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The IoT Connection

Hyperconverged Hybrid Networks: Space . Stratosphere . Terrestrial

April 13th . 2023 . 14:00 UK Time

The Internet of things (IoT) and... the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT - industry 4.0) is a new kind of communications economy whereby, devices, objects and things generally, exchange data without human intervention.  Cars talking to each other and to the surrounding infrastructure, smart grid for energy and power, sensors generating data to inform important harvesting decisions in precision farming operations and so on... the use cases are endless.  Planet wide connectivity will be dependent on the hyperconvergence of terrestrial and non-terrestrial communications technologies comprising a brave new hybrid world. 





  • Introduction



Paul Stahl, Executive


  • Opening Showcase



Lisa Hammitt, Chairwoman


  • ​Industry Spotlight... The Smart Factory


​Toyota Boshoku Plant

"Simple DX at the Plant Floor, how Smart and Cheap Digitalization helps to Reduce Muda"

Martin Lopez, General Manager Manufacturing - Argentina


Past: Robert Bosch Engineering: Head - Smart Manufacturing Solutions and Chief Architect; Tata Consultancy Services: Business Leader - Plant IT & Automation Solutions; Yokogawa: Project Manager for Control & Automation Projects

"To be announced"

 Ravi Ramarao, Independent


General Motors

"Digital Twin and the Industrial Metaverse"

Brian Breuhan, Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Advanced Technology

This presentation will cover a brief history of digital twins, who the key people are developing the concept for digital twin and how digital twins are maintained through the digital thread linking them back to the physical asset.  We will explore two automotive use case examples and one non-automotive example covering digital twins of full production, logistics and the reach for the pie-in-the-sky industrial metaverse. Finishing with the future development of the Industrial Metaverse and who some of the early adopters are of this new virtual 



"IIoT & Kaizen:  the Japanese Philosophy of Waste Reduction in the 4.0 Factory"

Camilla Bonanni, Digital Transformation Consultant/Founder Robotika and Industry Business Development Lead – EMEA, Oracle

This session outlines the several analogies between IIoT-driven digital transformation and the philosophy of continuous improvement and waste reduction that inspired Toyota's technological revolution decades before, across several use cases from 4.0  industrial world.


  • Individual Showcase Presentations


ST Engineering iDirect

"To be announced"

Jean-Michel Rouylou, Head of Enterprise Market


"To be announced"

Jaume Sanpera, Chief Executive Officer


Australian Institute for Machine Learning

"To be announced"

Luke Heffernan, Special Projects Officer

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