Smart Industry Forum 2024
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Smart Industry Forum 2024

Virtual Event
June 20, 2024
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Welcome to the Smart Industry Forum, the premier event for senior technology and business leaders in the manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, and supply chain industry in Africa. This event will bring together industry experts, thought leaders, and key decision makers to discuss the latest advancements in technology and its impact on the manufacturing and supply chain industry. As the fourth industrial revolution continues to unfold, Industry 4.0 technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and blockchain are reshaping the way we approach manufacturing and logistics. The manufacturing sector in Africa holds significant potential as the continent navigates the path to recovery post-pandemic. Experts project that by 2030, the sector could reach a value of $666.4 billion.

Agile. Safe. Connected

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Topics and Themes

At the Smart Industry 2024 event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders on topics such as:

Digital Supply Chain Transformation

Digital Supply Chain Transformation

Smart Manufacturing and Factory Automation

Smart Manufacturing and Factory Automation

Data Analytics, AI, and Machine Learning

Data Analytics, AI, and Machine Learning

Cybersecurity in Industry 4.0

Cybersecurity in Industry 4.0

Supply Chain Resilience and Agility

Supply Chain Resilience and Agility

IoT in Manufacturing and Logistics

IoT in Manufacturing and Logistics

Sustainable Manufacturing and Circular Economy

Sustainable Manufacturing and Circular Economy

Collaborative Robotics (Cobots)

Collaborative Robotics (Cobots)

Target Audience

This event is designed for senior leaders in the manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, and supply chain industry, including CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, and heads of operations. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and network with your peers in the industry.

  1. Chief Executive Officers
    Chief Executive Officers
  2. Chief Information Officers
    Chief Information Officers
  3. Chief Financial Officers
    Chief Financial Officers
  4. Procurement Managers
    Procurement Managers
  5. Production Planners
    Production Planners
  6. Distribution and Logistics Managers
    Distribution and Logistics Managers
  7. Quality Control Managers
    Quality Control Managers
  8. Demand Planners
    Demand Planners
  9. Risk Managers
    Risk Managers
Speakers
Solutions Manager, Liquid Intelligent Technologies
Head of IT | CIO, Car and General PLC
Prasanna Burri
Group CIO, CISO, Dangote Group (NG)
Carol Odero
moderator
Carol Odero
Head of Content, dx5
Nurudeen Papoola
IT Manager, Industrial and Medical Gases Nigeria Plc
IT and Security Manager, DP World
Head of ICT, Unga Group
Head of ICT / CIO, KETEPA Ltd
Agenda
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Introduction to the event, overview of the agenda, and key objectives.
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Keynote
Harnessing Digital Transformation for Sustainable Growth in Africa's Industrial Sector
Insights into the future of the manufacturing sector in Africa, highlighting opportunities, challenges, and the role of technology in driving growth.
Prasanna
Prasanna Burri
Group CIO, CISO, Dangote Group (NG)
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Keynote
The Future of Smart Manufacturing in Africa
Nurudeen
Nurudeen Papoola
IT Manager, Industrial and Medical Gases Nigeria Plc
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Case Study: Implementing IoT Solutions in Your Supply Chain
Daniel
Daniel Musau
IT and Security Manager, DP World
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Case Study: Optimising Operations with AI-Driven Predictive Maintenance
11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
Panel Discussion
Harnessing Industry 4.0: AI, IoT, and Blockchain in Manufacturing
A discussion on how Industry 4.0 technologies are transforming manufacturing processes, enhancing efficiency, and enabling smarter supply chains.
Naom
Naom Kerubo
Solutions Manager, Liquid Intelligent Technologies
panelist
Gilbert
Gilbert Mutai
Head of IT | CIO, Car and General PLC
panelist
Carol
Carol Odero
Head of Content, dx5
moderator
Isaac
Isaac Mwangi
Head of ICT, Unga Group
panelist
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM
Case Study Presentation: Digital Transformation Success Stories in African Manufacturing
Real-world examples of how African manufacturing companies have successfully implemented digital transformation initiatives to improve operations and competitiveness.
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM
Case Study: How Big Data Enhanced Customer Experience and Boosted Sales
Bernard
Bernard Rono
Head of ICT / CIO, KETEPA Ltd
12:50 PM - 1:20 PM
Breakout
Breakout Sessions

Exploring how AI and machine learning can predict equipment failures before they happen, reducing downtime and maintenance costs.

1:20 PM - 1:30 PM
Closing Remarks and Future Outlook
Summary of the day's key takeaways, a look ahead at future trends, and final thoughts.