CONFERENCE KEY DATES
May 15th – Extended deadline for proposals submission
June 15th – Notification of the acceptance
July 15th – Extended deadline for Early Bird conference registration
July 15th – Deadline for handout submission
September 14th – Conference opening
2017 SENIOR EXECUTIVE PANEL
General Manager - Sew-Eurodrive Italia
Giorgio Ferrandino has served as General Manager for SEW-Eurodrive Italia for the past four and half years. Immediately prior to joining SEW-Eurodrive Italia, Giorgio was CSC Factory Automation – Global Industry Sales and IKAM for more than four (4) years at SICK AG, one of the world’s leading producers of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications. Notably, in 2015, under Giorgio’s leadership, SEW-Eurodrive together with SICK Spa presented, Intralogistica 4.0, “Smart Factory,” focused on “smart” solutions to increase productivity, flexibility and efficiency in the factory. Representing SEW-Eurodrive, General Manager Giorgio Ferrandino, together with the Managing Director at SICK Spa, illustrated the great change that is affecting the manufacturing sector, highlighting the strategic position of intralogistics and presented the solutions offered by their companies to meet the needs of customers in the future.
Prior to his tenure at SICK AG, Giorgio was Business Unit Manager for Bosch Rexroth S.P.A., Commercial Director at Motorpower Company and Regional Sales Manager at SMC Italia. Giorgio is known for his social competence and strategic vision, which directly support his dedicated customer orientation. He believes that when you combine competence and respect for others with a willingness to continuously improve, you have the ingredients for success.
SEW-Eurodrive has long since expanded beyond the little motor company it started out as, when the original company, Süddeutsche Elektromotorenwerke (Southern German electric motor works), was founded in 1931. From that garage workshop in the Baden region, SEW-Eurodrive has grown into a global technology company. Operating in 51 countries, with 15 production plants and 77 Drive Technology Centers on 5 continents, this owner-operated, global leader in the production of drive technology, is always there for its customers. It is a truly global family business. SEW-Eurodive, with16,000 employees and 2.8 Billion Euros in annual sales, has made a clear commitment to inclusion and diversity, fair treatment of partners and suppliers and the efficient use of resources.
Corporate Automation and Control Manager - Fameccanica Group
Oronzo Lucia has held increasingly senior-level leadership roles within Fameccanica, beginning as Head of Automation Software in 1989. In the last 13 years he has had strategic responsibility for Automation and Control for the entire Fameccanica Group
Fameccanica.Data Spa was the founder of the now global Fameccanica Group and the centre of excellence for the development and design of all the Fameccanica technological platforms and for the production of top performing, high innovation level machines in the field of hygienic and disposable products. The integration of evolved technology, experience, human capital, and a permanent client-oriented strategy, has allowed the Italian company to position itself as an undisputed market leader in the sector.
Today, Fameccanica Group relies on four companies, Fameccanica.Data in Italy, as key point of reference, Fameccanica Machinery Shanghai, Fameccanica do Brasil and Fameccanica North America, to enable its very successful client-centric global strategy that allows Fameccanica to be close to its clients, not just logistically but also culturally, with a system of relations that overcomes barriers, making the most of local resources, while maintaining a central coordination of its projects.
Before joining Fameccanica, Oronzo co-founded (1984) an information technology, research and development company in Padova, Italy and in 1986, also in Padova, he joined Saet, Industrial Automation Company, as an Automation Specialist.
Juan Pablo Ortiz
Partner and Senior Consultant - YESP Consulting - Sweden
Juan Pablo has worked as a Senior Consultant at YesP AB since 2003. During the past 10 years he has been responsible for numerous successful performance improvement interventions and change processes in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. Juan Pablo is a valued partner in helping organizations, teams, and individuals achieve measurable and meaningful results. His experience includes work with large multinationals, the public sector, and NGOs. Juan Pablo combines theoretical and empiric knowledge with strong training, speaking, and facilitation skills.
Previously, Juan Pablo held executive positions in the IT industry between 1998 and 2002, and worked with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) between 1990 and 1997. He has formal education in journalism and communication. Juan Pablo has lived in Mexico, Colombia, Sweden, and China, and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Swedish.
As a member of the International Society for Performance Improvement since 2004, Juan Pablo has attended many of their conferences. He has been facilitating the Senior Executive Panels of the ISPI EMEA conferences since 2010 in Sweden.
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