Business Technology Futurist
For over 20 years Jack Shaw has provided advisory services to leading technology solution providers including IBM, SAP, Oracle and others as well as providing expert guidance and best practices to Fortune 500 Companies such as General Electric, Coca-Cola, Allstate, PacBell, and many more. Read More >
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The future of manufacturing and distribution depends on emerging technologies that will change both industries more over the next 5 – 10 years than in the last 50.
Additive Manufacturing, also called 3D Printing, will enable us to create objects and to repair, replicate, or replace them quickly and at greatly reduced costs. At the same time, it will have very significant implications for the role of distributors as 3D Printed objects can be created at or close to the point of consumption.
3D Printing will also facilitate deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is a critical component of a fundamental shift in human history. Enabling the IoT means not merely appending, but embedding sensors, simple processors, and communications capabilities into an ever-widening array of objects of all kinds. Doing so will provide a critical link between the digital and physical worlds.
Increasing levels of intelligence mean that advanced scheduling systems will soon be able, automatically and dynamically, to reroute production orders optimally through production facilities as new orders come in and conditions change during a shift.
Moreover, sophisticated planning systems will soon take into account such factors as changing economic conditions and even the weather in order to identify the best possible combinations of production planning, picking, packing, loading, shipping, and distribution of their products.
On the supply side, we will see breakthroughs in shared supply networks that will simultaneously cut costs and speed availability of parts and materials for manufacturers and finished products for distributors, retailers, and end consumers.
Technology Futurist, author, and consultant Jack Shaw speaks on these emerging innovations in Manufacturing and Distribution. Come listen and learn how your business can plan to take full advantage of these impending breakthroughs.
Of course you’ve heard of the Internet of Things. Moving beyond computers and communications devices, we’ll append chips to some other high-value objects that will allow us to also receive information from and about them. That, in turn, will allow us to perform some analyses to better utilize those items. Sounds useful for a few specialized industrial applications, but really, how could that affect our business? Right?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a critical component of a fundamental shift in human history. Enabling the IoT means not merely appending, but embedding sensors, simple processors, and communications capabilities into an ever-widening array of objects of all kinds. Doing so will provide a critical link between the digital and physical worlds. With the IoT, we’ll no longer have to capture information about physical objects, they’ll report on themselves – their location, status, condition, and environment.
Experts estimate that, by 2020, anywhere from 50 billion to 200 billion “Things” will be part of the IoT. This will mean an exponential increase in data to be analyzed. Our digital infrastructures will have to rapidly expand to accommodate this torrent of data. But, by doing so, we’ll develop integrated digital / physical ecosystems that will respond to our needs, in many cases, before we even recognize them.
And this definition of the Internet of Things is just the surface manifestation. With Cloud Computing, complex analytical processes can happen in the Cloud – not within the “Thing” itself. 3D Printing will enable us to manufacture IoT-enabled objects and repair, replicate, or replace them quickly and at low cost. And Intelligent Agent technologies will manage the distribution, deployment, and utilization of those objects far faster and more efficiently than our current systems and processes could ever hope to.
The Internet of Things will impact every industry from manufacturing to retail, from healthcare to financial services, and from service industries to governments and not for profits. If your organization makes, distributes, buys, sells or uses tangible objects of any kind, you’ll be part of the Internet of Things.
Technology Futurist Jack Shaw has been helping people and organizations understand and plan for the Internet of Things and the broader ecosystems it helps to compose for years. Watch and listen as he helps your team understand the implications for your business and industry, and as he helps you to accelerate the strategic planning process you’ll need to gain the maximum benefits from the Internet of Things going forward.
3D Printing, also referred to as Additive Manufacturing, is more than a powerful new manufacturing technique. When combined with other emerging technologies, it is rapidly emerging as a powerful economic stimulant for manufacturers, supply chains, and the global economy.
In this presentation Jack Shaw, voted one of the world’s Top 5 Technology Futurists for 2014, addresses the What, Why, When, Where, and How of Additive Manufacturing. He shows the impact it is already having and explores the keystone role it will play in the digital economy of the 2020’s and beyond.
As we become an ever more mobile global society, people expect to be able to work, shop, and play from wherever they are located. And customers expect, indeed demand, a seamless experience across physical stores, web presence, and their mobile devices – that is, everywhere. This is OmniCommerce.
But making this happen means businesses must integrate their physical processes and their IT systems to provide consistent customer experiences and to make near real time decisions on virtually everything from product designs to marketing campaigns to investment strategies.
Join us for a session that will both stimulate action for today and catalyze change for tomorrow.
The Big One is coming, and it’s coming soon. Intelligent Systems will utterly transform business, commerce, and society. Self-optimizing production scheduling, autonomic supply chains, and self-configuring business ecosystems are just a few examples of Intelligent Systems that will shake the world.
In this presentation, Jack will cite case studies, real-world examples, and success stories show how leading-edge businesses are using these technologies to cut costs, improve service, and promote innovation.
Join us as he explains intelligent systems and what your organizations can do to plan for the most dynamic, breathtaking set of business technologies yet.
We now have access to more information than we can possibly comprehend. In many cases, this glut of data has made it even more difficult to make decisions than in the past. What we need are systems and processes that help us make better decisions, and can do so faster, more accurately, more consistently, more flexibly, and at a lower cost than traditional systems. Read More >
In this presentation, Jack will help you understand Decision Management – the principles and processes that make up a sound approach to handling decisions in the organization – whether day-to-day or strategic in nature.
Mobile Commerce, Cloud Computing, Social Media, “Big Data”, Intelligent Systems – these and other emerging technologies are changing how we do business at an accelerating rate. Most executives recognize that their companies should address these new technologies, but few fully understand their implications or how to respond to them.
In this speech, Jack presents practical, scalable ideas and innovations already in use. He shows how these technologies are facilitating deeper collaboration and how advanced practitioners are using them to better anticipate and meet the needs of their customers.
The rapid growth in payments via mobile devices epitomizes two key elements of the mobile revolution – smartphones and tablets are changing the business landscape at wildfire speed, far in excess of anyone’s expectations. Read More >
The relentless surge in mobility is forcing marketing and IT departments to change priorities. Companies are realizing that they need to design their websites for mobile users first, rather than make this an afterthought.
With mobile devices growing in popularity, CIOs will need to rapidly adjust for this change or they’ll have to redo much of what they are currently planning relatively quickly.
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