Co-create modular manufacturing operations  future at Realize LIVE

By Ronny Hendrych

As Siemens continues to evolve and innovate, we’re centering on customer-led insights as a key element in deciding our path forward.  Just one example of this is the work that our Industrial Operations X team has been doing since the launch of this interoperable and ever-growing portfolio in April 2023.

The team has met with more than 100 customers who are at the intersection of IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operational Technology) – driving ideas and developments for industrial operations and supply chain data exchange, cybersecurity, sustainability, or (Generative) AI. They are continuing this ongoing conversation in person at Realize LIVE Americas with a working breakfast, where participants will get to hear more about the exciting learnings and insights gathered so far.

Following the breakfast there will be an interactive workgroup in partnership with the Siemens Community Innovation & Ideation team to collaboratively explore the future of smart manufacturing. It will take place in the VIP workshop area across from the solutions center. Join us for breakfast on Wednesday, May 15th at 7am – spaces are limited and are first come first served.

What happens after the session is complete?

This workgroup will validate and refine the learnings from previous conversations through interactive design activities and discussions.

After the workshop, participants will have a view of where smart manufacturing may evolve in the next 5 to 10 years, and know that their voice is helping drive our future programs. Following Realize LIVE we will invite interested participants to continue an open dialog and stay connected with our Industrial Operations X leads.

What does the workshop look like?

Those attending this 1.5h workshop session will get a sneak peek at the learnings from this years’ worth of research and discussion, as well as participate in refining the trajectory of smart manufacturing for the next 10 years.  After the sneak peek, participants will explore the convergence of IT/OT teams, processes, systems, and data in industrial operations together with product management leads from across the Siemens Industrial Operations X team. It is an exciting first step towards ongoing conversation and dialog as we chart the next decade of solutions in the smart manufacturing space.

Who is hosting this workshop?

Annemarie Breu leads Siemens’ New Portfolio Incubation program in the US. Annemarie is passionate about solving the most challenging customer problems at the intersection of OT and IT with innovative solutions. Throughout her 8 years with Siemens, she’s been shaping dynamic teams to address automation, Industrial Edge, Industrial AI, simulation, and data integration use cases and strategically shape the Siemens innovation roadmaps. She has a lot of energy to drive co-innovation partnerships and make things happen. Linkedin Profile

Timur Yaprak leads customer-driven innovation programs in the US for future AI and Edge-based applications. As a seasoned professional in the digital manufacturing and industrial automation space, Timur’s passion lies in solving key business challenges with strategic customers by leveraging sustainable automation innovation through co-creation. Throughout his 10 years with Siemens, he has held various roles within the organization and has been consistently recognized for his creative leadership. Linkedin Profile

Sabrina Joos leads a forward-thinking technology group, specialized in next level factory automation. With her interdisciplinary background in advanced and sustainable manufacturing coupled with expertise in cutting-edge AI technologies, she elevates operations to new heights. Sabrina’s visionary leadership is reshaping the manufacturing landscape, one innovative solution at a time – from customer discovery to go-to-market strategy development and technology adoption at scale. Linkedin Profile

Who is sponsoring this workshop?

Ronny Hendrych – Program Manager Industrial Operations X – Linkedin Profile

When will this happen?

The workshop session will be held on Wednesday, May 15th from 7:00am to 8:45am – breakfast is included. Be sure to ‘favorite’ the Industrial Operations X workgroup on your conference agenda app.

Who is the target participant for this workshop?  

We’re most interested in hearing from Realize LIVE attendees who are Siemens operations customers, Siemens automation customers, or system integrators who may be involved in IT/OT convergence related use cases, technologies and solutions.

Why participate? 

Through collective co-visioning and design thinking frameworks, this workshop will empower participants to shape Siemens’ trajectory for the next decade.  Attendees will have a unique opportunity to engage in discussions, suggest refinements, and creatively brainstorm as we identify challenges, opportunities, and investment avenues for the future.

Why Realize LIVE?  

Realize LIVE enables attendees to accelerate innovation and improve workplace efficiency by accessing community learning, connection, and problem-solving.

At the digital transformation conference, you will experience how to move beyond just seeing a problem to fixing it in real time. You will uncover ways to work smarter, operate more efficiently, and produce business outcomes. And, together with the Siemens Software’s community of technical users and process leaders, you’ll discover ways to innovate faster to solve your toughest challenges. 

When is Realize LIVE Americas?

May 13-16, 2024
Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

How do I get involved?  

Starting on April 22, be sure to ‘favorite’ the Industrial Operations X workgroup on your Realize LIVE conference agenda app. Attend the session first thing Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00am and join us for breakfast!


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