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Advancements in telecommunications, transportation and business systems have made the world smaller, more connected, and readily accessible to companies seeking to expand their businesses beyond their local areas.
Janet DeBerardinis, CIO, Caliber Collision Centers
Business problem—growth through acquisition. Objective—acquire 50 to 100 locations per year. Requirement—on day one of an acquisition fully integrate financials.
Caglayan Arkan, GM, WW Manufacturing & Resources, Microsoft
When a multinational oil company needed to predict equipment failure in its wells, it applied machine learning from Microsoft to existing data, and within four hours was able to identify six wells in need of attention.
Peter Zornio, CSO, Emerson Automation Solutions
The Internet of Things (IoT) in manufacturing, often referred to as the Industrial IoT or IIoT, will represent a multi-trillion dollar opportunity by 2025 according to McKinsey & Company.
Stacey Sayer, Global Head, Social & Digital Media, Advanced Energy
As I write this, I’ve already taken a call with one vendor this morning and will take another later this afternoon.
Billy Ingram, Director, Lean Product Development, Interface
Sustainability has three distinct parts which are social, economic and environmental, but the social aspect is the one which is the least used and most overlooked because it is the least understood.
David Tamayo, CIO, DCS Corporation
In the early 1990’s Juarez, Mexico, I was interviewing local management of a large multinational corporation.
Peter Schroer, Founder and CEO, Aras Corporation
In an ideal world, the design of the manufacturing process would run concurrently with the development of the product.
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.
Michele C. D’Alessandro, VP & CIO, Manufacturing IT, Merck [NYSE:MRK]
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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.