The 2014 Automation Conference – IoE and Beer
The 2014 Automation Conference (TAC) was held March 20-21, 2014 in sunny Chicago (Yes, sunny Chicago!! I made sure to pack some California sunshine for the Windy City) attracted...
Cisco At Hannover Messe 2014
Hannover Messe is once again upon us. The world's premier industrial technical showcase will be held in Hannover, Germany from April 7-11, 2014. Last year's faire had a clear focus...
Technology- The Paintbrush Enabling the New Manufacturing Renaissance
Welcome to the New Manufacturing Renaissance driven by a collage of sensors, robots, servers, clouds, tablets, machines, people and …things. The Internet of Everything (IoE) is serving as the canvas that connects and integrates all those “things.” Over the last few years we have been inundated by industry pundits and scholars predicting the efficiency gains, […]
IoE and KFC – The Possibilities are Endless
Well, 2013 was a whirlwind and the first month of 2014 has flown by with hypersonic speed. We are definitely living in very unique and interesting times. As I reflect on the past year, one obvious theme or revelation always comes to the forefront…..technology and the use of it is the common fabric that enables […]
Automation Fair 2013: Industrial IP Advantage
As I blog today from the show floor at Automation Fair in the George Brown Convention Center in Houston, the second day of one of the largest industrial automation events is underway. We have had a lot of traffic and interest in the Industrial IP Advantage booth (#1223). In fact, many booth visitors are asking […]
Industrial IP Advantage the IT and OT Broker
The IT (Information Technology) and the OT (Operational Technology) “worlds” are requiring convergence to meet the growing complexity of a more informed customer driven market. Not only in the technical sense, but also organizationally. I don’t know about you, but trying to keep up with the alphabet soup of acronymous in one world is difficult enough, but when […]
14.4 Trillion (Reasons!!) To Visit Booth #1558 At 2013 CiscoLIve!
Last week I went to one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco…. Swan Oyster. It’s an old school “dive” with the authentic rustic ambience you would expect from a 100 year old SF oyster bar. I waited in line for 2 HOURS for four reasons……well 3.8 reasons. First, you can’t find fresher oysters anywhere, […]
One Size Does Not Fit All – Cisco Embedded Industrial Solutions
Walking around the 2013 Hannover Messe Faire can be a daunting task whether its navigating through the Hannover campus and its' 13 co-located tradeshows or figuring out...