Bob Murphy

Senior Vice President, Connected Enterprise Consulting , Rockwell Automation

Bob Murphy is senior vice president, Connected Enterprise Consulting at Rockwell Automation. This organization, through proven capabilities and expertise and working closely with many functions across the company, helps us focus our enterprise efforts to partner with customers at the executive level to consult and guide them in their aspirations to become a Connected Enterprise. Prior to this role, Murphy was responsible for overseeing the company’s Global Supply Chain, Quality & Continuous Improvement, Engineering Services and Manufacturing Operations. 

Bob has been withRockwell Automation for over 39 years, starting his career with what was then the Allen-Bradley Company in 1979 as a production technician. His career progressed through a variety of multiple disciplines, businesses and locations across the company with roles in test engineering, manufacturing & systems engineering, product industrialization & development, and operations management. 

Bob was responsible for launching the company’s MES function in 2006 as an enabling force when he was tasked with optimizing the company’s global manufacturing footprint. That led to an internal “Connected Enterprise” journey which has since become representative of what Rockwell Automation promotes externally to its customers. Bob meets frequently with leaders within the manufacturing industry to exchange lessons learned throughout the transformational journey to smart manufacturing and to share real world experiences around what all embracing its tenets can afford in the way of step function improvements in quality, service and productivity.

Bob holds an associate of science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Stark State College in North Canton, Ohio. He has been married to his wife Margaret for 39 years and they have 2 daughters (both married) and 3 grandsons.

Session Info

Wednesday, June 12 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The Call To Action For Digital Transformation – Why It’s Time To Put Our Pencils Down

One well-known quote advises: “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and, suddenly, you’re doing the impossible.” These days, most manufacturers are focused on digital transformation, and many lack a clear roadmap to success. Some struggle with how to get started, others grapple with questions around network infrastructure and security, while still others ponder how to leverage an overwhelming amount of data. We’re all eager to achieve the game-changing results that await us as we change how our products are designed, manufactured and supported. But “getting there” can be an intense journey and it will most assuredly require steadfast commitment and vision. Murphy will discuss why many initial efforts are slow to deliver meaningful results and how to ultimately realize the significantly impactful outcomes a comprehensive digital transformation should deliver.

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