24 & 25 September

AI In Production

Deutsche Messe Technology Academy, Messegelände/Pavillon 36, Hannover
International Conference for AI Solutions in Production

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 Tuesday, 24.09.2019

16:00 – 16:30

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

16:30 – 16:45

Welcome and moderation

Dr. Guido Hertel

Partner and Managing Director, A.T. Kerney GmbH

16:45 – 17:30

Keynote: The Basic Principles of AI: From Industry 4.0 to AI – Use Cases in Germany

Prof. Dr. Martin Ruskowski

Head of Research Innovative Factory Systems, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

17:30 – 18:00

Keynote: AI in Production – an International Perspective

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard Hüttl

Vice President, National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), Germany

18:00 – 18:15

Coffee break & Networking

18:15 – 18:45

Chinese AI Competencies in the Background of Made in China 2025

Flat Chen

Head of SAP Intelligent Enterprise Solutions and Leonardo in APJ and Greater China

18:45 – 20:00

Panel Discussion: AI as a global competitive factor for manufacturing companies

Dr. Andreas Imhoff
HARTING Electronics
Thomas Rilke
Deutsche Messe Technology Academy 
Prof. Dr. Martin Ruskowski
Andreas Strutz
Volkswagen AG

20:00 – open end

We invite you to Dinner & Networking with all our speakers at the
Restaurant Red Grill, Dormero Hotel

Program Wednesday, 25.09.2019

09:00 – 09:15

Welcoming adddress

Dr. Andreas Gruchow

Member of the Managing Board, Deutsche Messe AG

Use Cases: AI in Production

Moderation: Dr. Volker Franke,
Managing Director, HARTING Applied Technologies GmbH

09:15 – 09:45

Keynote: Hype and Opportunity – Industrial Data Science in Robotics and Automation 

Prof. Dr. Jochen Steil

Institute for Robotics and Process Control, Technical University of Brunswick

09:45 – 10:15

From Hype to Company Strategy – the Establishment of an AI Corporate Culture

 Dr. Oliver Beyer

Strategic Technology Expert, HARTING Stiftung & Co. KG

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee break & Networking

10:45 – 11:15

AI for the Analysis of Test Data – A process description for the utilization of AI methods in testing technology

 Dr. Dirk Berndt

Head of Measuring & Testing Technology, Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF

11:15 – 11:45

AI Applications Supporting Production and Logistics

Ulrich Zastrow

Head of Technology, Portfolio and Projects, ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Prague

AI & the Staff / Training and Further Training

Moderation: Andreas Strutz
Head of Training and Further Training Vehicle Construction, Volkswagen AG

11:45 – 12:15

Keynote: A State of Upheaval: Vocational Training in the Era of Digitalization

Prof. Dr. Friedrich Hubert Esser

President, Federal Institute for Vocational Training (BIBB)

12:15 – 12:45

Training and Further Training: Which New Competences Are Required, And How Are They To Be Mediated?

Dr. Ralf Brunken

Head of AutoUni, Volkswagen AG

12:45 – 13:50

Lunch break & Networking Spectialist Exhibition

13:50 – 16:30

Break Out Sessions

A › Perspectives on AI

Cloud computing, smart data, industrial analytics, legal bases and IT security represent the necessary infrastructure required for successful and secure AI applications. The Breakout Session A provides an overview of these factors.
See PDF for more details: HERE

B › Making AI Actionable

How does the use of innovative AI technology change our business processes? disruption & success factors – New technology providers present their innovations in Breakout Session B.
See PDF for more details: HERE

There is the possibility to switch between sessions after each lecture

16:30 – 16:45

Coffee break and change of rooms

16:45 – 17:30

Experience reports:

What are the biggest stumbling blocks and obstacles to the implementation of AI projects? Experience exchange and discussion with the participants.


End of the conference