The setting for Supfina's first Future Conference was the company's new showroom. This provides a unique overview of the product portfolio and the functionality of Supfina products. In addition to innovations and solutions in the field of high-precision grinding, the summit focused in particular on a journey through the future of production.
Wide range of exciting presentations
After the opening of the first Future Technology Summit on Wednesday morning, Rainer Bell, an experienced Supfina employee, led the visitors through the impressive potential of Internet of Things (IoT) applications to increase production efficiency (OEE). A completely different perspective was offered by the eagerly awaited lecture by Dieter Baumann, gold medal winner and long-distance runner. Under the heading "Goals, Times, Fences" and with personal stories from his exciting career, Baumann captivated the audience and made them want to discover the future at the same time.
The 23-year-old Aya Jaff, known under the nickname "Mrs. Code", offered a young perspective on new business. The successful programmer and startup founder was enthusiastic with her dynamic presentation. One of the best-known futurologists, Prof. Dr. Marion Weissenberger-Eibl, gave an insight into the scientific perspective on practical approaches to innovation management in companies. The Summit participants received practical management know-how from Dr. Cindy Herold, who examined the correct handling of change from the perspective of systemic change management. Another special highlight was the renowned digitization expert Tim Cole with his inspiring lecture on cross-company potentials of digital transformation.
Networking at eye level
In addition to the outstanding speakers, the trend-setting industry conference also offered sufficient space for networking at eye level and for personal exchange on the individual challenges of digital transformation. The Supfina vision of the future was presented by Gerhard Rudloff, who has been responsible for the automotive sector at Supfina for over 15 years and is now Sales Manager in the New Business sector. He outlined the challenges and progress in the transformation process of the Wolfacher solution provider and emphasized customer benefits that can only be achieved through consistent digitalization.
The first Supfina Future Technology Summit ended on 27 June with many new perspectives on the future, intensive technical discussions and enthusiasm on the part of the participants and organizers: "The Future Technology Summit 2019 is the successful start of a series. We are already looking forward to the next edition," said the two Supfina managing directors Karl-Heinz Richber and Oliver Hildebrandt.