Global Event Series - Cork

Global Event Series - Cork


WHEN: Thursday, May 23rd - 9:00am to 1:00pm
WHERE: Cork, Ireland
Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)
Berkely Centre, Room IT3
WHO: Open to the public
COST: Complimentary
HOSTS:Industrial Internet Consortium, CIT
CONTACT: [email protected]
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We are pleased to partner with two Research Centres of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), CONFIRM and I-Form, to present the next event in our Global Event Series. With our host, Cork Institute of Technology, we offer presentations from and interactive panels with thought-leaders in manufacturing and technology research.

Learn about trends, innovations and challenges from experts in Artificial Intelligence, 3D printing, supply chain, trustworthiness and industrial analytics. Discover the confluence of research and technology, identify the risks and threats and discover how the industrial internet revolution translates into value for the manufacturing industry. Join us for panel discussions, presentations, networking, technology demonstrations and lunch. The speakers, topics and full event agenda will be posted here in the coming weeks.

Registration is free but seats are limited, so register today to secure your seat.

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Preliminary Agenda

time presentation presenter
9:00 Opening Remarks
  • Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium
  • Dr. Bill O’Leary, General Manager, Confirm Research Centre
  • Deirdre Clayton, Centre Manager at I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

9:10 Introduction to the Global Event Series
  • Wael William Diab, Senior Director, Huawei Technologies, Co-chair, IIC GES Task Group, Secretary, IIC Steering Committee
  • Kathy Walsh, VP of Marketing, Industrial Internet Consortium

Distributed Technology for Smart Manufacturing: Synergy & Scalability

  • Vincent Wang, CIO, Wanxiang Group
9:40 The Adoption of Additive Manufacturing in Industry - Opportunities & Challenges
  • Dr. Triona Kennedy, Manager, Business & Process Development, Stryker Advanced Operations
9:50 Open Partnerships for Successful Smart Manufacturing Solutions
  • Jeff McCann, Global IoT Lab Director, Dell EMC
10:00 Panel: Digital Solutions in Manufacturing: Innovations and Value from Industry and Research Perspectives Moderator: Dr. Bill O’Leary, General Manager, Confirm Research Centre
  • John Breslin, Senior Lecturer in Electronic Engineering, NUIG; Principal Investigator, Confirm Research Centre
  • Dr. Ken Bruton, Cork Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Prof. Andrew Parnell, Hamilton Institute at Maynooth University and Funded Investigator in the I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Centre
  • Roger Richardson, Co-Founder and Commercial Director, Corlina
11:00 Break & Technology Demos
11:30 Workforce 4.0
  • Prof. John Barrett, Cork Institute of Technology, Nimbus Research Centre
11:50 Panel: Trustworthiness Challenges in Smart Factory Moderator: Robert Martin, Sr. Secure SW & Technology Principal Engineer, MITRE
  • Sandy Carielli, Director of Security Technologies, Entrust Datacard
  • Joan Mulvihill, Digitalisation Lead, Siemens
  • Dr. Thomas Newe, University of Limerick, Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering; Funded Investigator, Confirm Research Centre
  • Dr. Donna O’Shea, Cork Institute of Technology, Department of Computer Science
12:50 Closing Comments
  • Dr. Richard Soley
  • Patrick Reidy, Business Development Manager, Confirm Research Centre
  • John Oliver, Business Development Manager at I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
12:55 Lunch & Technology Demos