The South Coast Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications and the University of Portsmouth Optimise Hub will be holding a webinar on the theme of ‘The Connected Factory’, taking place on 20th January 10.00 -11.45.
In order to compete in a global market, improvements in efficiency and optimisation of production processes can be key to maintaining profitability in the manufacturing sector. Since the advent of the IoT, factories can become truly connected with robots and thousands of other devices in the factory itself, or between different factories, communicating to a single back-end monitoring system. This enables the information streamed from these devices to paint a complete picture of production for all users of the system - from decision makers and shop floor managers to engineers and provides a 360 degree view of the production process. At the same time, this connectivity enables that same system to adapt quickly to changes in production requirements, and to drive actionable insights not only into the heart of factory operations but also beyond, extending throughout the supply chain, e.g management of resources, logistics and end of life management.
This webinar will bring together leading experts to discuss the challenges and solutions for the development of future connected factories including an exploration of the use of satellite technologies as one way of supporting the drive towards the industrial IoT. To register for the webinar, complete the form below.
Welcome & Introduction
Introduction to the Optimise Hub, Ann Swift, University of Portsmouth Optimise Hub
Introduction to the SCCoE, Djamila Ouelhadj, The South Coast Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications
Keynote speaker 1: Digital Manufacturing and Engineering Leadership Group, Phil Cartwright, High Value Manufacturing Catapult.
Keynote speaker 2: Catapult briefing, Paul Febvre, Satellite Applications Catapult.
Keynote speaker 3: The use of next generation software defined networking (SDN) for connected factories, Steve Puetz, CFMS