Former MK Nahmias-Verbin took on public and voluntary roles and re-assumed positions in the business sector implementing her unique multi-disciplinary expertise and knowledge. Currently serving as Vice President of the Israeli Manufacturer's Association; Chairman of Tavlit Plastic (a family owned Factory specializing in irrigation and water technologies); Chair of Jready – the global crises management network by the Jewish agency, Chair of the Board of the Ben Gurion House, serves as a board member in several companies and holds a senior lecturer position in senior management courses in Lahav, Management faculty at the TLV university. Nahmias-Verbin graduated with an LLB from the Hebrew University and holds an LLM in Commercial Law from the Tel Aviv university.
Expert in strategic thinking, business and technological innovation, and business competitiveness
Elisa Negri (female) is Assistant Professor in the Manufacturing Group of the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering. She pursued her education as Industrial Engineer at Politecnico di Milano, achieving her PhD degree in December 2016. She had various international experiences from the Bachelor level (Double degree with Tongji University – Shanghai – PRC) to the Doctoral level (Master Thesis in Aachen, Germany, Visiting PhD in Switzerland and USA). She is now Professor of Course “Industrial Plant Management” at Politecnico di Milano. Her research focuses on smart manufacturing and digital technologies-related topics, spanning from the data modelling and simulation for the manufacturing systems, to Digital Twins to support production planning and control activities. She has been and is still involved in European, national and regional research projects and is one of the key people at the Industry 4.0 Laboratory (I4.0 LAB) at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. By now she is co-author of 13 papers in International Journals, 24 papers presented at international conferences and 4 international book chapters.
KOSMO is an organization that implements government policies so that small and medium-sized
manufacturing companies can have manufacturing competitiveness through smart manufacturing
innovation. As the head of KOSMO, I am the CEO who comprehensively manages the budget and
technology support role so that SME manufacturing companies can build smart factories with an
annual budget of 500 billion won.
- Written a Book: "The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Age of New Manufacturing"
Sept. 2015 ~ June 2016: POSTECH Advanced Management and Technology Innovation
Program Aug. 1995 ~ May 1997: Graduate School, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Master degree of Computer Engineering Mar. 1979 ~ Feb. 1983: INHA University, Incheon city, KOREA
Bachelor of Electronic Engineering
July 2019 ~ Current: President of KOSMO March 2016 ~ June 2019: CEO of Smart M&F Group Corp. April 2016 ~ June 2019: Chairman of Korea Industry4.0 Association Mar. 2014 ~ Feb.2016: POSCO ICT, Senior Vice Present of Smart Factory Business
Division, Kwangyang/Pohang, KOREA
- Project: Structured the Smart Factory of Hot Rolling Mill and Plate Mill Project by using Big Data, Cyber Physical System, IOT etc. to make high quality with zero defects
and reduce production cost. Mar. 2011 ~ Feb. 2014: POSCO, Vice Present of Global Sales/Production/
Technology Division, SEOUL
- Transfer the automation technologies to New Iron Making Plants in INDONESIA & BRASIL Mar. 2006 ~ Feb. 2011: POSCO, Senior Master PCP*1 & Group Leader of Control
Technology Development Group, Pohang Works, Pohang, KOREA
- Project: Structured the Smart Work System by using Smart Phone (2010~2011) to
- Project: System Engineering of Continuous Hot Rolling Mill Plant (2006~2007) to
increase production rate. Feb. 1992 ~ Feb. 2006: POSCO, Junior Mater PCP, Instrument & Control
- Project: Developed Control Software of Dynamic Air Knife System for Continuous
Galvanizing Line (1992 ~ 1994) for good quality of galvanizing products. Dec. 1982 ~ Jan. 1992: POSCO, System Engineer, Computer & Control
- Project: Designed & Developed Software of Process Computer for New #2, #3
Continuous Annealing Line (1985~1988) for automatic process control.
- Project: Structured Tele-metering System of Environment Pollution (1989~1992)
- Project: Executed Factory Automation of Pohang Works to reduce 10% workers
Date of birth: 20 July 1959 *1) PCP: POSCO Certified Professional
CEO of erminas GmbH and a member of the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (BVMW)
Hilmar Bunjes is CEO of erminas GmbH and a member of the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (BVMW).
