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Sergio Gusmeroli

IT Research Manager, TXT e-solutions SpA, Italy

After several experiences in IT research and commercial delivery in diverse industrial domains such as manufacturing, energy, environment, space and defence, since July 2000, Sergio Gusmeroli is the TXT Corporate Research Director (now Research & Innovation Director) counting more than 20 researchers in the labs of Milano, Bari and Genoa. In the specific field of ICT infrastructures and architectures for enterprise interoperability and collaboration, his main research activities have been focusing on the following 3 major themes:

  • Platforms and Architectures for Enterprise Software and Applications Interoperability
  • Methodologies, models and software tools to support collaborative business
  • Methodologies, models and software tools to support the vision of the Future Internet and the Internet of Things

In European Commission FP7 research programme, Sergio Gusmeroli has been Technical Coordinator of the COIN Integrated Project (COllaboration and INteroperability for networked enterprises) and of the TELLME Project (Technology Enhanced Learning Livinglabs for Manufacturing Environments) and is currently Coordinator of the FP7 Factories of the Future MSEE Integrated Project (Manufacturing SErvice Ecosystem) and of the FP7 Future Internet FITMAN Phase II Trial about Future Internet Technologies in Manufacturing.
In H2020, Sergio, as Politecnico di Milano’s Research Coordinator, is now Scientific Coordinator of PSYMBIOSYS (Factories of the Future on Product Service Systems) about symbiotic collaboration forms in product-service business ecosystems.

Talk Title: 
Implementing Factories of the Future and Industry 4.0 paradigms: the role of data-driven skills and blue collar workers' education
Talk Abstract: 

Data-driven economy and digital automation in general are transforming our Manufacturing Industry, not only in the production of physical goods, but mostly in the pre-production and post-production phases. This overall transition is known as 4th industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), leading to several models of Factories of the Future (see ). Cyber Physical Systems and advanced factory automation systems produce incredible amounts of data at an incredible speed; Smart Products tracked and traced along their life cycle allow now unprecedented analytics about as-designed, as-built, as-maintained configurations as well as  enable a service innovation economy in Manufacturing.  Both Blue Collar Workers and Engineers need to stay tuned with the new technologies and data-oriented up- re-skilling are absolutely needed in any Manufacturing environment. Moreover, special attention should be paid to new generations and young talents data-oriented education, in order to redirect them towards Manufacturing and Engineering jobs. The speech will report the experiences gained by some FP7 European Projects (TELLME Technology Enhanced Learning Livinglabs for Manufacturing Environments and MANUSKILLS in the field of data-driven training and education.