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Be part of a discussion that could deliver transformational insights and solutions for your business and stay on the leading edge of manufacturing.
Fireside Chat with ABB and Salesforce
What does the future of Industry 4.0 look like for manufacturers? Watch the exclusive sit down with Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO of ABB and Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce. Learn how ABB is applying IoT and AI to connect with their customers in revolutionary ways - and why you should too. Recorded live September 2018.
Webinar: Cybersecurity Forum Highlights & Lessons Learned
What is needed to build an effective cybersecurity strategy for the future? How can manufacturers ensure they are taking steps to improve defenses while building a risk mitigation plan? What recommendations do manufacturing leaders and cybersecurity specialists make to their peers?
Webinar: Inside the Mind of a Hacker
Recording. The manufacturing industry continues to be a key target for cyber breaches. Risk factors such as third-party access, limited IT and security resources and staff, and no specific regulated guardrails for cybersecurity policies and procedures contribute. While new vulnerabilities present new vectors to target, attack techniques remain fundamentally the same: discover, analyze, attack and exploit. Assuming attackers will continue to find a way through, the key to reducing risk is understanding how they target and execute their attacks.
Webinar: Applying AI to Your Factory Today
In this use case and demo-driven session, manufacturers will see how their peers are using AI to achieve their business objectives today, how today's AI tools are enabling citizen data scientists to build & manage AI solutions at scale, and how manufacturers are overcoming some of the challenges of implementing AI to build the factory of the future. Tuesday, September 24, 2-3pm ET Register now
HBR Article: A Manager's Guide to Augmented RealityAug 7, 2018
How IIoT changes the idea of ownershipMay 22, 2017
PTC: PPT of How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition and CompaniesAug 15, 2018
Connected Service Equipment Knowledge as Competitive PowerMar 19, 2017
Leading by Example: Technology Companies Help Save Scarce Water ResourcesJul 5, 2017
Why Manufacturers Need to Rethink How They Value WaterMar 28, 2017
Benefits of Creating a Corporate Water Strategy – and Tips for Ensuring SuccessMar 18, 2017
5 Ideas for Improving Energy UseAug 16, 2018
Powering Innovation in Manufacturing
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The digitalization and automation of the oil and natural gas industry is starting to disrupt roles, with tech workers and job titles such as data scientist, user experience designer and agile coach becoming ever more common as blue-collar jobs become obsolete. Companies like Enbridge and Baker Hughes are counting on tech pros to streamline operations and boost profits. Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model) (12/5)
Electrical systems manufacturer Eaton has training centers and labs at colleges in Houston and Pittsburgh that recruit workers for various careers. The company also has training centers for entry- and mid-level employees and is involved with STEM programs. IndustryWeek (12/4)
Three of the nation's largest utilities -- Duke Energy, American Electric Power and Xcel Energy -- are leading the way on decarbonization and have set goals to eliminate carbon use by 2050, writes Aaron Larson. While the shift mirrors the views of many lawmakers, their efforts to embrace wind and other renewables indicate the transition is driven by market forces and not policies, he writes. Power Magazine (12/2019)
The majority of manufacturing managers and operations professionals said their companies are pursuing industrial internet of things-related technology modernization to some degree, according to an Automation World survey. Nearly half said they trail their peers in introducing such technologies. Automation World online (12/5)
Introducing the industrial internet of things to the supply chain can provide more visibility and improve efficiency, writes Boris Shiklo, chief technology officer at ScienceSoft. He lists four steps to follow, starting with evaluating current visibility, then introducing a flexible IIoT solution. Supply Chain Management Review (12/5)
Nissan will put all US employees on an unpaid two-day furlough at the beginning of January and reduce employee travel expenditures as Nissan deals with declining sales. The automaker's US sales are down 7.8% this year through November. Automotive News (tiered subscription model) (12/4)
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Justin Saliman combined his medical expertise with entrepreneurial curiosity to create suturing company Ceterix Orthopedics, which he sold to Smith & Nephew this year for $105 million. "The reason I chose to combine business and medicine is I knew I wanted to be able to make a positive health impact on a macro level," he says. Forbes (12/5)
3D-printing company Stratasys, with $660 million in annual revenue, is fueled by co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer Scott Crump's ideas and energy, colleagues say. "Part of why he's so successful as a leader is his open-door policy and his appreciation for every person's role, as well as his internal fire to innovate," says executive Dick Anderson. The Business Journals (tiered subscription model) (12/6)