VSQ@PJ CITY CENTRE | 18 May 2018, Friday


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Industry 4.0 : Digital Transformation Challenges ?

THE #1 SMART FACTORY FORUM FOR INDUSTRY 4.0 : As the Industrial revolution advances to the manufacturing floor, the race is on. The world of traditional manufacturing is fusing with digital manufacturing, and technological advancements are making factories, smarter, safer and “greener” than ever before.  

A global race to deploy this Industrial “Internet of Things” is underway.  

The 2018 Industry 4.0 academy Forum is a unique event for industry leaders, business owners, academics, and decision-making government officials. This event is designed to examine the effects of Internet of technologies and applications for the benefit of Manufacturing Industries .  


Engage with industry thought leaders who will transform the way you think about Industry 4.0 Manufacturing

Martin Mueller Smart Manufacturing &Robotics Expert

Technical Manager at MAWEA INDUSTRIES.championing IoT projects in converting conventional machines and making them IoT ready 

Professor Sureswaran IOT & Data Analytics Expert 

Professor Emeritus at the Malaysian University of Science and Technology (MUST). He is also the Chief Scientist at NLTVC Sdn Bhd. 

Norazlan Zakaria Banking and Financial Management Expert  

Head, Marketing at Malaysian Industry Development Fund (MIDF) Berhad


Why this Forum? Learning how individuals, companies and organization can benefit from Industry 4.0 revolution while addressing its challenges is the central aim of Industry 4.0 Academy, quarterly forum meeting 2018, which is held under the theme “The Future is Smart”. How the Industry 4.0 is shaping the future of Manufacturing, and how you can get started today. Our Industry experts will share best technical , financial practices, hurdles faced and reasonable expectations for short and long term success.  

Who should attend? • CEO/CTO/CFO /COO/ CHRO • Business Owners • Consultants • Factory Managers • Marketing • SME • Trainers  


Friday, May 18 2018

8:00 am-9:00 am: Registration

9.00 am-9:30 am: Welcome & Introduction of speakers 

9:30 am -10:30 pm: 1st Presentation THE TECHNOLOGY - Connected manufacturing allows companies to automate highly complex production processes. So even for customized products, the whole supply chain – from order to assembly to after-sales support – practically takes care of itself. In this way, manufacturing one-off items becomes as financially viable as mass producing them. 

Presented by Martin Mueller Technical Manager  

10:30 am-11:30 am: 2nd Presentation THE NEW COLLAR WORKER –. What is certain is that technology is changing traditional ways of working in the manufacturing sector, and what it means to work in manufacturing. New collar workers are highly skilled problem –solvers, responsible for managing highly complex, automated processes.  

Presented by Dr Sureswaran Ramadass  

11:30 am-12:30 pm: 3rd Presentation THE COST - Business leaders rarely care about the technology in which they invest. They measure success on the bottom line. They want invested capital to increase profits. And they want those financial gains to happen in a timeframe that supports the business’s financial goals. 

Presented by Mr. Norazlan Zakaria  

12:30 pm-1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 am-3:00 pm: Panel Discussion: • Industry 4: How ready is your business? Is there a Industry 4 readiness assessment tool to provide a simple and intuitive way for companies to start to assess their readiness and future ambition to harness the potential of the cyber-physical age. • What type of competencies will Industry 4.0 require? Today most companies in Malaysia consider "inadequate qualifications of the employees" a major problem for the transition to Industry 4.0 • The question about reliability, security and maintenance; A high degree of reliability and stability are needed for successful cyber-physical communication that can be difficult to achieve and maintain. • What should HR do in the age of industry 4.0? HR needs to become even more strategic and creative in the age of industry 4.0 as more routine and administrative HR tasks fall away due to automation. • How Industry 4.0 Will Change Your Job? Companies today want to know how to adapt their previous tools, infrastructure and skills to take full advantage of the Internet of Things. • Can I get financial assistance? Mezzanine Financing, a hybrid of debt and equity, which is suitable for mid-sized companies with a good track record and have plans to accelerate their business growth performance.  

3:00 pm-4:00 pm: Q&A

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