IoT / Industry 4.0: Buzzwords or Actual Value?
Keynote Speaker Joe Maukonen
IoT has been described as the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data.
Industry 4.0 has been described as the fourth industrial revolution, a collective term embracing a number of contemporary automation, data exchange, and manufacturing technologies. It had been defined as ‘a collective term for technologies and concepts of value chain organization’ which draws together Cyber-Physical Systems, the Internet of Things, and the Internet of Services.
The focus of Keynote Speaker Joe Maukonen’s discussion will revolve around the value that IoT / Industry 4.0 can provide to manufacturing companies in both the short and long term. Joe will also discuss how IoT /Industry 4.0 has become a hot topic, the challenges facing existing facilities in moving towards Industry 4.0, and the potential pitfalls of a poorly-planned migration to the future.
Joe Maukonen is president of RoviSys. RoviSys was founded in 1989 as one of the first control systems integrators in North America, RoviSys has evolved to become a leading independent provider of comprehensive process automation solutions and services across the globe. The company has completed more than 2,500 projects for more than 300 companies in nearly 100 industries. RoviSys’ experience across many industries enables Joe to provide a unique perspective on the potential value of IoT / Industry 4.0.
Joe is a graduate of the University of Toledo, and his broad experience as an electrical engineer, production manager, plant engineer, systems engineer and business development manager led to his rise as president of RoviSys.