On the occasion of Industry 4.0 International Days 2019 – Global Industrie

Virtual reality, additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, big data, IoT… these technologies affect business models, internal organisation and human resources management. During the conference, regional/international companies and experts will share information and good practices that have emerged in industrial companies all over the world, from a technological, economical and human point of view.

About 12 companies, SMEs, intermediate-sized enterprise, and international companies such as Siemens, Staübli, Gravotech and Geprom, will share their experience with the participants and discuss about:

  • the importance of rethinking business strategies and business models impacted by these new technologies
  • the need to train employees in these new technologies
  • and the need to recruit new competences and profiles (e.g.: data scientists…)


  • 9:00-10:00 : Plenary – Keynote

Speaker : Alec Ross, American expert in innovation and in economic and technological development ; former Obama government adviser on questions of innovation. He is the author of The industries of the Future (best-seller New York Times) exploring economic and technological trends in the 10 coming years: robotics, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, big data…

  • 10:10-10:50 : How does Industry 4.0 impact the strategy of major industrial companies?

Speakers : Siemens (Vincent Jauneau, Vice-President), Thalès Avionics (Aurélien Debreyne, Chief Digital Officer Avionic), Volvo Trucks (Vincent Marlinge, Plant Director)

  • 10:30-12:20: Panel discussions

Techno 4.0 : additive manufacturing, robotics, connected factory, artificial intelligence…
Speakers : Cetim (Philippe Lubineau, Director of Research and Programs), Staübli (Jean-Marc Collet, Marketing Manager Robotics division), Clextral (George Hallary, CEO), Hexcel (Lionel Demoulin, Airbus Programmes Development Manager)

Management 4.0 : business model, investments for transformation, mass customisation, trainings, new skills…
Speakers : Cnam Paris (Flore Barcellini, Associate professor, Ergonomics Lab), Gripple (Katrina Ribolla, Head of People and Culture), GravotechSingapore Industrial Automation Association (Olivier Tian, CEO)

  • 12:20-12:40: Conclusion

Speaker: World Manufacturing Forum (Alberto Ribolla, President of 
World Manufacturing Foundation)