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Global events, conferences and trade fairs


EVENT DATE: 30 - 31 october 2019

EVENT LOCATION: marina bay sands expo & convention centre, singapore

The Asian Downstream Summit and ARTC conference have always been at the forefront of the refining, petrochemicals, and chemicals industry, attracting top industry leaders and influencers to share knowledge and learn about the latest in the industry. In 2020, these two leading events, will come together, for the first time ever, in Singapore, making this the single largest gathering of refining and petrochemical leadership in Asia. These regional and internationally recognized events are regarded as the most significant meeting place for the downstream oil & gas community, providing a niche and high level meeting place for the industry.



At TÜV SÜD, we are backed by unparalleled expertise in Industry 4.0 assessment and best practices, as well as decades of in-depth knowledge of the oil and gas industry. From the initiation, solutioning to implementation and operation, our experts help companies start, scale and sustain their industry 4.0 transformation at every stage. As a globally renowned third-party quality and assurance provider with an international team of multidisciplinary experts, we are uniquely capable of offering solutions for all your evolving Industry 4.0 needs. 

Our suite of services address each and every step of your digital transformation to Industry 4.0 – initiation, solutioning and operation focusing on integration and scalability. 

  • Initiation Phase: Readiness assessment and gap analysis
    The Initiation phase creates a baseline and benchmarks the organisation against best practices, identifies gaps and focus areas.
  • Solutioning Phase: Roadmapping, business case evaluation and implementation
    In the Solutioning phase, TÜV SÜD helps companies to define high impact initiatives with phases, targets, costs and timeline, conduct roadmapping based on best practices, as well as determine prioritisation of initiatives. We will then evaluate the direct and indirect  economic impact of Industry 4.0 solutions on the organisation, and set up and evaluate a business case with Industry 4.0 KPIs using cost-benefit analysis. At this stage, we will also ensure the safety, security, reliability and interoperability of the company’s systems and processes.
  • Operation Phase: Control and optimisation 
    The Operation phase ensures the smooth operation of Industry 4.0 technologies through continuous real-time monitoring, validation and certification of their safety, security and reliability, as well as data-driven services to support operation management. We also employ data analytics to enable predictive maintenance, as well as scale and expand Industry 4.0 solutions and concepts to realise future state.


at the conference

Dr. Antonio Feraco, Vice President Digital Service and Managing Consultant Industrie 4.0, TUV SUD Asia Pacific, is having a presentation at the Asian Downstream Summit 2019.

Antonio focuses his activities in supporting the process industry in embracing, planning and or structuring their transformation towards Industrie 4.0 with a safe and secure, integrated and scalable approach. Before joining his actual position, he was head of Business Development and Technology Transfer in Fraunhofer Singapore, external advisor for KPMG Italy and Adjunct Professor of Innovation Process Management at the University of Vitez. After completing his PhD in Artificial Intelligence, he managed various international projects for the European Commission related to IT for energy efficiency, embedded systems in robotics and Digital Media. Apart from his business and management activities, he also delivers trainings in Industry 4.0 for industry and Management of Innovation Processes and Technology Transfer Strategies for academia.

Conference Session: From the Smart Industry Readiness Index to the implementation of a safe, secure and reliable digital twin.
30th Oct 2019
Time: 4.40pm - 5pm SGT

With the success of the Smart Industry Readiness Index, companies are now struggling with the understanding of how to structure a solid and a sustainable transformation within the digital space. Many of the digital initiatives have been started without a data end to end integration approach, but with KPIs set in silos. The ultimate goal of achieving a Digital twin relies into approaches based on integration, safety and security, reliability and sustainability.

Panel Session: Where is industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence likely to change the downstream industry in the next 5 years?
5.20 - 6pm SGT


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