Archive for Analytics

Driving Results with Analytics in Oilfield Operations

During the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources conference in Calgary in early June, I had the opportunity to participate in an interesting and informative panel discussion with two upstream oil & gas experts from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Rustom Mody, Vice President, Enterprise Technology at Baker Hughes that focused on how companies can, […]

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IIoT Enables The Connected Enterprise at Rockwell Automation TechED 2017

Rockwell Automation held its 20th annual TechED (formerly RSTechED) for a record number 2,200 end users, system integrators, distributors, partners and machine builders interested in how IIoT and The Connected Enterprise related solutions can help to, for example, optimize production data, increase yields, reduce energy costs, build secure networks, and ultimately increase revenue and profits. […]

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Digitizing Subject Matter Expertise Part 2: Overcoming Barriers to Knowledge

Note: This is the second blog of a three-part series that examines human expertise as part of digital transformation. Digitizing subject matter expertise is critical for companies that want to implement prescriptive, agile operational processes, such as maintenance. The term for doing so is called digital knowledge. Digital knowledge is the discipline of encoding human expertise […]

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IIoT: A New Cutting Edge for Machine Tools

It is usually not too difficult to locate the machine tool trade show halls in the typically expansive industrial exhibition complex. Just walk in the direction of that insistent whirring and earnest banging coming from machines milling, drilling, shearing and stamping metal parts. Indeed, when I recall my first visit to an international metalworking show, […]

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Digitizing Subject Matter Expertise Part 1: Why Data Isn’t Enough

Note: This is the first blog of a three-part series that examines subject matter expertise as part of digital transformation. Digitizing this subject matter expertise is critical for companies that want to implement prescriptive, agile operational processes, such as maintenance. The term for doing so is called digital knowledge. Digital knowledge is the discipline of encoding human […]

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