SMAS Future Fit Conference

Tuesday 26th February 2019

Conference Day

08.30am - Registration open & networking

09.30am - Conference opens with Nick Shields, SMAS

09.50 am - Address by Richard Hill, RBS

10:10am - Keynote: Sarah Jardine, Optos

Industry 4.0 – the Optos journey continues

Sarah’s speech will set out in an honest, jargon-free and practical way, the steps taken and progress made by Optos on its journey to become a world-class factory of the future.

5 minute Q&A

10.40am - Break & networking

11.10am - Breakout sessions:

  • SP Technology – The Journey to Automating Production
  • Institute for Manufacturing – Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring
  • New Intelligence – Digital Factory Simulation
  • Construction Scotland Innovation Centre – Mainstreaming Innovation – Promoting Digital Manufacturing in Construction
  • Royal Bank of Scotland  – Future Fit for Success: Funding Business Growth
  • Booth Welsh – Unlocking Digital Advantage

12:10pm - Lunch & networking

13:00pm - Keynote: Jamie Hepburn, MSP, Minister for Business, Fair Works and Skills

13:15pm - Breakout sessions repeated

14:15pm - Break & networking

14:45pm - Keynote: Steven Blackman, RBS Economist

15.05pm - Keynote: Andy Minturn, Bosch Rexroth – Industry 4.0 journey

Bosch Rexroth – Industry 4.0 journey

Andy will look at the changing face of industry, where transparency through digitalisation is key.  He will examine how Bosch classifies and evaluates opportunities for i4.0 with a simple 3-step perspective, and will offer a case study of the company’s Glenrothes operation where they are developing their own road map towards being a connected plant.

15:35pm - Wrap up, conclusions and Q&A

15:45 Close