The fourth industrial revolution - a digitalised enterprise

Join leading researchers, professionals and manufacturers alike, to tackle the challenges in adopting digitalisation and explore the opportunities 4IR has to offer.

With UK manufacturing at the heart of our economic growth and prosperity, it is crucial that businesses adopt digital strategies for smarter supply, product development and production to boost productivity, growth and competitiveness on a global scale.


How do you become a digitalised manufacturing enterprise?


4IR brings with it a number of benefits to manufacturers, but not one business is the same, so how do you adopt the right solution to transform your operations, improve productivity, innovate and compete for greater customer value.


Who should attend?

  • Medium sized organisations: MD, manufacturing, operations, engineering, HR/Change and Continuous Improvement Managers/Directors
  • Those with responsibility for business growth and business development
  • EEF Members and Non-members

Why attend?

  • If you want to develop a business strategy that enables you to adopt a digital enterprise
  • If you want to explore solutions to get you future fit to transform your operations for 4IR
  • If you want clarity and a clear view of what 4IR is and what it offers to UK manufacturing




Professor Andy Neely, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations at the University of Cambridge, Head of IfM and Director of Cambridge Service Alliance


Professor Duncan McFarlane, Head of Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory, IfM


Terry Scuoler, CEO, EEF  


Martin Strutt, Consultancy Director, EEF




Member and non-member fee: £99 + VAT


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For further information please contact:

Lisa Barnett

T: +44 (0)1223 748267


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12:00 Arrival, registration, coffee and networking          

13:00 Welcome and introduction

UK Industrial strategy and the global context - Professor Andy Neely

13:20 Insights from EEF’s 4th Industrial Revolution survey - Martin Strutt

13:45-15:15 Introduction:

What does the 4th Industrial Revolution mean for:

New generation production processes

Automation and connectivity

Digital supply chains


Professor Duncan McFarlane

Dr Tim Minshall / Dr Ronan Daly

Professor Duncan McFarlane

Dr Jag Srai

15:15-15:45 Coffee break

15:45-16:30 How do manufacturers capture value from 4IR?

Developing a business strategy for Industry 4.0

Making the right decisions about automation for greater customer value and increased productivity: case study.

Liz Salter

Alan Thorne

16:30 Industrial Digitalisation Panel Discussion

How should UK manufacturing build a leadership position in the 4th Industrial Revolution?

Terry Scuoler, Professor Andy Neely, Dr Eoin O’Sullivan, Phil Smith, Chairman, Cisco UK & Ireland

17:00 Concluding Remarks Professor Duncan McFarlane

17:15 Refreshments, networking

18:15 Close


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