On Tuesday, November 13, the Chicago Connectory hosted the Smart Manufacturing
and Industrie 4.0 event where Germany-based and US-based smart manufacturing
experts came together to provide keynote presentations, panel discussions and
networking opportunities. This event was organized by EIT Digital and took
place within the “Year of German-American Friendship,” which is a collaborative
initiative that promotes this transatlantic partnership through dialogue,
experience and exchange.
“When the ‘Year of German-American Friendship’ was announced, EIT
Digital submitted a proposal for this event because we felt this topic would be
a great way to further emphasize the importance of this relationship between
Germany and the US,” said Eric Thelen, the director of the Silicon Valley hub
of EIT Digital and the event moderator.
During the event, approximately 40 participants received an overview on
Industrie 4.0, along with its key technologies and its vast range of