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Industry 4.0 Trends and Data That Actually Matters with Jeff Winter
Episode 7314th December 2021 • Manufacturing Happy Hour • Chris Luecke
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Jeff Winter is an Industry Executive for Manufacturing at Microsoft who helps manufacturers across the US digitally transform at scale. Plus, he’s seen a few things over the past 15 years through his involvement in the Industry 4.0 community and Smart Manufacturing-centric leadership within organizations like ISA (International Society of Automation).

In this episode, Jeff shares some fascinating data management and digital transformation statistics and trends. He explores how the present data generation and storage habits call for more defined data strategies going forward. We hear some IoT trends and common barriers to a successful digital transformation initiative.

In this episode, find out:

  • Why there’s a growing gap between data generated and storage capabilities (with statistics!)
  • The current trends around the different types of data
  • Why data roles are rising in demand
  • Interesting trends in IoT
  • Why most digital transformation initiatives fail
  • How company culture affects how organizations address new technology

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Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Digital transformation drastically changes the way companies operate, which is both scary and difficult.”
  • “Spend as much time investing in the right company culture as you do in the right technology.”
  • “Part of your company’s overall data strategy works its way backwards into the data roles needed within the organization.”

Links & mentions:

  • Empire Burgers & Brew, spot for elevated comfort fare, cocktails, wine & craft brews, plus a year-round roof deck in Naperville, IL

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