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

Nov 1, 2016

Yes, there is a business case for the Industrial Internet of Things and Gary shares tips for success. Drawing examples from PTC, Dell Technologies, and Emerson Automation.


Oct 13, 2016

What if beyond predictive maintenance we began considering predictive manufacturing? Or is that what Industrie 4.0 is all about? Gary ponders the latest industrial software.


Oct 5, 2016

After attending PI North America annual general meeting, Gary discusses future of Profinet, Fieldbuses and Interoperability, and a teaser about a Wonderware announcement.


Sep 27, 2016

Gary Mintchell discusses the 2016 Ignition Customer Conference from Inductive Automation--and the pseudo competition between OPC UA and MQTT/Sparkplug. Mostly it's all about getting the right information into your Industrial Software (HMI/SCADA) application.


Aug 24, 2016

Following up on his popular podcast on "Why Big Companies Hate OPC UA Embedded", Gary reviews his recent writing on OPC UA, REST, MQTT and Sparkplug relative to needed interoperability. He focuses on watching how companies implement REST and MQTT--whether they are using an open transport to move proprietary data types,...