FOM2017 EMEA Speakers

David Spragg, VP Engineering at Arrow Electronics

As complexity of devices, platforms and networks increases, how can we ensure that we retain control? What changes can we make to ensure our approach is “future proof” to obsolescence and risk avoidance?

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Daniel Grundy, Obsolescence Manager at Safran

How will changes in our business bring changes in the way we live our lives? When does obsolescence meaningfully impact the “man on the street”? Can we embrace these changes positively?

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Ulrich Ermel, Director New Business Development at PULS GmbH

At what stage does platform, or even factory obsolescence make component obsolescence irrelevant? What considerations should we make today to understand the real opportunities coming around the corner?

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Ian Blackman, Technical Manager at IIOM

Often the largest limiting factor in addressing complex systems and changes is the ability to adapt our thinking and viewpoints. How can we learn to recognize obsolescence when it is hidden, and deal with it effectively?

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Peter Sandborn, Professor, CALCE at the University of Maryland

What lessons can we take from outcome based contracts? If buying physical technology is laden with obsolescence risk, how can we win together with suppliers by purchasing the required outcome instead?

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Marco Renggli, Head of Global Component Engineering at Siemens

Often, integration of external data services is seen as a huge challenge, and a massive risk. How can we move this attitude to see opportunity, space for improvement and the creation of a more resilient management system for your obsolescence programme?

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