Is Industrial Autonomy the Next Generation of Automation?
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The way we work is changing, accelerated by the impact of COVID-19, and as a result industrial autonomy is moving to the forefront in efforts to improve worker safety, productivity and quality. In fact, 64% of end users are now planning to establish autonomous operations over the next decade. As companies embark on this journey process improvements and workforce augmentation, this webinar investigates how new technologies are meeting current business challenges, applications that are being enhanced through Industrial Autonomy, and the challenges to be overcome.
The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with industry experts from Yokogawa, where topics of discussion will include:
- Industrial autonomy case studies, and how these are evolving?
- Best practices and considerations for how and where to get started on an Industrial Autonomy journey?
- How the workforce will change as part of this transition
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Name: Dr. Darius Ngo
Company: Yokogawa Engineering Asia
Title: Functional Director/ Senior Vice President, Digital Enterprise Solution Business Centre
Bio: Dr. Darius Ngo is the Functional Director and Senior Vice President heading the Digital Enterprise Solution (DES) Business Centre at Yokogawa Engineering Asia Pte. Ltd. headquartered in Singapore. He graduated from University of Oxford (UK) and majoring in Control and Dynamics Engineering. He joined Yokogawa since Year 1999 upon graduation and worked in various positions for Advanced Technological solution of Yokogawa offices in Asia, Middle East & Africa regions. His areas of expertise include Dynamic Simulation and modeling, APC/RTO, Supply chain MES and Cyber Security Solution. He currently oversees the Digital Solution and Transformation strategies of the group’s Industrial Automation & Control business in ASEAN, Oceania and emerging markets.
Name: Joseph Ting
Company: Yokogawa Engineering Asia
Title: Vice President, Digital Customer Experience
Bio: Joseph is a global business leader and digital transformation advocate with 20+ years experience in B2B technical product management, marketing, IT and OT. He has experience in R&D, software development, automation and systems integration, applications engineering, strategic and tactical marketing, and sales management. Joseph holds an Electrical and Computer Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and his areas of expertise include front office digital transformation, sales and marketing operations, test and measurement, automation and manufacturing, motion control, machine vision, and enterprise IT. He has worked with clients to solve problems in the energy, chemical, automotive, aerospace, semiconductor and consumer electronics industries. Joseph is an intrapreneur who enjoys challenging the status quo, innovating to solve market problems, and unlocking the potential of organizations.
Name: Dr. Tom Fiske
Company: Yokogawa Corporation of America
Title: Principal Technology Strategist, U.S. Technology Center
Bio: Dr. Tom Fiske, Principal Technology Strategist, is part of Yokogawa’s Global Strategic Technology Center. Dr. Fiske’s primary focus is on digital transformation, autonomous operations, and Yokogawa’s overall automation strategy. Dr. Fiske has more than 30 years of hands-on experience in research, product development, project management, and process engineering. Throughout his career, he has actively been involved in simulating and optimizing complex production processes. Dr. Fiske has consulted with end-users to address key issues concerning selection, adoption, implementation, and use of manufacturing, automation and control, and production and engineering technology.
Dr. Fiske is an active member in the Standards Development Organizations, including ISA, ANSI, and IEC. His main focus is on smart manufacturing standards development. Dr. Fiske is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science in the Management of Technology from the Sloan School at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Name: Alex West
Title: Senior Principal Analyst, Industrial Technology
Bio: Alex West leads Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 research at IHS Markit.
As part of the Manufacturing Technology group, Mr. West tracks the impact of transformative technologies on the industrial sector. This includes analysis of both end-user trends and requirements, as well as market sizing analysis, and vendor and ecosystem solutions. He has over fifteen years of experience tracking the development of manufacturing technologies, including industrial connectivity, machinery and automation. He is also a regular speaker at industry events, trade shows and conferences worldwide. Mr. West holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in physics from the University of Bath, United Kingdom.