As CEO of erminas GmbH, he, together with his team, deals with all challenges of the Industrial Internet of Things. The focus is on retrofitting, machine learning, software development and a fully comprehensive consulting service for the engineering industry and manufacturers. Hilmar Bunjes is equally familiar with software and hardware. He knows that especially with IIOT projects a holistic view is enormously important. Together with Dr. Yvette Teiken he founded erminas after graduating in computer science. Since then, he and erminas GmbH have also been regularly involved in international research projects in the field of "Industry 4.0".
Karin Chen, Israel Export Institute, Head of the sectors
Karin Chen ,Israel Export Institute ,Head of the sectors: Automotive&Mobility and Industry 4.0 at the Business Development Unit. In addition, Karin deals with business events with International Organizations’ procurement departments (such as the UN).
Karin Chen has a BA in Political Science and English Literature, as well as MA degree in Diplomacy and Foreign Relations from Tel Aviv University. During her BA studies, Karin re-established a Model UN club, which is active till these days and was taught as a course for MA in one of the academic semesters. She has served in the role of Club President, staff member and committees’ moderator at various international conferences.
Subsequently, Karin has done an internship at the Permanent Mission of Israel to the UN in New York City, where she assisted the Israeli team in front of the UN 5th Committee and the Security Council (discussions on Peacekeeping Forces in Africa). Later, in 2016, she has done a short internship at the Commercial Wing of the Embassy of India in Israel.
Mr. Agmon Porat
Head of Industry 4.0 Innovation lab, Let-lab, Israel
Mr. Agmon Porat has over 18 years’ experience in diverse roles at global hi-tech companies- turning big ideas into reality with creative development, strategic planning and new business development experience across traditional and digital landscapes. A catalyst for new initiatives, bringing innovation and entrepreneurial leadership to traditional industries, Agmon is leading the corporate’s open innovation strategy responsible for leap-frogging product offerings and factory processes using innovation. Founder of Israel’s top industry 4.0 innovation lab and incubator, which has since expanded into Singapore. Agmon has experience in building an Industry 4.0 eco-system, identifying and evaluating startups/investment/collaboration opportunities.
He holds 2 BSc in Physics, a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering and MBA in which he graduated with honors.
Passionate about industry 4.0 startups and shifting Israel's traditional factories to a sustainable future. “I am super curious about what makes people tick, so teach me something new.”
Mr. Andrzej Soldaty is an expert in the area of industrial automation. Between 1986 and 1990, he managed the Robotization Department at ROBRA "Chemoautomatyka", he participated in the development and implementation of the first applications of industrial robots in the Polish chemical industry. For the next 25 years he worked for the international Festo concern, a supplier of solutions and components for industrial automation. During this period, he participated in the development of a number of applications and the implementation of automation projects in various industry sectors. He participated in building and developing the Festo company in Poland, as well as conducted international projects in CEE region. Between 2010 and2015 he served as the President of the Management Board at Festo.
In 2016, he established the "Initiative for Polish Industry 4.0" - a social initiative bringing together representatives of industry, business and science, which initiates, supports and conducts activities for the transformation of the domestic industrial sector.
In 2017, he was appointed the leader of the "Future Industry Platform" project at the Ministry of Development.
From March 2019 to December 2020, he was the President of the Management Board of the Future Industry Platform Foundation.
He actively participates in projects related to this subject, currently organizing the Industry 4.0 Center at the Silesian University of Technology.
Andrzej Soldaty has a technical education in the field of mechanics and automation, he completed doctoral studies in Economics at the Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Trade Commissioner, Director of the Foreign Trade Administration, Ministry of Economy and Industry
Ohad has been the Trade Commissioner and Director of the Foreign Trade Administration at the Ministry of Economy and Industry since 2012.
The Foreign Trade Administration (FTA) at the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry manages and supports Israel’s international trade and trade policy.
Before he was nominated as Director of the Foreign Trade Administration he held several significant roles within it: head of Israel’s Economic Mission in Washington DC, Director of the South Europe Department, Cadet Course Manager, Head of the Economic Mission to Sweden, which covered the entire Nordic area, Deputy Director of the Bilateral Trade Agreements Division, and head of the Economic Mission to Jordan.
Ohad holds a BA in Economics and MBA, both from the University of Haifa.
Pablo Moreno Madero is a Mechanical Engineer from Monterrey México with 12 years of experience in the automotive industry in areas of manufacturing, quality and digitalization. Currently working as Industry 4.0 Coordinator in Metalsa, leading the digital transformation strategy for Metalsa´s Manufacturing Operations.