The Industrial Talk Podcast with Scott MacKenzie

The Industrial Talk Podcast with Scott MacKenzie

Industrial Talk is about celebrating the women and men of industry and manufacturing. We celebrate these innovative leaders and companies because they make our lives better and are changing the world for the better! These passionate leaders collaborate, innovate and educate with speed and purpose to positively impact people and communities around the world. Industrial Talk in collaboration with industry and manufacturing leaders address topics that include: Digital Transformation, Big Data, Industry 4.0, IoT, IIoT, AI, ML, Optimization, Edge, Cloud, Asset Reliability, Maintenance, 5G, Sales, Marketing and Branding and strategies for success. This is a podcast that is focused on Getting Stuff Done and learning from individuals and companies that have been there and have a track record of success. We celebrate a bright future in industry and manufacturing from with women and men dedicated to making our communities and world a better place. read less
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Darin Briskman and Josh Bartliff with Imply
3d ago
Darin Briskman and Josh Bartliff with Imply
Industrial Talk is onsite at DistribuTECH and talking to Darin Briskman, Director of Technology and Josh Bartliff, Strategic Account Executive with Imply about "Highspeed, real time, data analytics supporting the demands of the utility market".  Here are some of the key takeaways from our conversation: The speakers discussed the significance of real-time data analytics in the utility industry, emphasizing its role in making timely decisions, avoiding cascading failures, and optimizing operations. They highlighted the need for utilities to modernize their systems to accommodate real-time decision-making, leveraging technologies such as AI and ML to analyze vast amounts of data from sensors and make decisions in sub-second intervals. The speakers also discussed the challenges of managing and analyzing large volumes of data in real-time, including the need for a database that can handle both streaming data from latest devices and traditional data from mainframes, and mentioned Apache druid as a potential solution. Action Items [ ] Reach out to Darren and Josh on LinkedIn for more information on Imply's products and services.[ ] Share Darin and Josh's contact details (email, LinkedIn) with listeners.[ ] Continue conversations on real-time analytics and related topics from Distributech on the Industrial Talk podcast. Outline Real-time analytics importance in utilities with industry professionals. Real-time analytics are crucial in utilities to prevent cascading failures and outages.Darin Briskman shares his background in physics and data management, while Scott MacKenzie introduces Josh. Real-time data analytics in utilities, prioritizing response times. Real-time data analytics is crucial for utilities to make timely decisions and avoid cascading failures.Utilities and IoT companies need real-time data to operate in today's fast-paced world. Modernizing utility systems with real-time analytics and dashboards. Josh discusses modernizing utility systems with real-time analytics and anomaly detection.Darin: Electric industry faces challenges with managing large volumes of data from various sources, including mainframes, smart meters, and SCADA systems.Josh: Real-time data analysis is crucial to make sense of the variety and velocity of data, but it's not always easy to do so due to the complexity of the data and the need for a robust database. Using data analytics for efficiency in various industries, including utilities and energy. Darin explains how Apache Druid can be used to make sense of streaming data.Darin explains real-time dashboards and analytics applications for decision-making in various industries.Scott MacKenzie highlights the importance of data management and real-time decisioning in critical situations.Scott MacKenzie: Utilities must commit to greater efficiency through data-driven decisions.Darin: Predictive maintenance can help utilities fix issues before they break, saving time and money. Technology innovation and collaboration in the utility industry. Scott MacKenzie and Speaker 3 discuss the growth of open source technology and its potential for revenue-bearing use cases.Josh, a founder of the original Apache geode, open source database, shares his experience in the open source world and believes in its potential for growth.Josh Bartlett and Darin Briskman discuss problem-solving in the...
David Keefe with EInk
5d ago
David Keefe with EInk
Industrial Talk is onsite at IoT Solutions World Congress and talking to David Keefe, VP of Sales with EInk about "E Paper - Making displays vibrant, dynamic and green". Scott MacKenzie, and David Keefe discussed the latest advancements in display technology, including E-paper, E Ink, and electronic shelf labeling. Keefe highlighted the benefits of E-paper, such as its reflective nature and resemblance to paper, while MacKenzie inquired about the potential uses of E Ink technology. Keefe shared insights on the evolution of electronic shelf labeling technology and its applications in indoor signage, advertising, and information displays. Action Items [ ] Launch the E Paper Alliance in Europe.[ ] Provide examples of applications for E Ink displays outside of e-readers like the Kindle.[ ] Discuss plans to add color capabilities to E Ink displays.[ ] Provide contact information for David Keefe so listeners can learn more. Outline E paper technology and its applications, including the new E paper Alliance launched at IoT World Congress in Barcelona. David Keefe, E paper Alliance manager, discusses the technology behind E paper screens used in e-readers and other devices.Keefe explains how the company invented E paper and how it's used in various products around the world.E-paper technology uses electrically charged black and white particles to create digital ink on a reflective screen.David discusses the challenges of building an ecosystem for paper-based technology, including partnering with suppliers and assembling a full supply chain. E Ink technology for low-power displays and its applications in signage, shelf labeling, and indoor advertising. David discusses the advantages of E Ink technology, including low power consumption and good readability, and notes that it's a perfect fit for IoT applications such as outdoor signage.David explains that E Ink technology is more efficient than LCD technology due to its bistable nature, which means that the image stays on the screen even when the power is off, only consuming power when the image has changed.David discusses E Ink's technology, from its origins at MIT to its current focus on full-color displays.E Ink aims to expand beyond e-readers and shelf labels with its new full-color technology, opening up opportunities in indoor signage and advertising.David Keith's innovative technology solutions impresses Scott MacKenzie at IoT World Congress. Finally, get your exclusive free access to the Industrial Academy and a series on “Why You Need To Podcast” for Greater Success in 2023. All links designed for keeping you current in this rapidly changing Industrial Market. Learn! Grow! Enjoy! DAVID KEEFE'S CONTACT INFORMATION: Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidkeefe/ Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/e-ink-corporation/ Company Website: https://www.eink.com/ PODCAST VIDEO: https://youtu.be/mmqnE0wX57Q THE STRATEGIC REASON "WHY YOU NEED TO PODCAST":
Roger Hebert with Boston Dynamics
Jun 14 2024
Roger Hebert with Boston Dynamics
Industrial Talk is onsite at PowerGen and talking to Roger Hebert, Sales Manager with Boston Dynamics about "Leveraging robotic solutions to perform dangerous and mundane industrial work". Roger Hebert and Scott MacKenzie discuss the potential of Boston Dynamics' Spot robot in power generation, highlighting its ability to operate in hazardous environments and perform repetitive data collection tasks. They explore the durability of Spot and its applications in various industries, including manufacturing and power generation, emphasizing the benefits of robotics in improving efficiency and safety in power plant maintenance. However, they also acknowledge the ethical implications of these technologies. Action Items [ ] Reach out to Boston Dynamics for more information or product demos.[ ] Consider attending future PowerGen conferences for industry insights.[ ] Share more robotics videos on social media to showcase technologies. Outline Using robots for power generation safety inspections and data collection. Roger Hebert, mechanical engineer from Virginia Tech and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.Boston Dynamics employee discusses their work on Spot, a robot that can navigate challenging environments.Roger discusses how Boston Dynamics' Spot robot can be used in power generation for safety inspections and data collection.Roger explains how Spot can carry sensors to collect data on temperature, level, and other parameters in hazardous environments.Roger explains how robotics can automate data collection and save time for maintenance teams.Remote site access through robots can start up peaker plants and perform rounds without human intervention. Using robots for asset management in various industries. Durability and reliability are key concerns for the solution, with extensive testing and investment in these areas.The solution can be applied to various industries, including manufacturing, with potential for significant cost savings through leak detection and preventative maintenance.Roger discusses Boston Dynamics' robots and their potential uses.Scott MacKenzie talks about dancing with a robot at Walmart and the company's website. If interested in being on the Industrial Talk show, simply contact us and let's have a quick conversation. Finally, get your exclusive free access to the Industrial Academy and a series on “Marketing Process Course” for Greater Success in 2024. All links designed for keeping you current in this rapidly changing Industrial Market. Learn! Grow! Enjoy! ROGER HEBERT'S CONTACT INFORMATION: Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roger-hebert/ Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/boston-dynamics/ Company...
