International Manufacturing-X Council: Make Data Work!

March 12, 2024 - 15:30 - 16:30
Data Value - Applications in Data Spaces
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The key to boosting a company’s competitiveness as well as increasing its sustainability and resilience is digitalization! Data will play a central role in the digital transformation process, however, data driven manufacturing across complex value chains cannot be done alone – no country, no company, no research institute, no initiative, no association. 

Cooperation is key. International cooperation is key. Join forces, share knowledge, and leverage synergies are the basis.  

International Manufacturing-X will implement a federated, decentralized and collaborative data ecosystem for smart manufacturing that will “Make Data Work!” in an open, global and cross-industry paradigm, following FAIR Data Principles, to address improved resiliency and sustainability while stimulating competitiveness. The “International Manufacturing-X Council” announced in Valencia/Europe October 2023 at the “European Big Data value Forum 2023” is the group to trigger international R&D, partnerships, cooperation, standardization and deployment with and for customers globally. 

Let’s get an update on this initiative, what is the status of “International Manufacturing-X Council”, who are the next partners and what are the next steps! 


Agenda and Speakers 


  • Moderator: Davide Dalle Carbonare, Engineering/BDVA 
  • International Manufacturing-X – setting the scene: Oscar Lazaro, INNOVALIA
  • Deep Dive Factory-X (The lighthouse project from the Manufacturing-X initiative): Thomas Hahn, SIEMENS/BDVA 
  • Panel discussion with international partners, including the status of International Manufacturing-X Council: Sergio Gusmeroli, Politecnico di Milano & Sicco Lehmann-Brauns, ZVEI, Reinhard Heister, VDMA


Thomas Hahn presentation here

Carbonare’s presentation here

Thomas Hahn
Chief Expert Software at Siemens AG
Davide Dalle Carbonare
Senior Researcher and Business Developer at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica
Sergio Gusmeroli
Research Coordinator at Politecnico di Milano
Oscar Lázaro
Managing Director at Innovalia
Sicco Lehmann-Brauns
Senior Director Innovation Policy at European Commission - Representation in Austria
Reinhard Heister
Managing Director at VDMA Electrical Automation
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