Agenda

Day 1

19th June 2017
Hotel Golf - Hall of Jupiter
Time Session
08:00 - 09:00
Registration
09:00 - 10:30
Digital transformation, IoT and digital economy
Combined Session 7th Living bits and things 2017 & 30th Bled eConference
Welcome speech and keynotes from industry and academia to jointly address the challenges and opportunities of the digital transformation.

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30
The 2nd Digital Transformation Forum*, Round Table
"How to Reach Digital Industry, Society and Government by 2020?"
Round table is going to tackle the critical challenges related to effective implementation of the digital agenda. Distingueshed guests will share insights about the recent GDPR- General Data Protection Regulation, collaboration between the industry, academia, NGOs and policy makers and influences of new business models and outcome economy which are driven by the digital transformation.
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:30
Challenging the IoT & Data Paradox: From open data to blockchain
Session/workshop will be dedicated to emerging opportinities and challenges brought by the new data economy. As devices arround us become more intelligent, and not delivering only immense amount of data, the potential of using and abusing data is huge and present each single minute. Session will present different aspects of data, from data management and data security to data monetization and smart society.
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30
IoT in Smart cities and communities: Tech for Social Value
Smart cities and communities take over the development of the society and they become major players in regions and in countries. There is no one single best solution how to become a smart city and how to empower the smart community. It is important to understand and learn about the challenges in the cities in order to use the technologies for the best outcome. The workshop will focus its discussion mostly to active living, well being, healthcare and mobility.
19:00 - 22:00
Evening social and entertaining networking
Each year a special thematic evening networking event is organized, which is an excellent opportunity to meet each other, disuss new opportunities for cooperation and simply enjoy the moment. Experience a deliciuos local cousine, excellent Slovenian wines and our hospitality in a magic nature of Bled.

Day 2

20th June 2017
Hotel Golf - Hall of Jupiter
Time Session
08:00 - 09:00
Registration
09:00 - 09:30
Featured Keynotes: Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Digital Economy
Two business / industrial keynotes, C-level opening for the Industrial IoT with tech/business topics
09:30 - 10:30
How companies plan, implement and take advantage of I4.0?
An interactive workshop session on learning from pragmatic leaders in Industry 4.0 and Smart factories. With special focus on:

• From idea to implementation;
• Finding human resources or outsourcing;
• Financing projects;
• Going alone or in cooperation with partners;
• Outcome and benefits;
• What to do and what to avoid?
• What SMEs can learn from large enterprises and vice-versa?

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30
Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT: From factory floor to value chain
Workshop/Session
This session will bring first hand best practices and case studies about the major challenges manufacturing industries and SMEs face today. These consist of the basic interests why to plan and how jump on Industry 4.0 train, what outcome to expect and where to start. The scope goes beyond infrastructure and technolgies as the session will address process optimization, new value chains and business models. Most important value of this session is to bring together knowledge and people who have experiences, methods and tools for I4.0 implementation, especially for SMEs and those who are entering or improving their journey in I4.0 and Industrial IoT.
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:30
I4.0 Innovation Ecosystem Forum Europe
Roundtable
Roundtable will offer an excellnet opportunity to learn about the Industry 4.0, Factories of Future and Smart factories experiences in Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland and Slovenia. Together with experts from Spain, Croatia and Poland discussion will focus on most challenging topics industry faces as they implement advanced technolgies and digitize business processes in order to implement I4.0.
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30
Industry 4.0 by SME: Dynamic, pragmatic and operational
Workshop/Session
This session will show successful cases presented by the SMEs which have implemented the I4.0 and what was their journey. It will focus on particular challenges and will answer specific questions about the I4.0 planning, financing, implementation and next steps by the SMEs. As there is no one single and general approach and solution to the I4.0 implementation the value of this session and discussion will come out of the first hand experiences shared by the compeanies. The cases are segmented according to the strategic and business expected outcome as a major reason why companies decided to go the I4.0 way.
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