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Manufacturing Industry Digital Forum

May 4, 2021 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PDT

Manufacturing Industry Digital Forum
Best practices to drive digital transformation in manufacturing at scale leveraging the power of Industrial IoT

Today, technologies including Industrial IoT (IIoT), together artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing and more, have the potential to increase operational efficiencies, enhance the customer experience in production and logistics, enable digitally enabled business models and even boost the productivity of legacy operations. Yet many manufacturing organizations are still piloting IIoT initiatives; very few have managed to scale their use cases in a way that achieves significant operational or financial benefits.

In this webinar you will:

  • Hear from experts from McKinsey & Co. and Microsoft around steps you can take today to align business, organization and technology to capture IIoT value at scale.
  • Gain valuable secrets to success from leading manufacturers that are part of the Global Lighthouse Network, a World Economic Forum project in collaboration with McKinsey & Company.
  • Hear first-hand learnings from Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company Ericsson, who just made history by launching the first greenfield, 5G factory in the US.


Çağlayan Arkan, Vice President, Manufacturing Industry
Microsoft Corporation

As Vice President of Manufacturing Industry at Microsoft, Çağlayan Arkan is currently responsible for managing the digital transformation, growth and compete strategies across all manufacturing industries and supply chains. This includes businesses within High-Tech and Semiconductor, Industrial, Aerospace, Chemical/Process Manufacturing, Agriculture, Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences, Consumer Goods, Defense, Smart Buildings/Smart Spaces and more.

Enno de Boer, Partner and Global Leader for Manufacturing
McKinsey & Company

Enno leads the firm’s global work on Industry 4.0 and since 2017 the strategic partnership as lead partner and project advisor with the World Economic Forum on the Future of Manufacturing. He founded in collaboration with the WEF the Global Lighthouse Network, is the keynote speaker for the past three years in Davos on Industry 4.0 and authored several publications and WEF whitepapers on how the frontrunners in I4.0 are creating impact at scale. Enno serves manufacturing clients across on digital manufacturing strategies and transformations, as well as the technology sector on how to build and grow their businesses in Industry 4.0.

Bodo Koerber, Global Leader IoT and Platforms, Dusseldorf
McKinsey & Company

Bodo started working as a Partner at McKinsey in 2017 and is based in the Dusseldorf office. He serves manufacturing clients in process industries, electronics, software, industrial equipment and machinery, automotive, with focus on tech-enabled transformations and digital business model design in the value chain from R&D to aftermarket sales and services. Bodo leads the EMEA IIOT & Industry 4.0 practice and is member of the global McKinsey IoT and digital manufacturing leadership team

Erik Simonsson, Head of USA 5G Smart Factory

Erik Simonsson is Head of the Ericsson USA 5G Smart Factory. Simonsson is a data-driven leader who is energized by diversity and challenges, sustainable change and adapting reality to new situations – both from a personal and professional perspective. He has more than 21 years of experience within Ericsson in various positions, primarily in manufacturing and R&D, located in Sweden (Stockholm), Estonia (Tallinn) and the United States (Dallas). Simonsson currently heads up Ericsson’s new smart manufacturing operations in the United States, including industrialization of new products, Industry 4.0 implementations and 5G production for the US market.