Join us for an exclusive Vision Dinner on February 6th to discover the transformative power of this innovative system in action, as Lars will delve into its practical implications. During his key note, Lars will put a special focus on Signify's recent project—the automation of their warehousing, using AGV’s among other things, which plays a pivotal role in attaining their "factory of the future" goals. Topics of discussion will span optimal factory locations, the symbiotic relationship between factory and company culture, and insightful examples from Signify's evolving processes.
Lars van der Meulen, Signify
Head of Manufacturing Digital Solutions Europe + GCGM
After Lars van der Meulen studied Industrial Engineering and Management Science at the TU Eindhoven, he immediately started working at Philips. He has stayed with Philips’ Lighting division during his career and when Signify split from Philips he chose to continue his trajectory at Signify where he ended up in his current role.
No production process is ever perfect, and therefore, the search for improvement never ends. Improving production processes, however, is often both a lengthy and costly endeavor, and can be challenging to enforce. In his push for innovation, Lars van der Meulen, Head of Manufacturing Digital Solutions Europe & GCGM at Signify, and his team have developed a system that not only facilitates continuous improvement but also establishes a feedback loop that makes improvement come naturally at Signify.
Location: Utrecht/Noord-Brabant area
17:30 | Start program (including presentation, discussion and a 3-course dinner)
20:30 | End of formal program, opportunity for informal networking
Manufacturing & Supply Chain Leaders
The Province of North Brabant aims to be a pioneer in the field of data and digitalization. Currently, the province is taking steps to address policy issues in areas such as mobility, environment, and energy using data. While the potential of data is evident, the transition from data to insights and subsequently formulating more effective policies presents challenges. This includes the need to bring together the often still separate worlds of data experts and policymakers and to adapt policy processes accordingly. It also requires the development of new knowledge and skills. During this Vision Dinner, Marcel Thaens, CIO at the Province of North Brabant, will share how he creates the conditions for optimal use of data. He will address topics such as how he encourages closer collaboration between policymakers and data experts. Additionally, he will discuss how he ensures the quality of data in the organization and how he manages ethical and legal aspects, especially in light of the upcoming mandatory algorithm registry. If you are interested in these themes, you are more than welcome to be inspired by Marcel's story and engage in conversation with him and the other participants!
During this Vision Dinner, Kai Janssen, Head of Retail at Decathlon Netherlands will discourse how he and his team make impact by applying an customer-centric approach instead of a solution centric approach. By leveraging customers insights, they optimise the offer for the Dutch (both in products and in services). Kai will share how and why Decathlon will become the sport hub for every sport(wo)man. After the presentation, there is the opportunity for an open discussion with Kai and the other participants. You are most welcome to join!