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The digital transformation phenomena started years ago to turn industry in a smart sector. Smart Manufacturing, as one of the most important pillars for European economy, is deeply impacted as well.
This transformation is driven by new forms of economic activity and work, globally, where digital ecosystems help to replace rigid and strictly defined value chains with highly dynamic and globally connected value networks including new forms of cooperation. Data-driven business models prioritise the benefit to the customer and solutions, replacing the focus on the product as the prevailing paradigm of industrial value creation. Availability, transparency and access to data are key factors for success in the connected economy and largely determine competitiveness.
In this scenario, Industrie 4.0 describes a fundamental process of innovation and transformation in industrial production for Europe. BDVA is focusing on those challenges, in the manufacturing sector, that still need to be considered and solved.
This session will present and discuss European strategies and key fields of actions to foster the digital transformation and strengthen the global competitiveness of Europe’s manufacturing sector.


Daniel Senff
Platform Industry 4.0


Davide Dalle Carbonare

Topics of Interest

Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing from the business perspective

Expected and targeted outcome
  1. Overview of European and national strategies on digitalization of manufacturing sector
  2. Deep dive into best practice examples from European industries
Relevant initiatives
  • Vision 2030 for Industrie 4.0 // German National Plattform Industrie 4.0
  • Interoperability: The Asset Administration Shell // German National Plattform Industrie 4.0
  • Big Data Challenges in Smart Manufacturing - Whitepaper - Version 2020 // BDVA