International Conference


June 2-3, 2016, Tallinn, Estonia

On 2015 Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITL) together with the German Embassy in Tallinn, Estonian Electronics Industries Association and Enterprise Estonia organised a conference to discuss opportunities within Industry 4.0 framework, to bring together Estonian, Nordic and German ICT and manufacturing companies and to lay groundwork for efficient value chains in the future. On 2016 we take this further aiming to be even more practical and hands on.


  • Raising awareness about Industry 4.0 and creating higher industrial efficiency
  • Further enhance the vision of collaboration possibilities and benefits within Industry 4.0 framework
  • Presenting practical case studies from ICT and manufacturing


Target group

  • Executives of Estonian, Nordic and German manufacturing companies
  • Executives of Estonian, Nordic and German ICT companies
  • Governmental decision makers, business opinion leaders and academics




June 2nd

9.00 Morning coffee and registration

9.30 Welcoming note

10.00 Industry 4.0 implementation and qualification at Festo

  • Target definition
  • Flexible Automation
  • Some examples of Festo Production Plant
  • Technology behind Industry 4.0
  • Qualification for Industry 4.0

10.30 Real-Time factory in practice

  • Real Time Factory, Kemppi and Orfer case studies
  • Machinery Center’s integration into one management platform
  • Data & Network Security in integrated manufacturing process

11.00 Break

11.30 Process automation re-engineering

  • Changing the processes, decision making, supply chain and business model
  • Investments involved and profitability analysis
  • Effect on export capabilities

12.00 Hack the industry!

  • Using hackathon in solving challenges in industry
  • Description of Gasum’s and IndustryHack’s organized open innovation competition “Hack the Gas”
  • Challenge of opening doors and allowing hackers to develop new ideas

12.30 Platforms for IoT and M2M

  • Developing and enhancing business by taking bigger advantage of IT
  • 5G opens new possibilities for industrial production
  • The biggest challenge for IoT in the coming years

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Uber and AirBnB takeaways for industries

  • AirBnN and Uber have changed the way we look at our car fleet or real estate
  • Using their example, how to squeeze the last drop out of your resources in industry

14.30 Intelligent tool monitoring systems

  • Evaluating manufacturing costs through processes, tools and consumption data.
  • Wireless sensor technologies and capabilities in nowadays industry.
  • Optimizing workflow and processes and taking efficient use of tools and machinery.
  • Preventing Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) through Industry 4.0 sensor technologies.

15.00 ABB – connected asset lifecycle management

  • IT –OT Convergence
  • Condition Based Maintenance
  • Decision Support
  • Connected Work Force

15.30 Break

16.00 Digitalisation of the supply chain – The Intelligent Box

  • Experiences from 5G test beds
  • Opportunities for businesses
  • The vision of networked machines

16.30 Modular electronics factories

  • Bringing electronics factories and information systems into the Industry 4.0 era
  • Turning the factories into modular platform
  • Enabling faster decision making and reducing the costs of integration and changes

17.00 Innovation for the future

  • Industry 4.0 developments at Siemens
  • Best practice and experience

17.30 Closing of the conference day 1

June 3rd – OPTIONAL

9.00-13.00 Green IT seminar

Never before has industry taken such large steps towards making production more green. Working on sustainable solutions has provided new opportunities for both the industrial and ICT sectors. Cooperation between these different sectors, as well as between countries, has been encouraged by the Green Industry Innovation programme of Norway Grants, which supports green business ideas and new environmental technologies.

Keynote speaker Anita Krohn Traaseth is titled as “Top 20 Women in Business in Northern Europe”, “Top 50 Most Inspiring Women in European Tech” and “Best Female Leader in the IT Industry”.

13.00 – 16.00 Site visits and networking

Second half of the day we offer you possibility to have real insight look to Estonian business environment and get better understanding how innovation happens in Estonia. Participants of the seminar have possibility to choose one of the following study visits:

Option 1 – Ülemiste City study tour

During 3 hour you will get an overview of Ülemiste City and visit there one manufacturing company, one ICT company and e-Estonia showroom:

Helmes is an international software development house with 200+ experts, 25 years of experience, HQ in Estonia and clients across the Europe and US. We focus on design and development of software solutions critical for the operation of the business.

