11 Dec 2018
12:25 - 13:00
Keynote Room
The impact of IoT and AI in Manufacturing

The Impact of IoT and AI in Manufacturing

Session Abstract:

A revolution is underway in manufacturing. Commonly known as Industry 4.0, the forces of AI and IoT are converging to transform how manufacturers optimize business operations and drive growth. In this presentation we will explore the drivers of change and the impact on the future of manufacturing. This includes detailing how Industry 4.0 is driving culture change behind new interactions between operational technology and information technology groups — integrations that will lead to profound opportunities. Along the way we will define key principles that will help us lead in this time of accelerating change.


Stephan Biller is the Vice President for Offering Management at IBM Watson IoT. He is responsible for all Operations product strategy and offerings helping clients to drive operational excellence from factories and supply chains to the operations of oil fields and power plants. His major product lines include IBM Maximo, TriRiga, and Industrie 4.0 Analytics. He is a recognized thought leader in Industrie 4.0, Digital Twin, and AI for Manufacturing. Prior to joining IBM in 2017, he served as the Chief Manufacturing Scientist & Manufacturing Technology Leader for General Electric creating GE’s Brilliant Factory initiative as well as its Additive Manufacturing software strategy. Earlier positions include General Motors Fellow & Global Group Manager for Manufacturing Systems. Stephan holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University, along with an M.B.A. in Finance and Strategy from the University of Michigan.

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