Free Live Webinar: Pursuit of Zero D – Evolving Manufacturing Operations with Smarter Asset Management

Event Information

Start: 9 December 2021 11:00 am
End: 9 December 2021 11:45 am

About The Webinar

9 DECEMBER 2021 | 8.00AM (PDT) / 11:00AM (EDT) / 4:00PM GMT | 45 MINS

Increasing manufacturing productivity has been at the heart of every industrial revolution, Companies look to transform the way they manufacture, improve and distribute their products by integrating digital innovations into their production facilities and throughout their operations to drive competitive advantage.

However, while this fourth industrial revolution brings new opportunities to achieve levels of productivity never seen before, organizations are still challenged with creating an immediate ROI that would allow them to continue with their broader transformation.

How could your company truly pave the way forward to Industry 4.0 and beyond while dealing with the high cost of rework and the extreme cost of downtime?  

Key Webinar Takeaways

  • The Pursuit of Zero D: Zero Defects and Zero Downtime to drive an ROI measure in months, not years, tied to reduced cost and increased revenue.
  • Bringing the power of AI to your inspection line to identify visible defects faster and accurately identify points of failure so you can continuously improve over time.
  • How other manufacturers are integrating new technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, AI, and ML, leading to increased automation, predictive maintenance, and new levels of efficiencies and responsiveness.
  • Using data insights to identify potential production losses and act to balance quality, cost and throughput

Speaker Profiles

  • Theo Winkelmann, Global Asset Management Industry Executive at IBM


Theo Winkelmann is a Worldwide Asset Management Industry Executive with 25 years of experience in asset-intensive industries. Mr. Winkelmann began his early career in well water pumping, automotive, beverages, and paper plants. Over the past 15 years, he has specialized in manufacturing and distribution across industry segments, including CPG, pharmaceuticals, automotive, electronics, metals, and minerals. Mr. Winkelmann has held various technical, product, business development, and industry sales roles within IBM. Mr. Winkelmann resides in Austin, Texas.

  • Duncan MacRae, Chief Editor at TechForge Media


Duncan is an award-winning editor with more than 20 years of experience in journalism. Having launched his tech journalism career as editor of Arabian Computer News in Dubai, he has since edited an array of tech and digital marketing publications, including Computer Business Review, TechWeekEurope, Figaro Digital, Digit, and Marketing Gazette.

Event Information

Start: 9 December 2021 11:00 am
End: 9 December 2021 11:45 am

About The Webinar

9 DECEMBER 2021 | 8.00AM (PDT) / 11:00AM (EDT) / 4:00PM GMT | 45 MINS

Increasing manufacturing productivity has been at the heart of every industrial revolution, Companies look to transform the way they manufacture, improve and distribute their products by integrating digital innovations into their production facilities and throughout their operations to drive competitive advantage.

However, while this fourth industrial revolution brings new opportunities to achieve levels of productivity never seen before, organizations are still challenged with creating an immediate ROI that would allow them to continue with their broader transformation.

How could your company truly pave the way forward to Industry 4.0 and beyond while dealing with the high cost of rework and the extreme cost of downtime?  

Key Webinar Takeaways

  • The Pursuit of Zero D: Zero Defects and Zero Downtime to drive an ROI measure in months, not years, tied to reduced cost and increased revenue.
  • Bringing the power of AI to your inspection line to identify visible defects faster and accurately identify points of failure so you can continuously improve over time.
  • How other manufacturers are integrating new technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, AI, and ML, leading to increased automation, predictive maintenance, and new levels of efficiencies and responsiveness.
  • Using data insights to identify potential production losses and act to balance quality, cost and throughput

Speaker Profiles

  • Theo Winkelmann, Global Asset Management Industry Executive at IBM


Theo Winkelmann is a Worldwide Asset Management Industry Executive with 25 years of experience in asset-intensive industries. Mr. Winkelmann began his early career in well water pumping, automotive, beverages, and paper plants. Over the past 15 years, he has specialized in manufacturing and distribution across industry segments, including CPG, pharmaceuticals, automotive, electronics, metals, and minerals. Mr. Winkelmann has held various technical, product, business development, and industry sales roles within IBM. Mr. Winkelmann resides in Austin, Texas.

  • Duncan MacRae, Chief Editor at TechForge Media


Duncan is an award-winning editor with more than 20 years of experience in journalism. Having launched his tech journalism career as editor of Arabian Computer News in Dubai, he has since edited an array of tech and digital marketing publications, including Computer Business Review, TechWeekEurope, Figaro Digital, Digit, and Marketing Gazette.