„IMI is a high quality event and turned out to be an excellent forum to share our Open Process Automation vision and related initiatives […]. An ideal starting point to seek further collaboration with vendors, end-users and system integrators.“– Bert De Wilde, EMEA Process Control Discipline
Technology Lead, ExxonMobil
„[…]Conferences like the “IT meets Industry” support mutual understanding and catalyse collaboration among OT and IT and are therefore highly appreciated. Business will learn what it takes to stay relevant”– Hans-Joachim Koeppen, Technical Leader Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0, IBM
„Once more events like IMI show the importance of cybersecurity in digital processes. Producers, vendors, end-users and authorities had the chance to exchange point of views and experiences and gain new insights. […] I am already looking forward to the next IMI.”– Franz Hoheiser-Pförtner, CISO, Wiener Krankenanstalten Verbund

IMI 2018 – Save the Date!

IMI 2018 – IT meets Industry
Congress & Exhibition
20.-21. November, Mannheim

Impressions 2017

Thanks to all attendees, business partners, speakers and moderators for making the IMI 2017 a successful event!

“IT meets Industry”  is the meeting point for relevant voices from IT and Industry.


Interconnecting IT and Automation offers great opportunities for the operation of industrial production sites and critical infrastructures. However, this may carry along some complex risks. With the title “IT meets Industry” the IMI 2017 brought together the ICS- and IT-Community.


  • M. Edwards, Director, Automation Federation –
    former Director ICS-CERT / U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • M. Zeller / Tobias Unglaube, Head of Process Technology, Bayer Crop Science
  • K. Jochem, Principal Expert Manufacturing IT, Bayer AG
  • J. Wiesner, Head of Unit – Information Security, BSI
  • M. Heckenberger, Information Security Manager Produktion, EnBW 

Furthermore, with contributions from: Airbus, BASF, Bayer, BSI, ENISA, Forcepoint, HIMA, Honeywell, Siemens, VDE, Yokogawa, ZVEI,  and many more…

In addition, attendees had the opportunity to take part in a BASF site visit and in our Pre-Conference Workshop „Hands-on Hacking“.

Agenda IMI 2017

Who should attend?

IMI addresses decision makers and professionals from IT and automation in industry and critical infrastructures: CEO, CIO, CISO, heads of operational technology / production, automation engineers, IT-professionals, IT-security-experts as well as decision makers from politics and science.

Verticals: Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Energy, Oil & Gas, Transport, Health.


You would like to learn more about the IMI event 2018?

You would like to attend and receive information when the agenda is online?

Please do not hesitate to contact:

Ina Massier
Event Organisation

Tel.: +49 6233 880393-14
Email: i.massier@anapur.de