SDSC-CONNECT

Paving the way for Digital Manufacturing

Thank you for a great event, see you next year

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2019

The importance of data science and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and their potential impact on economy and society is nowadays widely recognized. To fully grasp the digitalization opportunity, and sometimes purely to survive, companies have to evolve and adapt at a pace they have never experienced before.
This (r)evolution raises numerous questions on the way traditional corporations should reorganize themselves in order to navigate today’s digital age.
During this journey, they encounter challenges regarding their very structure (organizational and human), they need to make technology decisions and manage data access, and they have to rule on data ownership and business models applicable to the new data-driven world we live in.
Although most companies realize there is no escaping from this disruptive process, they often lack the internal capabilities and experience to successfully start, and ultimately complete their digital transformation.
The 2nd SDSC-Connect workshop will address these sometimes unforeseen challenges and leading industry experts will share their views on the 4th industrial revolution we are experiencing.

The Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) is a joint venture between EPFL and ETH Zurich. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of data science and machine learning techniques within academic disciplines of the ETH Domain, the Swiss academic community at large, and the industrial sector. In particular, it addresses the gap between those who create data, those who develop data analytics and systems, and those who could potentially extract value from it.

Please note a fee of CHF 200 will be collected to partially cover the organizational expenses.

SDSC-Connect 2017

The Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) is a joint venture between EPFL and ETH Zurich. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of data science and machine learning techniques within academic disciplines of the ETH Domain, the Swiss academic community at large, and the industrial sector. In particular, it addresses the gap between those who create data, those who develop data analytics and systems, and those who could potentially extract value from it. The SDSC-Connect workshop provides a unique opportunity for professionals to understand the value data science can bring their industry through a series of technology demonstrations, posters and discussions. This year, leading technologists and researchers will share views on the digitalization journey within the manufacturing industry, from smart sensing and data collection to actionable insights using advanced data science methods and systems. The methods of engagement with the EPF’s through the SDSC and its large multidisciplinary team of data and computer scientists will also be covered.

Agenda 2017

09.00 – 09.30
WELCOME COFFEE

09.30 – 10.00
OPENING STATEMENTS BY THE PRESIDENTS
Prof. Lino Guzzella, ETH Zurich President
Prof. Martin Vetterli, EPFL President

10.00 – 10.30
SDSC – MISSION & OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE INDUSTRY
Olivier Verscheure, SDSC Executive Director, EPFL & ETH Zurich

10.30 – 10.45
ENGAGING WITH THE SDSC – MODELS AND T&C’S
Michaël Thémans, Deputy of the VP for Innovation, EPFL
Urs Zuber, Head Industry Relations, ETH Zurich

10.45 – 11.15
FROM IOT TO SMART DATA
Prof. Edouard Bugnion, SDSC Academic co-Director, EPFL

11.15 – 12.00
SMART DATA FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD VALUE CHAINS
Ian Roberts, CTO Bühler Group

12.00 – 14.00
STANDING LUNCH IN THE SOPRA FOYER
POSTER SESSION AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEMOS

14.00 – 14.45
DATA FUSION: FROM DATA INTEGRATION TO BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Prof. Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, University of Fribourg
Scigility AG, Chief Technology Officer

14.45 – 15.15
MACHINE LEARNING : CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Prof. Andreas Krause, SDSC Academic co-Director, ETH Zurich

15.15 – 15.45
COFFEE BREAK

15.45 – 16.30
STATISTICAL FORECASTING FOR IMPROVED DEMAND PLANNING
Sandro Saitta, Data Scientist and Global Forecasting Expert at Nespresso
Founder of Swiss Association for Analytics

16.30 – 17.00
ORCHESTRATING DATA SCIENCE WITH SDSC ANALYTICS PLATFORM
Matthias Gräber, Program Manager, Bühler Group

17.00 – 17.15
WRAP-UP AND QUESTIONS
Olivier Verscheure, SDSC Executive Director, EPFL & ETH Zurich

17.15 – 18.30
NETWORKING APERO IN THE SOPRA FOYER

SDSC-Connect 2019

The importance of data science and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and their potential impact on economy and society is nowadays widely recognized. To fully grasp the digitalization opportunity, and sometimes purely to survive, companies have to evolve and adapt at a pace they have never experienced before.
This (r)evolution raises numerous questions on the way traditional corporations should reorganize themselves in order to navigate today’s digital age.
During this journey, they encounter challenges regarding their very structure (organizational and human), they need to make technology decisions and manage data access, and they have to rule on data ownership and business models applicable to the new data-driven world we live in.
Although most companies realize there is no escaping from this disruptive process, they often lack the internal capabilities and experience to successfully start, and ultimately complete their digital transformation.
The 2nd SDSC-Connect workshop will address these sometimes unforeseen challenges and leading industry experts will share their views on the 4th industrial revolution we are experiencing.

The Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) is a joint venture between EPFL and ETH Zurich. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of data science and machine learning techniques within academic disciplines of the ETH Domain, the Swiss academic community at large, and the industrial sector. In particular, it addresses the gap between those who create data, those who develop data analytics and systems, and those who could potentially extract value from it.

Agenda 2019

09.00 – 09.30

Arrival and registration

9.30 – 10.30

Opening Keynote : Deepak Turaga

VP of Data Science, Oden Technologies

Industry 4.0: How IoT, Cloud and AI will help us Make Things Better

After an overview of the current state of digital manufacturing around the world, the key players, business opportunities, and adoption, Deepak will then describe the changes being introduced through Industrial IoT initiatives across the world that leverage  three confluent technology trends:

  1. the advent of low-cost connectivity and sensing capabilities,
  2. elastic, highly resilient compute and storage facilitated by the cloud, and
  3. advances in data analysis and Machine Learning (and other AI disciplines)

and how this combination is enabling the next potential Industrial revolution.

10.30 – 11.00

coffee break

11.00 – 11.30

Matthias Graeber, Head of Data Science, Bühler Group

How data science can create value from IoT data ?

11.30 – 12.00

Roberto Perez, Head of Innovation, Digital Transformation, Georg Fischer Machining Solutions

The challenges and opportunities of data sharing across complex industrial value chains

12.00 – 12.30

Bryan Ford, Professor, EPFL

Blockchain in Mission-Critical Applications: Promise, Challenges, and Risks

12.30 – 14.00

Standing Lunch in the Sopra Foyer

14.00 – 14.30

Beni Gelzer, Data Privacy Officer Switzerland, Novartis

Personalization and Privacy in a GDPR world

14.30 – 15.00

Peter B. Meier, Manager Industry 4.0, ABB Switzerland

Digital Factory of the future

15.00-15.30

Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, CTO, Scigility and Professor, University of Fribourg
Managing manufacturing data – Public cloud or on premise

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break

16.00  -17.30

PANEL

                               How to become agile with Digital Transformation
Matthias Graeber, Head of Data Science, Bühler Group
Roberto Perez, Head of Innovation, Digital Transformation, Georg Fischer Machining Solutions
Deepak Turaga, VP of Data Science, Oden Technologies
Hernan Vilas, Sr. Director, Operational Technology and Digital Strategy, Lonza

17.30 – 18.30

Networking apero in the Sopra Foyer

Guest Speakers :

AGENDA

9.00-9.30

Arrival and registration

9.30-10.30

Opening Keynote : Deepak Turaga, VP of Data Science, Oden Technologies

Industry 4.0: How IoT, Cloud and AI will help us Make Things Better

After an overview of the current state of digital manufacturing around the world, the key players, business opportunities, and adoption, Deepak will then describe the changes being introduced through Industrial IoT initiatives across the world that leverage  three confluent technology trends:
1. the advent of low-cost connectivity and sensing capabilities,
2. elastic, highly resilient compute and storage facilitated by the cloud, and
3. advances in data analysis and Machine Learning (and other AI disciplines) and how this combination is enabling the next potential Industrial revolution.

10.30-11.00

Coffee Break

11.00-11.30

Matthias Graeber, Head of Data Science, Bühler Group
How can data science create value from IoT data ?

11.30-12.00

Roberto Perez, Head of Innovation, Digital Transformation, Georg Fischer Machining Solutions
The challenges and opportunities of data sharing across complex industrial value chains

12.00-12.30

Bryan Ford, Professor, EPFL
Blockchain in Mission-Critical Applications: Promise, Challenges, and Risks

12.30-14.00

Standing Lunch in the Sopra Foyer

14.00-14.30

Beni Gelzer, Data Privacy Officer Switzerland, Novartis
Personalization and Privacy in a GDPR world

14.30-15.00

Peter B. Meier, Manager Industry 4.0, ABB Switzerland Digital
Factory of the future

15.00-15.30

Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, CTO, Scigility and Professor, University of Fribourg
Managing manufacturing data – Public cloud or on premise

15.30-16.00

Coffee Break

16.00-17.30

PANEL

Becoming Agile in the Digital Transformation, moderated by Silvia Quarteroni, Principal Data Scientist – Industry Collaborations, Swiss Data Science Center 

