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Event Date Tue Jul 13 JST - Thu Jul 15 JST (over 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EST): Mon Jul 12 9:00pm - Thu Jul 15 6:30am
Location Online
Region APAC

Propelled by recent global health and economic crises, industrial innovation is accelerating. Leading companies had progressed along their digital transformation journey and were able to quickly adapt to the changed business reality. They supported numbers of remote connected workers far earlier than expected, and leveraged wearables and other tech to support the remaining frontline workers in the plant. With what they have learned, they are now re-thinking how to manage operations using shared data, analytics, distributed work, and digital twins. The industry has passed a tipping point, having seen the power of disruptive technologies to transform business operations and competitive strategies, improve resilience, reduce costs, and better serve customers. It's full speed ahead.

Megatrends like re-shoring, sustainability, and upskilling are driving accelerated change, while technologies like cloud, machine learning, edge computing, IoT, cybersecurity technology, additive manufacturing, augmented reality, autonomous assets, and more are enabling new business processes and obscuring traditional functional boundaries. OT, IT, and ET teams are growing their skills and capabilities and transforming real-time operations. Seeking to be among the winners in the new normal, executives charged with driving transformation are seizing this moment to innovate and deliver real value. Call it digital transformation, smart manufacturing, smart cities, or Industry 4.0, there is a rush to innovate, transform, and accelerate the future.

Is your organization prepared to deal with the new normal?

Join us at the Annual ARC Industry Forum Asia to learn more about how transforming factories, cities, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike. Discover what your peers and industry leaders are doing today and what steps they are taking to prepare for the future. Programs will be conducted in both Japanese and English.


2021 Speakers


Noriaki Harada
Sr. General Manager, Smart Factory Initiative, Digital Value Co-creation, Asahi Kasei Corporation

Sharul Rashid
Group Technical Authority, Instrument & Control, Petronas

Vivek Gupta
Assistant Vice President & Head of Instrumentation, DCM Shriram Limited

Jinjie Pan
Chief Information Officer, China International Marine Containers

Shinji Goma
Sr. Manager, Iot Business Promotion, Module Business Unit, Murata Manufacturing

Rajashekhar Malur
Vice President & Head, Power Business, Tata Consulting Engineers

Yuanrong Yao
Chief Digital Officer, Jinshan Plant, 3M China


Nobuyuki Arai
Principal Engineer, JGC Corporation

Jonas Berge
Senior Director, Applied Technology, Emerson Automation Solutions

Rik De Smet
APAC Digital Transformation Principal Consultant, Schneider Electric

David DeBari
Process Control Engineer, ExxonMobil

Harry Forbes
Director of Research, ARC Advisory Group

Jim Frazer
Vice President, Infrastructure and Smart Cities ARC Advisory Group

Bob Gill
General Manager, Southeast Asia, ARC Advisory Group

Yoshihiro Hashimoto
Professor, Dept. of Industrial Management Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology

David Humphrey
Director of Research, ARC Advisory Group

Himanshu Joshi
Head, Industry 4.0 Practice, Tata Consulting Engineers

Hetal Karia
Lead Control Systems, Cluster Instrument Jamnagar Super Site, Instrument Department, Reliance Industries Limited

Masato Katsuki
Corporate Officer, Solution Business Division, Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation

Madhusudan Kestur
Director, AceMicromaticMIT (AmiT)

John Kirkman
CEO, Enterprise Transformation Partners

Takayuki Kobayashi
Production Technology Group, Manufacturing Strategy Division, Ajinomoto Company

Masaki Kogure
Vice President of Sales, Japan, AVEVA

Kazuhiro Kusunoki
Sr. General Manager, Information Technology R&D Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Toshio Miyachi
Director and Board Member, JPCER Coordination Center

Hiroshi Osaka
Representative Director, PPM Division, Hexagon

Akira Sakaino
Director IoT Evangelist, Technology Development, IoT Cloud Strategic Unit, NTT Communications Corporation

R. Sarangapani
General Manager Maintenance, Khargone Super Thermal Power Project, NTPC

Keiji Sato
General Manager, Solution Business, Connected Industries Business Dev. Center, Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation

Divyang Shah
Group Lead, Instrument Reliability in Center of Excellence, Reliance Industries Limited

Hajime Sugiyama
Digital Manufacturing Architect, Factory Automation Systems Group, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Go Suzuki
Member, The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers

Joji Tsurumoto
Manager, Process Development Department, Takasago Chemical Corporation

Anne-Marie Walters
Industry Marketing Director, Oil and Gas and Manufacturing, Bentley Systems

Hideharu Watanabe
Manager, Electrical & Instrumentation Systems, Engineering Dept., Solution Business Div., Ajinomoto Engineering Corporation

Rachel Yee
Manager, Industry Consulting, PPM Division, Hexagon

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Hexagon
• Yokogawa

• Mitsubishi Electric
• Seeq

• Aspentech
• Bentley
• Emerson
• Schneider Electric

• SLJapan
• Supcon

• Siemens

• A&D
• Automated Buildings
• Chemical Industry Digest
• Chemical Today
• Control Engineering
• EM
• Industrial Automation
• Industrial Cybersecurity Pulse
• Plant Engineering
• World of Chemicals