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New Application Business Models - The Real IIoT Difference

New Application Business Models - The Real IIoT Difference

Peter Zornio, CSO, Emerson Automation Solutions

ERP Implementation Lessons Learned

ERP Implementation Lessons Learned

Scott Bendle, CIO, Rigaku Corporation

Ever-Changing Landscape of ERP

Ever-Changing Landscape of ERP

Jeff Wagaman, VP, Enterprise Solutions & Executive CIO, Smiths Medical [LON:SMIN]

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Simparel: Delivering The Future Shop Floor Control Today

Manufacturing sector is witnessing investments in technology like never before. The technologies such as IIoT, robotics, big data, cloud, mobility, social, and 3D are ushering in an era of manufacturing renaissance. The once hyper-industrialized shop floor has transformed from a confusing cluster of machinery into a finely tuned network where all moving parts communicate with each other and with the IT systems to provide end-to-end visibility. The credit goes to IIoT. This technology has closed the gap between Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) employed on the shop floor. Coupled with this, the big data applications are driving the usage of shop floor data to make effective business decisions and process enhancements. On the other hand, cloud applications are helping manufacturers to bring their plants spread across the globe onto a single communication pane with real-time information sharing—leading to greater control and efficiency.

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Normalizing Dealer's Data

Normalizing Dealer's Data

Sherif Jitan, CIO, Pearl Technology Holdings

Automotive companies have lots of information but can’t use it effectively to drive business. Data is both difficult to access and needed by more applications. How do you examine the effective and proactive use of data

Industrial Data Analytics: An Edge to Cloud Strategy

Industrial Data Analytics: An Edge to Cloud Strategy

Jay Allardyce, COO, GE [NYSE:GE]

The journey to digitization in industry starts with the cloud, but it’s not a journey that industrial CIOs are embarking on without trepidation.

5 Steps Manufacturing Leaders Should Take Now

5 Steps Manufacturing Leaders Should Take Now

Steven L. Blue, President & CEO, Miller Ingenuity

If President Donald Trump is able to renegotiate trade deals to be more U.S. friendly during his first 100 days in office, it is both good and bad news for American manufacturing. On the one hand, corporate income tax will probably be reduced.

Time to Reach for the Clouds

Time to Reach for the Clouds

Mike Ruchensky, VP & CIO, Swift Transportation [NYSE:SWFT]

Today’s fleet managers—and their drivers—face heightened responsibilities in an increasingly competitive transportation industry.

Manufacturing in a Digital World

Manufacturing in a Digital World

Mark Lalley, VP & CIO, UTC Climate, Controls & Security And Ed Dunn, VP, Supply Chain, and Ken Erickson, VP, Manufacturing Operations, UTC Climate, Controls & Security

How do you move the world forward? We happen to work for a company that does it quite literally through its Otis elevators.

Is That a Robot in My Factory?

Is That a Robot in My Factory?

Jim McCoy, CIO, Raytheon

When you walk into the factories at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona, don’t be surprised to find robots working side-by-side with humans on the production lines.

The "Cambrian" Robotic Explosion has Begun!

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David Tamayo, CIO, DCS Corporation

In the early 1990’s Juarez, Mexico, I was interviewing local management of a large multinational corporation.

Technology Changes to Supply Chains Demand Good Leadership

Technology Changes to Supply Chains Demand Good Leadership

Kevin Glynn, VP & CIO, DSC Logistics

Our work in supply chain is changing rapidly as we implement new technology.

Using Emerging Technologies to Overcome Top Business Challenges in Manufacturing

Using Emerging Technologies to Overcome Top Business Challenges in Manufacturing

Hans Thalbauer, SVP, IoT and Digital Supply Chain, SAP

The logistics and manufacturing industries are undergoing a revolution driven by digital transformation. Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, and blockchain all promise to completely alter how companies conduct business.

Disruptive Trends in Manufacturing IT

Disruptive Trends in Manufacturing IT

Michele C. D’Alessandro, VP & CIO, Manufacturing IT, Merck [NYSE:MRK]

While the marriage of the physical world of pharmaceutical manufacturing and the cyber world is complex and challenging, it is also exciting for anybody fortunate enough to focus on it.

Intelligent Lighting Platform Is the Key to a Smart City

Intelligent Lighting Platform Is the Key to a Smart City

Sohrab Modi, CTO & Senior Vice President of Engineering, Echelon Corp. [NASDAQ:ELON]

The term Internet of Things (IoT) has become a buzz word in the technology industry meaning different things to different people making it difficult to find one, single definition.

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Simparel: Delivering The Future Shop Floor Control Today