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ARC 21st Industry Forum Returning to Orlando in February–Industry in Transition

It is time to begin planning your trip to perhaps the only automation industry general gathering. Here is a teaser from ARC about its upcoming event. Presenting the 21st Annual ARC Industry Forum Industry in Transition: Realizing the Digital Enterprise February 6-9, 2017 – Orlando, Florida. How will disruptive technologies change existing products and plants? […]

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Digital Transformation Theme of Dell EMC World

The conference was all about digital transformation. Company leaders must begin thinking about digitally transforming their companies or they face disruption from digital startups. This was Dell EMC World—the first user conference after the major acquisition of EMC by Dell forming Dell Technologies. Touting the size and breadth of the combined companies, Michael Dell began […]

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World Economic Forum Discovers Manufacturing Strategy

Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things describe manufacturing strategy as much as technology. But as I occasionally write here and write daily on my spiritual practices blog, there is a people side to all this technology and strategy. Technologists (most people reading this site) tend to talk technology. Then they get carried away and […]

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Integrated Control Architecture and Network Technology

I am spending the week with Rockwell Automation at its annual user conference and trade fair. Today was Integrated Control Architecture and Connected Enterprise day. More later on Connected. The last two posts have been Rockwell and there is enough information for me to post many more times. We’ll see when I’ve run the course. […]

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Workforce and Productivity Discussed At Safety Conference

I’m wrapping up my coverage of the EHS Today Safety Leadership Conference held last week in Greenville, SC. I covered the Technology Track sponsored by Rockwell Automation. Steve Ludwig, safety program manager at Rockwell Automation, presented on the impact of the evolving workforce on safety. Workforce changes “We are facing a shortage of skilled workforce, […]

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Digital Transformation and Industrial Internet of Things

Here is the official wrap of the recent Honeywell Users Group (HUG) Americas symposium. It was the 40th anniversary celebrated with the theme “40 Years of Innovation.” Officially “more than 1,200 people” attended the event. I have written a couple of times during the week here and here. This information comes from a press release […]

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