Keynote Speakers – IEOM 2019 Pilsen
July 23, 2019 (Tuesday)
Welcome Address: Tuesday, 9:30 am, July 23, 2019
Opening Keynote I: Tuesday, 9:40 am – 10:20 am, July 23, 2019
Dipl. Ing. Wolfgang Weissler
CEO Digital Factory & Process Industries and Drives
Siemens Czech Republic
Wolfgang Weissler started working for Siemens in 1986, right after graduating from University Erlangen as Electrical Engineer in Drives Technology. Since that time, he worked in different managerial roles across the world – as a CRM Director in the USA, General Manager Electrical Drives in Australia, Head of Business Development Large Drives in Germany and Head of Division Drive Technologies in India.
Since October 2014 his responsibility is leading Siemens divisions Digital Factory & Process Industries and Drives in the Czech Republic. He has a professional interest in digitization and Industry 4.0 and made several presentations and key note speeches on conferences.
Opening Keynote II: Tuesday, 10:20 am – 11:00 am, July 23, 2019
11:00 – 11:30 am – Networking Break
11:30 am – 12:15 pm, July 23, 2019 – Tuesday Keynote III
Prof. Ing. Josef Basl, CSc.
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Faculty/Institute of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
University of West Bohemia
Pilsen, Czech Republic
Topic: Evaluating Company Readiness in the Context of Industry 4.0
Prof. Josef Basl works at the Department of industrial engineering and management at the Faculty of mechanical engineering at University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. His research area is focusing on enterprise information systems, business process optimisation and industry 4.0 readiness. He is the president of the Czech Society for Systems Integration. He is author many publication in international journals and books. He has completed several foreign internships in Poland, Germany, the UK and the USA. He is a member of several scientific councils, doctoral degree programs, a member of the program committees of several major conferences.
Abstract: The contribution deals with the analysis of available readiness indexes and maturity models for Industry 4.0. The main goal is to determine the extent to which these models and indexes are able to show a company’s readiness, primarily within the countries of Europe.
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm, July 23, 2019 – Tuesday Keynote IV
Dr. Zain Tahboub
Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Industrial Engineering and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Education and Skills
Dr. Zain E A M Tahboub has been the Chief Strategist and Advisor since 2018 for Dubai Aviation City Corporation, in addition to his work for Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects for the last years as Chief Advisor. He has been managing different functions including Research, Knowledge Management, Future Foresight, Innovation, Excellence, Strategy and others.
Dr. Tahboub was known for his work with academia, industry and business. He led corporate development program for major organizations, establishment of new entities, putting forward and contributing to national strategies in the fields of aviation, competitiveness, investment, logistics and most of all Dubai Plan 2021. He has established the DAEP Innovation team and more recently advises the new team on Future of Things (Aviation).
In academia, he was one of the four founding members of the Industrial Engineering Program at the University of Jordan, led the Engineering Management Master of Science program for 10 years, directed the office for outreach to industry and was the Dean of Majan University College in Oman. Currently, he serves on a number of boards in academia and is still active in establishing new fronts of collaboration in academic research with University of Sharjah UoS, Linköping University in Sweden, American University of Sharjah AUS and British University in Dubai BUiD.
July 24, 2018 (Wednesday)
Wednesday Morning Keynote I, 9:40 am – 10:20 am, July 24, 2019
Dr. Seifedine Kadry
Professor of Applied Statistics
Director of Applied Statistics Center
Coordinator of Continuing Education Program (CPE)
Beirut Arab University
Dr. Seifedine Kadry received in 2007 the Ph.D. degree in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the Université Blaise Pascal (Clermont-II) – Clermont-Ferrand in France, and completed in 2013 the Higher Doctorate in research from INSA university, France. Currently, he is a Professor with Beirut Arab University, Lebanon. His research focuses are system prognostics, stochastic systems, and probability and reliability analysis. In addition, he serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Research Journal of Mathematics and Statistics and the ARPN Journal of Systems and Software, as well as an IET Fellow and IEEE Senior Member. He has published many books and more than 90 papers on applied math, reliability analysis, and stochastic systems in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is an ABET program evaluator.
Wednesday Morning Keynote II, 10:20 am – 11:00 am, July 24, 2019
Nymburk, Czech Republic
11:00 am – 11:30 am: Networking Break
Wednesday Keynote III, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm, July 24, 2019
Wednesday Morning Keynote IV, 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm, July 24, 2019
July 25, 2018 (Thursday)
Thursday Morning Keynote I, 9:40 am – 10:20 am, July 25, 2019
Thursday Morning Keynote II, 10:20 am – 11:00 am, July 25, 2019
Conference Awards Dinner, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Thursday, July 25, 2019
Awards Keynote (Thursday), 7:30 – 7:45 pm