From Connected Devices to Smart Factories – Delivering Outcomes From Insights…

Luke Durcan

Director of IoT & Ecostructure at Schneider-Electric

Learning Objectives

Practical implementation of digital technologies in manufacturing has never been a clean or easy business..... but we've all been doing it for years. Everyone has a brownfield footprint of investments & technologies that have evolved over time. We have lots of connected devices. Lots of disparate systems. How do we deliver real business outcomes rather than insights in isolation?


Key Takeaways:



  • Focusing on some core concepts (rather than technology...!) allow us to move in the right arc

  • Real, Lean process integration on the shopfloor, with real people, is essential for pragmatic implementation

  • Sustained development takes time, sustained effort & an pragmatic understanding of how outcomes are delivered not how technology is "deployed"