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Smart Factories London 2018

Smart Factories London 2018 is a free half-day event to discover the latest trends in project management, innovation and smart factories

Date: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Registration: 2.30pm
Location: Finnish Ambassador’s Residence, 14 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QP
Cost: Free to Invited Guests
Dress Code: Business Smart

The theme of the event is smart factories, exploring how innovation and changes to manufacturing processes are shaping the future of manufacturing.

With expert speakers from some of the leading innovation and smart factories organisations and an inspirational keynote from an award winning futurist, you will be able to take away some unique insights and opinions.

The event will close with a reception with food and drinks provided to all delegates with lots of opportunities for networking.


14.30 Registration/Coffee on Arrival
15.00 Opening Remarks from the Finnish Ambassador
15.15 How to Innovate by Veijo Hytti
15.45 Elisa Smart Factory: How to bring clarity into complexity of plant management and process automation by Kari Terho
16.30 More Than Machines – Realising The True Potential of Smart Factories by Rohit Talwar
17.15 Reception & Networking
19.00 Close


Rohit Talwar
Rohit Talwar is a global futurist, speaker, author, and CEO of Fast Future. His particular interest is smart and sustainable infrastructure. Talwar is the co-author of Designing Your Future, lead editor for The Future of Business, and editor of Technology vs Humanity. He is a co-editor and contributor for Beyond Genuine Stupidity — Ensuring AI Serves Humanity, and The Future Reinvented — Reimagining Life, Society, and Business, and two forthcoming books: Unleashing Human Potential — The Future of AI in Business, and 50:50 — Scenarios for the Next 50 Years.
Veijo Hytti
Veijo Hytti has gathered a unique experience in lean manufacturing, global branding and innovation management within multinational corporations, agencies and growth companies.
At Keto Software, Veijo has gained a unique insight into how IoT and smart manufacturing is changing the face of production through his involvement with some of the leading organisations in Scandinavia and Switzerland on improving their return on innovation through the adoption of lean methodologies within project teams.
Kari Terho
Kari Terho is a leading voice on Industrial Internet of Things and expert on smart factory management with over 30 years of insights and experience to draw upon. He is the General Manager with Elisa Smart Factory – part of the leading ITC service provider in Finland. Kari will be share how smart factories are enabling intelligent optimisation and productivity improvements in manufacturing through data, 3D visualisation and analytics with a case study form the European 4.0 Transformation Centre.


The Residence of the Ambassador of Finland
14 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QP