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Get an exclusive insight into the ‘smart factory’ of the future and how hyperconverged systems could help you leverage big data to increase value across your entire production cycle.

Manufacturing Is Changing, Forever: Are You Ready?

With a focus on how manufacturing is undergoing a huge, fundamental shift, this session – filmed at VMworld 2016 in Barcelona on 18 October – offers invaluable insights from the ‘Smart Factory’ at Manga Steyr. An IoT-driven production plant that is revolutionizing how cars are made, and how workers go about their jobs, it is truly impressive. And this kind of innovation is what’s essential for all manufacturing businesses, argues Prof. Dr. Vladimir Stantchev, given the sheer number of disruptions and risks facing the manufacturing sector. And this is where hyperconverged systems can prove to be essential, as HPE’s technical specialists reveal.

The Idea Economy – the concept that disruption is all around us, and the ability to turn an idea into a new product or a new industry is more accessible than ever before – demands that businesses within the manufacturing sector can benefit hugely from technologies such as hyperconverged systems. Franz Weghofer, project lead for Magna Steyr’s ‘Smart Factory’, offers fascinating insights into the mega-trends that will affect all businesses, including increased urbanization and the growth of smart cities, connectivity and the Internet of Things, and environmental issues that will impact all of us. He also shares insights into how the Smart Factory itself functions. Running an incredibly complex production line, with connected assets and machinery, real-time data analytics that improve production efficiency, workers enabled and supported by technology such as augmented reality and exoskeletons, the Smart Factory is an inspirational example of what the future of manufacturing looks like.

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Franz Weghofer

In the intelligent factory of the future the employee, product and resources will communicate with each other almost in real time – ICT will be the enabling technology of the future.”

Franz Weghofer, Project Lead, Magna Steyr’s ‘Smart Factory’

Emma Barnett

From everything I’ve learned about hyperconverged systems today, it seems obvious to me that they are the future. There can be no doubt about it.”

Emma Barnett, BBC host and expert in media & digital trends

Cullen Guemerer

There are so many challenges in the Idea Economy: new, disruptive models, the IoT, the explosion of devices. This is why hyperconverged systems are essential.”

Cullen Guemerer, Senior Director, HPE Software-Defined Data Center & Cloud Group

Prof. Dr. Vladimir Stantchev

Hyperconverged system allows you to have both an infrastructure that is completely cloud ready and best-in-class network, storage and compute.”

Prof. Dr. Vladimir Stantchev, IT consultant and fellow at the University of California in Berkeley

Joseph Saroukhanian

To help master complexity we are accelerating simplicity: you to rely on cloud services and big data to accelerate outcomes: hyperconverged systems deliver this reality.”

Joseph Saroukhanian, HPE Program Lead, Hyper Converged Systems EMEA

Emma Barnett

Emma Barnett

BBC Radio 5 host Emma Barnett is a respected expert in media and digital trends. Covering technology, business and politics, she’s spoken at TEDx and appears regularly on TV (including the BBC, Sky News, CNN). Previously Digital Media Editor of The Daily Telegraph, she has worked for Media Week and contributed to The Times, The Sunday Times Culture Magazine and Esquire.

Prior to working with the BBC, Emma presented Gadget Geeks on Sky One, a studio-based show covering digital media and technology. She also presented a documentary for BBC Radio 4 entitled 'Do we have a right to be forgotten?' in which she examined the ownership of online identities and who owns information in the digital age.

Cullen Guemerer

Cullen Guemerer

Working at HPE since 2010, Cullen Guemerer has spent the past two years working as a Product Management executive focused on Converged and Hyper Converged Solutions. He is responsible for defining and executing product roadmaps and identifying and executing solutions and sales enablement tools.

He has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Masters of Engineering Management from Northwestern University’s engineering school. He works at the HPE headquarters in Palo Alto, California and lives in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters.

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Prof. Dr. Vladimir Stantchev

Prof. Dr. Vladimir Stantchev is Executive Director of the Institute for Computer Science of the SRH University Berlin and fellow at the University of California in Berkeley.

His research interests are in the areas of cloud computing, service-oriented architectures (SOA), IT Governance, and Information Management. He acts on the governing boards of a number of technology companies.

Franz Weghofer

Franz Weghofer

Franz Weghofer leads the digitally-led ‘Smart Factory’ (“Industry 4.0”) project at Magna Steyr. With a worldwide team of 152,000 employees Magna Steyr is at the forefront of automotive engineering and production – and the Smart Factory project aims to keep them there. He has also led projects for vehicles including Jeep Cherokee, Minivan, Chrysler 300, Mercedes M-Klasse, and the Peugeot RCZ.

He firmly believes that only companies that develop and evolve constantly will remain competitive in the market – something he’ll be talking about passionately at the web-event. He will describe a large variety of application cases in which Magna Steyr’s innovative Smart Factory solutions have successfully improved competitiveness.

Joseph Saroukhanian

Joseph Saroukhanian

Leading the sales and business development program for hyperconverged systems and Software-Defined Storage (SDS) in EMEA, Joseph Saroukhanian joined HP in 2007 as business manager for commercial storage in General Western Europe, a region covering 12 European countries. Prior to HP, Joseph held various positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer and Iomega Corporation.

He holds a Master’s in Computer Science and Information Management from Webster University, and along with English is fluent in Russian.

HPE’s Joseph Saroukhanian rounds of the session with insights about ‘mega trends’ and how they are already impacting the manufacturing industry, and will do so much more in the near future. Watch the session now to benefit from all these insights: your business will never be the same again.

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