Whether you're in the semiconductor, complex electronic equipment, consumer electronics or EMS/contract manufacturing segments, the Electronics & High-Tech track at LiveWorx 19 had sessions for you. Attendees learned from their peers on how to tackle accelerated design cycles, high volume production, short product lifecycles and multiple suppliers to manage, among other complex business processes. Below are links to PDFs for some of the top sessions from the Electronics & High-Tech Track. Click here to access the full LiveWorx 19 Content Archive, featuring over 200 session pdfs and videos in 18 different tracks and specialized content areas.
Jeff Kerns, Technology Editor, Machine Design Magazine
There is a big push to go digital. Designing, testing, and troubleshooting digitally before investing resources in hardware, labor, and machine time, in reality, can greatly cut cost and save time. However, where do you begin? Case studies can be helpful but are specific to each application. Unless the production line is built from scratch engineers need to figure out how integration will affect production and what return on investment it will yield after commissioning. In addition, while senior engineers or executives that make buying decisions often have years of experience, they might not have worked with new technology or seen a classroom in years. This session will talk about the first steps to going digital, how to work within multiple levels of a company to advance useful technology, and how to engage with continuous learning and talent acquisition to harbor and incubate the skills necessary to advance digital manufacturing.
Michael Duncan, Senior Manager, Accenture and Horst Groesser, Managing Director, Accenture
Companies have seen some recent success in deploying targeted Digital Capabilities (Blockchain, AR/ VR, AI, IoT, etc.), but they tend to fall short of the envisioned scale and return on investment. With digital technology continuing to mature, new data sources and the means to access them are available. These 'Digital Threads' combined with a Unified Product Model enable the convergence of vision and capability to unlock significant value throughout the end-to-end product journey.
Wim D'Hondt, Partner, Momenta Partners
IoT has us all excited. The pace of innovation remains unabated and leading technology providers (Amazon, Google, and Microsoft) have stepped in to drive the market. This session focuses on the smart home market and how this market will drive different monetization opportunities. It will outline how traditional device and module suppliers are looking to go beyond the one time sale and drive more value through digital products. The session will provide attendees with appropriate knowledge and tools for decision making, brand equity and privacy and security considerations. It is based on actual project experience and the presenter's extensive knowledge of the IoT space.
These are just some of the sessions from the Electronics & High-Tech Track. Be sure to visit the LiveWorx 19 Archive to see all of them.