Matthias Graeber, Head of Data Science, Bühler Group
Roberto Perez, Head of Innovation, Digital Transformation, Georg Fischer Machining Solutions
Deepak Turaga, VP of Data Science, Oden Technologies
Hernan Vilas, Sr. Director, Operational Technology and Digital Strategy, Lonza

17.30-18.30

Networking apero in the Sopra Foyer

 

9.00-9.30

Arrival and registration

9.30-10.30

Opening Keynote : Deepak Turaga, VP of Data Science, Oden Technologies

Industry 4.0: How IoT, Cloud and AI will help us Make Things Better

After an overview of the current state of digital manufacturing around the world, the key players, business opportunities, and adoption, Deepak will then describe the changes being introduced through Industrial IoT initiatives across the world that leverage  three confluent technology trends:
1. the advent of low-cost connectivity and sensing capabilities,
2. elastic, highly resilient compute and storage facilitated by the cloud, and
3. advances in data analysis and Machine Learning (and other AI disciplines) and how this combination is enabling the next potential Industrial revolution.

10.30-11.00

Coffee Break

11.00-11.30

Matthias Graeber, Head of Data Science, Bühler Group
How data science can create value from IoT data ?

11.30-12.00

Roberto Perez, Head of Innovation, Digital Transformation, Georg Fischer Machining Solutions
The challenges and opportunities of data sharing across complex industrial value chains

12.00-12.30

Bryan Ford, Professor, EPFL
Blockchain in Mission-Critical Applications: Promise, Challenges, and Risks

12.30-14.00

Standing Lunch in the Sopra Foyer

14.00-14.30

Beni Gelzer, Data Privacy Officer Switzerland, Novartis
Personalization and Privacy in a GDPR world

14.30-15.00

Peter B. Meier, Manager Industry 4.0, ABB Switzerland Digital
Factory of the future

15.00-15.30

Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, CTO, Scigility and Professor, University of Fribourg
Managing manufacturing data – Public cloud or on premise

15.30-16.00

Coffee Break

16.00-17.30

PANEL

Becoming Agile in the Digital Transformation

Matthias Graeber, Head of Data Science, Bühler Group
Roberto Perez, Head of Innovation, Digital Transformation, Georg Fischer Machining Solutions
Deepak Turaga, VP of Data Science, Oden Technologies
Hernan Vilas, Sr. Director, Operational Technology and Digital Strategy, Lonza

17.30-18.30

Networking apero in the Sopra Foyer

9.00-9.30

Arrival and registration

9.30-10.30

Opening Keynote : Deepak Turaga, VP of Data Science, Oden Technologies

Industry 4.0: How IoT, Cloud and AI will help us Make Things Better

After an overview of the current state of digital manufacturing around the world, the key players, business opportunities, and adoption, Deepak will then describe the changes being introduced through Industrial IoT initiatives across the world that leverage  three confluent technology trends:
1. the advent of low-cost connectivity and sensing capabilities,
2. elastic, highly resilient compute and storage facilitated by the cloud, and
3. advances in data analysis and Machine Learning (and other AI disciplines) and how this combination is enabling the next potential Industrial revolution.

10.30-11.00

Coffee Break

11.00-11.30

Matthias Graeber, Head of Data Science, Bühler Group
How data science can create value from IoT data ?

11.30-12.00

Roberto Perez, Head of Innovation, Digital Transformation, Georg Fischer Machining Solutions
The challenges and opportunities of data sharing across complex industrial value chains

12.00-12.30

Bryan Ford, Professor, EPFL
Blockchain in Mission-Critical Applications: Promise, Challenges, and Risks

12.30-14.00

Standing Lunch in the Sopra Foyer

14.00-14.30

Beni Gelzer, Data Privacy Officer Switzerland, Novartis
Personalization and Privacy in a GDPR world

14.30-15.00

Peter B. Meier, Manager Industry 4.0, ABB Switzerland Digital
Factory of the future

15.00-15.30

Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, CTO, Scigility and Professor, University of Fribourg
Managing manufacturing data – Public cloud or on premise

15.30-16.00

Coffee Break

16.00-17.30

PANEL

Becoming Agile in the Digital Transformation

Matthias Graeber, Head of Data Science, Bühler Group
Roberto Perez, Head of Innovation, Digital Transformation, Georg Fischer Machining Solutions
Deepak Turaga, VP of Data Science, Oden Technologies
Hernan Vilas, Sr. Director, Operational Technology and Digital Strategy, Lonza

17.30-18.30

Networking apero in the Sopra Foyer

VENUE

The event will take place at the Kursaal Bern at Kornhausstrasse 3, 3000 Bern (see map below). Located a short stroll away from the main train station, it is also well served by public transportation and easily accessibly by car with an underground garage on premise.