Richard Robinson with Bloomberg
Jun 12 2024
Richard Robinson with Bloomberg
Industrial Talk is onsite at OMG, Q1 Meeting and talking to Richard Robinson, Chief Strategist and Author with Bloomberg LP about "Open Data and Standards Development for All". Scott MacKenzie and Richard discuss the importance of standardizing financial data modeling to improve data quality, with Richard highlighting the challenges of keeping track of multiple identifiers for financial instruments issued by the same company. They also discuss the adoption and governance of financial data standards, with Scott MacKenzie highlighting the high demand for FIGI data and the importance of open source licensing for good governance. Richard Robinson and Scott MacKenzie then engage in a conversation about the significance of standards in the digital age, with Richard emphasizing the need for standards to ensure interoperability and facilitate innovation, while Scott expresses his amazement at the complexity of standards and their impact on everyday life. Action Items [ ] Continue work on further revisions and enhancements to the FIGI standard.[ ] Provide contact details to listeners interested in learning more about FIGI.[ ] Publish Richard's contact information on the Industrial Talk platform for connections. Outline Open data standards for financial instruments, including FIGI and LSI legal entity identifier. Scott MacKenzie welcomes Richard Robinson to the podcast, praising his work with OMG and Bloomberg.Richard Robinson shares his experience with OMG, including his role as Chair of the Financial Services DTF.Richard (Bloomberg) explains how FIGI (open data standard) addresses issue of multiple identifiers for financial instruments, making them more accessible and transparent.Richard discusses how Bloomberg's FIGI identifier is free and open data, unlike other identifiers that require payment, and how it can help commoditize financial data. Standardizing financial data modeling using FIGI1.0. Richard discusses the evolution of the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO) standard from a proprietary model to an open standard through the Object Management Group.Richard explains how FIGI assigns unique identifiers to financial instruments, such as IBM common stock, to enhance data quality and provide an open way to access the data.Richard worked with financial services companies to address the same problem of maintaining internal databases and systems to keep data quality consistent, and FIGI helps enhance that effort. Adoption and governance of a standard for financial data. The FIGI standard is being widely adopted with 14 billion API requests per month globally.Keiko, a firm in France, became a certified provider for cryptocurrencies after accreditation.Speaker discusses importance of proper identification and transparency in financial industry. Standards and regulations in various industries. Richard discusses importance of standards in various industries, including construction and technology.Richard Robinson discusses the importance of standards in data wrangling at OMG Q1 meeting. If interested in being on the Industrial Talk show, simply contact us and let's have a quick conversation. Finally, get your exclusive free access to the
Lee Morgan with Fluke Reliability
Jun 10 2024
Lee Morgan with Fluke Reliability
Industrial Talk is onsite at Xcelerate 24 and talking to Lee Morgan, Sr. Global Product Marketing Manager with Fluke Reliability about "Vertically integrated asset management solution that leverages vibration AI". Scott MacKenzie and Lee Morgan discussed the potential of advanced predictive maintenance solutions for industrial assets, highlighting the importance of real-time data and the ability to provide predictive maintenance. Speaker 3 provided insights into Fluke's role in providing solutions for asset management, reliability, and vibration monitoring, emphasizing the scalability and flexibility of the new X5 platform. Action Items [ ] Connect existing Fluke Reliability customers to Azima services.[ ] Customers interested in Azima should contact Lee Morgan via LinkedIn.[ ] Promote the Xcelerate 2025 user conference for asset management and reliability professionals. Outline Fluke Reliability's Azima platform and its capabilities in providing vibration monitoring insights. Lee Morgan, is a senior global product marketing manager at Fluke Reliability.He oversees the Fluke reliability portfolio, including Azima and Proof Technic, and email asset management software.Lee explains that x5 is more scalable and flexible than x4, with added insight from Zima platform.Azima platform provides trillions of data points, making vibration analysts 3-5 times more efficient than others. Predictive maintenance platform for industrial machinery, highlighting its capabilities and potential applications. Lee explains how the platform provides peace of mind by predicting failures months in advance and offering real-time data insights.The platform's wireless sensors operate on a self-healing mesh network, ensuring reliable data collection even in challenging environments.Lee: "We've got trillions of data points and over 50 machine types in our library."Lee: "We've enabled software transfer from MTC to Azima for Azima watchman services." Predictive maintenance platform for asset management. Fluke's Azima system provides predictive maintenance for customers.Lee discusses global maintenance, reliability, and asset management solutions. If interested in being on the Industrial Talk show, simply contact us and let's have a quick conversation. Finally, get your exclusive free access to the Industrial Academy and a series on “Marketing Process Course” for Greater Success in 2024. All links designed for keeping you current in this rapidly changing Industrial Market. Learn! Grow! Enjoy! LEE MORGAN'S CONTACT INFORMATION: Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lee-morgan-fluke/
Miguel Morales | SoftwareAG and Ty Roberts | Itron
Jun 7 2024
Miguel Morales | SoftwareAG and Ty Roberts | Itron
Industrial Talk is onsite at DistribuTECH and talking to Miguel Morales, Commercial IoT Lead with Software AG and Ty Roberts, Vice President of Marketing with Itron, Inc. about "Grid Edge - How utilities will manager their distributed energy assets.".  