Pierluigi Petrali
Manufacturin R&D manager at Whirlpool EMEA

In Whirlpool EMEA since 1989, after a first experience in industrial automation as System and Network Manager and as Project Leader, he dedicated himself to topics of innovation and Product-Process Design support, defining and using processes based on methodologies such as TRIZ, Design for Manufacturing and Assembly, Complexity Management, and contributing to the definition of the global process of New Product Introduction.
Afterward he moved his interests to Industrial Research coordinating for Whirlpool EMEA the participation to more than 20 European Funded Projects under FP7 and Horizon 2020 program on various topics such as Internet of Things, Technology Forecasting, Big Data, Edge Computing, Process Engineering, Cyber Physical System, Digital Platforms, Electro Magnetic Welding, Predictive Maintenance, Collaborative Robotics, and Zero Defect Manufacturing.
From 2016 onward he contributed to the strategic preparation of Whirlpool Manufacturing 2020 program, based on Industry 4.0 principles as member of the Global Steering Technical Committee.
Currently he is involved in eight H2020 Projects (SERENA, UPTIME, BOOST4.0, ROSSINI, QU4LITY, XMANAI, COALA, I4Q) and in several projects in EIT Manufacturing.
He’s member of Advisory Board of Osservatorio Industria 4.0 of Politecnico Di Milano, member of Scientific Committee of MADE Competence Center, member of the working group “Research and Development” of American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, member of the Technical-Scientific Thematic Group on High Efficient Production systems of Italian Cluster “Fabbrica Intelligente”
He’s author and co-author of 4 patents and 14 scientific paper and gave a speech in more than 30 national and international conferences.



Evaluation schemes for Big data and AI Performance of high Business impact (DataBench project sponsored session)
Wednesday Nov 4, 2020  10:00-13:30
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