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Richard Roberts

MES Operations Manager and Senior Consultant - ZI-ARGUS

Open IIoT is a newly launched group who came together out of a need to demystify
a complex topic – Industry 4.0. The group aims to provide valuable, efficient and
easy to understand information about Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things and related
topics. The group is able to assist with the “how to” of implementation in order for
customers to unlock the potential commercial value of IIoT in their business.
We ask and answer the real world questions – What are the pathways? How does
having an Industry 4.0 factory make a difference to how a company does business
and the bottom line. What is the cost involved not only in dollars but in time and
resource to get a company up to speed on Industry 4.0? We need to have the
commercial conversation about Industry 4.0, not only the tech talk which is often a
push on products and components.

Australian manufacturing needs to overcome the IoT learning curve and catch up to
international manufacturing at a rapid speed. Our group aims help the manufacturers
in our economy get ahead of the curve as soon as possible.

The group is made up of global brands: SMC Corporation, NORD Drivesystems,
Balluff, Beckhoff Automation and ZI-Argus.
The group will be represented on the panel by Richard Roberts, MES
Operations Manager & Senior Consultant at ZI-ARGUS. Richard has been involved
in multiple Industry 4.0 implementations and brings with him international and local
experience on the topic. In the Open IIoT Group Richard and his team assist with
consultation, design, support and are responsible for project management and implementation of projects


Wednesday 27 March 11.00 – 11.45

Panel: 4.0 in Practice. Taking the Leap of Faith