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First Virtual Industry 4.0 in Practice Conference

On the 28th of May 2020, the DIGINNO innovation event during the crisis took place. The interest in the topics and speakers was outstanding - more than 500 people took part in the virtual conference.

The leading organizations such as TalTech, Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITL), Enterprise Estonia (EAS), Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, DIGINNO, and numerous flagship technology companies joined and promoted the opportunities emerging from Industry 4.0 framework.

The conference covered topics like how to adapt or change the business model during and after the crisis, how can universities support digital transformation, and how to make the most of what technology partners can offer.


Dr. Lars Schwabe, Director of Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, and Block Chain Technology, Lufthansa Industry Solution, spoke about how Lufthansa has put Industry 4.0 tools into practice and how the company has adapted to the crisis. Tomas Jaskelevičius, President of the Lithuanian Association of Engineering Industries LINPRA, shared the experience of Lithuanian companies. Otto Richard Pukk, Chairman of the Council of the Estonian Electronics Industry Association, and Kristo Timberg, CEO of Chemi-Pharm, discussed the near future of Estonian industrial companies and the role of digital technology. Viljar Lubi, Undersecretary for Economic Development of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, introduced measures to support innovation, digitalization, and exit from the crisis.

Mika Salmi, Research Director of the Digital Design Laboratory at Aalto University, Johan Stahre, Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, and Renno Veinthal, Vice-Rector for Research at TalTech, spoke about the cooperation between universities and companies. Estanc's CEO Priit Haldma shared his company's experience in adapting to a crisis. Flowit partner and business development manager Juhan-Madis Pukk talked about what digitalization trends have changed in the world view and how to make our work processes as customer-friendly as possible. Indrek Saul, Estonia's best advisor for growth strategy, advised on how to overcome the crisis, and actor Henrik Kalmet, known for his therapeutic jokes, told the story of his digitalization. The conference ended with presentations and awards of the finalists of the Prototron competition.

The presentations of the speakers can be viewed on Industry 4.0 website HERE.

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