Industry 4.0 konferencija 2018

Conference “Adding value with Industry 4.0”

17th May 2018

Lithuanian Congress and Exhibition Centre LITEXPO, Laisvės pr. 5, Vilnius

Presentations shared by speakers of the third annual conference


The Lithuanian engineering industries association LINPRA, the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce AHK and the Information and Communication Technologies Association INFOBALT will host the 3nd Industry 4.0 Conference under the motto „Adding value with Industry 4.0” on 17th May 2018 in Vilnius on the occasion of the trade fair Balttechnika 2018. During the conference, experts from leading European countries and Lithuania will share knowledge about the latest trends in production technologies. Wide program, interesting announcements, a public discussion with Lithuanian and international experts as well seminars on separate topics, representatives of industry, business associations, science and education institutions and institutions of both Lithuania and neighboring countries are invited to the conference. Our goal is to contribute to the technological progress of companies, increase corporate digital maturity as well as a creative ecosystem and share best practices.

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Virginijus Sinkevičius is a Lithuanian politician, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania (from 2017.11.28) and former Member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (from 2016).

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In March 2016, Florian Schröder took over the position of CEO of the AHK Baltic States. During the previous twelve years, the economist had worked extensively on Azerbaijan’s economic cooperation with Germany, first as an economic expert at the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ), and from 2006 on as CEO of the German-Azerbaijan Economic Association.

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Tomas Jaskelevičius has over 15 years of experience in mechanical engineering business in EU. Has been working in the field of metal processing, electronics and plastics with various manufacturing companies in the Baltics and customers in EU. Runs own consultancy company PBS (Progressive Business Solutions) since 2006, which focuses on exports and acquisitions, manufacturing processes including Monitor ERP, machine tool sales (official representative of Bystronic, Hyundai WIA, BLM etc.). In 2014 PBS together with the real estate developer EIKA became a 50 / 50 co-owner of an investment company operating in the Free Economic Zones (Šiauliai and Kėdainiai). Since 2007 T. Jaskelevičius is one of the leaders at Arginta Engineering company, actively involved in its development and export activities. Arginta Engineering sales increased from 5 to 30 mln. euros in the period of 5 years. Public responsibilities: president of Lithuanian Engineering Industries Association LINPRA, Chairman of the board at Baltic Automotive Component Cluster BACC.

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Chief Executive Officer, DS SOLIDWORKS

Gian Paolo Bassi brings more than 25 years of experience in 3D, CAD, and PLM industries to Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. As CEO, Gian Paolo spearheads the development of SOLIDWORKS future product and technology strategies designed for the desktop and the cloud, and collaboration with the strong user community. He most recently served as the vice president of research and development, where he was responsible for charting future product and technology strategies, including the development of the SOLIDWORKS cloud applications. Prior to SOLIDWORKS, Gian Paolo was the founder and CTO of RIWEBB where he oversaw the development of new technologies for the Mechanical and Architectural Design Automation industry, collaborating with companies like Dassault Systèmes. Prior to RIWEBB, Gian Paolo served as vice president and CTO of ImpactXoft, where he led the team developing functional modeling and collaboration applications which are now part of CATIA. In this position, he co-invented three of his five patents in functional modeling. He also served in the R&D organizations of companies like Computervision and think3. Gian Paolo holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bologna.

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CEO Baltik Vairas

BALTIK VAIRAS today is a largest bicycle & e-bikes manufacturer in Northern Europe. Located in northern part of Lithuania (Šiauliai). Operating since 1948, the company exports top-quality bicycles all over Europe. Having manufacturing capacity of 6 lines, produces 1700 different models and is able to deliver up to 500 000 bicycles per year. Few percent of the production stays in Baltics. Other bicycles are exported to 14 countries – to Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, and others. Last few years company invests to process control and digitalization. More than 300 working places out of 500 are digital and controlled by specially designed Production Management system.

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Managing Director of HELLA Lithuania

Started as Managing Director of HELLA Lithuania in June 2017 in Kaunas. Mr. Jarecki ir responsible for setting up and running operations of HELLA Lithuania. Main focus: Team build up, Business performance, Company strategy, External and internal relations

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CEO Frilux

Frilux NMF  –  Swedish-Lithuanian family owned venture specializing in injection moulding of plastic components for demanding industrial customers and endusers. As part of NMF companies group Frilux is vertically integrated together with the nearby business units of  Artilux OEM electrical assembly and Artilux Metal, offering to customers complete management of supply chain from vertically integrated manufacturing of components to final assembly and delivery of end products in shortest leadtimes within Europe.

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Technology transfer Project manager

Identifying and transferring researchers’ patents, know-how to commercial products. Bridging science and business, searching for business partners in joint projects. Consulting researchers and companies about national ans EU funds. Negotiating licenses and research contracts.

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Vice-Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania

Previous head of the Engineering Industries Association of Lithuania (LINPRA), coordinator of Lithuanian Plastics Cluster and representative in different organizations and projects on local and international scale, one of the most initiative and active ambassadors of Lithuanian industry and innovations. On international level Gintaras Vilda successfully represented engineering industries of Lithuania being a member of the high level group in European Technology Platform Manufuture; member of the European Plastic Converters EUPC; European Composites, Plastics and Polymer Processing Platform ECP4; European Factories of the Future Research Association EFFRA. One of the key areas of activity is spreading the Industry 4.0 concept and principles to ensure the most effective use of new technologies and taking into account the opportunities offered by digitization, also developing Digital Innovation Hubs in the European network. Gintaras Vilda is one of the members of Coordination Group of National Industrial Competitiveness Commission ‘Industry 4.0’. Today as a Vice-Minister he is responsible for innovation development policy in the Ministry of Economy of Lithuania.

