The Advanced Services Group at Aston Business School this year is hosting the 1st World Servitization Convention. It will be held in Birmingham, from May 5 to 7.

For many years ASG has been organizing the Spring Servitization Conference, a conference dedicated to servitization, with an academic approach. However, servitization is gaining more and more interest also from the business world.

For this reason ASG decided to host an event dedicated to the industrial community.

“Our goal is to create a central, well organised, highly regarded and neutral platform, where industrialists can engage with their peers to advance their understanding about servitization and advanced services. We want to provide a forum centred around exhibits and demonstrations of advanced services and the technologies that enable them – very much setting out to bring servitization alive, showing what it can look like for a business, and the technologies and practices that enable success.” (Tim Baines, head of the Advanced Services Group)

Why you should attend

If you are wondering how to put servitization into practice in your company, then you should seriously consider participating in this event. In fact, you will:

  • get useful insights from industry keynotes by senior manufacturing executives and research-centric presentations by internationally recognised researchers
  • develop practical knowledge of a range of tools and techniques that can aid your servitization journey through the developmental workshops by ASG
  • see demonstrations featuring “real” servitization examples from within businesses and technology enablers from selected vendors

Servitly will be one of the selected technology enablers.

Why we are attending

We will showcase our enteprise SaaS for servitization with many practical examples in different verticals:

  • hvac systems: example of premium boiler maintenance contract and heat-as-a-service business model
  • air compressors and air treatment machines: example of air-as-a-service business model
  • pumps and water treatment machines: example of premium insured technical assistance contract
  • power generators: example of power-as-a-service business model
  • cleaning and washing machines: example of wash-as-a-service business model
  • food & beverage equipment: example of premium smart services for the “smart kitchen
  • refrigeration equipment: example of premium maintenance contract and cold-as-a-service business model
  • packaging equipment: example of consumable-based business model
  • machine tools: example of usage-based advanced maintenance contract
  • light devices: example of light-as-a-service business model

Even if your vertical is not included in these, it is still worth seeing what has been done in other areas. Often, in fact, a solution designed for a vertical can easily find application in others.

Thus, see you at the conference!

Link to the conference site.