Luca Cestari

Manager of Process Control Systems


Danieli Automation and DIGI&ME

Digital Transformation Manager at Danieli Automation S.p.A. DIGI&MET
Luca Cestari holds a Degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Padua and a Master Degree in Metallurgical Engineering. He started his professional career in Concast and later in SMS Group working on the development of Level 2 systems and numerical models for meltshops and continuous casters. He was then employed in Danieli as Continuous Casting Process Engineer. With the startup of Digi&Met he embraced the new digitalization challenge to bring in the steel market the concepts and paradigms of Industry 4.0 and is now responsible for the development of digital solutions in Quality Management and product owner of an Industrial IoT platform for metals.


How AI can simplify steelmaking complexity

Simplifying metals complexity and improving plant efficiency, reducing time losses, production stops and eliminating the encumbrances for in-line installations: these are the main challenges of the steel market.Danieli Automation has built an Industrial IoT architecture that can host AI and data science solutions to improve the performance of a steel plant, from machine learning systems to digital twins, from production scheduling optimization to quality analysis based on artificial vision.The session will provide an overview of the platform built to manage and deliver machine learning solutions, and will focus on a success story based on accurately counting the bars in a rolling mill, combining the use of artificial intelligence and machine vision algorithms with experience in process control, mechanical and automation design.