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IIoT World Tour – The Industrial Internet Consortium and Plattform Industrie 4.0
Collaborate in Singapore on September 15, 2017

SINGAPORE – SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 – The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and Plattform Industrie 4.0 are presenting an IIoT World Tour in Singapore to accelerate the digitalization of industrial production. The two organizations have partnered with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) to co-host the full-day event in conjunction with A*STAR’s Future of Manufacturing Initiative. For this Singapore event, 280 people are expected to attend. In addition, the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce serves as a further local partner for the event.

“IIoT technologies will dramatically improve productivity and efficiencies throughout the entire manufacturing supply chain, which will in turn, help strengthen the global economy,” said Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director, IIC. “The IIoT World Tour program leverages the cross-industry knowledge of the IIC and the manufacturing expertise of Plattform Industrie 4.0 to help advance the digitalization of industrial systems.”

“A*STAR is proud to partner with the IIC and Plattform Industrie 4.0 to host the IIoT World Tour in Singapore. This is aligned with A*STAR’s Future of Manufacturing (FoM) initiative. The event plays an important role in encouraging collaboration via public, private partnership platforms within the research, innovation and enterprise ecosystem,” said Prof. Tan Sze Wee, Executive Director, Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), A*STAR. “It also supports Singapore’s push for industry adoption of IIoT to maintain a globally competitive and innovative manufacturing sector.”

“Germany is one of the leading Industrie 4.0 countries worldwide. The topic is not only of national priority, but plays a crucial role in our international relationships. Therefore, I am very pleased that the German Plattform Industrie 4.0 together with its partner IIC, is today discussing and sharing their results in Singapore at this IIoT World Tour event. The meeting is a good opportunity to encourage the global exchange in this very important topic,” said Uwe Beckmeyer, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Germany Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

The Guest-of-Honor for the IIoT World Tour is Low Yen Ling, Singapore’s Senior Parliamentary Secretary of Ministry of Trade & Industry and Ministry of Education who will be giving a welcome address.

The IIoT World Tour event Singapore features executive speakers (in the order of the program), including, among others:

  • Dirk Slama, VP Bosch Software Innovations and Steering Committee Member and Business Strategy & Solution Lifecycle Working Group Co-chair, IIC
  • Raimund Klein, EVP Country Lead for Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives Division, Siemens Pte Ltd
  • Uwe Beckmeyer, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Germany Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director, IIC
  • Henning Banthien, Secretary General, Plattform Industrie 4.0
  • Prof. Tan Sze Wee, Executive Director, SERC, A*STAR

In the morning, an executive panel will give their views on the direction for IIoT, which includes speakers from A*STAR and Rohde & Schwarz. This is followed by briefing sessions with top-level experts from industry on architecture, security, standardization, interoperability, and testbeds.

The next IIoT World Tour will be held on December 8, 2017 in San Francisco, California.

About A*STAR
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore's lead public sector agency that spearheads economic oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovative technology. Through open innovation, A*STAR collaborates with partners in both the public and private sectors to benefit society. As a Science and Technology Organization, A*STAR bridges the gap between academia and industry. A*STAR’s research creates economic growth and jobs for Singapore, and enhances lives by contributing to societal benefits such as improving outcomes in healthcare, urban living, and sustainability.  A*STAR plays a key role in nurturing and developing a diversity of talent and leaders in Agency and Research Institutes, the wider research community and industry. A*STAR oversees 18 biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering research entities primarily located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis. For more information on A*STAR, please visit

About the Plattform Industrie 4.0
Plattform Industrie 4.0 is the central network to advance digital transformation towards Industry 4.0 in Germany. In close cooperation with politics, industry, science, associations and trade unions, it develops and coordinates information and networking services in order to make Industrie 4.0 solutions better known among companies and to deploy them on site. As one of the largest international and national networks, it supports German companies – particularly medium-sized companies – in implementing Industrie 4.0. It provides companies with decisive impulses through examples of company practices from across Germany as well as concrete recommendations for action and test environments. The platform’s numerous international co-operations underscore its leading role in international discussions on Industrie 4.0. For further information, visit

About Industrial Internet Consortium
The Industrial Internet Consortium is the world’s leading organization delivering transformative business value to organizations, industry, and society by accelerating adoption of a trustworthy internet of things. The Industrial Internet Consortium is a program of the Object Management Group (OMG). For more information visit

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