MAY 27, 2021

TalTech Mektory


Already for seventh year the leading organisations such as TalTech, Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITL), Estonian Electronics Industries Association, Enterprise Estonia (EAS) and numerous flagship technology companies join forces to promote the opportunities emerging from Industry 4.0 framework. The event has a strong track record of bringing together and benefitting manufacturers, ICT vendors, service industry, academia representatives and policy makers.

The main areas of the Industry 4.0 in Practice 2021 conference are:

  • Twin Transition of Industry
  • Smart Technologies
  • Practical Use Cases
  • How to adapt or change the business model during and after the crisis?
  • What are the benefits of the digital transformation today?
  • How can universities support the digital transformation?
  • How to make the most of what technology partners can offer?
Throwback of the Industry 4.0 in Practice 2020

The event is planned to take place in a hybrid format hosting both on site and remote participants with similar tools to enjoy the talks and interact. Final decision about the format will be made closer to the event taking into account the situation in health care. The welfare and safety of attendees, speakers, partners and staff is the utmost priority for us - we will take additional precautions at site, meanwhile we monitor the situation in health care in the upcoming weeks and adapt our plans according to the advice we receive from the health authorities.

PPlease get acquainted with the first speakers, conference organisers and partners, and register at your earliest convenience.

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Conference takes place on the 27th of May 2021 at TalTech Mektory, Raja 15, Tallinn, and online on the virtual conference platform Worksup. The day begins at 9:30 with morning coffee and expo, programme starts at 10:00 and ends at 17:00 (schedule may be subject to change).
For the attendees who participate virtually, we will send the access link to the platform beforehand.

The event will be held in a hybrid format - attendees will be attending on site and also virtually, expo will be available both on site and also virtually. The welfare and safety of attendees, speakers, partners and staff is the utmost priority for us - we will take additional precautions at site and only allow 50% of the maximum capacity of the room to attend the event so it will not be crowded in the hall and foyer.
If hosting a physical event becomes impossible due to the healthcare restrictions, all the physical event tickets will be transferred to virtual tickets and surplus will be refunded automatically. Participants have also the right to change their physical event tickets to virtual event passes at any time should travel to the event became impossible due to the health situation.

The conference is targeted to manufacturers, ICT vendors, service industry, academia representatives and policy makers.
  • On-Site Ticket - EUR 290 (excluding VAT)
  • Virtual Ticket - EUR 150 (excluding VAT)
  • On-Site Ticket for conference Organisers/Partners employee/member - EUR 250 (excluding VAT)
  • Virtual Ticket for conference Organisers/Partners employee/member - EUR 120 (excluding VAT)
  • For invited guests who will receive a unique invitation code in their letter of invitation, the participation fee has been paid by the conference partners and organisers.
Please register for the conference by 21st of May 2021 using the registration form. Upon successful registration, you will receive a confirmation letter - if you do not receive a confirmation letter, please check the Spam folder first or contact us by email. Registration is required for all participants.

Participation fee will be fully reimbursed if notified in written before 20th of May 2021. In case of later notification, the participation fee will not be reimbursed but you can find a replacement to attend the conference if notified in written in advance. Also, if you have registered as an invited guest but cannot attend, it is cruicial to get your cancellation by email in order to free the seat for others.

Simultaneous interpretation from English to Estonian and from Estonian to English will be provided at the conference.

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Please contact us by email with any information request you might have regarding the conference.
Please note that filming/photography is taking place at the conference for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on the event webpage.


How Have Industries Adapted Their Business During the Crisis? International Angle.
Dr. Lars Schwabe
How Have Industries Adapted Their Business During the Crisis? Baltic Angle.
Tomas Jaskelevičius
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Signe Ratso
Deputy Director General of European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation

Signe Ratso is Deputy Director General of DG RTD of the European Commission since 1 March 2018. In this function her particular areas of responsibility include International Cooperation in Research and Innovation as well as R&I in Industrial Technologies and in the area of Transport. Before joining DG RTD she worked in different senior management positions in DG TRADE since 2006. From 2011 to 2018 she was Director for Trade Strategy, Analysis and Market Access in DG TRADE. Previously (from 2007 to 2011) she was Director for WTO, legal matters and food-related sectors in DG TRADE, covering also covered OECD issues, export credits and export controls of dual use goods. After joining the Commission at the beginning of 2006, she held the post of Principal Adviser in DG TRADE for the first year. Before joining the Commission Signe Ratso worked as Deputy Secretary General (from 1994 to 2005) at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Estonia. In this position she was responsible for all EU-related issues in the following policy areas: trade and industrial policy, energy, transport, telecommunications, information society, internal market affairs. During Estonia’s accession negotiations she was responsible for negotiating 6 economic chapters. She has two University degrees. In 1983 she graduated from Tartu University in Estonia as an English philologist, in 1993 in International Trade and International Economics.