Here are some of the key takeaways from our conversation: The conversation centered around the importance of collaboration and innovation in the utility industry, particularly in managing distributed assets and leveraging software platforms like Cumulocity. Speakers emphasized the complexity of grid edge technology and the need for leaders to guide the charge towards a more sustainable and efficient future. They also discussed the importance of utilities managing energy demand and infrastructure with smart devices, reducing investments in poles and wires, and changing their relationship with consumers from energy providers to partners in the energy transition. Action Items [ ] Itron and Software AG will continue collaborating to more quickly connect diverse devices and bring data together[ ] Interested parties can contact Miguel at miguel.morales@softwareag.com or Ty at ty.roberts@itron.com for more information Outline Grid edge technology and its impact on utilities. Miguel Morales is the commercial lead at cumulocity, IoT part of software. AG.Morales has experience in IoT, including Azure IoT and industrial IoT practice at a fortune 250 industrial startup.Miguel shares their admiration for Itron and experiences working with them.Ty discusses the focus on grid edge technology and utilities managing distributed assets. Utilizing data to manage energy consumption and infrastructure. Miguel: Consumers want more control over energy consumption, but may lack awareness of available solutions.Scott MacKenzie: Utilities face challenge of providing visibility into diverse range of devices for efficient energy management.Ty: Utilities need to reduce investments in poles and wires by leveraging smart devices and control.Miguel: Cities also need capex for visibility and load management to deliver reliability.Miguel: Utilities can leverage standard cellular network for data collection without additional investment.Ty: Targeted approaches with utilities to mitigate local problems, starting with specific areas of concern. Utilities' role in energy transition, collaboration, and consumer education. Collaboration necessary for secure, reliable power distribution.Utilities must change relationship with customers by providing proactive insights and value. Incentivizing consumers to contribute to solving energy problems through positive reinforcement and collaboration between software companies and utilities. Miguel suggests utilities need to incentivize users with positive reinforcement, such as celebrating small wins or saving turtles.Scott MacKenzie agrees, noting that leaders in the utility industry must take the first step towards incentivizing users in a more engaging way.Scott MacKenzie: Collaboration with Software AG for faster data connection and insights.Utilities are being matched with partners for end-to-end solutions, including Itron and Software AG. Utilizing software to streamline grid edge operations. Miguel compares software development to cooking, using meal kits as an analogy.Ty is optimistic about the show's impact, citing...
Brian Schmidt with Northrup Grumman
Jun 5 2024
Brian Schmidt with Northrup Grumman
Industrial Talk is onsite at OMG, Q1 Meeting and talking to Brian Schmidt, Technical Fellow and Chief Engineer with Northrop Grumman about "Digital Twin in the Defense and Aerospace Industry". Brian Schmidt and Scott MacKenzie discussed the potential of digital twin technology in various industries, highlighting its benefits, challenges, and the importance of collaboration to overcome them. They emphasized the need for trustworthiness and security in digital twins, as well as their potential to optimize operations and improve efficiency. Brian shared his experience as a new co-chair of the aerospace and defense working group within the Digital Twin Consortium, while Scott provided insights and questions to further explore the topic. Action Items [ ] Produce a white paper from the Aerospace and Defense working group.[ ] Make the Excel spreadsheet version of the periodic table artifact available from the Digital Twin Consortium.[ ] Reach out to Brian Schmidt via LinkedIn for more information. Outline Digital twin technology and its applications in the aerospace and defense industry. Brian Schmidt shares his background and experiences at Northrop Grumman.Brian leads aerospace and defense working group, meets biweekly with industry colleagues. Digital twins, data, and cyber security challenges in various industries. Brian highlights the importance of digital twins in making informed decisions and iterating on ideas through simulations.Brian: Industry still in early stages of leveraging digital twin capabilities.Brian: Collaboration in working groups crucial to overcome challenges.Brian: Digital twins require data, interoperability, and cyber security to be effective.Brian: Trustworthiness and security are paramount for digital twins in aerospace and defense. Digital twins and their potential to optimize manufacturing processes. Scott MacKenzie and Brian discuss the benefits of digital twins in manufacturing, including efficiency and cost savings.The digital twin consortium is creating a periodic table of sorts to organize and connect people working on similar projects.Members of the consortium are regularly meeting in person and virtually to share ideas and produce white papers.Brian is passionate about digital twin technology and collaboration. If interested in being on the Industrial Talk show, simply contact us and let's have a quick conversation. Finally, get your exclusive free access to the Industrial Academy and a series on “Marketing Process Course” for Greater Success in 2024. All links designed for keeping you current in this rapidly changing Industrial Market. Learn! Grow! Enjoy! BRIAN SCHMIDT'S CONTACT INFORMATION: Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-schmidt-5195b58/ Company LinkedIn:
John Dutcher with DEUTZ Corporation
Jun 3 2024
John Dutcher with DEUTZ Corporation
Industrial Talk is onsite at PowerGen and talking to John Dutcher, Director Regional Sales with DEUTZ Corporation about "Power Generation Rental Market and Solutions". John Dutcher and Scott MacKenzie discussed the latest trends and innovations in engine manufacturing, equipment rental, and asset management for the industrial sector. They highlighted the growing demand for multiple fuel sources, battery electric technology, and refurbishment of old machinery, and emphasized the importance of staying up-to-date with market demands and adapting to new regulations. Both speakers agreed that rental is a prime driver for the industry and that collaboration and innovation are crucial for addressing challenges ahead. Action Items [ ] None explicitly mentioned. The meeting was an informational interview to discuss John's background and DEUTZ AG's products and strategies in the evolving industrial equipment market. Outline Industrial innovation and market changes with an engine manufacturer. John Dutcher has 32 years of experience in the industry, mostly in sales.John enjoys his work and finds it fun, coming from a service background.John discusses company's engine manufacturing, including multi-fuel options and foray into battery electric space.John predicts diesel production will change with synthetic or natural alternatives, while small machinery will transition to batteries. Rental industry market trends and challenges. John highlights rental industry's significant impact on equipment manufacturing and service parts market.Maintenance and repair of rental assets pose workforce challenge for companies, requiring technicians to travel and handle tasks in the field.John explains how their company's unique distribution strategy sets them apart from competitors.John: Long-term rental business model may not be sustainable due to changing market dynamics and customer preferences.Collaboration with trusted companies can help smooth out operational challenges and ensure continued revenue streams. Retrofitting old machinery for extended use. Refurbishment businesses are prevalent, upgrading old machinery with new technology.John Dutcher provides contact information and discusses industrial collaboration. If interested in being on the Industrial Talk show, simply contact us and let's have a quick conversation. Finally, get your exclusive free access to the Industrial Academy and a series on “Marketing Process Course” for Greater Success in 2024. All links designed for keeping you current in this rapidly changing Industrial Market. Learn! Grow! Enjoy! JOHN DUTCHER'S CONTACT INFORMATION: Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-dutcher-a884519/ Company LinkedIn:
Erik Brunnefreef with Deutsche Telekom
May 30 2024
Erik Brunnefreef with Deutsche Telekom
Industrial Talk is onsite at IoT Solutions World Congress and talking to Erik Brunnefreef, Space and IoT Data Business Builder with Deutsche Telekom about "Seamless Connectivity Coverage between Cellular and Satellites". Scott MacKenzie and Erik Brunnekreef discussed satellite connectivity for IoT devices, emphasizing resilient connectivity in remote areas. Erik Brunnekreef joined the conversation, highlighting the future of satellite communications and the need for seamless connectivity between cellular and satellite technologies. The speakers stressed the importance of making satellite communications more accessible and user-friendly while addressing concerns about efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Action Items [ ] Provide Erik's contact details on LinkedIn for people to connect with him about the satellite connectivity solution.[ ] Schedule another conversation from the IoT Solutions World Congress event to continue the discussion. Outline Satellite and cellular connectivity for critical infrastructure and safety. Erik from T Mobile discusses marriage between cellular and satellite technology.Speakers discuss changes in conference conversations over the past 5-6 years.Speaker Erik discussed his company's unique product, a converged satellite and cellular product for secure connectivity in critical infrastructure, operations, and businesses.Speaker Erik highlighted the importance of satellite connectivity in addressing critical life, money, and national safety issues, citing examples of recent floods in various countries. Satellite connectivity for IoT devices, with a focus on Germany and Europe. Telecom's satellite connect product provides resilient connectivity for IoT devices in remote locations.Erik explains how their company provides uninterrupted data flow for flood monitoring and management using cellular and satellite technology.Erik discusses partnerships with satellite companies to provide global connectivity. Seamless satellite and cellular connectivity for IoT solutions. Scott MacKenzie and Erik discuss the future of satellite communications, including making it more accessible and user-friendly.They emphasize the importance of simplicity and ease of use, as well as reducing waste and costs.Erik discusses seamless connectivity between cellular and satellite technology.Contact information for Erik will be available on industrial talk platform. Finally, get your exclusive free access to the Industrial Academy and a series on “Why You Need To Podcast” for Greater Success in 2023. All links designed for keeping you current in this rapidly changing Industrial Market. Learn! Grow! Enjoy! ERIK BRUNNEKREEF'S CONTACT INFORMATION: Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikbrunnekreef/ Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tech-business-builders/ Company Website: https://iot.telekom.com PODCAST VIDEO: https://youtu.be/MB24eLh_4xY THE STRATEGIC REASON "WHY YOU NEED TO PODCAST":
David McKee with Digital Twin Consortium
May 17 2024
David McKee with Digital Twin Consortium
Industrial Talk is onsite at OMG, Q1 Meeting and talking to David McKee, DTC Ambassador with Digital Twin Consortium about "Data - Your digital journey must start with trustworthy data". Scott MacKenzie and David McKee discussed the importance of disrupting traditional business models for sustainability, emphasizing the need for companies to adopt sustainable practices not just for environmental reasons but also for societal impact. They highlighted the potential of digital technologies to drive sustainability in various sectors, including healthcare, construction, and energy. Later, Speaker 2 and Scott MacKenzie discussed the importance of sustainable digital twins and data management, emphasizing the need for responsible compute, energy, power, and storage, as well as the potential of digital twin technology to revolutionize the way complexes are managed and maintained. Action Items [ ] Demonstrate the cross-functional use case project at the Transform conference in June 2022.[ ] Continue iterating on requirements and challenges with end users and vendors involved in the cross-functional use case project.[ ] Deploy the cloud implementation of the cross-functional use case project and have end users like White Rose Park utilizing it. Outline Industry trends and innovations with a focus on exiting a company and starting another. David McKee is a problem solver and innovator discussed on the podcast.David reflects on their entrepreneurial journey, exiting a company and accidentally starting another. Sustainable business growth and digital transformation. David discusses counterpoint technologies, a company focused on sustainability and growth.David highlights the importance of slowing down and assessing customer needs to ensure long-term success.David highlights the importance of basics in digital transformation, focusing on highly regulated sectors like healthcare and construction. Digital twins, sustainability, and platform architecture. David discusses the importance of sustainability in digital twin technology, mentioning the need for responsible compute, energy, power, and storage.David and Scott MacKenzie discuss the concept of sustainable digital twins, including the need for a light touch but regulated and assured platform.David describes the Digital Consortium's work in developing a capabilities and technologies working group, which has identified common capabilities across various use cases.The consortium has published two outputs: a capabilities periodic table and a platform stack architecture framework, which provide a foundation for accelerating through the initial stage of requirements.David: Digital twin building blocks include IT system, computing, networking, storage, and models/simulation.David: Periodic table and architecture framework provide a quick way to identify needed capabilities. Using digital twins for operational resilience in various industries. Speaker discusses cross-functional use case for digital twin technology to improve resilience in the face of unexpected events.David highlights the diverse range of participants in a consortium spanning three continents, including a university, hospital, and businesses. Digital twin technology for businesses, including data integration and synchronization. David discusses how a digital twin system is...
