Danny Petrecca with Locusview

Industrial Talk is onsite at DistribuTech and talking to Danny Petrecca, Vice President of Business Development with Locusview about “Digital Construction Management – digitally streamlining utility’s construction”.

Utilities face budget cuts, regulatory hurdles, and interest rate fluctuations, while digitization can alleviate these pressures and improve operational efficiency. Innovation and problem-solving are key to addressing challenges, with a scarcity of contractors and resources in the digitization journey. Traditional paper-based construction management is inefficient, and implementing mobile technology can simplify workflows and make them more efficient. New technologies such as GNSS receivers and mobile devices have the potential to revolutionize the industry.

Gerardo Pardo-Castellote with RTI

Industrial Talk is onsite at OMG, Q1 Meeting and talking to Gerardo Pardo-Castellote, CTO of Real-Time Innovations (RTI) about “Data Distribution Services (DDS) – Ensuring systems can communicate”.

Scott MacKenzie and Gerardo discussed advancements in distributed systems and data management. Gerardo explained how their company, Real-Time Innovations, develops software infrastructure for robotic systems. They discussed the importance of modularity, interoperability, and security in complex systems, highlighting challenges such as latency, data security, and scalability in real-time innovations. They emphasized the need for a common language and protocol to enable communication and integration between different systems.

Hartmut Hahn with Userlane

Industrial Talk is chatting with Hartmut Hahn, CEO at Userlane about “Extracting greater value and user adoption out of your technology stack”.

Scott MacKenzie and Hartmut Hahn discussed challenges in extracting value from technology stacks, optimizing software use, and reducing software spend. They emphasized the importance of data-driven insights and user engagement to identify areas of improvement. Hartmut highlighted their platform’s ability to track user interactions and provide a framework for evaluating software use. Scott MacKenzie questioned how their approach could accommodate different organizational processes. Later, Hartmut discussed the role of predictive analytics in technology adoption, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive understanding of business processes and constant monitoring. The speakers also highlighted the importance of predicting user adoption and efficiency, reaching out to Hardware Lane company for collaboration, and leveraging technology to solve problems.

Claude Baudoin with OMG

Industrial Talk is onsite at OMG, Q1 Meeting and talking to Claude Baudoin, Co-Chair of Business Modeling and Integration Task Force with OMG about “Standard Business Reporting Model (SBRM)”.

The conversation revolved around the need for a standardized business reporting model to improve efficiency and rigor in reporting across various domains. Claude Baudoin and Scott MacKenzie discussed the initiative’s origins in response to increasing regulatory requirements and the importance of defining semantic relationships, constraints, and formulas. They also touched on the need to enhance reporting consistency and semantic rigor across domains, with a focus on standardizing a metamodel to enable tools to produce compliant reports. Later, Claude and Scott MacKenzie discussed the significance of standardization in the tech industry, with Claude emphasizing the importance of OMG standards like UML, and Scott MacKenzie highlighting the need for dynamic documents that keep up with time.

Brett Smith with Siemens

Industrial Talk is onsite at IoT Solutions World Congress and talking to Brett Smith, Global Partner Business Development Lead with Siemens about “Smart building solutions to optimize the efficiency of your building assets”.

Brett Smith emphasizes the importance of technology in making buildings more autonomous, profitable, and sustainable. Scott MacKenzie highlights the significance of IoT solutions and networking with industry professionals. The speakers discuss the potential of AI and machine learning to optimize building operations, energy efficiency, and performance. They emphasize the importance of understanding occupancy and energy usage patterns to make informed decisions and achieve cost savings and profitability. Both speakers highlight the potential for autonomous decision-making within buildings without human intervention, with the goal of improving sustainability, profitability, and efficiency.