Keynotes

ISIE 2023 will have keynotes from industry experts from various backgrounds and domains

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Liana Jo Ault

Nokia, Finland

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Rikard Franz

Tetra Pak, Sweden

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Duncan McFarlane

University of Cambridge, UK

Keynote 1: Real time data, privacy, profit, and the distributed grid

Liana Jo Ault

Venture General Manager for Energy Innovation, Nokia, Finland

Abstract:

In this topic we will investigate how distributed generation has changed the way we use data. We will discuss the impact privacy and profit have on the use of our data, the pitfalls and successes of existing solutions and challenges yet to be resolved.

Speaker Bio:

Liana is a Venture General Manager for Energy Innovation at Nokia. Leading a new Nokia venture focused on digital platforms supporting optimization of flexible and renewable assets, her team focuses on commercialization in start-up environment.

Liana has extensive experience working with power utilities and industrial customers on new business models and industry trends. She likes to ask ‘What If?’ and is passionate about encouraging the next generation of sustainable engineers to challenge the status quo, ask the tough questions and find new innovative solutions.

Keynote 2: The intelligent automation experience

Rikard Franz

Head of development department of Processing Automation, Tetra Pak, Sweden

Abstract:

Over the years, automation has improved performance in most production sites in the world and is actually seen as the 3rd revolution in the industry. The addition of the digitalization, has further improved the value of automation. As most people are currently wondering about how to make the best use of this we are thinking of how we can make the journey easier for people working with these solutions.

How can we make life easier for operators, maintenance people and managers. We have to add a new level to automation solutions, where things like UX and UI, linked to artificial intelligence will even further enhance the operations at production sites. Also, how can we make sure that Cyber Security threats does not put an abrupt end to this journey.

Speaker Bio:

With a long experience in Process Automation and manufacturing, Rikard is now heading the development department of Processing Automation at Tetra Pak, being an expert in plant control, monitoring, and automation services. After finalizing his master’s degree at Lund University, Rikard started to work with Automation as a programmer. Over the years, various positions in Project Management, automation sales and management has taken Rikard to the senior expert position he is having today.

Keynote 3: Industry 4.0 on Shoestring: The Case for Low-Cost Digitalisation?

Duncan McFarlane

Professor of Industrial Information Engineering / Head of Distributed Information & Automation Lab, University of Cambridge, UK

Abstract:

This talk will review the original intent of Industry 4.0 and some of its limitations when being applied in small companies. A systematic template for supporting digitalisation for small manufacturers will be presented and the Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring programme introduced as a means of addressing key aspects of this template. The key features of the Shoestring programme will be presented along with results of numerous developments and deployments in the last 2-3 years. Future industrial developments and research challenges in this area will be presented.

Speaker Bio:

Duncan McFarlane is Professor of Industrial Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge and Head of Distributed Information & Automation Lab and a visiting Professor at University of Melbourne. He began his career as an engineering cadet with BHP in Melbourne and has worked in the industrial automation area for over 25 years joining Cambridge in 1995. He was Research Director of the Auto ID Centre in 2000-3 and subsequently co-founder and Chairman of RedBite Solutions Ltd - an industrial RFID/IoT based asset management solutions company. He is Principal Investigator on the Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring programme developing low cost digital solutions for small manufacturers with more recent spin-outs into construction, logistics and medical systems. The Shoestring approach is currently being rolled-out with SMEs across several regions in the UK and overseas. From March to July 2020 he led a team which won the RAE Presidents Award for providing Industrial Engineering support to local hospitals managing the Covid-19 Epidemic and from September 2020 to July 2021 was Operations Logistics lead at Cambridge University for its Asymptomatic Covid-19 Student Testing Programme.