Russia–Germany: ‘Smart’ Factories – Increasing Productivity with Network Technology

Russia–Germany: ‘Smart’ Factories – Increasing Productivity with Network Technology

1 June, 16:45–18:00

The Internet of Things has now reached the manufacturing industry, where it is not only transforming the logic of production, but also presenting challenges to many companies’ business models. Value chains are becoming networks, products are turning into platforms for innovative services, and real-time data processing is taking on ever-greater significance. It is estimated that just 3.5% of factories around the world are presently connected to the Internet of Things. An enormous market is emerging here: it is quite possible that, in 10 years’ time, 75% of all production sites will be connected to digital networks. The demand for data analysis services in manufacturing is already soaring. How can businesses participate in these transformations? Why is it advisable for businesses, and for medium-sized manufacturers in particular, to join this trend as soon as possible? How is intelligent data analysis helping to increase the productivity of manufacturing facilities?


Key moments

In Russia, the average equipment utilization rate is 30%. There is huge potential for developing and for improving efficiency.
Vasily Churanov
Director, Twins Technology LLC
Russia has the largest number of graduates in engineering sciences and a great potential can be built on these talents.
Andrej Bievetski
Managing Director, SAP Labs CIS
The biggest problem – at least in Russia – is unwillingness by companies to modernize their production using network solutions, the main reason being the mindset of the people working for those companies.
Igor Bogachev
Vice President, Executive Director of Information Technologies Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation
You have to change the product, you have to adapt to the trends, but also you have to change the factories that are doing those things.
Rainer Lindner
CEO Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa, Schaeffler Group
We are able to create a ‘digital twin’ of the manufacturing and the product. You can imagine when you are in the production cycle and you have to change a component, you can change it in the virtual world and make the adaptions quickly.
Roland Busch
Member of the Management Board, Siemens
In the Eurasian Economic Union, we are on the way to devising specific approaches that will enable our manufacturing sector to step into Industry 4.0.
Sergey Sidorsky
Member of the Eurasian Economic Commission Board (Minister) in Charge of Industry and Agriculture; Doctor of Technical Sciences, Honourary Professor, Belarusian State University of Transport
Russia and Germany have a lot to share with each other. Russia can learn something in terms of a systemic, long-term, integrated approach, whereas our counterparts can have a look at what can be completed fast, with immediate impact and experience.
Alexander Khaytin
Executive Director, Yandex Data Factory