Topic: Augmented and Virtual Reality
Prof. Gino Dini
Production Engineering at the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering of the University of Pisa, Italy
Gino Dini is a professor of Production Engineering at the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering of the University of Pisa (Italy). He is author of more than 150 papers published in national and international conference proceedings and journals. His main interests and research areas include machining process monitoring, machining of non-conventional materials, assembly planning and CAD integration, optimization of assembly processes and application of augmented reality techniques in manufacturing processes. He is a fellow of CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering Research) since 2002. Within this organization he had the offices of technical secretary of the scientific committee on “Assembly” and the working groups on “Unification” and “Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Production Engineering”. He was also a member of CIRP Editorial Committee and Financial Committee. Prof. Dini is a founding member of AITEM (Italian Association of Production Engineering) and he is a member of the director board of the same association. He was awarded with the CIRP F.W. Taylor Medal for an innovative contribution to the development of a planning system, integrated within a CAD environment, for the automated assembly of mechanical products.
Topic: Cloud Manufacturing
Prof. Lihui Wang
Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Lihui Wang is a Professor and Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. His research interests are focused on cyber-physical systems, cloud manufacturing, real-time monitoring and control, predictive maintenance, human-robot collaborations, adaptive and sustainable manufacturing systems. Professor Wang is actively engaged in various professional activities. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Manufacturing Research, Editor-in-Chief of Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Manufacturing Systems. He has published 9 books and authored in excess of 500 scientific publications. Professor Wang is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, CIRP, SME and ASME. He is also a Professional Engineer in Canada, the President-Elect of North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME, and the Chairman of Swedish Production Academy.
Topic: The Digital Enterprise
Mr. Cobus Oozthuizen
Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Digital Industries Software, South Africa
Mr Oozthuizen is the Vice President, Product Marketing, Strategy and CEO of Siemens Digital Industries, SA. He holds a Honors Degree in Engineering from the University of Pretoria. He also has a Masters Degree in Business leadership from the University of South Africa (UNISA). He is actively engaged in imparting entrepreneurial and engineering knowledge to express his passion for helping people.