The 4th Industrial Revolution is upon us where everything in manufacturing is smart and cyber technology is helping us be more productive and efficient. Processes are becoming decentralized and systems are more intelligent while still feeding information back to a centralized environment. We all ask our ourselves how do we gain that edge in this new age.
Well I’m excited to be attending SAP Manufacturing Industry Forum 2014 (April 15 & 16) in three weeks where we come together from across the globe to learn, network and share challenges and solutions. Here is what I hope to get out of the event.
1. Drive Competitive Differentiation and Growth – We live in a world of rapid change. Manufacturing companies must embrace new disruptive technologies like mobile, cloud, big data computing, and 3D visualization to drive new revenue streams and competitive differentiation. Expert workshops will cover best practices that leverage these technologies to achieve these goals. Mobile including Syclo apps will be a big part of the discussion.
2. Customer Success Stories – Hear actual users discuss their manufacturing best practices, upgrade experiences, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and much more! Learn what others have done right as well as what they’ve done wrong and become inspired for your own initiatives.
3. Peer-to-Peer Networking Opportunities – Connecting with fellow SAP customers and partners has tremendous value for all. Attendees can share ideas, challenges, and solutions between sessions, at breakfast and lunch, and/or during planned networking events.
You can learn more about the event at http://global.sap.com/campaign/na/usa/CRM-XU14-IMC-MFCVNHPE/index.html
See you in Chicago.