POSTPONED – NEPIC Digitalisation & Cyber Security Conference

//POSTPONED – NEPIC Digitalisation & Cyber Security Conference
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The 4th Industrial Revolution represents an extraordinary growth and productivity opportunity for manufacturing in general, however, by its very nature brings with it increased risk.

Back for a second year we will explore the pros and cons of the connected world we live in whilst showcasing digitalisation and cyber security best practice; exploring the regulation, demonstrating local solutions and next generation firewall live demo.

Key Themes the conference will follow include:

  • Current trends in digitalisation
  • Use of Artificial Intelligence in industry
  • Supply Chain digitalisation including Blockchain and ERP
  • Case studies from industry on digitalisation implementation
  • Best Practice on Cyber Security


  • SABIC Petrochemicals – View from a key manufacturer in the process sector, Tony Porritt, Applications and Infrastructure Manager
  • Institute for Manufacturing – Digital Manufacturing Trends: What’s popular and what’s working, Rob Munro, Industrial Associate 
Supply Chain improvement
  • City Web Consultants – What is Blockchain and how it can be applied in practice?, Kate Baucherel, Chief Operating Officer
  • Excelpoint – How introducing automated processes and digitising an organisation can lead to cost savings and improve efficiency, Ian Brown, Managing Director
  • Turner and Townsend – Transforming construction procurement with digital transformation processes, Alastair Robson, Project Director 
  • Digtial City- Case studies from industry on digitalisation implementation, Dr. Rajesh Shankar Priya, Lecturer in Business and Management, Teesside University Business School 
Manufacturing, Engineering and Maintenance
  • ABB – Predictive Maintenance using Digital Technology, Chris Flower, UK Digital Lead
  • Phusion – Use of autonomous robots for inspection and maintenance in hazardous areas, Matthew Right, Technical Specialist
  • Bilfinger  – Practical applications of Digital technology on manufacturing sites, Mark Kelly, Head of Digital and Innovation
  • Sustainable Advanced Manufacutring (SAM), University of Sunderland – How Discrete Event Simulation can help improve factory performance, Rita Potts, Business Process and Operations Simulation Specialist 
  • ITS – Reducing potential business interruptions in Critical Manufacturing Operations, Joanne Rout, Sales Account Manager & Ilan Barda, CEO of Radiflow
  • Tekgem – Next Generation Firewalls: A live demonstration, Ian Gemski, Managing Director
Book your place on the NEPIC website