How Generative and Predictive AI is shaping the future in industry for Operations & Maintenance

Maintenance 4.0 & IoT

In an increasingly competitive and rapidly evolving industrial landscape, organizations must leverage cutting-edge technologies to stay ahead of the curve. Many companies seek effective solutions to enhance operational efficiency, ensure asset reliability, and address sustainability challenges. 

Consequently, numerous asset owners are initiating pilot projects involving AI. However, these initiatives often remain confined to specific departments. The challenge lies in finding a solution to unite all departments, to scale AI implementation, and to consolidate the obtained results. 

Free for BEMAS members

In this seminar, in cooperation with PwC and Microsoft, SymphonyAI Industrial will be showing you how you can leverage generative and predictive AI, not only for your maintenance department, but also for the organisation as a whole, thus connecting assets, processes and people. 

We will expand on the role of generative AI in industrial settings and talk about AI-Driven Quality Control, Generative AI Enabled Predictive Maintenance and Applications of Vision-based AI. Furthermore, we deep-dive into AI-Driven Process Automation and Optimization and Human-AI Collaboration in Manufacturing.

Lastly, SymphonyAI brings it all together in several practical use-cases and live demos on how to leverage the power of AI for your company.


AI is shaping the future of industry

Artificial Intelligence has emerged as a transformative force in manufacturing, revolutionizing the industry landscape with its advanced capabilities. From predictive maintenance to efficient supply chain processes, leveraging AI helps to enhance operational efficiency and overall performance.

AI-powered predictive analytics models analyse vast amounts of data to forecast equipment failures, thereby enabling enterprises to perform maintenance when needed and reduce downtime significantly.

Smart manufacturing systems are optimizing plant operation through autonomously monitoring and adjusting production processes in real-time. These systems, equipped with machine learning algorithms, learn from historical data, and adapt to changing conditions, ensuring seamless operations and resource utilization.

Additionally, AI-driven automation is augmenting the workforce by automating repetitive tasks, allowing employees to focus on more complex, creative, and strategic aspects of their roles.

Symphony AI product

Recent advancements in industrial-specific Generative AI technologies, including Large Language Models, Knowledge Graphs, and Copilots, have paved the way for manufacturers to enhance operational efficiency, productivity, and margins. The key lies in placing contextualized information in the hands of operators, enabling them to make better informed and faster decisions.

What will you learn during this seminar?

  • Understanding the role and potential of AI in transforming industrial operations.
  • Insights into current trends and future directions in asset management and AI applications.
  • Practical knowledge on implementing AI solutions for asset reliability, process optimization, workforce empowerment, and sustainability.

Why attend?

  • Learn from expert speakers how AI can help you shape the future of your industry.
  • Network with likeminded peers looking to accelerate their digital transformation journeys.
  • Hear how AI is driving tangible value across the operations landscape.
  • See the latest use cases of new industrial specific Generative AI solutions.


12h00: Reception

With drinks and bites

13h00: Welcome

  1. Welcome by Wim Vancauwenberghe, Director of BEMAS
  2. Introduction by Prateek Kathpal, President & CEO Industry Solutions at SymphonyAI
  3. Co-pilot demo

13h15: Asset Management Trends in a digital landscape

 by Koen Van Kerckhoven (Belgium), Manager @ PwC 

Discover the results of the latest digital trends in Asset Management.

13h45: AI in Industry

by Hans Verbeeck (Belgium), Partner Technology Manager @ Microsoft

Learn about recent advancements across Microsoft platforms that can be tailored for industrial applications across key enablers like IIoT, Digital Twins, and Machine Learning.

14h15: Next-Generation Smart Industrial Platform: generative and predictive AI

by Sudeep Gowrishankar (Bengaluru, India), Director of Product @ SymphonyAI Industrial 
and Srinivas Kuppa (Michigan, USA), Chief Strategy & Product Officer @ SymphonyAI Industrial

An exploration of the latest advancements in industrial transformation, emphasizing the integration of Generative AI, Predictive AI, Digital Twins & data transformation technologies.

  • An exploration of the latest advancements in industrial AI.
  • Introduction to the IRIS platform.
  • Role of Generative AI – Industrial Large Language Models (LLM) and Industrial Copilots.
  • Role of Predictive AI, Digital Twins & data transformation technologies.

14h45: Break

Break with drinks

15h15: AI Driven Asset Reliability and Process Optimization

by Nishanta Kumar Samal (Bengaluru, India), Manager AI Products and Applications @ SymphonyAI Industrial
and Sudeep Gowrishankar (Bengaluru, India), Director of Product @ SymphonyAI Industrial
and Ben Engels (Belgium), Reliability Manager @ Nippon Gases

Transform asset management, analytics and processes efficiency in the industrial domain with AI, Generative AI and Large Language Models (LLMs).

  • Challenges in Asset Reliability & Process Optimization.
  • Making your data work for you – Data connectors, unified namespace, Knowledge Graphs.
  • AI use cases for Asset Reliability and Process Optimization.
  • Demo – Generative AI Copilot.
  • Success stories at Nippon Gases: Motor Cooling System Abnormality & IGV Deviation Abnormality.

16h15: AI Powered Connected Worker Solutions

by Stijn De Ketelaere (Belgium), Customer Success Manager @ SymphonyAI Industrial
and Jan Catrysse (Belgium), Vice President of Sales and General Manager (EMEA) @ SymphonyAI Industrial

Accelerate onboarding and employee upskilling by understanding the role of AI & Copilots in enhancing safety, productivity, and training for the frontline industrial workforce.

