There is little doubt that the IIoT will transform manufacturing operations, says Smart Industry VP of Content Keith Larson. But what's less fully appreciated is how the IIoT will transform how humans work, operate and interact within industrial operations. "To shine a light on the interplay between the increasing digital intensity of industrial environments and the personas who inhabit them, I'm pleased to announce our first keynote speakers at Smart Industry 2018." These co-presenters are:
- Dr. Irene Petrick, Market Innovation Director, Industry Solutions, Internet of Things Group, Intel Corp.
- Faith McCreary, Principal Engineer, User Experience Researcher & Strategist, Intel Corp.
The Intel researches will share the findings of a recent study of industrial workers—ranging from plant-floor operators to CEOs—that reveals critical success factors for accelerating the transition from traditional manufacturing to the intelligent factory of Industry 4.0. They'll discuss the pain points that motivate adoption of smart technologies, examine role-based differences that influence acceptance of IIoT technologies, prioritize obstacles-to-change for both manufacturing workers and leaders, and share leadership strategies for accelerating transition to the intelligent factory.
Irene and Faith are only the first of many speakers that will be announced in the coming weeks. If you're responsible for advancing your organization's digital transformation, make plans now to join us at the 2018 Smart Industry Conference, September 24-26 in Chicago.