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ARC notes: Digital Industries: Changing the Game for the Paper Industry

If you have not had the opportunity to listen to Bonnie D. Graham, and her show Game Changers Radio, then you should make the time. Bonnie writes ” The buzz: “In an age of infinite digital documentation, paper was the last safe place for secrets.” (Evan Angler) The paper-making industry officially dates to 105 AD in China, although writing material was found in ancient Egypt. We use paper without a thought about how it’s produced. But now the very survival of the global paper and packaging industry is challenged by digital media and paperless technology. It’s time for innovative business models and re-designed business processes. This is NOT your father’s paper business! The experts speak. Peter Reynolds. ARC Advisory Group: “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking” (Albert Einstein). Didier Magnien, Sappi: “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” (Steve Jobs). Alfred Becker, SAP: “Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant” (Mitchell Kapor). Join us for Pulp and Paper Industry: Digital Transformation.”

Please take a moment to listen to the recording of this event here. During the show, we each discuss key industrial manufacturing trends and using External expertise improves Asset Performance. Process plants owner operators will increasingly recognize that technology vendors and suppliers have greater knowledge and expertise of certain plant assets and can deliver that expertise – as a service – cheaper and with greater efficiency and accuracy than plant resources could do. Clearly, there are reasons to use experts who are part of your extended remote services organization, but also reasons to retain and keep experts in-house.

Bonnie is talk radio and cable TV broadcast journalist since 1995, media producer and host. Bonnie created and launched SAP Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio in Fall 2011. Since then, she has developed 20 additional themed Game-Changers radio series for SAP. On each episode, Bonnie moderates a panel of thought leaders, practitioners, journalists and / or educators from across the business spectrum and the globe, to share timely technology and strategy insights for businesses of all sizes.

For more on digital transformation in the paper industry, see How Digital Transformation Can Save Paper And Packaging  and

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