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AIM Summit 2017 | Stuttgart, Germany | 12 - 13 March


* Agenda topics, speakers & times subject to change as finalized. *


Sunday, 12 March

12:00 – 14:00 | AIM Board Meeting (by invitation only)

14:30 – 16:00 | AIM Chapter Meeting (by invitation only)


18:00 | Welcome Reception


          Special Guest--TORY




Monday, 13 March
| AIM Summit

7:30  | Breakfast & Networking                                                                               


8:30  Welcome       Chuck Evanhoe, Chairman - AIM / Frithjof Walk, President, AIM Europe

KEYNOTE:  Future of Robotics
Dominik Böesl, Corporate Innovation Manager, KUKA Laboratories

As an introduction Mr. Bösl will present the impact of Megatrends on the process of innovation. Based on this overview he will describe the effects of future trends on Industry 4.0, as well as on the IoT and the upcoming "Generation R." Conclusively he is going to mention some of the main dangers of A.I. and robotics and the need for a "Robotic Governance."

9:30 – 10:15
Technical Specification on Required Information for Ordering & Specifying Self-Adhesive Labels
Mikael Hjalmarson, Convenor WG14 & Standards Manager, Ericsson

10:15  | Networking Break         



10:30 – 11:00
Doing Business in China
Lin Zhang, Cheng Tang, Nan Zhang, and Shi Yu, AIM China
Top Chinese leaders, representing different segments of the market, gather to share their insights and observations on the evolution of the bar code, RFID, RTLS and mobile computing industry and where leading companies are finding ROI. Learn what you’ll need to know about China’s market trends and marketplace 


11:00 - 11:15

AIM Europe Update

Frithjof Walk, President, AIM Europe 

11:15 – 12:00
Auto ID Quality Control for Production & Logistics 
Lars Thuring, Logopak

This session will show how the production and use of Auto ID can be simplified through inclusion of quality checks at the point of barcode / RFID marking and using this information for process and quality control.  Attendees will learn:

  • Reducing manual work for Auto ID quality control
  • Benefits of earliest possible issue detection.
  • How to benefit from automatic quality info feedback 


12:00  | AIM Awards Luncheon



13:30 – 14:15    
KEYNOTE:  A Heimat for Radical Innovation in Bosch

Peter Guse, Commercial Responsibility & General Manager Robert Bosch Start-Up GmbH
This session will cover the experience Bosch made building new businesses as start-up like as possible inside a corporate environment as big and old as Bosch. Our learnings and some research support our hypothesis that corporate start-ups are a worthwhile piece of the creative puzzle of innovation. 


14:15 – 14:45
Industry Trends and New Market Developments

Keith Robinson, Managing Director, BlueStar EMEA

14:45 – 15:15
European Radio Regulations & Standards Development Update for RFID
DI Josef Preishuber-Pflügl, Vice-Chairman ETSI ERM TG34, Convener ISO/IEC JTC1 SC31/WG4

Review the current status of European radio regulations for RFID including an outlook on opportunities and threats.


15:15  | Networking Break



15:30 – 16:00
Detroit Build Book Application Case Study
Herbert Hohmann, Omni-ID

Detroit, a division of Daimler, sought to realize greater production efficiency by diversifying manufacturing lines to handle a greater variety of product types. Goal: improve engine assembly line productivity & achieve environmental goals by phasing out paperwork instructions.  Attendees will learn:

  • Real time build book updates can be made and communicated to the line. Ability to capture data real time and dynamically change operations to optimize workflow efficiencies & uptime. Reduces plants environmental footprint by eliminating approximately 7 million pieces of paper per year.
  • Re-purposed individual responsible for paper-based document control to a more productive activity. ProVIEW hardware and software plugs seemlessly into exiting production environment. Driver of Industrial IoT.
  • Due to the success of this program Detroit & corporate Daimler are expanding ProVIEW to other lines of production such as truck axles and transmissions as a replacement for paper build books and to automate parts replenishment.

16:00 – 16:30
Trolley Identification in Retail Business - A Great Innovative Solution
Jüergen Heim, Sales & Service Director of NOVEXX Solutions

NOVEXX Solutions was able to offer with their Partner TopLabel Printers BV an innovative labeling solution to one of the largest retailers in the Netherlands. With the combination of new technologies they now have a much cleaner and HACCP compliant solution for their mesh trolley identification in the distribution centers. Attendees will learn

  • The liner-less material only sticks when it is folded and putting two sides together activates the glue. It only sticks to itself and not the metal grate. The printer is able to print on the special material as there is a silicon roller and a special mechanical position of the print head.
  • Easy removal of labels from the trolleys due to no glue or label waste residues. This way a clean working environment which is HACCP compliant can be guaranteed.

16:30 – 17:30
Technical Symbologies Important Then...Needed Now
H. Sprague Ackley, Chair, AIM Technical Symbology Committee & Fellow, Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions
The Technical Symbology Committee has been instrumental in leading the development of many of the industry standards that we take for granted today. Learn what's on the horizon including the Postal Code Uniform Symbology Description (USD) and the latest updates to DotCode. 

17:45  | AIM Summit Concludes

18:30  | AIM Summit Networking Dinner       
Carls Brauhaus Restaurant



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