09:00 – 12:30 HP Smart Manufacturing Applications and Research Centre Site Tour
HPI_outline_logo_kr-w-k_s_72LG HP’s Smart Manufacturing and Research Centre (SMARC) focuses on digital transformation and reinvention of its Supplies manufacturing processes. Located within HP’s new Singapore campus, the facility deploys technologies such as additive manufacturing, large scale data analytics, industrial Internet-of-Things and advanced robotics to transform and innovate HP’s global Print Supplies lines. Delegates will also visit HP’s Customer Welcome Center, an immersive showcase of HP innovation and solutions.
13:30 – 17:00 Additive Manufacturing Sharing Session and Site Tour  
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In this site tour, the leading experts in Singapore’s 3D printing industry at AMIC will show you the diverse industrial applications of 3D printing and demonstrations of the various innovations and possibilities enabled by 3D printing: rapid prototyping, direct tooling, rapid jig & fixture, design for additive manufacturing and process optimization. Join us and see how 3D printing is revolutionizing industries including manufacturing, medicine, architecture, aerospace, and many more.

The Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) is a Centre of Excellence for Additive Manufacturing Technology & Design Innovations jointly set-up by EDB and NYP and located at NYP. AMIC aims to drive a broader industry AM adoption, develop deep skills in AM design & process innovation and fulfil the training needs of the NYP’s PET and CET programmes. Its capabilities in additive manufacturing / 3D printing / direct digital manufacturing and innovative product development focus on the areas of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM), AM Process Optimisation and Innovation.


The rise of smart manufacturing and industry 4.0 technologies

Manufacturing accounts for about a fifth of Singapore’s GDP and more than 400,000 jobs. As Singapore’s manufacturing sector continues to face unprecedented challenges amid global economic headwinds, the time is ripe for a holistic revamp of its manufacturing sector to reap the full benefits of Industry 4.0, while proactively managing the challenges and dislocations created by this historic transition.

The first day of the forum will kick start with sessions exploring local, regional and global trends in manufacturing and providing a better understanding of the current landscape. The subsequent sessions will dwell on the massive benefits of Additive Manufacturing, Robotics Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence. Case studies of local and global organizations who have successfully implemented smart manufacturing strategies to transform their manufacturing processes will also be showcased and discussed in great details. These will inspire delegates to push past the status quo and envision future transformative roadmaps towards Industry 4.0.

At the end of day one, the forum features a roundtable discussion, which will examine the key pillars of smart manufacturing in depth. Through this panel discussion, delegates will be able to glean insights into preparing their organizations for the impending end-to-end industrial transformation.

09:00 Opening Address and Day 1 Highlights by Chairperson  

Visionary Keynote: Building an Industrial Digital Ecosystem: Manufacturing’s Next Big Act

  • Key Technological Drivers and Trends for the Manufacturing Sector
  • Staying ahead of emerging disruptive Innovations and their impacts on productivity
  • Smart Manufacturing as a key driver for Singapore’s growth towards an innovation-driven economy
  • The nine essential pillars for a successful transition to smart manufacturing


Brandon Lee Kok Hoh
Chairman, Smart Automation Industry Group
Singapore Manufacturing Federation

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Infineon Technologies Case Study: Championing Industry 4.0

  • Plans and implementation of automation, IIoT and big data for the digital transformation
  • Unlocking the potentials of industry 4.0 – Productivity, Skills and Profits
  • Making the business case for smart manufacturing and achieving buy-in from top management

Smart Manufacturing Project Manager
Infineon Technologies

10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session  
10:30 Benchmarking the Industry 4.0 Landscape & Boosting the Competitiveness of Singapore’s Manufacturing Sectors

  • The Singapore Smart Industry Readiness Index – catalyzing the transformation of manufacturing
  • How industrial companies can harness the potential of Industry 4.0 systematically and comprehensively
  • Steps companies must consider to ensure success in their Industry 4.0 transformation journeys

Dr Andreas Hauser
Director Digital Service


Panel: Building the Talent Pipeline for Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0: Developing New Mindset and Perspective

  • Future-proofing your workforce for the increasingly digitally integrated future of manufacturing
  • How Singapore is addressing the talent demands in the smart manufacturing sector to facilitate companies’ transformation
  • Joint public-private efforts to communicate digital developments, map out technical skills required and foster cross-functional learning

Jamie Neo
Director of Supplies Operations
HP Inc.