Vivek Joshi with Entytle
May 15 2024
Vivek Joshi with Entytle
Industrial Talk is chatting with Vivek Joshi, CEO at Entytle, Inc. about “The right processes and technology to support Autonomous Aftermarket”. Vivek Yoshi and Scott MacKenzie discussed the emerging trend of autonomous aftermarket in industrial manufacturing, emphasizing its potential to revolutionize the industry. They highlighted the importance of embracing this technology to remain competitive, while Scott and Speaker 3 discussed the potential of leveraging technology for growth and the potential challenges and concerns, such as workforce disruption and cybersecurity risks. Later, Scott and Speaker 3 discussed the potential of AI and automation to streamline manufacturing processes, reduce manual labor, and increase accuracy, and emphasized the importance of leveraging these technologies to address workforce challenges and transform field service operations. Action Items [ ] Check out upcoming webcasts on future proofing manufacturing with Hexagon.[ ] Manufacturers interested in featuring their industrial podcast on the Industrial Talk platform should reach out to Scott.[ ] Interested parties can learn more about Entytle's offerings by visiting importanttitle.com or connecting with Vivek Joshi on LinkedIn. Outline Autonomous aftermarket with industry expert Vivek Yoshi. Scott MacKenzie welcomes Vivek Yossi to discuss aftermarket industry.Industrial talk podcast features other podcasts for amplification.Vivek Yoshi is an engineer turned entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in manufacturing companies.He founded a software company 10 years ago and has since been involved in various industrial ventures. Aftermarket parts and services for equipment manufacturers. Aftermarket refers to post-sale activities, including parts, service, and consumables, for equipment makers like Baker Hughes and General Electric.Equipment makers lose track of customers and revenue potential as machines last for decades, leading to aftermarket opportunities.Vivek explains how the company's value proposition helps manufacturers identify assets in the field and determine their value.Vivek describes how the company aggregates data from various systems, applies algorithms, and provides insights to help manufacturers understand their customers and improve their business. Leveraging technology to improve manufacturing aftermarket penetration and profit growth. Vivek presents a business case for manufacturers to proactively reach out to their customer base, citing potential for revenue growth and high profit margins.Vivek discusses the importance of technology in simplifying the process of convincing prospects to adopt aftermarket revenue streams.The speaker discussed the importance of automating and making intelligent aftermarket processes to ease the workload of manufacturers, who are facing a crisis due to an aging workforce and lack of new talent entering the industry.The speaker emphasized the potential of using technology to automate simple tasks, such as reminders, automatic offers, and text support, to help manufacturers continue to thrive and grow. Automating mundane work tasks for manufacturers using AI and machine learning. Vivek explains how automation can streamline manual processes in manufacturing, freeing up human time for more complex tasks.Automation can parse emails, extract information, and automatically send requests to purchasing, reducing manual labor and increasing efficiency.Vivek: Automation can help manufacturers save time and money by automating mundane tasks and improving accuracy.Vivek: Customers should...
Marcelo Lorenzo with Bluefin ESI
May 13 2024
Marcelo Lorenzo with Bluefin ESI
Industrial Talk is onsite at DistribuTECH and talking to Marcelo Lorenzo, Sales Engineer with Bluefin ESI about "The reactive power impact of AI on datacenters". Marcelo and Scott MacKenzie discussed the growing demand for power in data centers, particularly in Virginia. They emphasized the need for collaboration between utilities and data center operators to find innovative solutions to meet this demand efficiently. They also explored the potential of generative AI to transform various industries. Action Items [ ] Reach out to Marcelo Lorenzo from Bluefin to discuss potential power quality solutions.[ ] Attendees should check out Bluefin's website (bluefin.com) and connect with Marcelo Lorenzo on LinkedIn to discuss collaboration opportunities.[ ] Schedule Marcelo Lorenzo as a speaker at future Distributed Tech conferences to share updates and solutions. Outline Power and data centers in Virginia. Marcelo from Bluefin discusses data centers and the intersection of electrification and power needs.Speaker discusses energy consumption of AI-powered search engines, citing example of Google and Bing. AI's growing demand for power and its impact on the energy market, with potential solutions for utilities and data centers to collaborate and Marcelo discusses Bluefin's niche market in power solutions for data centers, particularly for AI workloads.Scott recalls a moment where chat GPT's popularity suddenly increased, leading to increased energy consumption.Utilities and hyperscalers are adopting AI to address fast-paced energy challenges, requiring collaboration and synergies.AI adoption in energy is accelerating, with moral implications and demand for nimble solutions, as seen in Marcelo's perspective. AI and generative power quality solutions for data centers. Marcelo highlights the importance of power quality and efficiency, citing transmission line inefficiencies as a major issue.Bluefin uses creative engineering to address these issues, leveraging existing technology to solve customer problems.Scott MacKenzie and Marcelo discuss the rapid changes in the industry, including AI's growing presence.Marcelo highlights the need for drastic changes in the traditional model, citing examples like data centers building their own substations.Marcelo Lorenzo discusses Bluefin, a company using generative AI to solve real-life problems in various industries.Industrial talk podcast network aims to educate, collaborate, and innovate with individuals in the field. If interested in being on the Industrial Talk show, simply contact us and let's have a quick conversation. Finally, get your exclusive free access to the Industrial Academy and a series on “Marketing Process Course” for Greater Success in 2024. All links designed for keeping you current in this rapidly changing Industrial Market. Learn! Grow! Enjoy! MARCELO LORENZO'S CONTACT INFORMATION: Personal...
