IIoT World Tour – The Industrial Internet Consortium and Plattform Industrie 4.0 Collaborate in Singapore on September 15, 2017

SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#IIConsortium–The Industrial
Internet Consortium (IIC)
and Plattform Industrie 4.0 are presenting
an IIoT
World Tour
in Singapore to accelerate the digitalization of
industrial production. The two organizations have partnered with the
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
to co-host the full-day event in conjunction with A*STAR’s
Future of Manufacturing Initiative
. For this Singapore event, 280
people are expected to attend. In addition, the Singaporean-German
Chamber of Industry and Commerce
serves as a further local partner
for the event.


“IIoT technologies will dramatically improve productivity and
efficiencies throughout the entire manufacturing supply chain, which
will in turn, help strengthen the global economy,” said Dr. Richard
Soley, Executive Director, IIC. “The IIoT World Tour program leverages
the cross-industry knowledge of the IIC and the manufacturing expertise
of Plattform Industrie 4.0 to help advance the digitalization of
industrial systems.”

“A*STAR is proud to partner with the IIC and Plattform Industrie 4.0 to
host the IIoT World Tour in Singapore. This is aligned with A*STAR’s
Future of Manufacturing (FoM) initiative. The event plays an important
role in encouraging collaboration via public, private partnership
platforms within the research, innovation and enterprise ecosystem,”
said Prof. Tan Sze Wee, Executive Director, Science and Engineering
Research Council (SERC), A*STAR. “It also supports Singapore’s push for
industry adoption of IIoT to maintain a globally competitive and
innovative manufacturing sector.”

“Germany is one of the leading Industrie 4.0 countries worldwide. The
topic is not only of national priority, but plays a crucial role in our
international relationships. Therefore, I am very pleased that the
German Plattform Industrie 4.0 together with its partner IIC, is today
discussing and sharing their results in Singapore at this IIoT World
Tour event. The meeting is a good opportunity to encourage the global
exchange in this very important topic,” said Uwe Beckmeyer,
Parliamentary State Secretary at the Germany Federal Ministry for
Economic Affairs and Energy.

The Guest-of-Honor for the IIoT World Tour is Low Yen Ling, Singapore’s
Senior Parliamentary Secretary of Ministry of Trade & Industry and
Ministry of Education who will be giving a welcome address.

The IIoT World Tour event Singapore features executive speakers (in the
order of the program), including, among others:

  • Dirk Slama, VP Bosch Software Innovations and Steering Committee
    Member and Business Strategy & Solution Lifecycle Working Group
    Co-chair, IIC
  • Raimund Klein, EVP Country Lead for Digital Factory and Process
    Industries and Drives Division, Siemens Pte Ltd
  • Uwe Beckmeyer, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Germany Federal
    Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director, IIC
  • Henning Banthien, Secretary General, Plattform Industrie 4.0
  • Prof. Tan Sze Wee, Executive Director, SERC, A*STAR

In the morning, an executive panel will give their views on the
direction for IIoT, which includes speakers from A*STAR and Rohde &
Schwarz. This is followed by briefing sessions with top-level experts
from industry on architecture, security, standardization,
interoperability, and testbeds.

The next IIoT World Tour will be held on December 8, 2017 in San
Francisco, California.

About A*STAR
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research
(A*STAR) is Singapore’s lead public sector agency that spearheads
economic oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop
innovative technology. Through open innovation, A*STAR collaborates with
partners in both the public and private sectors to benefit society. As a
Science and Technology Organization, A*STAR bridges the gap between
academia and industry. A*STAR’s research creates economic growth and
jobs for Singapore, and enhances lives by contributing to societal
benefits such as improving outcomes in healthcare, urban living, and
sustainability. A*STAR plays a key role in nurturing and developing a
diversity of talent and leaders in Agency and Research Institutes, the
wider research community and industry. A*STAR oversees 18 biomedical
sciences and physical sciences and engineering research entities
primarily located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis. For more information on
A*STAR, please visit www.a-star.edu.sg.

About the Plattform Industrie 4.0
Plattform Industrie 4.0 is
the central network to advance digital transformation towards Industry
4.0 in Germany. In close cooperation with politics, industry, science,
associations and trade unions, it develops and coordinates information
and networking services in order to make Industrie 4.0 solutions better
known among companies and to deploy them on site. As one of the largest
international and national networks, it supports German companies –
particularly medium-sized companies – in implementing Industrie 4.0. It
provides companies with decisive impulses through examples of company
practices from across Germany as well as concrete recommendations for
action and test environments. The platform’s numerous international
co-operations underscore its leading role in international discussions
on Industrie 4.0. For further information, visit www.plattform-i40.de.

About the Industrial Internet Consortium
The Industrial
Internet Consortium is the world’s leading membership program
transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial
Internet of Things (IIoT). The IIC delivers a trustworthy IIoT in which
the world’s systems and devices are securely connected and controlled to
deliver transformational outcomes. The Industrial Internet Consortium is
a program of the Object Management Group (OMG). For more information,
visit www.iiconsortium.org.

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Contacts

Industrial Internet Consortium
Karen Quatromoni, +1-781-444-0404
x146
quatromoni@iiconsortium.org
or
Plattform
Industrie 4.0
Dr. Jonas Gobert, +49.170.3600696
Jonas.gobert@ifok.de
or
A*STAR
Lynn
Hong, +65 6419 6597
hongxl@scei.a-star.edu.sg