Smart Manufacturing: Principles to scale Smart Factories

Coming soon – February 2022

How can we navigate the challenges to create a successful, scalable Smart Factory?

Digitalization is one of the fundamental drivers of Smart Factory initiatives and a top priority for manufacturing companies. It involves introducing disruptive digital innovations that allow the consolidation and processing of massive amounts of operational and enterprise data from sensors, devices, machines and business systems.

This data-driven approach enables manufacturers to produce higher quality individualized goods at lower cost, by increasing flexibility and agility and creating more efficient processes.

You are invited to join us for an exclusive roundtable on Thursday, October 28, in which a panel of analysts, Atos experts and your peers will explore:

  • The current state of play for Smart Factory
  • How to balance the need to create internal digital expertise with external support from technology partners
  • The main digital technologies that can be used to increase manufacturing performance, quality and compliance
  • How to cope with legacy IT to ensure a smooth, fast and complete transformation

Peer-to-Peer Collaboration

Where do the leaders of the manufacturing industry go for ideas and perspectives?

For many, the most valuable insights come from a candid conversation with their peers.

The Atos Thought Leaders Roundtable Series provides an opportunity to share your experience, ideas and challenges with other manufacturing leaders in a casual virtual setting. We limit our audiences to 6-8 executive-level guests, plus select experts from Atos, industry analysts and global partners.

There is no sales hype – just an opportunity to learn from and collaborate with your peers.


16:00 – 16:15 Welcome and Introduction

16:15 – 17:30 Peer-to-peer roundtable discussion

* This virtual event will bring together Chief Technology Officers, Chief Digital Officers and other senior executives to discuss the scaling Smart Factories in manufacturing.

To ensure a quality experience for our participants, this event is open only to senior executives within Atos client companies. All requests will be verified.

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Your Hosts

Lorenzo Veronesi, IDC Research Manager, EMEA

Lorenzo Veronesi supports all IDC MI research services for EMEA, analyzing IT opportunities in multiple manufacturing sub-verticals, and writing quarterly industry updates and standardized reports based on end-user surveys. He is involved in consulting projects for end-users, IT vendors and public authorities. Veronesi also actively contributes to the Worldwide Operations Technology research services and related consulting activities.

His research focus includes key processes such as supply chain management, product lifecycle management and manufacturing operations management in multiple manufacturing verticals including automotive, aerospace, machinery, high-tech, chemicals, CPG and fashion.

Jürgen Schön, ServiceNow, Head of Manufacturing Industry GTM – EMEA

Jürgen has more than 25 years of experience in software, consulting and design business, constantly engaged in various transformation roles in the manufacturing industry space. He is driven to turn business process optimization into sustainable growth, including identifying new business models. He is passionate about enabling companies to use data and digital solutions strategically. Jürgen is familiar with the latest

challenges and trends in the manufacturing industry, combined with a hands-on mentality in production and supply chain. His other areas of expertise include IIoT use cases, green manufacturing, data literacy and digital transformation.

Patrice-Henri Le Franc, Atos Manufacturing, Head of Smart Factory CoE

Patrice has 23 years of experience in Management Consulting for industries. He has worked alternatively for software vendors and large C&SI companies delivering solutions and advisory to a large spectrum of industries such as Automotive, Aerospace & Defence, Energy & Utilities, CPG and Life Sciences, … to name a few. He is especially focused on the industrial value chain and its digitalization at scale.

In addition to the development of the southern Europe Consulting activity, Patrice is the global lead of the Smart Factory / Industry 4.0 offer at Atos Industry Manufacturing. He works closely with industry leaders to help organizations understand the nature and the impact of digital disruptions