  • Digitization and Connecting the Workforce in a modern workspace.
  • Role of Generative AI in Connected Worker Solutions – knowledge management and training.
  • AI use cases and demo – Generative AI Copilot.

16h45: Wrap-up and Q&A

Wrap-up and Q&A

16h55: Networking reception

Networking Reception with drinks and bites

Prateek Kathpal

About the speakers

Prateek Kathpal (Palo Alto, USA)

President & CEO @ SymphonyAI Industrial and executive chairman @ SymphonyAI Summit

With over 20 years of technology leadership and extensive experience in the enterprise, telecom, and automotive industries, Prateek brings a unique background in machine learning and AI, product strategy, operations, product technology, engineering, and sales to SymphonyAI. Prateek has extensive experience with highly engineered systems and expertise in B2B and consumer technology, deep learning, cloud virtualization, enterprise software, mobile applications, and information life cycle management.

Before joining SymphonyAI, Prateek served as EVP and CTO at Cerence, where he was responsible for Cerence’s technology vision, R&D, and professional services, and rolling out Cerence technology and solutions to more than 65 automotive customers across the world and more than 450 million cars on the road. Prateek previously worked for several companies, including View, Polycom, Accusoft, EMC, Sapient, Cognizant, and NEC.

Koen Van Kerckhoven

Koen Van Kerckhoven (Belgium)
Manager @ PwC

Koen is a Manager in Strategy & Operations Industry practice of PwC Belgium. Before joining PwC, he gained 7 years’ experience in the petrochemical industry (SABIC). He had various operational roles in manufacturing (engineer, manager, operational excellence, total quality management). His areas of expertise are in operations management, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and operational excellence. His strengths include analytical thinking, a strong problem-solving ability and a focus on communication.

Hans Verbeeck

Hans Verbeeck (Belgium)

Partner Technology Manager @ Microsoft

Hans is a Technology Manager at Microsoft. Hans leads a team of Cloud Solution Architects. Together, we help partners and customers deliver the most innovative solutions.

With 20+ years of experience in the IT industry, I am convinced that we are currently living in the most transformative phase of IT ever - with the introduction of generative AI technologies - and everyone, data scientists, developers, business and end users can play a role in realizing this transformation.

Srinivas Kuppa

Srinivas Kuppa (Michigan, USA)

Chief Strategy & Product Officer @ SymphonyAI Industrial

Srinivas is an experienced leader and entrepreneur, this individual leads a business solutions team, delivering high-value Cloud Computing, SaaS solutions, AI/ML, and Data Analytics in the enterprise market. Certified in Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, and AI, he is hands-on in architecting innovative solutions across major industry verticals.

Nishanta SymphonyAI

Nishanta Kumar Samal (Bengaluru, India)

Manager AI Products and Applications @ SymphonyAI Industrial

Nishanta is currently working as a Services & Implementation Leader, where he deals with the implementation of Industrial IoT, AI-neural networks, model predictive control in order to improve the Industrial Efficiency, Asset Performance Management and to inhibit the rate of deadly emissions. Nishanta was previously active @ GE and @ Vestas.

Sudeep Gowrishankar

Sudeep Gowrishankar (Bengaluru, India)

Director of Product @ SymphonyAI Industrial

Sudeep is currently building the future of industrial intelligence and automation with cutting-edge digital and data science technologies.  He is a core founding team member of SymphonyAI Industrial and built and scaled products, designs, and engineering teams from scratch. Sudeep was a Senior Data Scientist at GE.

Stijn De Ketelaere

Stijn De Ketelaere (Belgium)

Customer Success Manager @ SymphonyAI Industrial

Stijn is a passionate .NET developer turned Customer Success Manager, adept at working with new technologies in creative projects. Specializing in applications with a direct link to the customer, and leveraging creativity to find optimal solutions for user requests. Excited about bridging technology and client satisfaction. Stijn was a Senior .Net Developer @ PwC and a Senior Software Engineer @ Honeywell.

Jan Catrysse

Jan Catrysse (Belgium)

Vice President of Sales and General Manager (EMEA) @ SymphonyAI Industrial

Jan is a Senior Manager and Director with over 25 years of executive experience, specializing in digital transformation and IT security. He drives sales and operational excellence across the EMEA region at SymphonyAI Industrial, leveraging his expertise in evolving IT landscapes. Previously, Jan was the COO at Trustteam and held impactful leadership roles in the Netherlands for over a decade.

About SymphonyAI

SymphonyAI is building the leading enterprise AI SaaS company for digital transformation across the most critical and resilient growth verticals, including retail, consumer packaged goods, finance, manufacturing, media, and IT/enterprise service management. SymphonyAI verticals have many leading enterprises as clients. Since its founding in 2017, SymphonyAI has grown rapidly to 3,000 talented leaders, data scientists, and other professionals. SymphonyAI is a SAIGroup company, backed by a $1 billion commitment from successful entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr. Romesh Wadhwani. Learn more at

Symphony AI logo

About SymphonyAI Industrial

SymphonyAI Industrial, a SymphonyAI division, is an innovator in industrial insight, accelerating autonomous plant operations. The industry leading Industrial Reasoning Insights & Services platform and industrial optimization solutions connect tens of thousands of assets and workflows in manufacturing plants globally and process billions of data points daily, pushing new plateaus in operational intelligence. SymphonyAI Industrial solutions provide high value to users by driving variability out of processes and optimizing operations for throughput, yield, energy efficiency, and sustainability.

Keep me posted

Receive an e-mail when we organize this event again.
Yes, keep me updated

BEMAS Corporate Sponsors