NEW International AEE Member Webinar (Presented in French) | Alain Aoun

L’application de la Blockchain à L’Industrie 4.0
(Blockchain: A Main Driver of Industry 4.0)

Presented in French
     

by Alain Aoun, Co-Founder and COO of Blockchain Leaders

Thursday, March 25, 2021 
 3:00 - 4:00 PM (EET/GMT+2)
9:00 - 10:00 AM (EST)

Presentation conducted in French

La quatrième révolution industrielle, ou industrie 4.0, porte principalement sur le concept d'usines dans lesquelles les machines sont complémentées par des systèmes intelligents et autonomes améliorés par l'Internet des objets (IoT), l'intelligence artificielle (IA), le Machine Learning et les systèmes cyber-physiques. Mais ce qui révèle vraiment la véritable puissance de l'industrie 4.0, c'est le fait qu'elle nécessite que les ordinateurs et les machines soient connectés et communiquent entre eux afin de prendre des décisions sans intervention humaine. Donc, en fin de compte, c'est le réseau de ces machines qui sont connectées numériquement les unes aux autres, créant et partageant des informations, qui se traduit par la véritable puissance de l'industrie 4.0. En regardant les principales caractéristiques de l'industrie 4.0, de nombreuses similitudes avec la technologie blockchain peuvent être trouvées. Les principaux moteurs de l'industrie 4.0 et de la blockchain sont la gestion des données, la connectivité et la numérisation. Et dans la plupart des cas, la décentralisation et la distribution peuvent être ajoutées à ces fonctionnalités. Cet article est un effort pour ouvrir la voie à la démonstration et à l’introduction de la technologie Blockchain à la quatrième révolution industrielle. Dans cet article, nous explorons les principes fondamentaux de l'industrie 4.0 et introduisons de nouveaux concepts utilisant la technologie blockchain. Nous explorons différents domaines dans lesquels nous pouvons utiliser la technologie de la blockchain pour favoriser le développement dans Industrie 4.0 et identifier les limites de ces mesures.

In English:

The fourth industrial revolution, or industry 4.0, mainly refers to the concept of factories in which machines are augmented with smart and autonomous systems enhanced by the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and cyber-physical systems. But what really unfolds the true power of industry 4.0 is the fact that it requires computers and machines to be connected and communicating with one another to ultimately make decisions without human intervention. So ultimately, it is the network of these machines that are digitally connected with one another, creating and sharing information, that results in the true power of industry 4.0. Looking at the main features of industry 4.0, many similarities with blockchain technology can be found. The key drivers for industry 4.0 and blockchain are data management, connectivity and digitization. And in most cases, decentralization and distribution can be added to these features. This paper is an effort to break the ground for demonstrating and presenting the use of Blockchain technology in the 4th industrial era. In this paper we explore the fundamentals of industry 4.0 and introduce new concepts using blockchain technology and see how blockchain enablement is beneficial for industry 4.0. We explore different areas where we can use blockchain technology to foster the development in Industry4.0 and identify the limitations for such measures.

BIOGRAPHY

Alain Aoun is a PhD Student and researcher at the University of Quebec in the fields of energy and blockchain. He received an MSc (2006) in Industrial and Power Engineering, ME in Electrical Engineering (2007) and ME in Renewable Energies (2018). He is presently the Managing Director of Alain Aoun & Partners, an engineering firm specialized in the electrical, energy and lighting fields and Co-Founder and COO of Blockchain Leaders a start-up in the field of blockchain consultancy and research. Alain Aoun joined the Association of Energy Engineers AEE in 2016 and at present, he serves as the Assistant Director for Student Affairs. Awarded the MENA region Energy Engineer of the year 2018, he is an accredited trainer for the CEM, CBCP, CEA and CLEP courses and certified professional from the AEE (CEM®, BEP®, CBCP®, CEA®, REP®, CMVP®, CLEP®). With a track record of 15 years of experience, Alain Aoun is an engineering consultant, trainer, entrepreneur and expert in the fields of blockchain, energy and electrical engineering.

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