Ricky Watts

Senior Dr , Intel

Ricky is a Senior Director of Industrial Solutions for the Federal and Industrial Business at Intel. During the last 30 years, he passionately has been driving innovation enabling changes for a better world. He has been leading product marketing & strategy and business developments for manufacturing and energy. He had previously worked in telecommunications, and multiple embedded businesses such as control automation, medical, energy, and transportation. Ricky’s Industrial and Telecom experience brings a unique perspective on how compute and connectivity at the on premise edge will enable the data driven outcomes driving increased efficiency, quality, performance and innovative & sustainable driven manufacturing. Ricky has a wide international experience spending half of his career living and working in Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa at Motorola, Aircom International, British Telecom, and as Vice President of Industrial for Wind River Systems.

Session Track: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Wednesday, May 17 2:50 PM - 3:20 PM 204

II1571P - From Pilot Purgatory to Industry 4.0: Industrial Connectivity Has Never Been So Easy

Advancements in AI are enabling the creation of more data providing the potential to revolutionize industrial manufacturing. However, many companies are finding themselves stuck in "pilot purgatory" as they struggle to harness that data across siloed hardware. A special coalition consisting of founding members Kepware Technologies, Intel®, Dell Technologies, Insight Technology, and Wachter joined forces to build a toolkit that eases the transition to Industry 4.0. Hear how this offering addresses digital transformation challenges and can easily be deployed in your enterprise – so you can focus on using the data, rather than collecting it.

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