The Ortus Future of Manufacturing Dinner Discussion

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Thursday, April 11th, 18:30 BST

Manufacturing leaders in London are invited to join this roundtable dinner on ‘From Legacy to Leading-Edge: The Future of Manufacturing’.

An expert moderator will guide the knowledge-sharing event, stimulating discussion between participants in a closed, confidential environment. Attendance is complimentary and by invitation only.

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From Legacy to Leading-Edge: The Future of Manufacturing

New product development is undergoing a transformative shift through digitalisation. Traditional approaches, often reliant on legacy systems and manual processes like Excel for project management, are being replaced by integrated digital solutions. This digitalisation extends from office desks to factory floors, heralding the era of smart factories.

These advanced production environments leverage IoT, AI, and machine learning to optimise operations, enhance efficiency, and reduce waste. As industries strive to meet ESG goals, the digitalisation of new product development processes plays a crucial role. It not only streamlines innovation but also supports sustainability efforts by minimising environmental impact and promoting responsible resource management. The transition to digitalised processes in the manufacturing and automotive sectors marks a significant leap towards achieving operational excellence and sustainability objectives.

  • What are the main obstacles and challenges companies face when using legacy systems and processes for Product Development and Manufacturing processes generally?
  • How are companies currently strategising and implementing digital solutions to transform traditional factories into smart factories? What practices are proving most effective in streamlining operations and enhancing productivity?
  • Looking ahead, what are the emerging technologies and trends that will shape the future of digitalisation in new product development?

Join leaders interested in revolutionising how revolutionising how product development integrates with business strategy, customer experience, and organisational goals to drive innovation and success.

Job titles may include Heads of Transformation, Director of Transformation, Chief in Transformation, Digital Transformation or similar, Directors in Operations or Chief Operating Officer, Director and above in IT, Infrastructure, Innovation, Heads of or Directors in Smart Factory, and other senior decision-makers.

6:30 PM Arrival of guests
7:00 PM Welcome by The Ortus Club
7:05 PM Short address by
7:10 PM Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
8:10 PM Discussion brought to a close and guests are encouraged to continue networking
9:00 PM Coffee, tea, and networking

Ormer – Clarges Suite

7 – 12 Half Moon Street, London, W1J 7BH | Google Maps

The Ortus Club hosts knowledge-sharing discussions in the best private dining rooms in the world. These venues provide an elegant high-end atmosphere and impeccable table service.

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Your Own Peer Network

Take your seat at the table where industry leaders converge. Before and after our discussions, you’ll have dedicated time to connect with like-minded peers who share your passions. Immerse yourself in a dynamic, collaborative community that fosters innovation and knowledge-sharing. Whether you seek mentorship or professional camaraderie, no man is an island at our events.

Future Insight

Surrounded by elite visionaries, thought leaders, and disruptors, you’ll gain access to insights and emerging trends that extend beyond the horizon. Attending our events allow you an opportunity to not only anticipate change but to actively shape the future of your industry, returning with a strategic edge and a treasure trove of new ideas to elevate your business.

Expert Event Orchestration

Engage in candid, knowledge-rich conversations set against the backdrop of the world’s finest venues. With over 2,000 events since 2016, we are dedicated to professionalism, curating topics, guest lists, and moderators to provide you an unparalleled experience. 

Tailored Discussions

Your engagement is our priority; our renowned, handpicked moderators, adept at crafting immersive discussions, ensure that your time is thoroughly enjoyable and stimulating. Prior to the event, we’ll ask you questions to ensure the discussions are fruitful and aligned with your interests – all you have to do is show up.

Sensory Delight

Delight in meticulously curated three-course meals crafted by maestro chefs. Then take your pick from our curated menu of wines and coffee, all set within an ambiance that not only satisfies your palate but also inspires connections and ideas.

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Event Detail

Thursday, April 11, 2024 18:30

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