All activities will will be carried out in the Sopra Grande area.

SDSC-Connect 2017

The Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) is a joint venture between EPFL and ETH Zurich. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of data science and machine learning techniques within academic disciplines of the ETH Domain, the Swiss academic community at large, and the industrial sector. In particular, it addresses the gap between those who create data, those who develop data analytics and systems, and those who could potentially extract value from it.

The SDSC-Connect workshop provides a unique opportunity for professionals to understand the value data science can bring their industry through a series of technology demonstrations, posters and discussions.

This year, leading technologists and researchers will share views on the digitalization journey within the manufacturing industry, from smart sensing and data collection to actionable insights using advanced data science methods and systems.

The methods of engagement with the EPF’s through the SDSC and its large multidisciplinary team of data and computer scientists will also be covered.

Agenda 2017

The Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) is a joint venture between EPFL and ETH Zurich. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of data science and machine learning techniques within academic disciplines of the ETH Domain, the Swiss academic community at large, and the industrial sector. In particular, it addresses the gap between those who create data, those who develop data analytics and systems, and those who could potentially extract value from it.

The SDSC-Connect workshop provides a unique opportunity for professionals to understand the value data science can bring their industry through a series of technology demonstrations, posters and discussions.

This year, leading technologists and researchers will share views on the digitalization journey within the manufacturing industry, from smart sensing and data collection to actionable insights using advanced data science methods and systems.

The methods of engagement with the EPF’s through the SDSC and its large multidisciplinary team of data and computer scientists will also be covered.


Agenda

09.00 – 09.30

WELCOME COFFEE

09.30 – 10.00

OPENING STATEMENTS BY THE PRESIDENTS

Prof. Lino Guzzella, ETH Zurich President

Prof. Martin Vetterli, EPFL President

10.00 – 10.30

SDSC – MISSION & OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE INDUSTRY

Olivier Verscheure, SDSC Executive Director, EPFL & ETH Zurich

10.30 – 10.45

ENGAGING WITH THE SDSC – MODELS AND T&C’S

Michaël Thémans, Deputy of the VP for Innovation, EPFL

Urs Zuber, Head Industry Relations, ETH Zurich

10.45 – 11.15

FROM IOT TO SMART DATA

Prof. Edouard Bugnion, SDSC Academic co-Director, EPFL

11.15 – 12.00

SMART DATA FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD VALUE CHAINS

Ian Roberts, CTO Bühler Group

12.00 – 14.00

STANDING LUNCH IN THE SOPRA FOYER

POSTER SESSION AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEMOS

14.00 – 14.45

DATA FUSION: FROM DATA INTEGRATION TO BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Prof. Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, University of Fribourg

Scigility AG, Chief Technology Officer

14.45 – 15.15

MACHINE LEARNING : CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Prof. Andreas Krause, SDSC Academic co-Director, ETH Zurich

15.15 – 15.45

COFFEE BREAK

15.45 – 16.30

STATISTICAL FORECASTING FOR IMPROVED DEMAND PLANNING

Sandro Saitta, Data Scientist and Global Forecasting Expert at Nespresso

Founder of Swiss Association for Analytics

16.30 – 17.00

ORCHESTRATING DATA SCIENCE WITH SDSC ANALYTICS PLATFORM

Matthias Gräber, Program Manager, Bühler Group

17.00 – 17.15

WRAP-UP AND QUESTIONS

Olivier Verscheure, SDSC Executive Director, EPFL & ETH Zurich

17.15 – 18.30

NETWORKING APERO IN THE SOPRA FOYER

SDSC-Connect 2017

The Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) is a joint venture between EPFL and ETH Zurich. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of data science and machine learning techniques within academic disciplines of the ETH Domain, the Swiss academic community at large, and the industrial sector. In particular, it addresses the gap between those who create data, those who develop data analytics and systems, and those who could potentially extract value from it. The SDSC-Connect workshop provides a unique opportunity for professionals to understand the value data science can bring their industry through a series of technology demonstrations, posters and discussions. This year, leading technologists and researchers will share views on the digitalization journey within the manufacturing industry, from smart sensing and data collection to actionable insights using advanced data science methods and systems. The methods of engagement with the EPF’s through the SDSC and its large multidisciplinary team of data and computer scientists will also be covered.