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Representative of the Atlas Copco Industrial Technique in the Baltic states

Founded in 1873, Atlas Copco has more than 140 years of experience of innovating for sustainable productivity. Atlas Copco products and services include compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco innovates and produces in more than 20 countries. Manufacturing is mainly concentrated in Belgium, Sweden, Germany, the United States, India and China.

The Atlas Copco Industrial Technique business area provides industrial power tools and systems, industrial assembly solutions, quality assurance products, software and service through a global network. The business area innovates for sustainable productivity for customers in the automotive, aerospace, general industries and maintenance and vehicle service industries. Vitalij Legenzov is the representative of the Atlas Copco Industrial Technique in the Baltic states for almost 15 years. Close partnerships with the leading industrial manufacturers in the Baltics helped Vitalij to raise the area of unique expertise which ranges from consultation of the customers on how to increase productivity and safety in hand-held material removal tasks to practically implemented advanced assembly processes.

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Andrej Jarmolajev has over 20 years’ experience in CAD, BIM and PLM industries. Being COO of IN RE UAB, he helps Lithuanian companies to implement modern digital technologies for the development of innovative products, management of design and production process. Working in IN RE UAB since 1997 in various positions, he has participated in different projects of engineering systems implementation, using Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS Corp., Bentley Systems, Intergraph Corp. technologies. He has accumulated experience in 3D Design (CAD), Engineering Analysis (CAE), Product Lifecycle (PLM/PDM). During “Industry 4.0” revolution, he helps to free up new challenges in companies that develop and produce smart and connected (IoT) products.

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International sales executive for Fox-IT

Nivard Bakmeijer is an International sales executive for Fox-IT, one of Europe’s leading Cybersecurity Specialists, based in the Netherlands. Together with their parent company NCC they have presence in more than 40 countries. Nivard has 26 years of experience in IT business sales, from which more than 4 years in Cybersecurity.

Fox-IT prevents, solves and mitigates the most serious threats caused by cyber-attacks, fraud and data breaches, with innovative solutions for government, defense, law enforcement, critical infrastructure, banking, and commercial enterprise clients worldwide. Our approach combines human intelligence and technology into innovative solutions that ensure a more secure society. We develop custom and packaged solutions that maintain the security of sensitive government systems, protect industrial control networks, defend online banking systems, and secure highly confidential data and networks. 

In his role, Nivard is focusing on Government, Defense and Critical infrastructure customers in Europe. As a result, he has gained a lot of insights in the threats and cyber hindrances these customers face today.

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Santa Monica Networks Technical Division, Cybersecurity Expert, Infobalt Cybersecurity Group President

More than 20 years of advising companies on IT security issues. Years of experience in designing, implementing security solutions in public and private sector companies.

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Business Area Manager Industrial Components and Electronics, Phoenix Contact JSC

MBA, Vilnius University, International Business with solid technical background. Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) – Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). Nine years of experience in industrial products and international projects management. Expertise – industrial electronics.Phoenix Contact Vilnius Office serves the customers in the Baltic States and Belarus. The company has one clear mission: to offer you the best possible solution for your electrical engineering tasks. With its expert personal consultation service, our subsidiary ensures that you and your requirements always come first.Tailored to different markets and their needs, at the heart of the company lies an extensive product portfolio: device and PCB connection technology, industrial components for electrical engineering and electronics, as well as industry-specific automation solutions.

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Business Area Manager Industrial Components and Electronics, Phoenix Contact JSC

PhD, Physics, Vilnius University. More than thirty years experience in industrial solutions engineering and advanced problem solving.

Phoenix Contact Vilnius Office serves the customers in the Baltic States and Belarus. The company has one clear mission: to offer you the best possible solution for your electrical engineering tasks. With its expert personal consultation service, our subsidiary ensures that you and your requirements always come first.

Tailored to different markets and their needs, at the heart of the company lies an extensive product portfolio: device and PCB connection technology, industrial components for electrical engineering and electronics, as well as industry-specific automation solutions.

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Marketing Communications Manager, BaltLED

How to create industrial lighting, that would help people to do their best? How to create lighting that would reduce error rates, prevent from injuries, boost the efficiency and help to save electricity costs? How to make lighting an integrated and active part of the business? Here in BaltLED we have been helping to answer these questions for more than 13 years already.

At BaltLED we are developers of LED illumination. We provide our clients with everything from illumination project calculation, professional advices to our own developed luminaires like Fulmar, Tanager and other. Three of them are awarded with Lithuanian Product of a Year gold-medal. You can find more than 100 sites all over Lithuania and Europe with our lighting solutions ranging from small warehouses to huge plants and retail places. Our efforts result in clients reducing their energy consumption for illumination up to 5 times and reducing maintenance costs for warranty period, so from 5 to 10 years.
To help our clients even more, we have introduced ESCO model, that allows to change lighting solution with 0 Eur investment and save on electricity bill from the day one.

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Director, Association INFOBALT

Mr. Vertelka is a Managing Director at INFOBALT. Founded in 1994, INFOBALT is a locally and internationally recognized representative of Lithuanian ICT industry. Its mission is to promote the use of Information and Communication Technologies to benefit society, businesses and public sector.

Previously he was the Had of Governmental Program JPP “Kurk Lietuvai” and worked as an expert on improving investment climate at “Invest Lithuania”. Paulius has graduated high school in the U.S. and later acquired a double major degree (B.A.) in Economics and Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. During his student years, Paulius co-founded the Lithuanian Student Association of North America and presided over it until his graduation. Also, for over two years, Paulius was Managing director at the Lithuanian American Council – an organization with the task of advocating the interests of the Lithuanian-American community to the United States government.


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