For many, Industry 4.0 and digital transformation is about technology and operations. However, at the beginning, middle and end of each of these lines is a real person doing real work to get product into the hands of end users.
Digital transformation impacts those shop floor workers often in a profound way by providing tools, data and instructions to be more effective and efficient. Yet, according to the World Economic Forum, 75% of digital transformation projects don't go as planned.
Ensuring technology deployments proceed as expected ultimately comes down to the level of engagement of the workforce.
Watch to hear how front-line workers at the world's best companies, such as Brembo (Brakes) and Lacroix Electronics, have been the backbone for digital transformation in this unprecedented COVID era.
This discussion focused on two main topics:
Justin Hester, PTC’s Digital Transformation Sr. Director, works with companies’ leaders to help them chart their digital transformation, with a focus on driving top-line and bottom-line value. Before joining PTC, Justin led a global team responsible for setting and executing the digital transformation strategy for a major global automotive supplier. Justin has over 13 years of manufacturing innovation and leadership experience. Justin holds an MBA, a Master of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and a BS in Computer Science.
Stuart has been creating and delivering support programmes for manufacturing business leaders for over 10 years. At The Manufacturer he is responsible for ensuring our clients receive the best possible service.
Stuart is fascinated by the industry’s people; their creativity, determination, and passion. He is a huge advocate for industry collaborating to mutual success and excited by the opportunities technology can offer.
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