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Future-Proofing Manufacturing: Shaping Tomorrow’s Success

Gravenbruch Hesse, Germany
Coverage: Europe

Manufacturing organizations should transform into what IDC calls Digital Champions

Two-thirds of IDC Manufacturing Survey’s European respondents still considered themselves Digital Challengers. Hence, to become future-proof, the focus of manufacturing organizations should transform into what IDC calls Digital Champion.


Future-proofing manufacturing involves a combination of technological innovation, strategic planning, and a commitment to adapt to rapidly changing market conditions. By embracing these strategies, manufacturers can ensure their long-term success and competitiveness in an ever-evolving global marketplace.

Themes covered:

  • De-risking Operations: Exploring de-coupling and re-sourcing strategies for operational stability and implementing digital technologies to establish a resilient supply chain and cyber-secure environment.
  • Sustainable Manufacturing: Utilizing digital technologies to decarbonize operations and to improve energy efficiency. Transitioning towards a transparent, data-driven circular economy for sustainable manufacturing practices.
  • Long-Term Competitive Advantage: Driving efficiency programs to reduce costs and developing new business models to secure a competitive edge in manufacturing operations in the long term.
  • Customer Value-Driven Manufacturing: Leveraging collaborative platforms to foster ecosystem-enabled innovations and evaluation of servitization models to enhance customer value.
  • Organizational Readiness: Developing workforce skills through the utilization of digital technology to meet future challenges.

Why Attend?
IDC European Manufacturing Xchange is an event that connects senior IT and business professionals from several industries and countries. We aim to create the best-in-class independent content based on insights from our analysts, external speakers, as well as industry, and thought leaders.

The event will provide you with industry trends, actionable recommendations, hands-on experience from external speakers and last but not least - a chance to connect and network with your peers from the biggest European companies.


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Registration & Networking lunch


IDC Greetings & Welcome


Future-Proofing Manufacturing: Shaping Tomorrow's Success


AI Everywhere: Unleashing productivity boosts in manufacturing value chains


Navigating the AI Hype: A panel discussion on lessons learned from AI deployments


Coffee & Networking; One-to-Ones Meetings


De-risking operations: Navigating the future through resilient supply chains


Data Dynamo: Powering manufacturing excellence with data-driven manufacturing


Creating a competitive edge through balancing sustainability and profitability


Coffee & Networking; One-to-Ones Meetings


Workshops (Parallel Sessions)


Networking & Refreshment Break; One-to-One Meetings


Champagne Reception


Gala Dinner with games and speeches


After Dinner Drinks


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