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OpenStack, Edge and AI: Creating the Digital Textile Factory at Oerlikon Manmade Fibers 

The mass manufacturing of woven textiles began during the First Industrial Revolution of the 1700s. Today, the textile industry is experiencing the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a transformation marked by connectivity and emerging technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). 

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers, the world market leader in textile machine manufacturing for manmade fibers, based in Germany, will be featured user on the keynote stage, sharing a glimpse of the company's OpenStack-based edge computing architecture and how it is making possible the digitalization of the “From Melt to Yarn, Fibers and Nonwovens” process chain. Oerlikon is innovating heavily in the fields of automation, machine learning and process integration towards the vision of the fully digitalized smart textile factory. 

The keynote presentation is sure to whet your appetite, making you hungry for more details about this exciting use case. You won’t want to miss this fireside chat where veteran TechCrunch writer and news editor Frederic Lardinois and Mario Arcidiacono, Architect and Team Lead Product IT for the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment, will dive deeper into how Oerlikon is using edge computing and cloud solutions based on OpenStack to automate and digitalize the yarn factory of the future.

Wednesday, November 14, 2:30pm-3:10pm
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Frederic has spent more than five years covering news and providing analysis about technology, the industry and consumer tech related to the Internet with potential to influence industry direction. At TechCrunch, his focus spans from emerging technologies and niche startups to major product advances by industry titans – all innovation focused. Before he joined TechCrunch in 2012, he founded... FULL PROFILE
Oerlikon ManMade Fibers
Mario Arcidiacono is the project lead for Oerlikons Edge Computing initiative. FULL PROFILE