SGC Mittelstand Committee Breakfast Briefing - Industrie 4.0:What is it? Why is it such a Big Thing?


About the Breakfast Briefing:

The session will highlight the technological breakthrough developments that enabled Industrie 4.0 to emerge. Joachim Ihrcke, co-Chairman of the SGC Mittelstand committee will give an overview while an industry expert will conclude with an introduction of the 'Digital Twin' concept, showcasing how Industrie 4.0 will control all manufacturing processes.

About the Speakers:

Mr Joachim Ihrcke
Co-Chairman of SGC Mittelstand committee

Mr. Joachim H Ihrcke is an Electrical Engineer by training and has been living in Asia for more than 35 years. He is currently Senior Advisor to DMGMORI Singapore Pte Ltd, the largest Machine Tool Manufacturer in Germany. His focus is on development of Additive Manufacturing Applications and on industry robots for the machine building industry.

Previously he managed the Asian operation of the German Management Consulting firm Droege Group with offices in Shanghai, Mumbai and Singapore for almost 20 years.

Prior to joining Droege Group, he was the Managing Director of the German Centre for Industry and Trade Pte Ltd, Singapore, for four years. The German Centre was set up as an Incubator Centre for 140 German Small and Medium-sized Enterprises using Singapore as the springboard to Asia.

Mr. Ihrcke sat on the Board of Governors of Singapore’s Temasek Polytechnic for nine years and held various positions with National and Supra-National organizations. He is also President Emeritus of the European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. Mr Ihrcke is an honorary member of the Singapore German Chamber of Commerce, where he served as Vice President for many years and presently co-chairs the Chamber’s Mittelstands-committee.

In 1988, Mr Ihrcke was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Mr Raimund Klein
Executive Vice President of SIEMENS Pte Ltd.

Professional history


Siemens Pte Ltd., Singapore

Executive Vice President responsible for ASEAN

Digital Factory and Process Industries & Drives


Siemens Pte Ltd., Singapore, Industry

Executive Vice President of ASEAN


Siemens Ltd., Taiwan

General Manager

Automation & Drives


Siemens AG, Nuremberg

Project Manager


Siemens AG, Industry

Audit Project Team Leader


Siemens AG, Erlangen

Director of Service and Customer Support


Siemens PLC, England Manchester

Director of International Business Development


Siemens AG, Building Automation, Karlsruhe, Zug Switzerland

Sales Director of German Sales Regions


Landis & Gyr, Building Automation, Frankfurt

Regional Sales Manager


Siemens AG, Automation

Project Manager, Engineering


University of Giessen, Germany -

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

Please note that registration starts at 7.45am

Please be notified that pictures will be taken during the event for publications on our website, newsletters and printed publications

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Tue Oct 17, 2017
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM SGT
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