Stephen Hanley with Thomas C Wilson
May 10 2024
Stephen Hanley with Thomas C Wilson
Industrial Talk is onsite at PowerGen and talking to Stephen Hanley, President with Thomas C. Wilson, LLC about "100 years of power generation solutions". Scott MacKenzie and Stephen Hanley discussed the future of energy, emphasizing the need for sustainable and environmentally friendly sources. Scott highlighted the importance of building relationships in the industry, while Stephen stressed the need for alternate energy sources due to environmental concerns and methane gas issues. Both agreed that the industry must adapt to meet the challenges of the future. Action Items [ ] Promote Thomas C. Wilson LLC website[ ] Stay innovative, provide excellent customer service and quality products to adapt to industry changes[ ] Attend PowerGen conference next year to build relationships (Steven Hanley) - no timestamp given Outline Industry changes and challenges with a 3rd generation boiler and heat exchanger professional. Thomas Wilson, 45-year industry veteran, shares insights on his company's history and expertise.Stephen discusses relationships and networking at the conference, highlighting the importance of staying connected in the industry.Stephen shares his love for oysters, mentioning he enjoys grilling them on his Shaco and has had them at various restaurants.Stephen highlights industry shift towards diversification and alternative energy sources. The importance of steam in various industries, including chemical manufacturing, power generation, and refining. Speakers discuss challenges in transitioning to electric vehicles due to infrastructure and energy needs.Stephen's company, Wilson's, is a 100-year-old manufacturing business that provides tools and equipment for boiler and heat exchanger manufacturers.Stephen shares stories about their grandfather, a boilermaker who invented a product to clean boilers.Scott MacKenzie is fascinated by the historical perspective of the industrial revolution and the role of steam energy. Alternative energy sources and their potential for future growth. Stephen sees continued development of alternate energy sources, citing geothermal as a promising area.Both speakers agree that companies must be nimble to adapt to changing energy needs and debates.Stephen emphasizes the importance of innovation and quality in business.Scott MacKenzie interviews Stephen Hanley of Thomas C. Wilson Heat Exchangers. If interested in being on the Industrial Talk show, simply contact us and let's have a quick conversation. Finally, get your exclusive free access to the Industrial Academy and a series on “Marketing Process Course” for Greater Success in 2024. All links designed for keeping you current in this rapidly changing Industrial Market. Learn! Grow! Enjoy! STEPHEN HANLEY'S CONTACT INFORMATION: Personal LinkedIn:
Paraic O'Lochlainn with Fluke Reliability
May 8 2024
Paraic O'Lochlainn with Fluke Reliability
Industrial Talk is onsite at Xcelerate 24 and talking to Paraic O'Lochlainn, Vice President, International Sales with Fluke Reliability about "Emaint's cutting-edge solutions in asset management". Scott MacKenzie and O'Locklann discussed the growth of Fluke Reliability and its software solutions outside of the Americas, emphasizing the importance of understanding customer problems and industry trends. They further explored the advancement of maintenance management software, which has transformed from a plant-level solution to a group-wide deployed solution. They also discussed the capabilities and benefits of X5, a solution designed to meet the needs of enterprise customers, and O'Locklann shared their experience with Azima, an email platform for asset management in industry. Action Items [ ] Reach out to Paraic O'Locklainn on LinkedIn for more information about Fluke Reliability's solutions[ ] Promote Fluke Reliability's Xcelerate 2025 user conference for asset management and reliability professionals[ ] Follow Paraic and Fluke Reliability on social media and LinkedIn for future updates Outline Industrial reliability solutions and customer success stories. Scott welcomes listeners to the industrial talk podcast and thanks them for their support.Paraic describes the Xcelerate 2024 user conference as a great event for asset management, maintenance, and reliability professionals.Paraic discusses Fluke Reliability's software solutions, mentioning their evolution from email sales to end-to-end connected reliability.Paraic shares their background in enterprise software and how they've seen the industry evolve from CMMS to x5 solutions. Software upgrade from x4 to x5, with focus on ease of use, user experience, and global reporting capabilities. Paraic highlights user-friendly software's importance for efficient work management.Paraic discusses the importance of migration path for customers transitioning from x4 to x5, highlighting the need for a standardized process globally.Paraic emphasizes the value of x5 for multislice, multi-language, and multi-currency organizations, providing a single pane of glass for global reporting.Paraic highlights x5's configurability, scalability, and simplicity in deployment, allowing customers to see a direct impact in a matter of months.The development of x5 began a few years ago, with customer beta testing starting in 2019, and the solution evolving based on customer needs. Email platform for asset management in manufacturing. Paraic highlights X5's expanded functionality and scalability compared to X4.Speaker discusses Azima integration with email platform for critical asset maintenance.Scott MacKenzie and O'Lochlainn discuss the importance of managing and tracking assets in manufacturing.O'Lochlainn shares his experience with an email platform and its user-friendly interface. If interested in being on the Industrial Talk show, simply contact us and let's have a quick conversation. ...
Dave Woods with Cohesive Group
May 6 2024
Dave Woods with Cohesive Group
Industrial Talk is onsite at PowerGen and talking to Dave Woods, Director - Engineering and Utilities with Cohesive Group about "Power Generation Asset Management - Peak performance and reliability of utility assets". Dave Woods and Scott MacKenzie discussed the challenges and importance of optimizing asset management for utilities and power generation. Dave highlighted the need for better asset management solutions, particularly in engineering, licensing evaluations, and component replacements. Scott agreed, emphasizing the importance of reducing risk and increasing uptime. Scott also noted the value of Dave's company, Cohesive Group, in providing solutions for power generation companies to manage their assets effectively. Action Items [ ] Reach out to Dave Woods to learn more about Cohesive's asset management services[ ] Attend PowerGen conference next year to network and learn Outline Asset management and enterprise asset management in the power industry. Scott introduces the podcast and welcomes listeners.Dave discusses the conference and networking opportunities.Dave Woods is a longtime nuclear utility professional with experience in both commercial operations and new nuclear build.Asset management challenges facing utilities include license extensions, engineering evaluations, and component replacements, as well as the need for muscle memory in large new nuclear builds.Dave: Utilities need to optimize asset maintenance for efficient, safe, and sustainable operations.Dave: Understanding pain points and implementing industry best practices can help utilities improve asset management. Asset management, reliability, and maintenance in the power generation industry. The speaker discussed the challenges of sustaining maintenance and asset management efforts over time, including cultural sustainability and proper process documentation.The speaker emphasized the importance of data quality and streamlining processes to support asset performance software and achieve bottom-line value.Dave Woods of Cohesive Group shares insights on asset management and reliability maintenance in power generation. If interested in being on the Industrial Talk show, simply contact us and let's have a quick conversation. Finally, get your exclusive free access to the Industrial Academy and a series on “Marketing Process Course” for Greater Success in 2024. All links designed for keeping you current in this rapidly changing Industrial Market. Learn! Grow! Enjoy! DAVE WOODS' CONTACT INFORMATION: Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-woods-17bbb698/ Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cohesive-group/ Company Website:
