factory of the future

Event: Factory of the Future: Big Data & Automation

Location: Newport Wafer Fab Ltd, Duffryn, Newport, NP10 8YJ

Date: 10/09/19 09:00 to 10/09/19 12:30

Factory of the Future: Big Data & Automation


The second event in our Factory of the Future series will focus on how Automation and Big Data are transforming the manufacturing industry and how businesses can implement this technology.

Companies in Wales are already introducing Big Data and Automation into their workflows and seeing the benefits to their bottom line, with increased efficiency, product yield, and customer satisfaction.

This event will focus on how firms can get the most of Big Data and Automation in their manufacturing processes, featuring talks and seminars from leading industry experts.

Speakres confirmed are...

Emily Bristow, Customer Success Director, Blue Prism

In her role at world-leading at world-leading robotic process automation vendor Blue Prism, Bristow helps companies remain competitive in the market by assisting them in effectively deploying and scaling their digital workforce. Formerly head of intelligent automation at Canadian IT firm CGI, Bristow is a history graduate and is keen to get more women into STEM careers.

Dr Mike Lakoju, Cardiff University School of Computer Science & Informatics

Dr Lakoju is currently is currently in the middle of a three-year project called ‘Chatty Factories’, exploring the transformative potential of data driven systems at the core of the manufacturing process. Prior to joining Cardiff University, Lakoju was an SAP consultant in the oil and gas sector. He obtained his PhD from Brunel University London, where he developed a Big Data Strategy framework that helps organisations identify the potential value of a Big Data project.

The event will include a factory tour, of Newport Wafer Fab, and will also include a number of talks focusing on:

  • What is Big Data and Automation and how it is used within manufacturing?
  • Real-life examples of how Big Data and Automation has been introduced into a manufacturing business and the impact that this has had.

There will also be an opportunity to meet and talk to experts, who will be on hand to share their knowledge, expertise, and experience.

If you are interested in partnering at this event, please contact Elizabeth Scott for more details.

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