Close Encounters is the best IoT movie of all time

IoT is really about meeting a new group of coworkers.

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When you ask people to come up with the best movie about technology, many will snap back with 2001: A Space Odyssey. It featured a future where stewardesses walked upside-down and computers explained why they were trying to kill you. And on the 50th anniversary of that movie, you’re seeing a lot of articles comparing HAL to Alexa and the rise of IoT devices. But when it comes to IoT, one film in my mind reigns supreme: 1977’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Here’s why: 1. IoT Is about linking many things, not one thing. For all his murderous efficiency, HAL turned out to be an army of one, and was disabled by removing his DRAM. It’s no surprise that HAL…

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Haresh headshotHaresh Malkani on the democratization of smart manufacturing

In September, Haresh Malkani presents the keynote “The Democratization of Smart, Sustainable Manufacturing” at the fourth-annual Smart Industry Conference. Today he shares his thoughts on the journey to smart manufacturing, the strategic use of tools and the opportunities for small manufacturers to take part in digital transformation. Click here to for the full piece.

smart industry iot iiot industrial internet of things digital transformationA digital approach to an ancient craft

Tim Alexander was hired by Michigan's Deschutes Brewery to analyze and optimize the data behind the beer. He will dive deep during his presentation at Smart Industry 2018 in September. Today he shares a preview of his presentation, detailing how predictive analytics is taking the guesswork out of the ancient craft of brewing. Click here to read more from Tim. 

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