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SMDH – Breaking Through Barriers to Industry 4.0: Views from the Shop Floor

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When and Where

  • Date: 21 February 2024
  • Start & End Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Online

Address: Online

Event Details

Join the Smart Manufacturing Data Hub online to learn more about the real-world challenges SME manufacturers face when embracing Industry 4.0 technologies.

Characterised by increased automation and the employment of data-informed smart machines and smart factories, the fourth industrial revolution is upon us.

However, for SME manufacturers there is a lot to learn about and a lot to consider. There are hurdles posed by people, infrastructure and equipment and it can be difficult to identify how to overcome them.

During this session we will:

  • Address common concerns around adapting to new technologies
  • Discuss the importance of providing the right training for you and your team
  • Take a look at infrastructure issues and their impact on day-to-day operations
  • Highlight struggles with equipment and focus on compatibility problems between existing machinery and state-of-the-art technologies
  • Share practical tips and strategies tailored for manufacturers, offering a roadmap to navigate and overcome these barriers for a successful Industry 4.0 journey on the shop floor

The session will end with an audience Q&A so please come prepared with questions!


Dr Paul Byrnes , Co-founder – Mavarick

Paul is a second-generation manufacturer and Data Scientist, with extensive experience in delivering digital solutions for manufacturers. He is also a former IBM and Apple Senior Data Scientist and holds a PhD in Machine Learning from the University of Liverpool.

Koen Jasper, Co-founder – Mavarick

Koen is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with the IMechE and former Consultant at Boston Consulting Group, with experience delivering digital transformations for manufacturers in the UK Automotive, Aerospace and Pharmaceutical industries.

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