Dominic Kohler with Siemens
May 1 2024
Dominic Kohler with Siemens
Industrial Talk is onsite at DistribuTECH and talking to Dr. Dominic Kohler, Head of Product Management for Power System Simulation at Siemens about "Modeling and simulating renewables energy integration into grid systems".  Here are some of the key takeaways from our conversation: Dominic Koehler (Siemens product manager) discussed the company's new solution, Network Model Manager, which simplifies power grid modeling and simulation. Scott MacKenzie and Dominic emphasized the importance of leveraging data-driven insights to optimize power grid management, highlighting the need for modeling and simulations to optimize the interaction between renewables and the existing grid, validate data for accurate simulations, and integrate AI and modular software to revolutionize the industry. Dominic joined the conversation, emphasizing the importance of innovation and collaboration in the utility industry. Action Items [ ] Reach out to Dominic on LinkedIn for more information about Siemens' Network Model Manager and simulation solutions.[ ] Consider how a pilot project with Network Model Manager could provide initial value by connecting SCADA systems to the model manager.[ ] Continue innovating the Network Model Manager to make it more modular, integrate new technologies like APIs and cloud, and explore future capabilities like AI recommendation engines. Outline New product offering from Siemens, a network modeling manager, with a product manager from Siemens sharing background and industry insights. Dr. Dominic Kohler discusses new product offering from Siemens with Scott MacKenzie.Dominic discussed their role as Head of Product Management for power system simulation suite at Siemens.Dominic shared their passion for bringing technology and business sides together to identify how simulation technology can be used in the electricity industry. Modeling and simulating renewable energy integration into existing grid systems. Utilities must model and simulate grid changes to optimize renewable integration.Dominic discusses Siemens' next-generation network model management solution, leveraging new technologies like cloud readiness and interoperability.Customer requests for improved model quality to run simulations, despite recognizing the model's limitations, highlighting the need for higher-quality data. Utilizing network models to improve power grid efficiency. Dominic explains that modeling the power grid is not just about simulating a single asset, but rather creating a digital representation of the entire grid with hundreds of thousands of assets.Dominic finds it fascinating to model such a large system, with its complexity and potential for degradation, using simulation techniques from their background in the field.Utilities are automating data flow in their systems to improve efficiency and reduce manual processes.Whitehead's KPI for society's evolution is the number of processes that can be automated, and the industry is making remarkable progress in this area. Utilizing AI and simulation technology for power grid optimization. Scott MacKenzie and Dominic agree on the importance of data quality and validation in power grid simulations.They discuss the challenges of dealing with inaccurate or outdated data, and the need for aligned knowledge across the company.Dominic discusses using AI to optimize engineering simulations, with potential to revolutionize industry. Energy transition, grid management, and AI...
Michael DeMaria with Fluke Reliability
Apr 29 2024
Michael DeMaria with Fluke Reliability
Industrial Talk is onsite at Xcelerate 24 and talking to Michael DeMaria, Director, Product Management with Fluke Reliability about "Azima, Vibration AI - 30+ years of historical vibration data". Scott MacKenzie and Michael DeMaria discussed the importance of predictive maintenance in the industrial sector, highlighting challenges in vibration analysis and the integration of AI. Michael emphasized the role of Azima's vibration analysis software in identifying patterns and faults in industrial machinery, while Scott MacKenzie stressed the critical nature of predictive maintenance and the need for timely decision-making. Both speakers emphasized the importance of simplifying data collection and integrating AI to improve machine health and efficiency. Later, Michael de Maria joined the conversation and highlighted the need for persistence logic and ethical considerations in automation. The speakers discussed the potential of predictive analytics in reducing downtime and the importance of a balanced approach combining AI and human analysis to mitigate risks and ensure effective predictive maintenance. Action Items [ ] Interested customers should reach out to Michael de Maria at Azima to learn more about their vibration monitoring solutions.[ ] Scott will provide Michael's contact information on the industrial talk website so listeners can connect with him.[ ] Michael will continue engaging with customers to help them optimize asset maintenance using Azima's software and expertise. (Michael DeMaria) [Throughout] Outline Industrial maintenance and predictive analytics. Product manager for Azima shares insights on industrial innovation.Michael describes their experience working on aircraft carriers and nuclear power plants, highlighting their background in plant operations and maintenance.Michael discusses their work in developing an automated diagnostic system for vibration analysis, focusing on how the software identifies patterns and faults, and prioritizes actions to mitigate them. Simplifying vibration analysis for industrial machines to improve efficiency and reduce downtime. Michael discussed the importance of vibration analysis in predicting machine failure, highlighting the potential for machines to fail quickly without proper maintenance.Michael and Scott discussed the genesis of vibration analysis, with Speaker 2 explaining how the method was initially unknowingly developed in the 70s and 80s.Developing a data collection system for non-analysts to quickly capture and send data to analysts geographically diverse.Michael discusses managing spare parts inventory, highlighting the importance of predicting faults and ordering parts in advance.Michael trends the development of faults and plans for repairs to minimize downtime and optimize maintenance cycles. Using AI to analyze vibration data in aircraft maintenance. Michael emphasizes safety and preparation in maintenance, while Scott MacKenzie highlights data-driven decision-making and human analysis.Data lake with 100 trillion data points and analyst commentary enables more informed problem-solving and reporting.Michael: AI can analyze vibration data, but human validation is crucial (12 words)Human component in AI-driven vibration analysis is important (14 words) AI and data collection, potential risks and benefits. Scott MacKenzie: AI tool leverages human knowledge, skills, and directs to right data (0:16:34)Michael: AI...
