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Keynote Lecture


Digitalization at Festo - Our Way in Digital Transformation

Andreas Oroszi
Festo AG & Co. KG

Brief Bio
Andreas Oroszi is Senior Vice President at Festo AG & Co. KG, a world leading company in industrial automation with headquarters in Esslingen. Festo has a worldwide presence, with 61 companies, 250 branches and more than 20,000 employees. In his long career with Festo he has been an automation technology and technical management expert, and as part of those roles he was already investigating how to integrate IT in industrial automation applications for Festo back in the 1980s. Since then he has taken up positions with responsibility for market communication, technical marketing and product services. Digitalisation of customer interfaces, digital services as well as the related development and process platform were an especially important focus topic. Since the start of 2017 Andreas Oroszi is Head of Digital Business at Festo and drives the company's digital transformation with regard to the market opportunities for Industry 4.0. In addition, he is Joint Managing Director of Resolto Informatik GmbH, headquartered in Herford, a software company for analytics and artificial intelligence. Andreas Oroszi is author of numerous scientific publications on the subject of knowledge management, configuration and the development of complex systems. In January 2018 he became Member of the Management Board for MindSphere World Association, a worldwide user organisation for the open IoT operation system of Siemens AG.

As an innovative company and technology leader in industrial automation, Festo is embracing digitalization and Industry 4.0. This is underpinned by having an increasing product portfolio of automation components that are compatible with the Internet of Things as well as specially developed digital products and services. The objective is clear: creating added value for customers and increase efficiency and productivity. In addition, Festo is striving to provide customers with digital support as part of its customer-oriented "Digital Customer Journey". By offering digital tools for selection, configuration and digital support for the entire life cycle of a system. Not only has Festo started to undertake numerous activities related to digitalization and Industry 4.0 for its customers, it is also doing so for its own value creation chain and business processes. As part of the digital transformation, Festo pays particular attention to the topics of people as well as Training 4.0. New digital technology requires a different way of working together, as well as new concepts for basic and further education.