Factory Reboot

Episode 17: Is Hybrid Cloud the Right Smart Factory Solution?

Automation Alley CEO Tom Kelly is joined by Brad Cheedle, CEO of Otava, a global provider of multi-cloud solutions to discuss the hybrid cloud and how it can help manufacturers achieve a more agile and effective approach to innovation.

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Episode 16: Is There a Place for Non-Technical Leaders in the Era of Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is changing the way businesses operate. But did you know that most executive leaders charged with managing IT are not technical experts? Yet, these individuals are directly accountable for making this transformation happen. On this episode of Factory Reboot, Tom Kelly, executive director and CEO of Automation Alley, is joined by Brent Yax,…

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Episode 15: Splunk and the A-ha Moment

Brian Gilmore, a chief technology advocate for Splunk, joins Automation Alley Executive Director and CEO Tom Kelly on the podcast to discuss his customers’ a-ha moments when it comes to leveraging emerging technologies to drive new opportunity. The data is there, it’s up to you to capture it, analyze it and harness its power.

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Episode 14: Smart Cars & Smart Cities: Exploring Future Job Trends

Connected mobility has the potential to create a greener and safer network for vehicles, infrastructure and people. What will the world look like when our vehicles know us better than our friends and family? Elaina Farnsworth, the CEO and founder of The NEXT Education, is our guest on the podcast to discuss training our workforce…

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Episode 13: Embracing Holistic Manufacturing with Configuration Lifecycle Management

The best way to tackle the growing complexity challenges coming through Industry 4.0 is to have a wholistic view of your product, says Scott Perdue, president of Configit, who joins Automation Alley’s Tom Kelly on this episode of Factory Reboot. Discover how configuration software can help manage your manufacturing complexity issues and get your business…

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Episode 12: The Streamlined Business: How Robotic Process Automation Can Improve Efficiency

Karen Wiltgen, principal at RSM, joins Automation Alley Executive Director and CEO Tom Kelly on the podcast to discuss how companies can transform their business using robotic process automation (RPA). What impact is RPA having in today’s marketplace? Which industries can benefit the most from this technology? And how can companies get started? These questions…

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Episode 11: Exploring Artificial Intelligence and the Factory of the Future with Bosch

Dr. Christopher Martin, director of engineering at Robert Bosch, joins Automation Alley Executive Director and CEO Tom Kelly on the podcast to discuss how AI is being used in factories today and where he envisions it being used in the future. What areas of AI are set to grow the fastest? What are the barriers…

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Episode 10: AI’s Impact on Autonomous Vehicles and More

Pavan Muzumdar, Automation Alley COO, steps in for Tom Kelly to discuss the rise of artificial intelligence in connected and autonomous vehicles, as well as AI’s emerging role on factory floors with Bill Bone, chief technology officer for Aras Corporation’s Automotive division. What are some of the newest AI in-vehicle trends? What’s being integrated today…

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Episode 9: Cyber Threats and Cyber Insurance in Today’s Automated World

Automation Alley Executive Director and CEO Tom Kelly is joined by Brandon Horrocks, senior vice president at Sterling Insurance Group, to discuss the role cyber threats play on our factory floors, and specifically, what companies can do to stay protected. Does your company have cyber insurance? As small and medium size manufacturers incorporate more automation…

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Episode 8: Automation Beyond the Factory

Automation Alley Executive Director Tom Kelly is joined by Ian Sefferman, a TechStars Seattle alum and software entrepreneur, formerly with Amazon and currently with TUNE, a mobile marketing platform, to discuss the potential of automation…beyond the manufacturing sector. Which industries will benefit the most from automation? And how can Michigan capitalize on these trends?

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