Agenda

09.00 – 09.30
WELCOME COFFEE

09.30 – 10.00
OPENING STATEMENTS BY THE PRESIDENTS
Prof. Lino Guzzella, ETH Zurich President
Prof. Martin Vetterli, EPFL President

10.00 – 10.30
SDSC – MISSION & OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE INDUSTRY
Olivier Verscheure, SDSC Executive Director, EPFL & ETH Zurich

10.30 – 10.45
ENGAGING WITH THE SDSC – MODELS AND T&C’S
Michaël Thémans, Deputy of the VP for Innovation, EPFL
Urs Zuber, Head Industry Relations, ETH Zurich

10.45 – 11.15
FROM IOT TO SMART DATA
Prof. Edouard Bugnion, SDSC Academic co-Director, EPFL

11.15 – 12.00
SMART DATA FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD VALUE CHAINS
Ian Roberts, CTO Bühler Group

12.00 – 14.00
STANDING LUNCH IN THE SOPRA FOYER
POSTER SESSION AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEMOS

14.00 – 14.45
DATA FUSION: FROM DATA INTEGRATION TO BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Prof. Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, University of Fribourg
Scigility AG, Chief Technology Officer

14.45 – 15.15
MACHINE LEARNING : CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Prof. Andreas Krause, SDSC Academic co-Director, ETH Zurich

15.15 – 15.45
COFFEE BREAK

15.45 – 16.30
STATISTICAL FORECASTING FOR IMPROVED DEMAND PLANNING
Sandro Saitta, Data Scientist and Global Forecasting Expert at Nespresso
Founder of Swiss Association for Analytics

16.30 – 17.00
ORCHESTRATING DATA SCIENCE WITH SDSC ANALYTICS PLATFORM
Matthias Gräber, Program Manager, Bühler Group

17.00 – 17.15
WRAP-UP AND QUESTIONS
Olivier Verscheure, SDSC Executive Director, EPFL & ETH Zurich

17.15 – 18.30
NETWORKING APERO IN THE SOPRA FOYER

The Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) is a joint venture between EPFL and ETH Zurich. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of data science and machine learning techniques within academic disciplines of the ETH Domain, the Swiss academic community at large, and the industrial sector. In particular, it addresses the gap between those who create data, those who develop data analytics and systems, and those who could potentially extract value from it.

The SDSC-Connect workshop provides a unique opportunity for professionals to understand the value data science can bring their industry through a series of technology demonstrations, posters and discussions.

This year, leading technologists and researchers will share views on the digitalization journey within the manufacturing industry, from smart sensing and data collection to actionable insights using advanced data science methods and systems.

The methods of engagement with the EPF’s through the SDSC and its large multidisciplinary team of data and computer scientists will also be covered.

AGENDA

09.00 – 09.30

WELCOME COFFEE

09.30 – 10.00

OPENING STATEMENTS BY THE PRESIDENTS

Prof. Lino Guzzella, ETH Zurich President

Prof. Martin Vetterli, EPFL President

10.00 – 10.30

SDSC – MISSION & OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE INDUSTRY

Olivier Verscheure, SDSC Executive Director, EPFL & ETH Zurich

10.30 – 10.45

ENGAGING WITH THE SDSC – MODELS AND T&C’S

Michaël Thémans, Deputy of the VP for Innovation, EPFL

Urs Zuber, Head Industry Relations, ETH Zurich

10.45 – 11.15

FROM IOT TO SMART DATA

Prof. Edouard Bugnion, SDSC Academic co-Director, EPFL

11.15 – 12.00

SMART DATA FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD VALUE CHAINS

Ian Roberts, CTO Bühler Group

12.00 – 14.00

STANDING LUNCH IN THE SOPRA FOYER

POSTER SESSION AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEMOS

14.00 – 14.45

DATA FUSION: FROM DATA INTEGRATION TO BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Prof. Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, University of Fribourg

Scigility AG, Chief Technology Officer

14.45 – 15.15

MACHINE LEARNING : CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Prof. Andreas Krause, SDSC Academic co-Director, ETH Zurich

15.15 – 15.45

COFFEE BREAK

15.45 – 16.30

STATISTICAL FORECASTING FOR IMPROVED DEMAND PLANNING

Sandro Saitta, Data Scientist and Global Forecasting Expert at Nespresso

Founder of Swiss Association for Analytics

16.30 – 17.00

ORCHESTRATING DATA SCIENCE WITH SDSC ANALYTICS PLATFORM

Matthias Gräber, Program Manager, Bühler Group

17.00 – 17.15

WRAP-UP AND QUESTIONS

Olivier Verscheure, SDSC Executive Director, EPFL & ETH Zurich

17.15 – 18.30

NETWORKING APERO IN THE SOPRA FOYER

REGISTRATION

Please note a small fee of CHF 200 will be collected to partially cover the organizational expenses. Registrations close on Friday November 17, 2017. The workshop fee cannot be refunded for cancellation after this date.