Industry Leaders Share Insights on Navigating the Complexities of Industry 4.0 in Live Q&A Webinar

by Anna

The transformative potential of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is well-established, with the promise of reduced downtime, enhanced energy efficiency, increased productivity, and cost savings for manufacturers. However, implementing the principles of Industry 4.0 can be intricate, and knowing where and how to start can be a daunting challenge. To address these complexities, an upcoming Industry 4.0 live Q&A webinar is set to provide valuable solutions for manufacturers.


The webinar will focus on three key areas:


Retrofitting Legacy Systems: Upgrading and integrating older manufacturing systems into the Industry 4.0 framework is a critical aspect of the transformation process.

Managing and Interpreting Data: Effectively harnessing and making sense of the vast amounts of data generated by connected devices and sensors is a vital element of Industry 4.0.

Addressing the Workforce Skills Gap: Preparing the workforce to operate in the Industry 4.0 environment, which demands new skills and expertise, is a significant challenge.

The panel of experts participating in the discussion includes:

Simon Meadmore, VP, Product & Supplier Management at Farnell, who brings over 30 years of experience in the electronics industry and is spearheading Farnell’s expansion into the Industrial space.

Marcus Stein, Solution Architect – Business Development at Eaton, with over 30 years of experience in applications and solutions in the field of automation technology.

Jan Koudijzer, Market & Technology Development Manager at Festo, who has dedicated his career to robotics, mechatronics, and Industry 4.0 topics.

Az Baksh, International Sales Manager at Auer Signal, whose background includes technical hardware and software sales in the measurement equipment sector.

Simon Meadmore, VP of Product & Supplier Management at Farnell, emphasized the value of events like this Q&A in addressing challenges faced by customers and guiding them on the path to Industry 4.0. He expressed excitement about engaging with attendees and the insightful discussions expected during the live event.

The webinar aims to provide practical insights and solutions to manufacturers embarking on their Industry 4.0 journey. It promises to be an informative and engaging event, offering guidance on navigating the complexities of modernizing manufacturing processes and embracing the future of industry.


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