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NEPIC Digitalisation & Cyber Security Conference

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March 27

Hardwick Hall | Sedgefield TS21 2EH

9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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The 4th Industrial Revolution represents an extraordinary growth and productivity opportunity for manufacturing in general, however, by its very nature brings with it increased risk.

During this new event for 2019, we will explore the pros and cons of the connected world we live in whilst showcasing digitalisation and cyber security best practice; exploring the regulation, demonstrating local solutions and witness a live cyber-attack demo – full details below

More specifically we will:

  • Provide an overview of the opportunities and challenges from Industry 4.0
  • Explore manufacturing and process improvement that can lead to increased productivity and safety
  • Discuss what these technological changes mean to people who work in industry
  • Look at the supply chain improvements, including all aspects of the order fulfilment and payment process, inbound and outbound logistics, warehousing, distribution, financial processes, ERP systems, CRM systems – and how to leverage the benefits across complex supply chains with multiple customers, suppliers and intermediaries
  • Cover cyber security and how industry must respond to ensure it protects itself from potential threats from multiple sources

How to Hack an Industrial & Automated Control System: Presentation Overview

Tekgem’s cyber security experts will demo a cyber-attack on an IACS and outline the essential ‘Defence in Depth’ measures needed to help you to protect your organisation.

This session will help you to:

  • understand how easy it is for hackers to target your systems and networks
  • see real life hacking tools and techniques in operation including social engineering, software exploits and vulnerabilities, and hijacking systems without being discovered
  • identify the real risks and impacts to your IACS that runs your process implement the measures needed to protect both current & legacy systems
  • recognise the steps you can take to identify and reduce high cyber security risks

Confirmed topics and speakers:

Introduction and keynote from SABIC UK Petrochemicals: Opportunities and challenges from digitisation and how to ensure benefits are realised whilst protecting the company from cyber attacks

Manufacturing and Process Improvement (0900 -1100)
  • Emerson – Accelerating Digital Transformation in the Process Industry
  • Phusion IM and Sword IT Solutions – How a comprehensive Master Data Model can lead to improved operational benefits illustrated by a case study
  • Jumping Rivers – How Machine Learning can be used to improve Industrial Processes
  • JMP Analytics – How to transform your workforce to meet the challenges of Industry 4.0
Supply Chain Improvement (1130 – 1245)
  • Siemens  – How digitisation can be used to transform fast moving supply chains illustrated by case studies
  • Focul – Creating a logistics system which integrates and provides collective benefit across procurement, operations and supply chain teams illustrated by a case study
Cyber Security (1345-1530)
  • ‘Live’ hack from Tekgem on an industrial control system
  • The Health & Safety Executive – Updated guidance for cyber security on Industrial Automation and Control systems
  • Lockton – The insurers perspective on cyber security and the importance of protecting business systems
  • ABB – Playing the long game, How hackers exploit your system and how to detect their presence

Tickets & Exhibition Stands – Rates

All day delegate tickets and exhibition bookings can be made on-line via a simple Eventbrite registration process. Our rates for this conference start from just £59 pp.

  • NEPIC Member Day Delegate Pass, SME*: £59.00 + vat
  • NEPIC Member Day Delegate Pass, Large Company*: £89.00 + vat
  • Non-Member Day Delegate Pass: £150.00 + vat
  • NEPIC Member Exhibitor** Booking: £389.00 + vat
  • Non-Member Exhibitor** Booking: £599.00 + vat

*SME classification – under 250 employees. Large company classification – more than 250 employees
**Exhibition bookings include 2 day delegate passes that offer full conference access

Contact Information

For ticket booking and exhibition enquiries, please contact Lynne Aungiers.


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