IoE/IoT Globetrotting Part 2: Off to CiscoLive!
Having recently returned from weeks of event keynotes, customer roundtables, briefings and engagements (plus a few culinary adventures) in Greater China, I’ll start there with a few insights and observations. Despite one of the sharpest slow-downs in the Chinese manufacturing sector in recent history that have continued to shrink for the third consecutive month, I […]
Event Recap: Cisco at American Manufacturing and North American Manufacturing Excellence Summits
We recently attended the American Manufacturing Summit (AMS) and North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit (NAMES) held in Chicago, IL where Cisco was a main sponsor at both events. AMS provided a great opportunity for industry executives to have in-depth discussions on IoT and its impact on manufacturing while NAMES brought together manufacturing executives looking to […]
Certifying for the Hyperconnected Plant Floor
The Internet of Everything (IoE)—bringing together previously unconnected people, processes, data and things—opens a world of possibilities in terms of creating new capabilities, richer experiences and unparalleled economic opportunity for organizations, individuals, and nations. Cisco predicts that 50+ billion devices will be connected by 2020. The ramifications are enormous and varied, including how manufacturing plants […]
Cisco Manufacturing Partner Librestream Wins Award at PS 2015
Cisco’s ecosystem of partners consists of leading technology providers that complement our leading networking solutions. One such partner, Librestream Technologies, which offers mobile video collaboration hardware and software, recently won one of the coveted Business Solution Outcomes Awards (in the Manufacturing and Energy segment) at Partner Summit held last month in Montreal. The Business Outcomes […]
How to Capture the Value of Industrial IoT: Smart Connected Operations
Despite the seeming media saturation of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the importance of industrial adoption, it was eye-opening to hear that 47% of manufacturers are still unclear on the value of IoT and how to proceed with adoption. Cisco recently partnered with LNS Research on a research study to further understand the dynamics […]
3D printing is here. How will your organization respond?
As someone who has spent his career developing a deep knowledge of manufacturing and software, I’m rapidly becoming a major “fan” of 3D printing. The technology offers exciting possibilities that can radically change multiple industries including manufacturing. According to Industry Week, “a survey by the global consultancy PwC found that 67% of manufacturers are adopting […]
We’re Ready to Obsolete Product Recalls: Are You?
“Product Recall.” Just these two words are enough to strike fear in the heart of a manufacturer. As John Kern points out in his blog, The Internet of Everything Will Help Solve Problems That Lead To Recalls, “Product recalls can be a headache for customers and consumers, but a financial nightmare for manufacturers.” Not only are longer-term corporate […]
Manufacturing Customer IoE/IoT Globe Trotting: Part 1
From my home in North Carolina to San Diego, to Atlanta and all the way to Greater China—Shanghai, Shenzhen and Taipei—throughout April, I am presenting at several Manufacturing industry, Supply Chain executive, and Internet of Things (IoT) regional events, along with visiting all types of manufacturing customers. Earlier this month, I was at a customer […]
Beyond the Theory of IoT: Real Solutions and Answers
At this year’s Hannover Messe International (HMI), the world’s largest industrial fair, it was more about how industrial companies are leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to evolve Industry 4.0...