Industrie 4.0: What can the UK learn from Germany's manufacturing strategy?

07 February 2014

Professor Henning Kagermann, President of acatech, Germany's national academy of science and engineering, and former CEO of SAP delivered a presentation at the Royal Academy of Engineering outlining Germany's Industrie 4.0 strategy -- an attempt to align its manufacturing, web science, IT and embedded electronic sectors so that Germany emerges as a leader in intelligent factories and smart manufacturing. 

Following his presentation, Professor Kagermann took part in a panel discussion chaired by Professor Sir Mike Gregory CBE FREng (Head, the Institute for Manufacturing).  They were joined on the panel by Bob Joyce FREng (Executive Director, Product Creation and Delivery, Jaguar Land Rover), Dr Peter Fitzgerald CBE FREng (Managing Director, Randox) and Neil Mantle (Manufacturing Technology Executive, Rolls Royce plc).

Keywords: Industrie 4.0, Smart manufacturing, acatech, Big data, IT, Industrial revolution, German manufacturing, Cyber physical systems, Smart factory, Smart device, Standardisation, UK manufacturing, Europe, Business, Innovation

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