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NEPIC Digitalisation & Cyber Security Conference Virtual Relaunch

23rd September 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm


The 4th Industrial Revolution represents an extraordinary growth and productivity opportunity for manufacturing in general, however, by its very nature brings with it increased risk.

Back for a second year, this event will explore the pros and cons of the connected world we live in whilst showcasing digitalisation and cyber security best practice; exploring the regulation, demonstrating local solutions and next generation firewall demo.


Key themes include:

Current trends in digitalisation

Use of Artificial Intelligence in industry

Supply Chain digitalisation including Blockchain and ERP

Case studies from industry on digitalisation implementation

Best Practice in Cyber Security


Conference Agenda*

Wednesday 23 September | 09.30 – 13.30


  • View from a key manufacturer in the process sector | SABIC Petrochemicals, Tony Porritt, Applications and Infrastructure Manager
  • Digital Manufacturing Trends: What’s popular and what’s working | Institute for Manufacturing, Rob Munro, Industrial Associate

Supply Chain Improvement

  • What is Blockchain and how it can be applied in practice? | Kate Baucherel, Public Speaker & Author – Emerging Technology Specialist
  • How introducing automated processes and digitising an organisation can lead to cost savings and improve efficiency | Excelpoint, Ian Brown, Managing Director
  • Transforming construction procurement with digital transformation processes | Turner and Townsend, Alistair Robson, Project Director

Cyber Security

  • Reducing potential business interruptions in Critical Manufacturing Operations | Joanne Rout, Sales Account Manager at ITS & Ilan Barda, CEO of Radiflow Next Generation
  • Firewalls: A live demonstration | Tekgem, Ian Gemski, Managing Director


Wednesday 30 September | 09.30-13.30

Manufacturing, Engineering and Maintenance

  • Case studies from industry on digitalisation implementation | Digital City, Dr. Rajesh Shankar Priya, Lecturer in Business and Management, Teesside University Business School
  • Predictive Maintenance using Digital Technology | ABB, Chris Flower, UK Digital Lead
  • Use of autonomous robots for inspection and maintenance in hazardous areas | Phusion, Matthew Wright, Technical Specialist
  • Practical applications of Digital technology on manufacturing sites | Bilfinger, Mark Kelly, Head of Digital and Innovation
  • How Discrete Event Simulation can help improve factory performance | Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing, University of Sunderland, Rita Potts, Business Process and Operations Simulation Specialist
  • Demystifying Digital- Empowering Your Organisation | John Arthur, CPI, Rob Innes and Michelle Waddell, Wyoming Interactive

* Confirmation of presentation running order coming soon.


There is a cost to attend this two day event. Prices are detailed below:

  • NEPIC Member Virtual Delegate Pass: £75.00
  • NEPIC Member Virtual Exhibition Booth (incl. two delegate passes): £300
  • Non-member Virtual Delegate Pass: £150.00
  • Non-member Virtual Exhibition Booth (incl. two delegate passes): £600
  • Student & Apprentice Virtual Delegate Pass: £35
  • Main Event Sponsor: £1000

For more information and to register, please click here.




23rd September 2020
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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