Fong Pin Fen
Director of Cities, Infrastructure & Industrial Solutions
SG Economic Development Board


Michael Fung
Group Director (Training Partners); CHRO; Chief Data Officer
SkillsFuture SG


Patrick Tay
Assistant Secretary-General

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How Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Will Upend Traditional Manufacturing

  • How 3D Printing is disrupting and reinventing various industries to meet the challenges of our rapidly-evolving markets
  • Massive benefits offered by Additive Manufacturing: Increased speed to production, manufacturing design freedom, and supply chain reductions
  • Replacing redundancy and large volumes of unused inventory with new efficiencies and just-in-time manufacturing.
  • Bringing manufacturers closer to consumers in the ever-increasing hyper-global and hyper-local world

David Rosen
Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) research centre, SUTD

12:30 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session

Additive Manufacturing as Game Changer: Rapid Prototyping, Mass Customization and Distributed Manufacturing

  • New processes and techniques that transform the Additive Manufacturing industry by moving from prototype to production
  • How additive manufacturing pushes manufacturing status quo and enables rapid prototyping, mass customization and distributed manufacturing
  • Incorporating advanced materials and composites to build functional parts and final products

Ong Ken Lip
Director Business Development & Strategic Partnerships
National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster


Advanced Manufacturing and 3D Printing Case Study: HP, Industry 4.0, and Disruptions in the Manufacturing Ecosystem

  • Building an open ecosystem for additive manufacturing
  • Partnering with industry leadership
  • Potential impacts on Asia Pacific and Japan
  • Using Industry 4.0 technologies to enhance and boost efficiency in Supplies manufacturing

Jamie Neo
Director of Supplies Operations
HP Inc.


Alex Lalumiere
Director APJ Client Sales for 3D Printing Asia Pacific and Japan
Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.


The Future of Additive Manufacturing – Recent breakthroughs and key advances

  • Development of new materials for 3D Printing and multiple material additive manufacturing platform
  • Simulation and modelling of new additive manufacturing processes
  • Impacts of recent advances on the manufacturing industry

Wong Chee How
Associate Dean (Academic), College of Engineering, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Technological University


Afternoon Refreshments & Networking


The Factory of the Future: AI-driven Robotics

  • Human-robot interaction in unstructured environments
  • State-of-the-art developments in fundamental capabilities in both electro-mechanical hardware and artificial intelligence
  • Case study: Self-driving cars
  • Challenges in science and technology to further accelerate the robotics revolution

Marcelo Ang
Acting Director
Advanced Robotics Center, National University of Singapore


Digital Factory Of The Future: Can Robots Automate Unpredictable Tasks?

  • Headlong into Industry 4.0: Creating the factory of the future through disruptive innovations
  • Automating unpredictable tasks by harnessing robot vision, planning and control
  • Industrial applications: how robots can help to improve productivity, efficiency and accuracy of operation

Pham Quang Cuong
Assistant Professor
Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University

Roundtable discussions: Industry 4.0 Pillars for Success

The Industry 4.0 tools include:

  1. Additive Manufacturing/3D printing (2 tables)
    Professor David Rosen, Director, Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) research centre, SUTD
    Paul Guillaumot, CEO, Spare Parts 3D
  2. AR/VR
    Dr Antonio Feraco, Managing Consultant, Industrie 4.0 & Vice President, Digital Service, TÜV SÜD
  3. Robotics Process Automation & Vision Systems (2 tables)
    Soh Gim Song, Assistant Professor, SUTD
    Marcelo Ang, Acting Director, Advanced Robotics Center, National University of Singapore
  4. IIoT & Cloud Computing
    Ho Howe Tian, Director, Plantweb IIoT Solutions, Emerson Automation Solutions
  5. Big Data Processing & Predictive Analytics
    Carol Hargreaves, Director of Data Analytics Consulting Centre, National University of Singapore
  6. Autonomous Vehicles
    Mahesh Shinde, GM, HEAD – ERC (Indoor testing), Tata Motors
17:15 Closing Remark by Forum Chairperson
17:30 Champagne Networking Session  

After a long day of learning, benchmarking, and planning, unwind and mingle with your peers.

Creating the Manufacturing Sites of the Future

While smart manufacturing has shown it has immense potential and burgeoning prospects, manufacturers still face major challenges on their road to adoption. Organizations have expressed reservations that hinder them from jumping on the bandwagon, be it integration of new technologies into existing infrastructure, standardization or inter-operability. With smart manufacturing being a tremendous financial and human resources commitment, it is vital that proven solutions and tried-and-tested strategies be addressed to facilitate and realize the significant success predicted.

Day two of the forum will first discuss strategies to overcoming the challenges with systems integration and implementing machineries as well as working with other stakeholders in the ecosystem. The following sessions will then continue to strongly focus on Industry 4.0 key technologies like 5G, AR/VR, Industrial IoT and Big data. These sessions allow delegates to learn from our top-notch speakers and tap into exclusive insights, market-leading case studies and solutions to create effective and customer-centric manufacturing plans.

Day two of the forum will wrap up with a panel discussion, guiding delegates in devising strategies to bridge the gap between use cases, technology and cultural change. This session in the event will benefit delegates by ensuring that they are well-equipped to handle the impediments to new business and operating models arising from implementing Industry 4.0.

