Get connected: Practical solutions to transform your business
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Get connected: Practical solutions to transform your business

Get connected: Practical solutions to transform your business

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International Digital Laboratory, Auditorium

University Road

Coventry

CV4 7AL

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Are you a small business looking to improve your efficiency, increase productivity and develop competitive advantage?

This one-day event will show how WMG can support you to evaluate your current processes and implement cost-effective and practical digital solutions to overcome a range of business challenges.

Each of the four breakout sessions are run by WMG experts, providing an update on the latest research in their area, practical demonstrations of take-home solutions to help your business, and suggestions for collaborative projects.

In addition, you will hear from innovative companies and SMEs who have already benefited from embracing digital, as well as a keynote speech from Chris White, MP for Warwick and Leamington, and a supporter of UK manufacturing and industry.

Exhibition space is available, please contact Hannah Dodd (h.dodd@warwick.ac.uk) for further information.


09:15 Registration

09:45 Welcome and Introduction (Archie MacPherson)

09:50 Key Note Speech: Why is Industry 4.0 so important to the Midlands Economy? (Chris White MP)

10:05 The WMG Capability (Simon Buckingham)

10:15 SME Support for Adopting Digital Technologies (Mark Swift)

10:25 Collaborative B2B Marketplace Cloud (Prof Jay Bal)

10:40 Feedback from SME Adopters On the Digital Journey (Cox & Plant, Bond Retail Service, Autins)

11:10 Brief introductions:

  • Cyber Security (Prof Carsten Maple)

  • Digital Manufacturing (Prof Robert Harrison)

  • Simulation Tools (Prof Darek Ceglarek)

  • Supply Chain (Prof Jan Godsell)

11:30 Break

11:45 Practical Workshops

Participants to split into 4 Groups with 20 minutes at each station: demonstrations, questions to the group, practical solutions for businesses to use

Session 1 – Prof Carsten Maple, Cyber Security

Session 2 – Prof Robert Harrison VueOne, Digital Manufacturing

Session 3 – Prof Darek Ceglarek, Simulation Tools

Session 4 – Prof Jan Godsell, Supply Chain

13:10 Lunch

Examples of simple digital solutions currently being used by industry:

13:40 Digital Readiness Level (Simon Barnes, HSSMI)

13:55 Britain’s 4th Industrial Revolution (Alan Norbury, Siemens)

14:25 Panel and Feedback from the Floor: what support would help your business to adopt digital technologies?

14:50 Education, Skills & Training - Overview of the educational journey at WMG.

15:05 Funding Opportunities (Access to finance Barclays Bank; Manuf KTN: Collaborative R&D Opportunities; APC (DETC spoke)

15:25 Refreshments

15:40 Tour of WMG (Including Manufacturing Automation/Intelligent Vehicle Simulator, AMPLiFII Lab)

16:30 Finish

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University Road

Coventry

CV4 7AL

United Kingdom

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