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We'll start by talking a little about the history and the inspiration behind Industry 4.0 as it's known, then break it down into the key elements and practical ways they can be executed using current technologies. We'll touch on the role IIoT has to play, and where it fits in todays manufacturing scene, and where it "might" be headed.
- Industry 4.0 is an evolving concept
- It's looks different across different size enterprises, industries, countries, and cultures
- Connectivity is key, especially the adoption of open standards
- All of the technology, and the raw skills we need to deploy already exist
- The ROI's can be significant, financially, and in human terms
About the speaker
Glen founded ESM Australia in 1996 after working in electronics and process control industries as an employee for more than 10 years. Over the last 24 years he’s led the team at ESM in delivering automation and motion control systems in a wide range of industries, often taming new and emerging technologies. Glen was at Hannover Messe for the initial introduction of Industry 4.0 (which was actually around 2008) then again in 2011 and continues to visit regularly. In 2019 Glen founded iControls, one of three companies globally selected for the initial rollout of a distribution channel to represent Ignition SCADA platform outside the USA. He runs two companies and travels widely to technology events and manufacturing facilities around the world, learning and bringing best practice back to Australia. Glen brings a pragmatic approach to helping Australian manufacturers understand and implement digital systems that optimize and sustain performance.