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Ensuring business continuity through Industry 4.0


Manufacturers face operational and supply chain disruptions as countries around the world introduced lockdowns, travel restrictions and work suspension to limit the spread of COVID-19. The disruption is forcing manufacturers to rethink their operations and explore new technology to increase resilience and future-proof their business. A key technology that can help manufacturers to respond promptly to disruptions is the creation of Digital Twin through the implementation of Industry 4.0.

An ideal starting point would be the adoption of the Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI), an Industry 4.0 framework that supports manufacturers in starting, scaling, and sustaining their digitisation journey. SIRI has been recognised by the World Economic Forum as a global standard for Industry 4.0 transformation and has already being adopted by many global manufacturers in many sectors.

Our webinar will tackle these points, focusing on:

  • Creation of Digital Twin through the implementation of Industry 4.0

  • Adoption of the Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI)

About the speakerS

Antonio Feraco

Managing Consultant for Industry 4.0 - Vice President, Digital Service

Dr Antonio Feraco, is Managing Consultant for Industry 4.0. He is responsible for supporting the process manufacturing sector, in adopting technologies within the IIOT and Industry 4.0 space to enable end to end integration, to improve HSE and optimizing efficiency.

With a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, a MSc in Industrial Engineer and a PMP®, Antonio ran successful projects in Oil and Gas, Mining and Pharma, and has been part of several international and large initiatives in EU and ASEAN, as a Digitization and Industry 4.0 expert.

He worked with R&D, consultancy and technology advisory sector before and has comprehensive experience in AR and VR, AI, business process optimisation, project management, energy efficiency and robotics.

Antonio is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Process Management at the University of Vitez and trainer at the National University of Singapore. He also delivers for industry and academia in both technical topics as Predictive Maintenance, and non-technical ones like Management of Innovation Processes and Technology Transfer Strategies.

Francesca Pagano

Business Line Manager Innovation – Customized Services - Business Assurance

Francesca is in charge of the new area of TUV Italia which deals with providing innovation services to companies that intend to embark on a path of digitization. She has always worked in the management consulting sector specializing in services for companies in the Energy, Utilities and Insurance sectors with a focus on the strategic plan definition for technological development in the IT sector, to BPR (Business Process Reengineering), to SAM (Software Asset Management) and change management activities.

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