Smart Factories, Smart Cars, Smart Drivers

Radiocasts | February 7, 2017 by Bonnie D. Graham

The buzz: “Future factory represents the absolute pinnacle of technological and manufacturing development.”  (, 2/14/13)

Everyone is talking about self-driving Smart Cars that are always connected.

But where do they come from? Smart Factories enabled by the automotive industry’s digital transformation.

The factory of the future is here now and it is leveraging IoT, Big Data, Advanced Analytics and new shop floor control systems to ensure compliance, traceability, quality and cost containment.

The experts speak.

Larry Stolle, SAP: “Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly.” (James Dyson)

Kimberly Knickle, IDC: “The most damaging phrase in the language is ‘We’ve always done it this way!’” (Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper)

Mike Lackey, SAP: “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” (William Grosvenor Pollard)

Join us for Smart Factories, Smart Cars, Smart Drivers.


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