Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018

November 4 – 8, 2018 | CCIB Centre Convencions Internacional | Barcelona, Spain
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OT/IT integration: Let’s master the digital transformation together!

The digital transformation is both challenging and full of opportunities. The question is how to identify the right path in order to master the challenges manufacturing companies are facing: From reducing high order backlogs, finding employees with the right skill set, being forced to produce in lot-sizes of one or balancing the demands of technology and governmental policies.   


At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018 in Barcelona, Siemens will demonstrate the opportunities that come when digitalization is used in a way that fits customers’ individual needs best. Through a long-term strategy of combining the virtual and the real world, Siemens has developed an end-to-end portfolio and adjusted it to the individual needs of specific industries: a holistic offering of software and automation for both discrete and process industries.   


How do we know? Because we are on the journey of digital transformation ourselves. Every day, we gather insights from our more than 270 factories worldwide to improve our own products and thereby serve our customers with innovations and professional skills. This also drives us to exploit new technologies such as edge computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence for the future of automation.   


Let’s master the digital transformation together!

Visit us

Visit Siemens at booth 512

Come talk to us at the Siemens booth located in the Premier aisle about how we can support you.

  • Find out how Digital Enterprise solutions from Siemens can accelerate your business growth and secure your digital future
  • Discover how Siemens’ open operating system for the IoT Mindsphere can help to develop new business models for the manufacturing industry
  • Check out how TIA – Totally Integrated Automation, the foundation of automation for the Digital Enterprise - creates data in the production and provides connectivity/edge solutions up to MindSphere
  • Learn how to put data analytics at the core of your digital platform for the manufacturing industry
  • Talk to our experts for guidance on your digital transformation journey
  • Or set up a meeting with us in advance

Join our sessions

Industry Sunday for Manufacturing

Date: Sunday, November 4


Time: 2:30–3:00 pm


Location: Sagrada Familia, AC Forum


Digitalization: Turn challenges into opportunities


What are manufacturing companies in aerospace, automotive, machine building, the chemical or pharmaceutical industry faced with? How do they take advantage of today’s exponential technology growth and at the same time overcome an increasing need for productivity?


This session gives insights on how manufacturing companies have succeeded through digital transformation at scale: by implementing individual software components or by connecting a single machine to MindSphere or all the way by becoming a fully digital enterprise. And because standstill is never an option, we explore new technologies like low-code app development, edge computing and machine learning.



Dr. Jan Mrosik is the CEO of the Siemens Digital Factory Division. He holds a doctorate in electrical and industrial engineering, has served Siemens in a variety of capacities over the last 20 years. Jan Mrosik began his Siemens career at Information and Communication Networks (ICN) in 1996. In 1998, he took over the responsibility for the Siemens Communications business with Vodafone D2. In 2002, Mrosik transferred to Siemens Telecommunications Pty (Ltd) in South Africa, where he was responsible for the communications business of Siemens in Southern Africa. Between 2007 and 2016, he held various management roles within the company’s energy department, including being CEO of Energy Automation, Smart Grid and Power Transmission. Prior to his current role, Jan Mrosik was CEO of the Energy Management Division of Siemens AG.

Solution provider session

Date: Wednesday, November 7


Time: 12:15-1:00 pm


Location: Sagrada Familia, AC Forum


Powering IIoT and edge solutions with MindSphere – now!


MindSphere, the cloud-based, open Internet of Things (IoT) operating system, enables industries worldwide to analyze data from virtually any number of connected devices and systems. By combining cloud services and edge applications it’s possible to use machine data for descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics.


A practical example are IoT-valves that enable higher plant availability and improved product quality. Ham-Let Group and Siemens partnered to develop the first highly-integrated Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) valve for industrial use. It is able to sense matter that passes through it and to provide insights to various environmental conditions via MindSphere. 



Andreas Geiss is Vice President for Strategy for MindSphere, after being CTO for MindSphere since December 2016. He joined Siemens in 2000. In 2004, he transferred to the Automation & Drives group of Siemens in Nuremberg, building up a contract management group for enterprise customers. After his General Manager position (2006-2009), responsible for Process Automation Solutions at Siemens in China, he integrated and lead the business segment of Comos Industry Solutions.

He is holding a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the University in Mannheim and an Executive Transition Certificate of the European School of Management & Technology (ESMT) in Berlin.


Agmon Porat has over 15 years of experience in diverse roles at global high-tech companies where he turned ideas into reality. He holds two B.Sc. degrees in physics, a Master in biomedical engineering and an MBA. Today, Agmon leads the innovation lab at Ham-Let, a $170 million company focused on industrial and high-tech compression fittings and valves.

ITxpo Theatre presentation

Date: Wednesday, November 7


Time: 12:10–12:30 pm


Location: Theatre Session (exhibition area), Stage 4


Edge computing meets cloud – How to generate value with the smart interplay of OT/IT


Everybody nowadays is talking about future OT/IT Integration, Predictive Maintenance, Artificial intelligence. For us at Siemens this is not a vision, we are already rolling out such technologies in our manufacturing sites and are able to help our customers doing the same increasing the machine availability and achieve even higher productivities. The tools are already there, one of them is Edge Computing with which we bring OT/IT together and enable todays automation customers to leverage newest technology like AI in automation.


Let’s take a look how this works with a real example of EWA (Plant Amberg, Germany)




Florian Beil has over 7 years of experience within Siemens in roles focused around Digitalization and Industrial IoT. As the Head of the Business Unit Strategy and Regional management he led the team defining the Siemens IoT strategy, and since 2014 heads the Global Sales for MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system. He owns the topics of Digitalization, Security Services, Data Services, Digital Transformation and Change Management from a global sales perspective in the focus industries of Aerospace, Automotive, Machine building and Industrials. 


Florian holds a (Ph.D.) in Physics and a diploma  of Computer Science from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, and an advanced Management Degree from MIT.

Michael Steigberger has over 15 years of experience within Siemens in roles focused around Automation, Software and Digitalization. Besides different management roles in Strategy-, Sales-/Marketing- and Portfolio management at Siemens headquarters he also gained deep international exposure by heading an Automation and Software business incl. P&L responsibility in Asia.  Today Michael heads the Global Sales/ Business Development for Digitalization, Software and Services at Factory Automation with focus on different industries as e.g. machine building, F&B and further vertical markets.

Michael holds a diploma of Industrial Engineering from University Würzburg-Schweinfurt.


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