The future of industry

The digital transformation of European manufacturing will bring our industry to the next level, create jobs and economic growth, and allow traditional sectors to become more sustainable and competitive. To bridge the gap between policymaking and industry expertise, DIGITALEUROPE has established the Digital Manufacturing Executive Council, the key driver of our work on the future of industry.


Use cases: sustainability

A more digital and greener industry

Digital has enormous enabling potential to facilitate the EU’s transition to a low carbon circular economy. According to a recent study, digital technologies have the potential to enable a 20 per cent reduction of global CO2 emissions by 2030, in particular in traditional sectors like energy, transport, construction, agriculture and manufacturing. That is ten times more than we produce as a sector.

Discover our use cases exploring how digital is helping manage resources more efficiently and improve transport through automated and connected mobility.


Industrial data

Transforming manufacturing through industrial data sharing

Industrial data holds great potential to relaunch European manufacturing industries. Digital platforms are fostering data access and exchange among industries, creating a collaborative environment that accelerates innovation. This is encouraging more and more companies to take up technologies such as artificial intelligence and Industrial Internet of Things.

Discover our industrial data sharing use cases

Transforming manufacturing through industrial data sharing


Policy resources

Read our recommendations on the future of industry

Policy Paper 19 Feb 2021
DIGITALEUROPE answers to the European Commission’s questionnaire on the update to the Industrial Strategy
Policy Paper 15 Jan 2021
Upgrading water management: how to turn digital investment into real sustainability gains
Policy Paper 21 Dec 2020
DIGITALEUROPE's response to the consultation on the revision of the IPCEI Communication
Policy Paper 04 Dec 2020
Digital building transformations for Europe’s green renovations: Sustainable living and working
Policy Paper 28 May 2020
How to relaunch manufacturing in a post-COVID-19 world

Bridging policy and industry

Digital Manufacturing Executive Council

The Digital Manufacturing Executive Council (DMEC) represents executives from leading manufacturers and technology companies defining the goals and action plan for the EU to become a world leader by 2025.


  • Alain Dedieu

    Chair of Digital Manufacturing Executive Council

    Senior Vice President at Schneider Electric

  • Dieter Wegener

    Vice-Chair of Digital Manufacturing Executive Council

    Vice President at Siemens (representing ZVEI)

  • Francesca Tagliani

    Vice-Chair of Digital Manufacturing Executive Council

    Director, Marketing & Sales Operations EMEA at Rockwell

  • Arnaud Bacros

    Managing Director Enterprise at Dell EMC

  • Christin Eisenschmid

    Vice President and Managing Director at Intel Germany

  • Frederic Sutter

    Digital Transformation Leader at Airbus

  • Greg Kinsey

    Senior Vice President at Hitachi

  • Haldun Dingeç

    Production Technologies Director at Arçelik

  • Harald Schöning

    Vice President Research at Software AG (representing Bitkom)

  • Joline Jammaers

    Data Scientist at SAS

  • Alexander Weiler

    General Manager at Texas Instruments

  • Patrik Sjöstedt

    EMEA Regional Business Leader at Microsoft

  • Séverine Trouillet

    Global Affairs Director, EURONORTH at Dassault Systèmes (representing TechUK)

  • Walter Weigel

    Vice President at Huawei European Research Institute

  • Detlev Reicheneder

    Senior Director Industry & Business Strategy Design & Manufacturing at Autodesk
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