Conference Overview

For leaders by leaders

The 2018 Future Factory conference and expo is proudly created by Industry Leaders for Industry. The Future Factory Advisory Board made up of industry leading practitioners has come together again to co-create the 2018 edition. The conference will deliver live solutions, expose you to must have innovations and most importantly help you network and collaborate with the best minds in industry.

Human Centric Innovation

Empowerment, freedom and flexibility to customize and greater customer and client satisfaction are valuable outcomes delivered by the adoption of automation and smarter manufacturing processes. Central to this adoption and evolution is putting human capital at the centre of the innovation cycle. This year’s Future Factory will be a celebration and a look forward to how leaders are driving the Human Centric Innovation agenda and how this is reshaping India’s manufacturing landscape.

An integrated approach to OT and IT

“No silos, collaborative solution integration is key”. At the 2017 edition, Heads of Manufacturing and Heads of Technology showcased live how Indian industry is integrating these two departmental processes through a collaborative approach, focused on specific outcomes. 2018 will continue this trend bringing OT and IT leaders together on one platform to showcase live success case studies of how collaboration and integration are leading the way.

Advance Programme Information

Thursday, 22 November 2018

09:15 – 10:15

Welcome breakfast & registration

10.15 - 10.45

Inaugural Address

10.45 - 11.30

In this together – Collaborate to Innovate. Heads of IT and Manufacturing jointly present success case studies.

11.30 – 11.50

Tea Break

11:50 – 12.15

Human Centric Innovation Success Stories from the Automotive Industry

12.15 – 12.45

Q&A

12.45– 14.30

Networking lunch and Expo Tour

14.30 – 15.15

Discovering Innovation – panel and keynote from chosen Startups showcasing New Solutions that made their market entry in 2017/2018.

15.15 – 16.00

From Connected Manufacturing to Connected Vehicles – Connecting the dots. Keynote and Panel

16.00 – 16.20

Tea Break

16:20 – 17:00

Human Centric Innovation Stories from the Discrete Manufacturing Segment.

17:00 – 17:20

Round up of day one – focus on key outcomes. Q&A

18:30 - 21:00

Cocktails and Networking Dinner

Friday, 23 November 2018

09.30 – 10.15

Welcome Breakfast

10.15 - 10.45

What will Industry 5.0 look like - Keynote

10.45 – 11.30

The Smart Manufacturing Tool Kit – what are the essential components in the Smart CXO’s tool kit?

11.30 – 11.50

Tea Break

11:50 – 12.35

Human Centric Innovation Success Stories from the Supply Chain Sector

12.35 – 12.50

Q&A

12.50 – 14:30

Networking lunch and Expo Tour

14.30 – 15.15

Discovering Innovation – panel and keynote from chosen Startups showcasing New Solutions that made their market entry in 2017/2018.

15.15 – 16.00

Open Mike – “Been there done that, got the T Shirt” experts answer the audience’s questions on what their success has taught them about Smarter Manufacturing.

16.00 – 16.20

Where will we be next year at the same time? Keynote and Panel by Industry Experts make their predictions for 2018-2019.

16.20 – 17.05

Wrap up and a look at the key takeaways of Day 2

2018 Call for Speakers

The Future Factory 2018 Call for Speakers Recruitment is now open. The deadline for submissions is Friday 28th September. Limited speaking slots are available – write to us today!