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Invited Speakers

Invited Speakers

Bernard Grabot

"Factories of the future: the new frontiers of Industrial Management"


Professor in the National Engineering School of Tarbes, France (ENIT). His research activities are oriented on supply chain management, scheduling, competence management and decision support systems based on artificial intelligence tools. He is member of the IFAC technical committes 3.2 “Computational Intelligence in Control” and 5.1 “Manufacturing Plant Control”, andofthe IFIP workinggroup 5.7 “Advances in Production Management Systems”. He is one of the facilitators of the Theme "Factory of the Future" of the "Cluster" (Pôle de compétitivité") Aerospace Valley. He has participated to several European projects (CRAFT, INTERREG, NOE etc.). He belongs to the editorial boards of “International Journal of Production Research”, "Computers In Industry", “International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research” and "Production & Manufacturing Research". He is in charge of the research road map for the Industrial Engineering theme in the GDR MACS.

Mr Corrado La Forgia

"Potential Advantages of Embracing Industry 4.0"

Vice President Bosch VHIT. He has Doctor degree in Mechanics engineering (Università degli Studi di Bari) since 1990. Currently is the Managing director (Vice President) - Bosch VHIT spa – Crema (Italy). The companies produces automotive components with a turnover of 100 Million Euro and 500 employees. He is also a member of Italian Task Force in Federmeccanica (Italian mech. Companies Association ) for the topic Industry 4.0 and Temporary Professor at Genova University (Economy faculty) with focus on “business coming from connected things”.