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Technology, people, process, strategy.

Jun 19, 2020

Perhaps the #BlackLivesMatter protests will lead to real change if organization leaders step up and do instead of say. Likewise, innovation in technology and manufacturing is leaping ahead spurred on by the Coronavirus pandemic.


Jun 14, 2020

Years ago machine and process safety were first ignored and then addressed as an add-on Then engineers began evaluating the problem and engineered safety from the beginning design. Not only was safety enhanced, but also reliability and productivity improved as well.

We are seeing the same thing already in response to...


Jun 1, 2020

Whether you are building machines to a spec or some other product or you are a systems integrator or supplier--experience shows that those who think laterally and find a value add are more likely to get more business from good customers. I even share a story about a software developer who started playing with...


May 15, 2020

When I would go to NI Week, National Instruments would always talk about solving big problems. I began to approach the history of digital transformation that same way. GM had a problem involving the changeover of machines from one model year to the next. It took too long to change the machines due to the relay logic....


Apr 16, 2020

This episode is an interview with Yuval Boger, CMO of Wi-Charge, who talks about wireless remote power for charging IoT devices with light. There was a gap between this and my last podcast. In the interim, we sold a house, bought a house, and moved to another state--all at the beginning of the covid-19 rise and...