Gail Wong with AT&T
Apr 26 2024
Gail Wong with AT&T
Industrial Talk is onsite at DistribuTECH and talking to Gail Wong, Head of Marketing IoT Asset Management Solutions with AT&T about "Rapid Response - Quick deployment of cellular services for first responders". Scott MacKenzie and Gail discussed the latest innovations in utility industry communication and networking, highlighting the benefits of connecting meters and providing emergency communication solutions for utility providers. Gail emphasized the importance of quick deployment and backup networks in emergency situations, while MacKenzie stressed the crucial role of communication in restoring connectivity. Later, Scott and Gail discussed the shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) in fleet operations and the importance of enhancing visibility and operational efficiency in charging infrastructure. Both speakers stressed the importance of data-driven decision-making and strategic planning to optimize fleet operations and achieve sustainability goals. Action Items [ ] Connect with Gail Wong on LinkedIn (@linkedin.com/in/gailpeterwong) or via email (Gail.Wong@att.com) for more information on ATT's connectivity solutions.[ ] Check out ATT's booth at Distributed to see demonstrations of their emergency response technologies like the cellular-enabled helicopter.[ ] Consider how fleet telematics data and electrification strategies could help utilities prepare for the rise in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure needs.[ ] Continue expanding the FirstNet emergency responder network and connected vehicle capabilities. Outline Connectivity and innovation in the telecommunications industry. Scott MacKenzie welcomes Gail to the podcast and praises her work with Siemens.Gail shares her experience working with Siemens and discusses the company's innovations.Scott MacKenzie and Gail discuss the potential of satellite technology to improve connectivity, particularly in areas with minimal coverage.They explore the possibility of using satellite signals to beam cellular and data signals directly to phones, potentially saving lives in emergency situations. Utilizing technology to improve utility operations and emergency response. Gail highlights how connected devices can reduce costs and provide better visibility for utilities.Gail details FirstNet's progress, goals, and new $6B funding for responder network.Gail describes a rapid deployment vehicle and helicopter with cellular capability for emergency response communication. Emergency response and communication technology. Gail describes how the team deploys assets quickly (100-200 miles) and reroutes traffic when fiber cuts occur.Gail explains how trailers with network equipment are used to connect facilities when power is lost or flooded.Gail discusses utilizing data from connected devices to improve emergency response times.Gail discusses their experience with Tesla and the importance of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. Electric vehicle charging infrastructure and its importance for businesses. Gail discusses the potential for electric vehicles (EVs) to replace gasoline-powered vehicles in fleets, citing cost savings and faster refueling times.Gail highlights the importance of infrastructure support for widespread EV adoption, including public and office chargers.Gail highlights lack of visibility in charging infrastructure for non-Tesla EV owners.Gail Peter Wong shares his wealth of knowledge on industrial talk podcast.
Chris Pickett with DigiLens, Inc.
Apr 24 2024
Chris Pickett with DigiLens, Inc.
Industrial Talk is onsite at OMG, Q1 Meeting and talking to Chris Pickett, CEO and Board Member at DigiLens about "Augmented Reality - Industrial applications and solutions".  Here are some of the key takeaways from our conversation: Scott MacKenzie and Chris Pickett discussed the potential of AR technology in industrial settings, highlighting its ability to increase productivity and safety. Mark Sage joined the conversation and shared his experience in developing AR technology for various industries. The speakers emphasized the cutting-edge technology and development of advanced AR glasses, which could revolutionize the industry. They also discussed the potential of AR in industrial applications, including maintenance, healthcare, and military uses. Action Items [ ] Reach out to Chris Pickett on LinkedIn or via email at digilens.com to learn more about DigiLens' smart glasses and how they can enable productivity improvements.[ ] Begin mass production of DigiLens' smart glasses for industrial, enterprise, military and other applications in Q2 of the year.[ ] Continue regulatory approval process for DigiLens' smart glasses.[ ] Explore applications of DigiLens' smart glasses for military use such as enabling remote assistance for repairs and medical procedures. Outline Industrial innovation, technology, and productivity with a focus on augmented reality glasses. Chris Pickett is in the hot seat at the Q1 meeting.Mark Sage has experience in startups from various perspectives.Chris describes a new technology that enhances productivity in enterprise, industrial, and military settings by projecting information directly into the user's line of sight.The technology uses a holographic lens and RFID scanning to streamline tasks and increase efficiency, with the potential to save money and improve workplace safety.Chris describes the features of their augmented reality glasses, including cameras, microphones, and battery life.Chris highlights their company's expertise in developing head-worn displays with adjustable corrective lenses. Augmented reality technology for industrial applications. Developing augmented reality technology for industrial, military, and healthcare applications.Scott MacKenzie geeks out on augmented reality glasses from DigiLens. If interested in being on the Industrial Talk show, simply contact us and let's have a quick conversation. Finally, get your exclusive free access to the Industrial Academy and a series on “Marketing Process Course” for Greater Success in 2024. All links designed for keeping you current in this rapidly changing Industrial Market. Learn! Grow! Enjoy! CHRIS PICKETT'S CONTACT INFORMATION: Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-pickett-033b491/ Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/digilensinc/ Company Website:
Brent Kedzierski with Hexagon Asset Lifecycle Intelligence
Apr 22 2024
Brent Kedzierski with Hexagon Asset Lifecycle Intelligence
Industrial Talk is chatting with Brent Kedzierski, Principal Industrial Strategist at Hexagon Asset Lifecycle Intelligence about “The ever evolving human condition and adapting to workplace expectations”.  The following is a summary of our conversation: Retaining skilled workers in the evolving workplace. 0:03 Brent discusses retaining skilled workers in the evolving workplace.Industrial talk podcast focuses on innovation and business resilience.Brent shares their background, growing up around steel mills and factories in Pittsburgh, and how it influenced their perspective on work.Brent and Scott MacKenzie discuss their experiences with steel mill tours and the heat generated during the manufacturing process. Connected worker technology and its evolution in industry. 5:53 Brent highlights hexagon's innovation and density in the market, with over half of oil, gas, and chemical organizations using their products.Brent and Scott MacKenzie discuss the challenges of creating an end-to-end connected worker solution, including telling the story and narrative of what it looks like.Brent discusses maturity model for manufacturing, connecting workers and machines.Industry aspires to reach "smart factory" level, with machines anticipating issues and self-optimizing. Connected worker ecosystems and their complexity. 12:14 Brent: Companies need experts to navigate automation, Cobots, and human aid.Brent: Understanding algorithm to optimize work for automation and human aid.Brent: Lack of expertise and strategy in connected ecosystems industry.Vendors sell single point solutions, creating clutter and confusion. The need for specialized skills in technology and industry. 17:22 Companies lack integration specialists and data scientists to coordinate technology platforms.Speaker suggests companies need to specialize in emerging technologies to stay competitive. Career paths in tech, including the importance of skilling up for AI and automation. 21:54 Gen Z prioritizes debt-free education and alternative career paths.Brent: Pipelines of talented people needed for AI, data scrubbing, and human-machine interface design.Brent: Social impact specialists needed to address environmental aspects of drilling and mining operations. Industry 5.0, automation, and collaboration. 26:35 Environmental engineer's grandson is now a social impact specialist.Brent: Industry 5.0 will require greater resilience through collaboration (14 words)Scott MacKenzie: Trustworthy individuals needed for data-driven decision making (14 words) Improving work experience through technology and collaboration. 31:28 Brent emphasizes the importance of predictive and prescriptive analytics in business, citing their potential to add more value than descriptive and diagnostic analytics.Brent stresses the importance of...