We recently held a very successful ‘Everything’s Connected’ event looking at the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) for the manufacturing industry.
The event was focused on helping our customers understand the implications of real time access to data and demonstrating how the IoT can improve decision-making in manufacturing.
Dominic Bramley, who runs the IBM Internet of Things Lab at Hursley, gave a fascinating talk on how machine-to-machine communications is changing our world. He talked passionately about how the IoT can impact the manufacturing industry and gave delegates a tour of the IBM lab facility.
We discussed that even though there are obvious benefits to improvements in customer service, the bottom line with the IoT has to be driving down costs for the manufacturing process. Both Jon Butts and Toby Woolfe from IBM gave many examples of how the revolutionary concept is able to cut costs in manufacturing.