Waterford Chamber of Commerce and the School of Engineering of Waterford Institute of Technology are joining forces to present ‘Toys 4.0 Engineers’ on Friday 22nd September 2017 in the WIT Arena, Waterford.

Explore ‘Industry 4.0’ that is driving the technology, innovation and recruitment agendas of companies in all sectors of the economy.  Engineers need to develop and use new ‘toys’ to address the many competitive challenges – these ‘toys’ include robotics, additive manufacturing/3D printing, augmented reality, virtual reality, building information modelling (BIM), big data, Drones, electric vehicles, green energy and so on.

In the morning time, the conference combines a series of technical presentations and cutting-edge demonstrations of advanced technologies from leading experts.

In the afternoon, the exhibition will also showcase approximately 50 displays by companies and organisations (regional, national and international) across a broad range of sectors including med-tech, pharma, food, infrastructure, energy and construction.

The line-up of speakers include:

  • Jim McCann from Medite Smartply will tell us how the South East manufacturing site was effectively renewed through a large scale extension.
  • Brian Robinson from Dataworks will present how Internet of Things technologies allows people to remotely visualise and analyse the performance of legacy equipment.
  • James Murtagh from Domino, brought in by Codico Distributors, will showcase how users of their range of Coding and Marking equipment benefit from additional services offered by Internet of Things remote monitoring.
  • Stephen Farrell, co-founder of Inmasoll, will discuss their experience of applying Lean Principles to Product Design Processes and how the Waterford Local Enterprise Office supported their efforts.
  • Brian Cooney from KUKA will discuss how the latest advances in Robotics are impacting on the future of Automation.
  • Tadhg Lucey from BAM will present how technology was applied to the design and construction of the new N25 Barrow Bridge, New Ross.
  • Andy Crowley, General Manager of Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland, who will tell us how advances in technology have impacted the Waterford manufacturing site over the years.

With registration at 8.30am and the conference set to conclude by 1pm to make place for the Engineering and Recruitment exhibition, Toys4Engineers 2017 is sure to provide plenty learning and networking opportunities to all experienced and aspiring engineers and innovators out there.

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