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Augmented Reality

Why Every Organization Needs an Augmented Reality Strategy

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Video of November 1, 2017 Executive Forum: Why Every Organization Needs an Augmented Reality Strategy available here. 

As senior leaders of manufacturing companies who manage integrated supply chains, you know what it takes to maximize performance—but how comfortable are you with the inherent complexity? Join senior manufacturing leaders for a discussion about how to drive success through an improved supply chain strategy and innovative approach to supplier relationships. The keynote remarks of this half-day symposium again featured business strategist and Harvard Business School professor, Michael Porter, PTC President and CEO, Jim Heppelmann along with experts from PwC Strategy&, Lowe’s Innovation Lab, Andeavor and AGCO Corporation.

Smart Manufacturing in the Internet of Things Era

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Video of March 29, 2016 Executive Forum on Smart Manufacturing in the Internet of Things Era available here. 

The keynote remarks of this half-day symposium featured business strategist and Harvard Business School professor, Michael Porter, PTC President and CEO, Jim Heppelmann along with experts from GE, ServiceMax, and other leading manufacturing innovators in the IIoT space.

  • HBR Article: A Manager's Guide to Augmented Reality
    Provided by PTC: While challenges in deploying AR remain, pioneering organizations, including Amazon, General Electric, Mayo Clinic, and the U.S. Navy, are already seeing a stunning impact on quality, productivity, and other measures of performance. This article provides a road map for how companies should deploy AR and lays out the critical choices companies will face in integrating AR into strategy and implementing it.
  • The Connected Engineer Episode 1: How to be a Boss at BOM Management
    Provided by PTC. Our premier podcast episode will focus on how product development teams can use a Bill of Materials (BOM) to communicate the most up-to-date and accurate product information to stakeholders throughout the product lifecycle. Joining us on this episode are representatives from two companies who have successfully deployed BOM management: iRobot and Solar Turbines.
  • How IIoT changes the idea of ownership
    Industrial internet of things devices are affecting such issues as maintenance because the concept of ownership has become vague, Jeff Kerns writes. A related trend is the availability of equipment on a subscription basis, rather than a straight sale.
  • HBR Article: How Smart Connected Products Are Transforming Companies
    Provided by PTC. The operations and organizational structure of firms are being radically reshaped by products’ evolution into intelligent, connected devices. by Michael E. Porter and James E. Heppelmann
  • 5 Ideas for Improving Energy Use
    Provided by GE. Current, powered by GE, helps its partners build smarter energy strategies with a portfolio of efficient, intelligent and renewable technologies. From LED lighting to solar power to on-site storage solutions, we have the resources to optimize even the most challenging facilities.
  • ServiceMax: Connected Services Video
    Provided by ServiceMax. Connected Field Service, an offering from ServiceMax that leverages the PTC ThingWorx® IoT platform, enables ‘smart’ machines to initiate service requests, introduces new tools for remote service, and displays real-time machine data to service professionals and, when combined with additional PTC Service Lifecycle Management solutions, provides technicians with connected diagnostics and contextual repair procedures via mobile devices.
  • How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition and Companies
    Provided by PTC. This presentation draws on ideas from Professor Porter’s books and articles, in particular, Competitive Strategy (The Free Press, 1980); Competitive Advantage (The Free Press, 1985); “What is Strategy?” (Harvard Business Review, Nov/Dec 1996); “The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy” (Harvard Business Review, 2008); On Competition (Harvard Business Review, 2008); “How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition” (Harvard Business Review, 2014); and “How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Companies” (Harvard Business Review, 2015).

Digital Twins - Jim Heppelmann, PTC

You can put a physical product into the world and keep an accurate digital representation of how it is working. This changes everything.

Don't Wait – David Yarnold, ServiceMax

Time is moving quickly. The software industry has been completely transformed. The evolution is happening.

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Rise of the Machines - Dave Bartlett, powered by GE

We (GE) went to bed as an industrial company. We woke up as a software and analytics company. It's a whole new business with the amazing capabilities and interconnectedness of our machines.


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IoT Resources

Field Service Digital Blog

FSD is the new destination for field service professionals driving the 21st century service economy — with industry news, technology insights, management best practices, executive and analyst briefings, and more. Published by ServiceMax.

