TIME Economic Forum 2021 – Operational technologies of industry 4.0

By March 20, 2021April 9th, 2021Events

The thirteenth edition of TIME Economic Forum, a joint initiative of the biggest and the most active ICT organizations and businesses, is over. The conference took place between March 8-11 and Globema was the supporting partner.

The main theme of the event was “Europe 2030”. The participants discussed issues such as 5G networks, cybersecurity, digital sovereignty, digital economy, industry 4.0, energy transformation, artificial intelligence, digital payments, and digital media market.

The Forum’s agenda was divided into four main streams: infrastructure, industry, finance, and services. Points on the agenda included support for small and medium-sized enterprises under the Digital Europe action, the telecommunications sector in times of pandemic, European funds, and the benefits that the networked economy can bring to society.

Operational technology of industry 4.0

One of the panel discussions was Operational technologies of industry 4.0. It was moderated by Jarosław Tworóg – Vice President, KIGEiT (the main organizer of EF TIME) and was attended by the following participants:

  • Paweł Pisarczyk – Phoenix Systems
  • Małgorzata Darowska – Ministry of Infrastructure
  • Ewa Mikos – Development Manager, Siemens
  • Marek Gondzio – Globema

The participants discussed when and to what extent it will be possible to use the potential of operational technologies in terms of improving the competitive advantage of small and medium-sized businesses. Additionally, they defined the types and roles of operational technologies as one of the elements of the European Green Deal.

Marek Gondzio, Globema’s CEO, has pointed out that the standard division of the technologies within industry 4.0 into operational, information, and transaction technologies is indistinct and it was particularly noticeable in 2020.: “The pandemic has changed the perception of many technologies and the issues of digitization, automation, robotics, and other solutions that stem from limited in-person human contact have now come to the forefront. They are now considered integral”.

Visit the conference website to read a full summary and watch recordings of the presentations and discussions.