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NEW DATE: NEPIC Digitalisation & Cyber Security Conference

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September 23

Hardwick Hall Hotel | Sedgefield
County Durham, TS21 2EH United Kingdom

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.

Back for a second year 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 next generation firewall live demo.

Key Themes include: 

  • Current trends in digitalisation 
  • Use of Artificial Intelligence in industry
  • Supply Chain digitalisation including Blockchain and ERP
  • Case studies from industry on digitalisation implementation
  • Best Practice on Cyber Security 


  • SABIC Petrochemicals – View from a key manufacturer in the process sector, Tony Porritt, Applications and Infrastructure Manager
  • Institute for Manufacturing – Digital Manufacturing Trends: What’s popular and what’s working, Rob Munro, Industrial Associate 
Supply Chain improvement
  • City Web Consultants – What is Blockchain and how it can be applied in practice?, Kate Baucherel, Chief Operating Officer
  • Excelpoint – How introducing automated processes and digitising an organisation can lead to cost savings and improve efficiency, Ian Brown, Managing Director 
  • Turner and Townsend – Transforming construction procurement with digital transformation processes, Alastair Robson, Project Director 
Manufacturing, Engineering and Maintenance 
  • Digital City- Case studies from industry on digitalisation implementation, Dr. Rajesh Shankar Priya, Lecturer in Business and Management, Teesside University Business School 
  • ABB – Predictive Maintenance using Digital Technology, Chris Flower, UK Digital Lead
  • Phusion – Use of autonomous robots for inspection and maintenance in hazardous areas, Matthew Right, Technical Specialist 
  • Bilfinger  – Practical applications of Digital technology on manufacturing sites- Mark Kelly, Head of Digital and Innovation
  • Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (SAM), University of Sunderland – How Discrete Event Simulation can help improve factory performance, Rita Potts, Business Process and Operations Simulation Specialist 
  • Wyoming Interactive- Demystifying Digital- Empowering Your Organisation- John Arthur, CPI, Rob Innes and Michelle Waddell, Wyoming Interactive
  • ITS – Reducing potential business interruptions in Critical Manufacturing Operations, Joanne Rout, Sales Account ManagerIlan Barda, CEO of Radiflow
  • Tekgem – Next Generation Firewalls: A live demonstration, Ian Gemski, Managing Director 


Tickets & Exhibition stand rates: 

NEPIC Member Delegate (under 50 employees) – £70.00
NEPIC Member Delegate (over 50 employees) – £100.00
NEPIC Member Student Rate – £35.00
Non Member Delegate – £150.00
NEPIC Member Exhibitor (inc 2 delegate passes) – £400.00
Non Member Exhibitor (inc 2 delegate passes) – £600.00

Contact Information

Please contact Felix or Lynne for further information. 


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