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May 2018
21 June
Global Premiere of IBM Study

THE NEW SOFTWARE DEFINED SUPPLY CHAIN: RETHINKING THE FUTURE OF PRODUCT DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING

18:30-19:45 Pavilion 8, Conference Hall 8.2
Since the beginning of the 20th century, manufacturing has focused on standardization, modularization and increased economies of scale. Now, leveraging advances in software, conductivity and material science, new approaches – such as 3D Printing, Intelligent Robotics and Open Source Electronics – promise to user in a new era in customized, adaptive manufacturing and transform product production. What is the potential for these trends to transform industrial structures and shift global trade flows? How should business and governments respond to these trends and what strategies should be adopted to successfully navigate a potential transformation?
Moderator:
Paul Brody, Global Industry Leader in Electronics, IBM
Panellists:
Hubertus von Grunberg, Chairman of the Board, ABB
Leonid Reyman, Chairman of Board of Directors, Angstrem

Highlights

It's gotten to the point where a room-sized computer of 1978 — that fit on your desk in 1989 — now fits in your pocket. And for about 10 dollars you can put it on anything. We can put an entire PC on a toothbrush, on a door knob, make every device intelligent.

Paul Brody
Global Industry Leader in Electronics, IBM

Today we are experiencing a third industrial revolution. It is predicated upon the fact that today’s people are willing to pay a higher price in order to enter a market more quickly and to have more flexible approaches.

Leonid Reyman
Chairman of Board of Directors, Angstrem

Universal microcircuits that can be used for various purposes and in different devices will be in the greatest demand, and their use will prompt creation, in small and medium-sized companies, of very interesting solutions.

Leonid Reyman
Chairman of Board of Directors, Angstrem