Rockwell Automation has launched an executive podcast series, “State of the Industry: Your Guide to the Future of Smart Manufacturing.” The podcast is available on iTunes.
The show is hosted by David Vasko, Rockwell’s director of advanced technology, who is responsible for the company’s technology roadmap and leads their global research and development. Vasko discusses a range of topics with business and academia thought leaders—from how industrial technologies like blockchain will transform supply chains, to how academic and business partnerships address workforce and upskilling challenges.
“In State of the Industry, we are discussing issues critical to the future of manufacturers, looking ahead to what’s next—and what that evolution will require of companies that want to stay competitive with quickly changing technologies. I’m excited to share what our partnerships, innovations and ideas will mean for the future of industrial automation,” Vasko said.
The latest episode, “Digital Trends Driving the Future of Manufacturing,” features a discussion on artificial intelligence and the next-generation workforce with guest Keith Larson, Smart Industry vice president of content. Vasko and Larson discuss a variety of technologies transforming manufacturing including:
- Augmented, virtual and mixed reality
- Big data
- The cloud
- Machine learning
- Predictive maintenance