PTC Product Lifecycle Report

  • HBR Article: A Manager's Guide to Augmented Reality
    Provided by PTC: While challenges in deploying AR remain, pioneering organizations, including Amazon, General Electric, Mayo Clinic, and the U.S. Navy, are already seeing a stunning impact on quality, productivity, and other measures of performance. This article provides a road map for how companies should deploy AR and lays out the critical choices companies will face in integrating AR into strategy and implementing it.
  • The Connected Engineer Episode 1: How to be a Boss at BOM Management
    Provided by PTC. Our premier podcast episode will focus on how product development teams can use a Bill of Materials (BOM) to communicate the most up-to-date and accurate product information to stakeholders throughout the product lifecycle. Joining us on this episode are representatives from two companies who have successfully deployed BOM management: iRobot and Solar Turbines.
  • How IIoT changes the idea of ownership
    Industrial internet of things devices are affecting such issues as maintenance because the concept of ownership has become vague, Jeff Kerns writes. A related trend is the availability of equipment on a subscription basis, rather than a straight sale.
  • HBR Article: How Smart Connected Products Are Transforming Companies
    Provided by PTC. The operations and organizational structure of firms are being radically reshaped by products’ evolution into intelligent, connected devices. by Michael E. Porter and James E. Heppelmann
  • 5 Ideas for Improving Energy Use
    Provided by GE. Current, powered by GE, helps its partners build smarter energy strategies with a portfolio of efficient, intelligent and renewable technologies. From LED lighting to solar power to on-site storage solutions, we have the resources to optimize even the most challenging facilities.
  • ServiceMax: Connected Services Video
    Provided by ServiceMax. Connected Field Service, an offering from ServiceMax that leverages the PTC ThingWorx® IoT platform, enables ‘smart’ machines to initiate service requests, introduces new tools for remote service, and displays real-time machine data to service professionals and, when combined with additional PTC Service Lifecycle Management solutions, provides technicians with connected diagnostics and contextual repair procedures via mobile devices.
  • How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition and Companies
    Provided by PTC. This presentation draws on ideas from Professor Porter’s books and articles, in particular, Competitive Strategy (The Free Press, 1980); Competitive Advantage (The Free Press, 1985); “What is Strategy?” (Harvard Business Review, Nov/Dec 1996); “The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy” (Harvard Business Review, 2008); On Competition (Harvard Business Review, 2008); “How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition” (Harvard Business Review, 2014); and “How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Companies” (Harvard Business Review, 2015).

Experts

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Global Director, Enterprise Strategic Manufacturing, Deere and Company
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CEO & Co-Founder, APX Labs
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Author, The Outcome Economy: How the Industrial Internet of Things is Changing Every Business
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Chief Technology Officer, Current, powered by GE
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CIO, Advanced Manufacturing Strategy
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President and Chief Executive Officer, PTC
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Chief Economist, NAM
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Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School
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CEO, Clearpath Robotics Inc.
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Chief Executive Officer, ServiceMax

Webinars

  • The State of Industrial Internet of Things

    Recorded On: 03/15/2018

    From industry to industry the industrial internet of things is creating tremendous value. This webinar, based on insights from The State of the Industrial IoT, will provide a data driven view into how manufacturers are using IoT to create business value today. This research provides an in-depth analysis of the industries that are leading IoT deployments, how business functions are using IoT, and the types of business value generated. This webinar also explores the degrees of success companies are experiencing in implementation, and where they are in transitioning pilots to production deployments.

  • From Strategy to Deployment: Getting Started with Augmented Reality

    Recorded On: 02/08/2018

    There is a fundamental disconnect between the wealth of digital data available to us and the physical world in which we apply it. AR is the solution. While challenges in deploying AR remain, pioneering organizations, including Amazon, General Electric, Mayo Clinic, and the U.S. Navy, are already seeing a stunning impact on quality, productivity, and other measures of performance. This keynote provides a road map for how companies should deploy AR and lays out the critical choices companies will face in integrating AR into strategy and implementing it.

  • The State of Industrial Augmented Reality

    Recorded On: 09/14/2017

    Moving beyond the hype, this webinar provides a data driven view into how manufacturers are using AR to create business value today. This research uncovers the industries that are leading AR deployments, how business functions are using AR, and the types of business value generated. This report also explores the degrees of success companies are experiencing in implementation, and where they are in transitioning pilots to production deployments.

  • The Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

    Recorded On: 05/11/2017

    Manufacturing is experiencing a significant transformation with digital and IIoT solutions enabling a digital thread solution, connecting enterprise applications like CAD, PLM, ERP and MES as well as machine data. This digital thread across engineering and manufacturing creates an unbroken collection of data woven through the value chain and new IIoT solutions bring in new value opportunities with real-time visibility, predictive analytics and augmented reality experiences.

  • Start Small, Scale Fast: A Phased Approach to Industrial IoT Success

    Recorded On: 03/09/2017

    Join us to learn how HIROTEC, a leading global Tier 1 auto supplier with factories worldwide, is rolling out the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in a series of six-week sprints, and building the business case for each expansion on the quantifiable results from previous phases.

  • Driving Business Value with the IoT

    Recorded On: 09/14/2016

    According to analyst firm IDC, consensus is in – over 90% of global manufacturers report that IoT is ‘strategic’ or ‘transformational’ to their business and have deployed or plan to deploy connected systems in the next 12-24 months. With endless opportunities to innovate using the IoT, manufacturers often start their journeys with asset monitoring and service to capture early value. Where are they going from there to extend this value across functions to marketing and sales, product development, and beyond by leveraging the data they already collect? In this web conference, PTC will share top IoT use cases based on hundreds of customer interactions to showcase the creative ways manufacturers are capitalizing on the IoT opportunity to drive business value across the enterprise.