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Thoughts and conversations on manufacturing technology, leadership, innovation, and personal development.

Nov 20, 2017

A report from Rockwell Automation events in Houston November 13-16. Training veterans, open software, scalable software. Oh, and the elephant NOT in the room--Emerson's unsolicited takeover attempt.


Nov 7, 2017

Everybody's talking--about digital transformation, plus Dell's $1 Billion bet on IoT, GE's predix-ament, Rockwell ripe for the picking


Oct 18, 2017

A trip to Emerson Global Users Exchange yielded thoughts on capabilities to hone, justifying IoT projects, and investing in training.


Oct 13, 2017

Thoughts and analysis from Inductive Automation Community Conference in September in Folsom, CA. The company develops SCADA software, has an active partner ecosystem, and some bright customers. I got to talk with them all.


Sep 17, 2017

The Internet of Things is not a "thing" in itself. In fact, asking what it is misses the point. The real question is what is the business case for implementing it.