QED Conference on Industry 4.0: The Digital Revolution

06 December 2016, 14.30 - 17.00, registration and welcome coffee from 14.00

Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels


A new industrial revolution, the alleged 4th one, is under way and is expected to transform all industry sectors. Sensors, wireless communication, artificial intelligence, IoT and big data among others are bringing our industrial world into a new digital era.

On 19 April, the European Commission presented a set of measures for the digitisation of European industry and to speed up the standard setting process.

By the end of 2016, the EU executive is planning to adapt existing laws to address regulatory gaps in regards to data ownership, liability, safety aspects and security.


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Speakers include:

Yves Paindaveine Head of Sector "Digitising Industry Governance Framework”, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Adrian Harris Director General, Orgalime

Stefanie Ellen St√ľndel Senior Manager Digitalisation, Innovation and Healthcare, BDI/BDA The German Business Representation

Dr-Ing Eike Permin Head of department "Production quality”, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

Moderator: Mathias Coopmans Principle Business Solution Manager, SAS South West Europe