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Carmax, the Automobile Business with IT at the Core
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Shamim Mohammad, SVP & CIO, CarMax

I am the Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at CarMax. I also consider my role to be the Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Integration Officer and Chief Idea Officer. I’m excited to be at CarMax as it is truly a...

You're the Frog and Automation is about to Boil You
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Joe Fuller, VP & CIO, Dominion Enterprises

In an old parable a frog is placed in tepid water whose temperature is gradually and slowly raised to the boiling point. As the water gets warmer, instead of recognizing peril, the frog falls into a calm stupor and is boiled to death. If...

How Internet of Things (IoT) will Rewire Supply Chains
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Chad Lindbloom, CIO, C.H. Robinson

Today’s global supply chains span multiple geographies and disciplines, including production, customer service, marketing, sales, and finance. This is necessary in order to deliver the market agility and standards of service that customers...

Accelerating Digital Agriculture through Internet of Things (IoT) and Analytics
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Jim Kinnett, VP of Global Supply Chain and Enabling IT, Monsanto Company [NYSE: MON]

Think about seed corn, harvested from several production growers’ farms, traveling to a manufacturing plant. Sound simple? Now think about this: for every hour that corn spends inside a truck, the internal temperature of the seed rises...

Going Forward with Managed Print Services
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David Dillon, Chairman and CEO, Meyers

CIO’s responsibilities have evolved. Beyond networks, software acquisition & development and information strategies; the CIO’s role now includes business services. This makes sense because a deeper understanding of how information...

Empowering Automotive Manufacturers with Digitalization
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Martin Weidlich, EVP, North America, BENTELER Group

Cloud Computing and Automotive Industry: The Inseparable Allies We want to be leading in smart manufacturing within our peer group. Our goal is to combine the real business and the digital world so that we support our customers best,...

The Shaping of Manufacturing Technology
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Regina Salazar, Regional CIO, GPO, Whirlpool Corporation [NYSE:WHR]

How has Cloud Computing/Big Data/Networking/ Mobility/SaaS/New Technologies affected the Manufacturing industry? Cloud Computing and Big Data are some of the key infrastructure components that enabled the Internet of Things—which in turn,...

Digital Technologies Boost Collaboration, Visibility, and Customer Satisfaction in Supply Chains
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Elaine Singleton, VP, Head of Technicolor Global Logistics, Technicolor

The most effective logistics and supply chain networks are nimble, transparent, and customer-centric. Fortunately, our industry—like so many others—is undergoing a digital transformation that promises to deliver on all three counts. In...

The Pros and Cons of Local and Global Sourcing
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Steve Ilmrud, VP, Operations, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

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. While this smaller world makes it...

The Evolving CPG Landscape
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Ronojoy Guha, VP and Global Head Solutions and Pre-Sales, Retail, Consumer Goods and Manufacturing, Mindtree [NSE:MINDTREE.NS]

How has your IT operating model changed during the last five years in manufacturing? IT operations have become more responsive to variations in the manufacturing process. In the past, IT’s primary role was to provide technology that would...

A New Guide For Manufacturers
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Howard Heppelmann, DVP and GM Connnected Manufacturing, PTC

How has your IT operating model changed during the last five years in Manufacturing? There are a number of critical changes that have taken shape. 1. From a business value point of view, we are looking for projects that can be done in...

Collective Talent Powering the Future of Work
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Dyan Finkhousen, Director, Open Innovation & Advanced Manufacturing; President, GE Fuse

Digitally-focused business strategies are reducing downtime, improving productivity, and driving culture change at a lightning pace. Disruption has become business-critical to maintaining the operational upper hand, which means exploring new...

The Workplace 2025 VISION: Doom, or Boom?
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Lee Penning, CIO, Collabworks

Our whole economy, our very lives, depends on work. It is essential and constantly changing. One hundred years ago you were told what to do. There was no HR and for most, no safety net. Over time we began to understand people had choices and the...

Seven Attributes of Big Data 2.0: My Advice for CIOs
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Scott Gnau, CTO, Hortonworks

When Web 2.0 was coined, it was about new design patterns and business models emerging from the bubbles and shakeouts of subsequent computing revolutions. The term worked for everyone. It took off and became a meme that, to this day, others are...

"The Third Choice"
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Jeffrey Jones, Corporate Director-IT, MetalTek International

When most Metals and Mining Technology companies are presented with the need for a new software solution - whether it is to replace a legacy application or to fulfill a new need—they seem to go through the selection process with only two...

Technological Innovations in the Manufacturing Space
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Cathal McGloin, VP, Mobile Platforms, Red Hat

Scope of Analytics in Manufacturing Space With increased data volumes as well as regulatory and competitive pressures, global manufacturing supply chains are facing new levels of complexity that require greater traceability and faster reactions...

IT in the Consumer Durables Manufacturing Space
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Art Sebastiano, CIO, SharkNinja Operating LLC

Manufacturers in the consumer durables space are experiencing an increase in demand for superior products alongside the advent of various automated technologies. As an organization grows, so does its customer and product base, catapulting the...

'Internet Of Things' Drives Technology Convergence Into Connected Enterprise
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Jerry Fox, VP, CIO, Rockwell Automation Inc.

Convergence of integrated control and information technologies We believe we’re at an infl ection point, driven by the convergence of integrated control and information technologies, and accelerated by the arrival of the “Internet of...

Big Data's Impact in Manufacturing
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Tim Walsh, Chief Information Officer, Bridgestone Americas

There is no doubt about the big buzz around Big Data in just about every industry these days, and manufacturing is no different. There are hundreds of articles that define the concept, each with its own spin on a definition that revolves around...

Decoding the Information Revolution
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Daniel Cavallin, CIO, Celistics

Data Consolidation and Conversion One of the main challenges in the supply chain industry is the data consolidation. Very often, not all the links of a chain are directed by the same entity, and as a consequence, each one uses a different code...

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