Industry 4.0, The new industrial revolution for Europe

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      The New Industrial Revolution for Europe

      Industry 4.0 is the combination of new technologies and organization of labor to push manufacturing into a new realm of optimization. It is a trend that focuses on creating smart factories through innovative communication and design between machines and humans. As a leader in high-tech manufacturing, Europe is well placed to promote this transition to Industry 4.0. The European Commission is actively involved in outlining areas of cooperation and investment in this transition. However there still a lot of potential that is not exploited. As the economy continues to digitalize, it is important that firms transform to integrate the digital world into their functioning. Through the support of the European Union (EU), the adoption and adaptation of new industry should benefit all citizens and provide a more sustainable and optimized model for economic growth.

      At the forefront of this issue is the ability to adopt new key enabling technologies. These technologies are often pioneered by start-ups headquartered in different parts of Europe, making wider adoption and faster innovation more difficult for some sectors of industry….

      TABLE OF CONTENTS
      • Industry 4.0: A Technological Evolution, A Productivity Revolution
        Elzbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      • Industry 4.0: An opportunity to re-industrialize Europe
        Christophe Sirugue, French Secretary of State for Industry
      • Industrie 4.0 and the future of manufacturing
        Matthias Machnig, Secretary of State in the German Ministry for Economics
      • Digital Transformation of Industry: Challenges and opportunities for Europe
        Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director-General (DG CONNECT), European Commission
      • Improving the european labour market and european industries – rough the digital economy
        Dominique Riquet, MEP (ALDE), President of the European Parliament Intergroup on long-term investment and reindustrialisation
      • Industry 4.0: an opportunity for SMEs
        Slawomir Tokarski, Director of innovation and advanced Manufacturing, DG GROW, European Commission
      • Digital Transformation, the challenges and importance of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) & Industrie 4.0 in Europe
        Dr. Tanja Rueckert, Executive Vice President IoT & Digital Supply Chain SAP SE
      • Industry 4.0: Rethink Energy
        Patrizia Toia, MEP (S&D) Shadow Rapporteur on the Communication on Digitising European Industry, Vice-Chair of Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
      • Smart Products: the Consumer’s Perspective
        Asha-Maria Sharma, Director of Service industries – Germany Trade and Invest
      • Shaping the Digital Transformation – Industrie 4.0
        Thomas Hahn, Chief Software Expert, Siemens AG, Corporate Technology
      • Industry 4.0 – A strong lever to create the Chemical Plant of the Future Creating value through all cycles of industrial assets
        Thierry Cartage, Process Performance & Digital Director, Solvay – Industrial Function
        Christophe Schramm, Digital@Solvay project leader, Solvay
      • Paving the way for digital transformation in the European machine tool industry: what role for the EU?
        Filip Geerts, Director General of CECIMO
      • Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation: pursuing a competitive position in the new technological revolution
        Laïla Gide, President of ARTEMIS Industry Association
      • Industry 4.0 and smart production
        Adrian Harris, Director General of ORGALIME
      • Digital transformation of Europe’s enterprises – it’s where the money is
        John Higgins, Director General of DIGITALEUROPE
      • Ensuring Europe’s pioneering role in the digitization of the industry
        Wolfgang Dorst, Head of Industrial Internet at Bitkom (the German Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media)
      • Industry 4.0, standards and standardization
        Elena Santiago, CEN and CENELEC Director General CEN-CENELEC
      • Digitalisation for equality, participation and cooperation in industry
        Dr. Laurent Zibell, Policy Adviser, Industrial Policy
      • A New Way to Work
        Evelyne Gebhardt, MEP (S&D), Member of the IMCO Committee
      • The new reality of work
        Kaja Kallas, MEP (ALDE) – Member of the ITRE Committee
      • High-tech manufacturing: e balance between ICS security risk management and added value
        Charlotte Graire, Head of Business Development and Strategy for CyberSecurity Airbus Defence and Space
      • The Plant of the Future: a Cybersecurity Challenge
        Guillaume Tissier, CEIS Managing Director, Co-organiser of the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC)
      • Industry 4.0: advantages and difficulties A cybersecurity point of view
        Mathieu Moreux, Technological partnership Manager, Stormshield
      • A framework for Sensitive Industries
        Jean-Pierre Massicot, CEO of Advanced Track and Trace (ATT)