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Nordic Edge Asia

Collaborative Intelligent Manufacturing Forum

Nowadays, the world’s industrial economy presents a trend of new technologies, new formats and new models. At the same time, consumer demands are more diversified, personalized and refined. Under this new environment, a large number of small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises are facing difficulties due to lack of scientific research, design ability and resources.

Programme:

  • Drive High-Quality Development with Data from City-Industry Integration to the Brain of Industry
    Presented by: Liu Zan, President of Institute of Industrial Internet Industry, Tsinghua Unigroup 
  • Industry 4.0 and beyond – visions from the Nordics and Europe
    Presented by: Riikka VirkkunenProfessor of Practice at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. 
  • Data Intelligence Enable High-end Manufacturing
    Presented by: Shi PeixinPresident and founder of Beijing NeucCloud Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Digital Solutions in Aluminium Casthouses
    – Safety: Removing personnel from the hazard zone
    – Efficiency: Remote support
    Presented by: Jens Meyer-OlsenGeneral Manager of Hycast Technology, Shanghai 
  • Global collaborative R&D to help enterprises upgrade their industries
    Presented by: Li Xinqi, Doctor of engineering from Central South University 
  • Smart recycling solutions for a Circular Economy
    Presented by: Zhao Bin, Head of Asia at TOMRA in the Collection Solutions business area

Facilitator: City of Yantai and Nordic Edge

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Liu Zan is President of the Institute of Industrial Internet Industry, Tsinghua Unigrup. Before joining Unigroup, Mr Liu Zan worked for several world top 500 enterprises, both home and abroad, including HP (Hewlett Packard) China and Lenovo group. His has held positions in senior management, including technical research, product R&D, market expanding and strategic planning. He has a universal angle on technology and rich experience in international management. As a senior technologist in the ICT field, he possess profound insight of the industry and successful practices in digital solutions. He is also one of the researchers who first applied embedded system in the field of intelligent manufacturing.

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Riikka Virkkunen is a Professor of Practice at VTT with a passion for industrial renewal and digitalisation. She is also a Board member of EFFRA (European Factories of the Future Research Association) and co-chair of the Factories of the Future partnership’s board and Coordinator of a European project ConnectedFactories that creates visions and pathways for digitalizing manufacturing industries.
She is currently supporting the Finnish Ministry of Economics & Employment (TEM) in the preparation of the national Artivicial Intelligence 4.0 program.
Previously, Rikka has worked in various manager positions at VTT and coordinated FIIF, the Finnish Industrial Internet Forum, with circa 200 company members.
Riikka holds a PhD in computational materials science from Aalto University (former HUT) Technical Physics department.

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Dr. Shi is President and founder of Beijing NeucCloud Technology Co., Ltd., deputy secretary general of enterprise cloud computing alliance, Docter degree of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, major in signal and information processing. Before the foundation of NeuCloud, Dr. Shi had nearly 10 years experience of senior management in listing companies such as Humber Technology as a co-founder. Dr. Shi is an early pioneer engaged in the research, promotion and application of cloud computing, Big data and Industrial Internet and other related fields in China, and has been highly recognized by the industry and professional institutions. In 2013, he founded the industrial Internet company Neucloud Technologies, which is committed to helping enterprises in the fields of petroleum energy, electric power energy, rail transit and high-end manufacturing to achieve digital transformation, providing industrial Internet solutions including fault diagnosis, fault analysis and prediction, reliability analysis, production line optimization, capacity improvement and etc.

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Mr. Jens Meyer-Olsen is the General Manager of Hycast Technology Shanghai – a Hydro Aluminium subsidiary. He has 30 years’ experience, holding various managing positions in Hydro/Hycast. He is educated from the Vocational Technical College, has a degree in Business Economic and holds a master’s degree in Strategic Management.

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Mr. Li Xinqi is a doctor of engineering from Central South University, an external Master’s Tutor of Central South University, a former Senior Engineer of Sany Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., and an expert of Intelligent Research Institute and a member of “brain” team of Uniorange.

The research direction is material forming and specialized equipment. He has stuck to the front line of industrial product research and development for a lone time and also has rich experience in product development and management, and has in-depth research on integrated innovation and collaborative innovation.

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Zhao Bing is Head of Asia for TOMRA in the Collection Solutions business area, a world-leading provider of technology-led solutions that enables the circular economy and optimizes resource recovery. Bing is based in Xiamen, where TOMRA’s China HQ is located. She brings diverse experience both from the environment and finance industry, working for prominent Norwegian companies such as TOMRA and DNB.
Being a Norwegian-Chinese, Bing has lived and worked in China for longer periods and is elected Board of Director in Norwegian Business Association China. Bing holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

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