E-Profiil  is specialized in the manufacturing of large, heavy and complex equipment and metal structures for the oil and gas industries. They operate on manufacturing premises of 14 700 square meters in Tallinn and 1 200 square meters in Paldiski.

e-Estonia Showroom purpose is to showcase the nation’s ICT solutions all in one facility, providing visitors with hands-on examples of what they are and how they work.

Option 2 – Tallinn University of Technology (TTU)

Organised bus will take you from Ülemiste City to TTU. You will see there different testing labs, meet with new university start-ups, visit Mechanical Engineering Faculty and Innovation and business Centre Mektory:

3D Scanning Laboratory, Autonomous Systems Laboratory, Laboratory of Powder Technology and Metal 3D Printing, 60 kW Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion Test Facility, Ventilation Lab “Club Fresh Air”, SmartLab, 3D Printing Innovation Lab, Electronics Lab, Metals Lab, Space Centre, Cool Tool Studio, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Innovation Lab, Mobile Services and Media Lab.

The seminar and site visits are free of charge but registration is required. Please register here:


General info

The conference is invitational only. For invited guests the participation is free of charge. Invited guests receive the special invitation code in the invitation letter. For other interested parties the participation cost is EUR 290 (excluding VAT).

As we have exceeded the maximum participation quota we have closed the registration for this year conference.


Conference takes place in SpaceX Event Centre, Keevise 6, Tallinn 11415. It is located in Ülemiste City, the innovation centre of Estonia. In Ülemiste City over hundred years old industrial buildings are inhabited with future looking innovative companies and organisations.
The centre is easily accessible from whatever spot in Tallinn and is in the immediate vicinity of the airport. In areas near the centre there is enough parking spaces for 60 cars and the parking lot of the Ülemiste City can accommodate practically a limitless number of cars.
Public transportation:
Bus 7, 15, 45, 65
Tram 2, 4


We recommend Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia Tallinn: :


General inquiries: Margot Ots,
Content contact: Doris Põld,
Administrative contact: Endrik Randoja,
Partners and expo: Riho Treumuth,

Organisers & Partners

Mobile app

Downloading the app

Worksup is a light-weight application what provides the functionality to view agenda and ask anonymous questions from organizers and speakers. In order to smoothly get things going at the event, we kindly ask you to install the app beforehand. According to the operating system of your phone, choose the following.

Worksup in App Store iOs: install the app through the App Store – LINK
Android: install the app through Google Play – LINK

Using the app

  • Turn on your Internet connection!
  • Register an account by using an existing Facebook, Google or LinkedIn account or create a new one using the button “Sign up”.
  • You are now logged in. In the opened view (“Event hub”) insert event ID “Industry40” (case-sensitive!) and press “Join event”.
  • You can see the program in the „Agenda“ tab. You can see each presentation in detail by pressing on the corresponding row.
  • You can ask questions or give feedback when you press “Ask a question” button under “Agenda” tab. Submitted feedback or questions are anonymous and are instantly forwarded to the moderator.

Summary 2015

Image Gallery

You are welcomed to use the images for your purposes. In case of publishing them in mass media, please refer to the photographer Joanna Jõhvikas.


Alar Jõeste Estonian X-Road architecture – how to use it in the industry?
Prof. Dr. André Ludwig Logistics providers integrating the networked industry 4.0
Daniel AJ. Huber Industrie 4.0 – possible usage cases in the process industry
Fabian Quint Best practises in utilizing Industry 4.0 principles
Jaan Puusaag ICT-related challenges in Estonian industry based on a Wolf Group experience
Janne Peisa 5G and industrial internet
Lauri Ilison How to use big data in Industry 4.0 implementation
Matthew Johnson Industrial Internet Security – IoT and M2M
Petri Kuosmanen How to prepare the people to support Industry 4.0 implementation?
Dr.-Ing. Rainer Kallenbach The Internet of Things: Connected Smart Products – Connected Manufacturing
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reiner Anderl What is Industrie 4.0 and how will it create the new growth?