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“Being Digital”: How Digital Transformation Has Taken Shape at Three Very Different Manufacturers

Step back to 1995 with Nicholas Negroponte's visionary bestseller, "Being Digital," and journey through the evolution of digital technologies.

August 15, 2024

2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM GMT

Duration: 1 hour

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In 1995, author Nicholas Negroponte’s breakthrough bestseller, “Being Digital,” outlined the history of digital technologies and predicted their possible future. In conjunction with Smart Industry and IndustryWeek’s Digital Transformation Academy, SI asked speakers from three different manufacturing companies to check in and tell attendees about their digital transformation journeys and which technologies have been keys to their success.


Craig Zehrung
lead laboratory operations specialist
Purdue University


Scott Achelpohl
Managing Editor
Smart Industry