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Getting value from the hype of AI. Presented by Michael Grant

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is dominating technical news reporting: from reported improvements in medical diagnoses, automated trading, right through to improved process control. Modern executives increasingly need to discern the correct technology to add to their collection in order to improve their businesses. This talk aims to share a simple framework to extract value from this technology and some exciting results from recent machine learning discoveries.

Demystifying Industry 4.0 Presented by Prof. Justin Barnes

The South African manufacturing community is being bombarded with noise about the consequences of Industry 4.0. Hype and hyperbole abound. However, what is the real state of play in respect of the use of big data, machine learning, digital twinning, virtual recognition, IOT, additive manufacturing, and smart materials in manufacturing? What should South African manufacturers be preparing for? And how should they respond? In this breakfast seminar Prof Barnes attempts to demystify Industry 4.0 challenges for South African manufacturers.

Additive Manufacturing- Hype vs Reality Presented by Dr Hein Moller

Globally there is a lot of noise surrounding industry 4.0 and additive manufacturing (AM) specifically. But what is the reality? How will additive manufacturing really affect your business and can it live up to all the hype? Dr Hein Möller, one of South Africa’s leading AM experts, as seeks to dispel the common misconceptions of AM in this breakfast seminar.




Podcast: Can SA keep up with the Joneses?

by Peter Bruce and Prof. Justin Barnes

Podcasts from the edge: Can SA keep up with the Joneses?

TWIMS Executive Director, Prof. Justin Barnes, sat down with Peter Jones from Business Live for an instalment of Bruce’s ongoing podcast series Podcasts from the edge. Asking whether SA can compete in the global automotive industry as our economy stutters and stalls while our main car export destinations set tough new targets in emissions and carbon footprint for their own markets, Bruce speaks with Prof. Barnes about the SA Automotive Masterplan and why Prof. Barnes believes we can continue to keep our own small but perfectly formed place in the automotive firmament.

Seminar: Planning for Disruption: Energy Solutions for Manufacturers

by Liesel Kassier, Chris Yelland, Sue Rohrs, Murray Mason, Leshan Moodliar

Seminar: Planning for Disruption: Energy Solutions for Manufacturers

TWIMS hosted a panel of energy experts to discuss the serious energy crisis we find ourselves in. The panel discussed key issues, including what can we expect from South Africa’s energy transition in the next 5-10 years? What will firms need to plan for in terms of factors such as energy security/load shedding, quality of supply, prices and lowering their carbon emissions, what lessons have been learnt from firms that have already made substantial changes to their energy approach and asses municipalities readiness and willingness to transition customers to a decentralised energy model?