How Data-driven Innovation is Modernizing the Manufacturing Sector

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Hosted by Nick Laurence, Vice President, Marketing, KX

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KX is joined by Queens University Belfast to discuss how data science is accelerating innovation and impacting the evolution of the “smart factory”. The presenters will explore a variety of opportunities and challenges within the manufacturing industry today including: * how to optimise process efficiency i.e. machine learning, equipment tooling etc * how brownfield connectivity can add new value to older in-situ equipment * how a “digital-twin” can accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0 This episode will also examine why manufacturers are turning to academia for research, and how a data and analytics-driven future could modernize manufacturing into a truly digital industry. Speakers: Peter McToal – Digital Lead, Queen’s University Belfast Gary Connolly - Senior Business Development Manager – Industry Solutions, KX

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