09:00 Forum Introduction and Day 2 Highlights by Chairperson  
09:15 Visionary Keynote: Creating the Manufacturing Sites of the Future

  • Overcoming the challenges with systems integration and implementing IIoT- connected machinery
  • Working towards common objective with suppliers
  • Ensuring the seamless integration of new technology into existing infrastructure
  • Justifying investment in new technologies

Christopher Warren
Managing Director


Integrating Smart Warehouse Logistics with Driverless Trucks: How Digitization and Autonomous Vehicles will Make Supply Chain More Efficient

  • New intelligent “reach-trucks” with the innate human ability to orient themselves without expensive aids
  • Autonomous trucks performing complicated tasks like identifying desired pallets, storage, fetching or re-positioning without human intervention
  • Advanced technologies like Time-of-Flight cameras to ensure accuracy, efficiency and time-effectiveness of autonomous vehicles

Mahesh Shinde
GM, HEAD – ERC (Indoor testing)
Tata Motors

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10:30 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session  

Nokia Case Study: Conscious Supply Network to enhance organizational competitiveness

  • Enhancing cost competitiveness and quality using Robotic & automation enabled by 5G in supply chain
  • IOT for asset optimization
  • Business Process automation to increase efficiency and cost competitiveness

Satendra Singh
Head of Strategy and Business Development, Supply Network & Engg, Global Operations


How Industry 4.0 is driving growth in electronics and satellite manufacturing

  • How electronics factories are becoming more savvy with cloud computing and smart sensors
  • Increased automation allowing higher accuracy and stamina for manufacturing
  • Smart manufacturing enabling Singapore to lead the SEA region in satellite development, engineering and manufacturing

Jonathan Hung
President / Director and Head, Advanced Incubation Centre
Singapore Space and Technology Association / Flex

12:15 Lunch & Networking  

Big Data Analytics: How Big Data & Analytics Will Empower the Next Generation Smart Manufacturing

  • Improving capture, collection and analysis of data to its full potential
  • What can advanced analytics provide to manufacturing decision making?
  • How big data analytics enable better forecasting and strategy building at lower costs, use fewer resources and improve return on investment

Liu Bisheng
Vice President Digital Factory Customer Services

13:45 How IIoT and Rising State of Interconnectivity are Shaking Up Traditional Manufacturing: Unlocking True Business Potential with IIoT

  • How IIoT and the rising state of interconnectivity are shaking up traditional industrial business models
  • Discovering key IIoT technologies, how they interact, and how you can customize them to fit the specific needs of your applications
  • Best practices to create a digital, intelligent and predictive factory with IIoT

Michael Goh
Director of Smart Connected Solutions
BOSCH Singapore

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Big Data & Predictive Analytics: A Revolution in Logistics and Supply Chain

  • Predicting tomorrow: how big data can be an end-all solutions to logistic and supply chain problems
  • Super charging real-time connected supply chains to improve business services, predict customer demands and optimize routes
  • Best practices to reshape your supply chain to harness the power of Big Data and Analytics

Timothy Kooi
Director of Data Analytics
DHL Asia Pacific Innovation Center

14:40 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking  

Advanced Manufacturing Case Study: How Industry 4.0 Technologies are Transforming Manufacturing Capabilities across different industries

  • Enablers for successful transformation – vision of the “Factory of the Future”
  • How to leverage strategic Industry 4.0 technologies to build on existing systems and infrastructure for big impact
  • Big data enabling better forecasting and strategy building
  • IoT delivering an enhanced customer experience through predictive maintenance and performance monitoring of equipment

Dean Shaw
Industry Solutions Director

15:45 How to Implement Global Industry 4.0 Strategy to Achieve Full Connectivity and Standardization

  • How to standardize your Industry 4.0 strategy across all sites in order to improve connectivity and minimize system integration failures
  • How to gain buy-in from across your organization to ensure the take-up of smart manufacturing solutions
  • Working with your partners to stay current on evolving standards and maximize the value delivered by Industry 4.0 investments

May Yap
Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Jabil Green Point


How AR & VR Will Re-Define Manufacturing Design, Safety, Operations and Servicing

  • What are AR and VR and how they can be applied to manufacturing
  • Advanced training and development enabled by Virtual Reality and simulation in high-risk industries
  • How AR and VR contribute to operational efficiency, productivity and uptime and create a smarter manufacturing process

Dr Antonio Feraco
Managing Consultant, Industrie 4.0 & Vice President, Digital Service


Panel: Future of Manufacturing: The emerging Legal Challenges

  • Legal and regulatory implications arising from escalating smart technology within manufacturing
  • Potential vulnerabilities of increasingly open and connected manufacturing systems
  • Developing measures to protect valuable intellectual property and safeguard against thefts, digital industrial espionage and sabotage

Matt Pollins
Partner, Head of Commercial/TMT
CMS Singapore


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Wong Hong Boon
Singapore and Asia Manufacturing and Supply Chain Legal Counsel
3M Singapore


Ani Bhalekar
Head of IoT/Industry X.0 & Mobile Practices for ASEAN+


Dean Shaw
Industry Solutions Director


Closing Remarks by Forum Chairperson