Event: Factory of the Future - Big Data and Automation


Last Tuesday (10th September 2019) Awen attended the Factory of the Future (Big Data & Automation) event organised by ESTnet, supported by Barclays and hosted by the Newport Wafer Fab.

We heard from three keynote speakers:

  • Mike Lakoju from Cardiff University, who spoke about the Chatty Factories project which attempts to apply cutting-edge data science techniques for a variety of factory-floor applications.

  • Emily Bristow from BluePrism, who spoke about their software bot system RPA used to automate IT & business processes

  • Gareth Jones from the industrial automation division of Omron Electronics in the UK.

We also had a great tour around the wonderful Newport Wafer Fab.

We were invited by the organisers to come along to exhibit our software & services as part of a local showcase of solution providers within Factory of the Future / Industry 4.0 / Smart Factories. We spoke to delegates about our asset & vulnerability discovery for OT system Dot, our NIS Directive compliance system Profile, and the past-present-future of Awen Collective in general.

Awen develops software which provides practical solutions to cyber security problems in industrial environments, and we do so through local and a global lenses. We will continue the dialogue with all partners involved in this event, and invite others reading this to contact us today to get involved in that dialogue.