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The buzz: “Technology trends coupled with consumers’ increasing power to demand personalized products are changing the face of manufacturing.” (Kevin O’Marah, industryweek.com, 01/14/15)
The concept of “Software is Everywhere” has begun to resonate with industrial manufacturers worldwide.
There’s hardly an industrial machine, piece of equipment, or plant automation system that does not already contain a significant amount of software to go along with traditional hardware.
How is this mass digitalization disrupting the industrial machinery sector?
Join us for Mass Digitalization in Industrial Manufacturing: What’s Next?
The experts speak…
“When physicist Richard Feynman found himself listening to a scientific talk in a field he didn’t know well, he had a favorite question to ask the speaker: Can you give me a really simple example of what you’re talking about? If the speaker couldn’t oblige, Feynman got suspicious, and rightly so. Did this person really have something to say, or was this just fancy technical talk parading as scientific wisdom? If you can’t make a hard problem relatively simple, you are probably not going about it the right way. Simplification is not just for beginners.” (Daniel Dennett)
As a Senior Manager in Capgemini’s Discrete Industries sector team, Sabrina Bartlett leads the North America SAP Digital Manufacturing group, where she brings to life tangible and real world digital solutions for manufacturers on the SAP platform. Sabrina partners with industry and technology experts to build and go to market with customer-centric solutions enabling digital transformation in areas such as Connected Shop Floor, IIoT, Cloud, Predictive Analytics, Customer 360, and Smart Automation. Previously, she led the transformation of Capgemini’s SAP Service Line globally through the development and roll-out of a new implementation methodology. She has a background in SAP Engagement Delivery, Digital Transformation, and Process Improvement with 8 years of engagement management experience. Prior to joining Capgemini, Sabrina worked as an Electrical Engineering researcher for the Los Alamos National Laboratory and graduated from Rice University with degrees in Biochemistry and Managerial Studies.
“The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think.” (Albert Einstein)
As a Sr. Director in North America Industry Value Engineering team, Vijay Sundararajan is responsible for designing customer engagements, overseeing engagement delivery and acting as trusted advisor in value advisory engagements. He regularly benchmarks SAP customers for best practices and value achieved. Prior to his role in North America, Vijay was the Industry Leader for Industrial Machinery & Components in Asia Pacific and Japan, where he was responsible for driving business development activities across the region. He is a recognized thought leader in the areas of Product Development and Product Lifecycle Management. Before joining SAP in 2009, Vijay held various positions in the software industry in Asia Pacific and Japan. He holds a Masters degree in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology and a Masters degree in Management from University College of Dublin Ireland.
“A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” (Wayne Gretzky)
David Parrish is SAP’s Senior Global Marketing Director for the Industrial Machinery & Components industry. Before joining SAP, David held various product and industry marketing positions with J.D. Edwards, PeopleSoft, and QAD going back to 1999. Prior to J.D. Edwards, Dave held transportation, warehouse, manufacturing, purchasing, and materials management roles in the industrial, automotive, and medical device sectors. Dave has a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois-Urbana, an MBA in Transportation Management from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and a Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) from the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).