Seminar: Maintenance 4.0 as leverage to attract technical talent

For many organisations, finding digital talent and building a digital culture is one of the biggest challenges of digitisation. Many business leaders believe that relying on technology is enough to make their company future-proof, but this is far from reality. While more and more organisations have the technology in house, they often lack the strategy to align the initiatives with their business objectives, a crucial success factor in a 4.0 trajectory.

To make the difference, organisations also need to adapt their workplace culture to the new reality, preparing their employees for the changes and developing their employees' digital competences. Recruiting and developing digital talent is crucial, because the added value of what these new technologies bring us is quickly undone by a lack of knowledge and skills in the organisation.

During this seminar, we will discuss Industry 4.0, how ready your organisation is for it, the bridge with talent and how the DigiTalent4Industry project is bringing all of this together.


14:00  Reception

14:30  Is your technical department ready to move towards Industry 4.0?
Presentation by Tom Rombouts, 4.0 Director at I-care

Plenty of technical teams in the asset intensive industries are struggling to leverage the potential of Industry 4.0. Many have invested in data architectures, but don't know how to start valorising it, while plenty more struggle to convince their senior management that the potential justifies the investment, and that it is of strategic importance for the future of their business. 

In this presentation, we'll connect to the core questions that will realign the 4.0 initiatives with the business objectives. Only by doing so, you can boost the adoption and implementation of these future-proof technologies. 

  • Why would you be interested in Industry 4.0?
  • Where to begin?
  • The 4.0 Maturity assessment as a guide for improvement
  • Do you have the right competences available to start?

​​​​​​15:15  War for talent: adaptability as an evergreen skill
Presentation by Pedro Viña, Training Director at I-Care

We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. A new landscape: one that’s more digitized, roboticized, diverse, and dispersed than ever before. One where automation and 'thinking machines' are replacing certain human tasks, changing the skills that organisations are looking for in their people. But what are the traits of the workforce of the future? And how to adapt your organisation?

  • Definition of talent
  • VUCA, a game changer
  • Cultural shift: de-emphasizing “jobs”
  • The need for adaptability in the workplace

15:45  Project DigiTalent4Industry: Map the needed competences for Maintenance 4.0
Presentation by Wim Vancauwenberghe, Director at BEMAS

16:10  Q&A and conclusion

16:30  Networking drink

About the speakers

Tom Rombouts dedicates his career to maintenance organisations: production and project planning, process & reliability engineering, technical intervention planning and revision coordination, quality management, QA and quality monitoring of critical spare parts, automation and data innovation, etc.  As of 2021, Tom is 4.0 Director at I-Care, helping industrial companies with data innovation and asset reliability.

Driven by a curiosity for people and technology, Pedro Viña leads a life of lifelong learning and enjoys sharing his knowledge, practical experience and insights in industrial applications. He has more than 30 years of experience in solving highly challenging situations with creative "out-of-the-box" solutions in all major industries. Within I-care, he is in charge of education, training and development for I-care's own employees as well as for end users in the industry.

Wim Vancauwenberghe is master in industrial engineering, and director of BEMAS since 2000. In his years of experience, he has witnessed dozens of 'best practices' in companies across all industries. With his vast network in the world of maintenance & asset management, he has the opportunity to meet hundreds of top professionals each year. He is motivated to use his knowledge to help companies reach their potential and improve the way assets are managed and maintained. Wim is a firm believer in the importance of the maintenance profession. This is why he is know as the 'maintenance evangelist' of Belgium. In 2013 Wim became officially a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional. He is also a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician and Certified Reliability Leader.

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donderdag 22/09/2022 - 14:30
donderdag 22/09/2022 - 17:30
Het Fenikshof
Abdijstraat 20
Grimbergen 1850
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