Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation Forum for the Steel Industry 

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As the saying goes: a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

And for 244 steel industry professionals who are helping to devise digital strategies for their companies, one of their first steps occurred in March, when they attended AIST's inaugural Digital Transformation Forum for the Steel Industry.

Held in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA, the three-day technical conference was meant to provide those who have a hand in digitalization efforts — or those who are trying to understand it better — with a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals.

"The conference was designed with what many in the steel industry have been asking about regarding digitalization and the many advanced technologies identified under Industry 4.0," said Mike Dudzic, one of the conference's lead organizers and general manager of the process automation department at ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.

The result of a joint effort between AIST's Electrical Applications Technology Committee, Sensors Subcommittee and Computer Applications Technology Committee, the conference set about to explain what digitalization is and why it is important to the steel industry; to review the core technologies that fall under the Industry 4.0 umbrella; and to highlight some of the ways in which steel manufacturers already are leveraging digital technologies to improve production, safety and reliability...Read The Full Recap


See the complete list of companies in attendance at Digital Transformation Forum for the Steel Industry.

Survey Results

What measureable benefits did you receive from this conference?

"It was very eye-opening to see where we are heading in the steel industry moving forward."
"Many new ideas to implement."
"Networking with others."
"Got a better feel for what technologies are available and the headspace of the producers. Learned how much room (there is) for growth and opportunity."

If you are interested in learning more about AIST's Digital Transformation efforts, please contact AIST's Alicia Gauffin or Charlie Bender.