Connections, services, augmented reality. Three technology directions and three companies that contacted me last month to point out some cool things going on, often beneath the radar. One of them just raised a bunch of VC money, though. I think you’ll be hearing more. Now that I’m catching my breath from a couple of intense […]
The afternoon stream I moderated at the Industry of Things World conference focused on connected vehicles—Construction Equipment, Trucks, Airplanes. I also interviewed a farm equipment manufacturer about some perhaps surprising uses of data-driven decision making in agriculture. But first, a thought from another keynote address: From a NASA study—If you want to employ a creative […]
I moderated a track on innovative business solutions based on the Internet of Things. Seven sessions. Good speakers. The Industry of Things World event is one of the better conferences you will attend. It is organized from Germany, and still draws top speakers and more than 400 attendees. Sounds as if it is outgrowing its […]
Open Process Automation and IT/OT Convergence. Thursday, the last day of the ARC Forum, is not always all that well attended. The 2017 edition witnessed two sessions that held the attention of the later departing attendees. These two attracted a reasonably good attendance. I didn’t do the IT/OT one, but I had great interest in […]
I was asked by an Italian magazine, Automazione Oggi, to share thoughts from America about a Trump presidency attitude toward manufacturing. I’m not part of the administration or even involved in politics, but I gave some thoughts. I also had some thoughts on some recent Open Architectures for control.
Three major automation companies laid out new products and services based on exploiting all the connections found in today’s industrial world. Senior executives presented to a press conference and later I had a chance to talk a little with most of them. Honeywell Paul Bonner, Honeywell Connected Plant Vice President of Consulting and Data Analytics, […]
Cyber security was a pervasive topic at the recent ARC Forum in Orlando. There were at least five suppliers with exhibits featuring security. Several were startups headed by former Israeli security officers. Guess they should know what they’re doing. Featured: Bedrock Automation Claroty / Rockwell Automation Indegy PAS Nazomi Bedrock Automation Bedrock Automation announced newly […]
A long-time dream of enabling operators to see the profit impacts of process changes is a giant step closer to reality. Much of my early career involved the intersection of engineering and profitability. No surprise that I valued my conversations with Peter Martin over the years. He has long been a proponent of just such […]
I’m tackling Internet of Things Edge computing in the first of many posts as I finally have some time to gather my notes and thoughts after an intense four days in Orlando at the ARC Advisory Group Industry Forum. Announced during the Monday press conferences and later at a special breakfast presentation, Inductive Automation announced […]
I interviewed and reviewed the book by Maciej Kranz Building The Internet of Things in January. Now I have word that he will be Livestreaming a talk today, Feb. 6, at 6 pm. Kranz wrote an eminently practical book about implementing the Internet of Things in your manufacturing enterprise. This should be an interesting conversation.