Plenary Speakers


Prof. Dr. O. S. Ganiyusufoglu

Prof. Dr. O. S. Ganiyusufoglu

Academician of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering,
Industrial Development Consultant, Qingdao International Academician Park (QIAP), China
Speech Title: Today’s Intelligent Machines and Manufacturing - What is Next?

Abstract: In research and development as well as in industry the innovation cycles are getting shorter and shorter. Digitalization is accelerating this trend and changing our daily life. It also promotes the development of new products, new manufacturing methods and new business models.
Digitalization delivers also huge volume of data. Data is the source for powerful artificial intelligence AI. Utilizing artificial intelligence machines and processes will become intelligent. The entire efficiency and transparency in industry will increase. Digitalization and big data will enable academicians and industry to become more innovative and to create new ideas for machines and manufacturing.

The speaker will explain the development of technology in the history and the state of the art of current machines and manufacturing methods.
Based on his long international experience in industry and in academy, the speaker will present his ideas for future machine concepts and for manufacturing systems. He will also compare the technological power of western countries and China's. He will present his proposals how China and Germany could cooperate in future successfully.

A vision for a future manufacturing system which is intelligent, resilient and reconfigurable will conclude the speech.


Biography: Prof. Ganiyusufoglu is the academician of German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), the Industrial Development Consultant of Qingdao International Academician Park, the advisory professor of Tongji University/ School of Mechanical Engineering (College of Mechanical Engineering Tongji University), Honorary Professor of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the guest professor of CUEB – Capital University for Economy and Business.

In 2019, he was invited to join the celebrations for 70th Anniversary of Republic of China incl. Parade at Tian’anmen Square. In 2018, he got Friendship Award of Chinese Government received from Mr. Liu He – Vice Prime Minister China. In 2017, he received “Golden Pin” of VDI (German Engineers' Association) for 40 years membership. In 2014, he received Friendship Award of Liaoning Province of China (Highest Award of the province for a foreigner). In 2012, he got Rose Prize of the City of Shenyang/China. In 2008, he got Award of the City of Dalian/China.

He has served successively as the department manager for systems technology of Traub AG (Germany), the General Manager for Technics at Yamazaki Mazak GmbH (Japanese family-owned machine tool manufacturer), the Managing Director of Yamazaki Mazak GmbH, and the General Manager of Index Dalian Machine Tool Ltd (Joint venture between Index-Werke Esslingen and Dalian Machine Tool Group, Resident in Dalian).

From 2017 to 2019, he was elected as Chairman of Corporate Members Advisory Group CMAG within CIRP – International Academy for Production Engineering. Since 1977 till now, he is the member of VDI - German Engineers ’Association. From 2011 to 2020, Prof. Ganiyusufoglu was the Consultant to Chairman of Shenyang Machine Tool Group Co., Ltd (Resident in Shenyang).

Since 2021, he takes up the position of the Industrial Development Consultant of Qingdao International Academician Park (QIAP), which build an eco-system that not only delivers full service and support for those academicians and enterprises with unique and innovative ideas, inventions from the research work over production, marketing till commercialization and business success, also produce a huge potential for synergies by the divers disciplines in the Park and offer Big Data for future Artificial Intelligence developments.

Prof. Ganiyusufoglu contributes to industrial development of QIAP by establishing fruitful relations to renowned international Science and Engineer Technology research institutes and innovative companies, especially from Germany. Meanwhile, he devoted himself to forward his extensive global experience to young generation in Chinese industries and universities.


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