WHEN: April 23-27, 2018 
WHERE: Hannover Exhibition Grounds
ADDRESS: Messegelände, D-30521 Hannover, Germany
PAVILION LOCATION: Stand No. C24, Hall 8
FORUM LOCATION: Stand No. D17, Hall 8
PASSES: Free visitor passes for Industrial Internet Consortium members.

The Industrial Internet Consortium Member Pavilion at Hannover Messe

Hannover Messe offers five leading international trade fairs taking place at the same time under one roof. All key technologies and core areas of industry – from research and development, industrial automation, IT, industrial supply, production technologies and services to energy and mobility technologies – can be found in Hannover.

Join us at the Industrial Internet Consortium Member Pavilion at Hannover Messe, where member companies will be presenting on their latest Industrial Internet innovations and still more will be demonstrating innovative testbeds designed for the industrial Internet.


There will be multiple testbed demonstrations in the IIC Pavilion: Time Sensitive Networking for Flexible Manufacturing (TSN) and Smart Factory Web. More info to come.

Forum Industrie 4.0 Meets The Industrial Internet

In collaboration, the Industrial Internet Consortium, Plattform Industrie 4.0, the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) and the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI) are hosting the week-long Forum Industrie 4.0 Meets the Industrial Internet at the upcoming Hannover Messe, to present the latest new trends and developments in the world of the Industrial Internet.

Join us and many of our members for any of the presentations, panel discussions and testbed demonstrations scheduled throughout the week in Hall 8, Stand D17.

When the agenda is finalized, we will showcase our participating members, their topics and speaking slots on this webpage.


In the Pavilion - Companies TBA

  • Aicas
  • Foghorn
  • Fraunhofer
  • RTI
  • Steinbeis
  • UL
  • Wipro


Date Session

23 April



Igniting the Brains Behind Industry 4.0 Through the Intelligence of IoT

  • Dr. Tanja Rückert, SAP SE

Strategic Implementation of Smart Manufacturing Ecosystem by IVRA-Next Framework

  • Yasuyuki Nishioka, Industrial Value Chain Initiative

Panel: Artificial Intelligence Joins the Internet of Things

  • Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium
  • Dr. Benjamin Kloepper, Principal Scientist (Machine Intelligence), ABB Corporate Research Center Germany
  • Stephan Biller, VP Offering Management, IBM Watson IoT
  • Yukio Kamatani, Chief Fellow, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
  • Stephen Mellor, Chief Technical Officer, Industrial Internet Consortium

Lean Management Meets Industry 4.0

  • Tobias Meudt, Technischen Universität Darmstadt PTW

24 April



Smart Factory Web – A Testbed for IIC and Industrie 4.0

  • Dr. Kym Watson, Fraunhofer IOSB


Connected Industry at Bosch: "From Theory to Practical Implementation"
  • Stefan Aßmann , Bosch Connected Industry


The Change of the Antitrust Law in Context of Industry 4.0
  • Andrea Scheibe, Robert Bosch GmbH


Designing Better Machines: Evolution of a Cognitive Digital Twin
  • Sky Matthews, IBM
14:30-15:00 Which Criteria Must Industry 4.0 Products Fulfill in 2018 ?
  • Dipl. Ing., MBM Martin Hankel, Bosch Rexroth AG

25 April



Advanced Robotics and Autonomy in Manufacturing

  • Dr. Stan Schneider, Real-Time Innovations
11:30-12:00 The Connected Industries: Achievements, Challenges and Next Steps in Japan
  • Dr. Tomoaki Kubo, RRI (Robot Revolution Initiative)


Panel: Accelerating the Industrial Internet Through Testbeds

  • Dr. Stan Schneider, Chief Executive Officer, Real-Time Innovations
  • Jayraj Nair, VP & Global Head – IoT Wipro
  • Dr. Thomas Brandl, Program Manager, Bosch Rexroth AG
  • Dr. Kym Watson, Deputy Head of Department Information Management and Production Control, Fraunhofer IOSB
  • Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium


Update About the Reference Architecture Model Industry 4.0 (RAMI4.0)
  • Dipl. Ing.; MBM Martin Hankel, Bosch Rexroth AG

26 April



Delivering Interoperable Reference Solutions for I4.0 & Industrial Internet

  • Jayraj Nair, Wipro


Self-commissioning Industrial IIoT Systems in Process Automation Using Industrie 4.0 Standards
  • Dr. Ing. Heiko Koziolek, ABB
  • Thomas Burke, OPC Foundation
11:00-11:30 OPC UA as the Base Technology for Industrie 4.0 Components: What works, what does not.
  • Jörg Neidig, Siemens AG
17:00-18:00 Modernizing Your Industrial Manufacturing Network IIC Testbed: Time Sensitive Networks – Flexible Manufacturing for Robotics and Automation Cells
  • Testbed Showcase: Paul Didier, Internet of Things Solution Architect, Cisco Systems

27 April



Industry 4.0 Demands the Co-Evolution of Worker Skills and Manufacturing Operations

  • Doctor Irene Petrick, Intel Corporation
13:00-13:30 5G Enabled Smart Services for Mobile Robots - Testbed Results
  • Dr. Juergen Grotepass, Huawei