SOURCE: Elemica


June 16, 2015 09:19 ET

Elemica Conference to Feature Dr. Valentijn de Leeuw Discussing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

ARC Analyst Focuses on How the IIoT Fits Into Supply Chain Strategies and Highlights Benefits of Next-Generation Manufacturing Initiatives

WAYNE, PA and FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Jun 16, 2015) - Elemica, the leading Supply Chain Operating Network provider for the process industries, announces that Dr. Valentijn de Leeuw, Vice President at ARC Advisory Group, is a keynote speaker on smart manufacturing in the process industry at their upcoming European Supply Chain Conference -- IGNITE 2015. His presentation, "Industry 4.0: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)," will include an overview of the major IIoT-related trends, global initiatives, related technologies and more. Attendees will better understand how the IIoT fits into their supply chain strategies and what benefits companies can derive from this next generation of manufacturing initiatives.

"As we enter a new era of digitized business, Dr. Valentijn de Leeuw's insights into the Industrial Internet of Things will be of key interest to conference participants," said Juan-Carlos Mani, Vice President of Sales Europe at Elemica. "I'm delighted to have Valentijn presenting at our event and I am eager to learn how technology changes in communications and connectivity will profoundly transform how supply chains operate across enterprises."

Dr. de Leeuw will be the opening keynote speaker at IGNITE 2015 Europe, on Tuesday, September 15, and will be a panel discussion facilitator later in the day. In his presentation, he will differentiate which elements of the IIoT provide new business opportunities and which ones should be considered as re-branding and supporting existing opportunities. Key takeaways and recommendations on how-to-take advantage of opportunities, while addressing and limiting risk, will be included.

Dr. Valentijn de Leeuw is a VP for ARC Advisory Group, focusing on organizational change and effectiveness, business process improvement, value-based performance management, governance, project management, knowledge management, operations management, asset management, innovation and engineering, and manufacturing IT. His technology focus is on manufacturing operations management, performance management, supply chain management, and the role of the knowledge worker in manufacturing. He acts as an independent expert-evaluator of research projects for the European Commission in the Information and Communication domains. Valentijn has a PhD in technical sciences from Delft University of Technology (NL) in cooperation with Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris and IFP and also has a Masters in Chemistry from Utrecht State University, The Netherlands.

Elemica's IGNITE Supply Chain Conferences will gather executives, industry analysts and supply chain thought leaders who desire to share innovative ideas in order to ignite their supply chains into the next level of performance. Client case studies and actionable insights that streamline the flow of talent, resources and capitol throughout a robust supply chain ecosystem will be presented. IGNITE 2015 Europe takes place on September 15, 2015 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The event also includes a pre-conference dinner and cocktail reception the evening prior. For more information and to register, please visit

About Elemica

Elemica's Supply Chain Operating Network is designed to give clients greater control over their global supply chains. Capturing transaction data, across all trading partners, and translating it into actionable information is key to driving value out of the supply chain. By combining powerful SmartLink business process applications with a robust QuickLink Network, Elemica solutions improve operational efficiency, lower costs, and decrease working capital. Founded in 2000, Elemica today processes approximately $350B in annual transactions across more than 7,500 process industry trading partners. Elemica's global operations are headquartered outside Philadelphia and include offices in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Frankfurt, London, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo. Clients include BASF, BP, Continental, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, LANXESS, Michelin, Shell, Solvay, Sumitomo Chemical, and Wacker. For more information, visit

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