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.

This discussion will cover:

  • IIoT and Manufacturing Transformation
  • Capturing operational intelligence from the assets and systems on the shop floor
  • Getting started with IIoT
  • Business benefits of IIoT
  • Building momentum with small projects
  • Future state: machine learning, augmented reality, and proactive decision making



PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) is a global provider of technology platforms and solutions that transform how companies create, operate, and service the “things" in the Internet of Things (IoT). The company's next-generation ThingWorx® technology platform gives developers the tools they need to capture, analyze, and capitalize on the vast amounts of data being generated by smart, connected products and systems. PTC's award-winning CEO, considered an industry thought leader, co-authored the definitive guides to the impact of the IoT on business in the Harvard Business Review.

Justin Hester

Senior Researcher, IoT Lab, HIROTEC Corporation

Justin Hester is a Senior Researcher at HIROTEC Corporation’s Advanced Engineering Center, where he helps lead HIROTEC’s global IoT efforts for both their Tier 1 automotive production and automotive tooling groups.  Justin has over 12 years of experience in bringing advanced and innovative manufacturing processes to marketplaces ranging from aerospace to automotive.  Justin brings a unique view to IoT, from his experiences in both production facility leadership and large production tooling launches.  Justin currently holds an M.B.A, a M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, and a B.S. of Computer Engineering.  When not working, Justin enjoys running and spending time with his wife and 3-year-old daughter.

Aron Semle

Solution Manager, PTC

Aron Semle worked for 7 years as a software developer, product manager, and R&D engineer at Kepware, where he became intimately familiar with the need and difficulty in connecting to assets in the factory. Aron brings this experience to PTC, where he is helping define solutions that leverage Kepware and ThingWorx to provide real-time visibility into factory assets.

Brian J. Raymond

Director, Innovation Policy, National Association of Manufacturers

Brian Raymond is the director of technology policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in Washington, DC. Mr. Raymond works with NAM members, the Administration and Congress to shape and advance pro-manufacturing positions on technology policy issues including cybersecurity, telecommunications, R&D funding, and intellectual property protection.

Before joining the NAM in 2011, Mr. Raymond spent more than fifteen years in the government and private sector working on technology policy issues. He was in IBM's Washington office for more than eight years as part of the company's government relations team, where he led numerous legislative campaigns on issues important to one of the world's largest information technology companies. He left IBM to launch the government affairs office of NetApp Corporation, a Silicon Valley technology company. He began his career at TechAmerica working on domestic technology policy issues. Immediately before joining the NAM, Mr. Raymond was the deputy chief of staff for a leading member of the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives where he was responsible for technology and telecommunications issues.


03/09/2017 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
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