07 & 08 Oktober

2. Fachkonferenz AI in production

Messegelände/ Pavillon 36, 30521 Hannover

The age of artificial intelligence has dawned and many companies are already using self-learning and semi-autonomous systems. AI will become the decisive global competitive for manufacturing companies.

The new conference AI in Production is mainly oriented towards all those responsible for production across the industries who wish to implement AI in technical reality in an economically expedient manner.  Find out here – behind the buzzwords – what is already possible today, and what will be possible tomorrow. Discuss opportunities, restrictions and risks on-site with the experts.

What to expect at the conference

  • Networking during the event featuring speeches, panel discussion and joint dinner
  • Exciting specialist and kick-off speeches as well as breakout sessions
  • “Learning from the best” – how AI is transforming production

Program Wednesday, 07.10.2020

15:00 – 16:00

Check-in: Issue of the conference documents & welcome coffee

16:00 – 16:20

Welcome and moderation

Dr. Guido Hertel

Partner and Managing Director, A.T. Kerney GmbH

Arno Reich

Senior Vice President HANNOVER MESSE, Deutsche Messe AG

16:20 – 17:00


Dr. Oliver Blank

Director European Affairs, ZVEI in Brussels, Managing Director of the European ITC and Consumer Electronics Industry Association EICTA

17:00 – 17:30

Integrated Intelligence: Achieving competitive advantages by combining human and artificial intelligence

  • AI in the form of isolated solutions to increase efficiency, including in production
  • Integrated intelligence that is difficult for competitors to imitate
  • Practical examples of large and medium-sized companies and from a study of 30 DAX companies

Prof. Ulrich Lichtenthaler

 International School of Management (ISM), Cologne

17:30 – 17:45

Title of presentation follows


17:45 – 18:15

Keynote: Personalizing the production experience with neuroinformatics – Closed-loop human-machine work stations – Improving safety, wellness and productivity with neuroinformatics – Adaptive executive learning and upskilling with neuroinformatics

Dr. Olivier Oullier

President, EMOTIV 

18:15 – 18:45

Refreshment break & Snacks

18:45 – 19:15

AI & 5G as enabler for future production

  • AI based technologies will enhance agility of processes and the capabilities of whole production environments
  • Combined with 5G wireless communication various new scenarios are possible – from computer vision based real time quality checks to massive application of flexible AVGs

Walter Haas

CTO and Cyber Security Officer, Huawei Technologies Deutschland GmbH

19:15 – 20:00

Panel Discussion

20:00 – 22:30

We invite you to our Flying Dinner & Networking with all our speakers in the Exhibition Area

Program Thursday, 08.10.2020

08:30 – 09:00

Check-in: Issue of the conference documents & welcome coffee

Use Cases: AI in Production

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome and summary of the previous day

Dr. Guido Hertel

Kearney GmbH

09:15 – 10:00

AI in Digital Transformation at Bosch

Dr. Katja Laurischkat

Vice President AI in Digital, Bosch Artificial Intelligence Center, Robert Bosch GmbH

10:00 – 10:30

Making Manufacturing Smarter with AI

• A strategic roadmap for smart manufacturing transformation
• Digitalization of the Japanese manufacturing principles
• Practical use cases, value created, and key lessons learned

Greg Kinsey

Industry Executive Digital Solutions, Hitachi Vantara

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break & Networking

11:00 – 11:30

AI in Production – Benefits, Applications and Limitations

Introduction to AI technologies, – Concrete AI use cases on MindSphere and Industrial Edge, – Limitations and problems in industrial application of AI

Dr. Matthias Loskyll

Head of Industrial AI, Siemens AG 

11:30 – 12:00

Designing Industrial AI – Journey from initial idea to accurate predictions

  • The big Industry 4.0 vision is that one day production lines will be aware of process anomaly and be able to correct it autonomously. Why is this revolution not happening in the pace we want? “What is blocking our progress toward the vision?”
  • Industrial data is often “dirty/non-insightful”, and conclusions based on this data often less conclusive than it seems
  • To achieve insightful predictions, big investment has to be devoted into collecting a) process, b) outcome and c) traceability data
  • To enable the long term business case utilizing prediction based on big data, short term business incentives need to be created : capturing incremental analytics value while pursuing the long term opportunity

Taisuke Minagawa, Ph.D.

Chief Data Scientist Digital Accelerator,  ABB Robotics & Discrete Manufacturing

12:00 – 12:30

AI in quality assurance – potentials, solutions, strategies“.

  • Which potentials are made possible by AI in quality assurance?
  • Which solutions and approaches are already available?
  • Which strategies can producing companies pursue to increase the potentials?

Dr. Jan Kukulies

PRS Technologie Gesellschaft mbH

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch break, networking & specialist exhibition

14:00 – 14:30

AutoML – a game changer for scaling ML in production

Guided analytics: How the combination of AutoML and domain knowledge results in excellent ML models , -Democratization of ML: How the application of ML can be simplified for production experts, – ML end-to-end: How the transition from the entertaining model , -Example: Crating and operating a ML solution for a tooling machine in a Medtech production environmenttraining to the operational phase becomes successful

Tobias Gauckstern

Vice President Industrial Analytics, Weidmüller Group

14:30 – 15:00

Demand Forecasting with AI – A Case Study why Agile for Analytics is the best Approach

Dr. Berndt Pilgram

Infineon Technologies AG

15:00 – 15:30

Summary of the Conference & Closing Coffee