Tauno Otto
Professor of Production Engineering at TalTech

Andrei Shishkin
Researcher at Riga Technical University and Research Coordinator at MagnesiumCom

Václav Smítka
Programme Manager at AMIRES

Václav Smítka, Ph.D. is a Programme Manager of AMIRES s. r. o. in the domain of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Additive Manufacturing. He graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering in 2009. At the same faculty he finished his Ph.D. in 2013. As an assistant professor at the Department of Special Geodesy at FCE, CTU in Prague, he took part in many research and development programmes and projects as a coordinator as well as a member of a research team. All these projects were mainly focused on the deformation measurement methods in the field of civil engineering. He is trained and practioning the smE-MPOWER methodology for business innovation coaching. Václav has a strong experience in preparation and management of R&D projects funded by the European Commission. Currently, he is a Project and Dissemination Manager of H2020 project SOLWATT (Solving Water Issues for CSP Plants), Dissemination Manager of H2020 project MANUELA (Additive Manufacturing Using Metal Pilot Line) and contributing to exploitation in H2020 project MOSAIC (Modular High Concentration Solar Configuration). He also supervises H2020 project WASCOP (Water Saving for Solar Concentrated Power)


  • The start of our journey
  • Where we are today in a digital perspective
  • A live demonstration of one digital tools

Manuel Berglund
Erp Manager at Koenigsegg Automotive AB

Manuel studied automation as a student and started working in manufacturing industries from a very young age. His interest in technology led him to Koenigsegg 11 years ago and he has learned continually as he has progressed through the ranks. He started out as a technician in production and soon after, he became a team leader. From there, he started to work with product quality and as a test driver, the goal being to ensure that their cars were of an appropriate standard before they deliver them to customers. Later, he received an opportunity to start working as Production Manager, which he did for 3 years. It was during this time that he pushed the company to take a better advantage of Monitor – the ERP system that they use. That mission continued when he moved to the Purchasing department, learning strategies for procurement and material flows within a manufacturing business. Koenigsegg has enjoyed steady growth over recent years and the organisation has changed a lot as a result of that growth. ERP is more important now than ever, and he has taken on the role as ERP Manager to educate staff and to further develop and integrate the ERP system within our business.

Jonas Persson
Director of Business Development at Monitor Group

Jonas has always had an interest in technology (a lot of racing in go-karts, boats and motor cycles), which made it natural during the years of education to graduate as an engineer. Through the years he has had a number of positions (Production, Research and Development Manager). When he started at Monitor 2004 it was as business consultant and during those years he was involved in a large number of implementations projects in different types of industries. Each project has always given him some new knowledge about how to run a company. Then he was involved in sales for a number of years, which meant that his contact the network increased tremendously, and he had many from that period. Today, as Director of Business Development Monitor Group he’s mainly involved in the development of our foreign subsidiaries and partners, but also works with international coverage of our competitors.

09:00 Expo & Networking
Expo and virtual networking
09:40 kalmet
Warm-up presentation (EST)
Henrik Kalmet , Actor and Digitization Expert
10.00 tervitus
Mariana Hagström, Founder and CEO of Avokaado
10.05 Sissejuhatused
Jaak Aaviksoo , Rector of TalTech
Raul Siem , Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology of the Republic of Estonia
10.15 stuff
How have industries adapted their business during the crisis?
Dr. Lars Schwabe, Director of Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain
Technology, Lufthansa Industry Solutions
Tomas Jaskelevičius, President of the Lithuanian Association of Engineering Industries
LINPRA, CEO of Arginta Engineering
11.00 slot
How have Estonian industries adapted their business during the crisis?
Otto Richard Pukk, President of Incap Corporation, Chairman of the Council of the Estonian Electronics Industry Association
Kristo Timberg, CEO of Chemi-Pharm
Priit Haldma, CEO of Estanc
11.45 break
Pause: expo and virtual networking
12.00 slot
What are the main support measures to overcome the crisis?
Viljar Lubi, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
12:20 slot
How can universities support industry?
Mika Salmi, Research Manager, Digital Design Laboratory, Aalto University
Johan Stahre, Professor in the Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology and Head of the Department of Production Systems / EIT Manufacturing, Director of Innovation, European Institute of Innovation and Technology
Renno Veinthal, Vice Rector for Research, TalTech
13.05 slot
How digitization trends have changed lately?
Juhan-Madis Pukk, Flowit Partner and Business Development Manager
13.20 slot
How to come out a winner from crisis?
Indrek Saul , Growth Coach
13.45 proto
Prototron competition finalists’ presentations and awarding
Jana Budkovskaja , CEO of Prototron
14.30 lopp
Closing remarks. Expo and virtual networking remains open.


Konverents toimub 28. mail 2020 virtuaalsündmuste platvormil Worksup. Päev algab võimalusega suhelda teiste osalejatega ja külastada virtuaalset ekspot. Konverents algab kell 10.00 ja lõppeb 14.00. Ajakavas võib esineda muudatusi.

Konverents on eeskätt mõeldud tööstus- ja IKT-sektori ning kõrgkoolide esindajatele ja tööstustemaatikat kureerivatele tippametnikele. Osalemine toimub eelneva registreerimise alusel ja on tasuta.

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Loe siit, kuidas me käitleme ja kaitseme teie isikuandmeid.

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Industry 4.0 in Pactice conference takes place at TalTech Mektory, Raja 15, Tallinn.


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Contact us with any information request you might have regarding the conference