About Mocana Podcast

"Mocana" means to set the connected world free. Mocana's Mission is to protect families, cities and countries by enabling devices of every kind to be trustworthy and run securely and freely.

Mocana Podcast strives to deliver, through digital media, the education and increased awareness necessary to equip its listeners with 21st century tools, ideas and applications. Mocana's mission to protect countries, cities and families will be thoroughly discussed and explained within very lively, inspiring and motivating interviews. Listeners will develop deeper understanding of Mocana's vital role in securing trustworthy devices for all sectors of industry and daily life because Mocana makes protection personal...its about YOU.

Richard Robinson with Bloomberg

06/12/2024 |

Industrial Talk is onsite at OMG, Q1 Meeting and talking to Richard Robinson, Chief Strategist and Author with Bloomberg LP about “Open Data and Standards Development for All”.

Scott MacKenzie and Richard discuss the importance of standardizing financial data modeling to improve data quality, with Richard highlighting the challenges of keeping track of multiple identifiers for the same company across different countries and exchanges. They also discuss the adoption and governance of financial data standards, with Scott MacKenzie highlighting the high demand for FIGI data and the importance of open source licensing for good governance. Richard Robinson and Scott MacKenzie then engage in a conversation about the significance of standards in the digital age, with Richard emphasizing the need for standards to ensure interoperability and facilitate innovation, while Scott expresses his amazement at the complexity of standards and their impact on everyday life.

Lee Morgan with Fluke Reliability

06/10/2024 |

Industrial Talk is onsite at Xcelerate 24 and talking to Lee Morgan, Sr. Global Product Marketing Manager with Fluke Reliability about “Vertically integrated asset management solution that leverages vibration AI”.

Scott MacKenzie and Lee Morgan discussed the potential of advanced predictive maintenance solutions for industrial assets, highlighting the importance of real-time data and the ability to provide predictive maintenance. Speaker 3 provided insights into Fluke's role in providing solutions for asset management, reliability, and vibration monitoring, emphasizing the scalability and flexibility of the new X5 platform.

Miguel Morales | SoftwareAG and Ty Roberts | Itron

06/07/2024 |

Industrial Talk is onsite at DistribuTECH and talking to Miguel Morales, Commercial IoT Lead with Software AG and Ty Roberts, Vice President of Marketing with Itron, Inc. about “Grid Edge – How utilities will manager their distributed energy assets.”.  Here are some of the key takeaways from our conversation:

The conversation centered around the importance of collaboration and innovation in the utility industry, particularly in managing distributed assets and leveraging software platforms like Cumulocity. Speakers emphasized the complexity of grid edge technology and the need for leaders to guide the charge towards a more sustainable and efficient future. They also discussed the importance of utilities managing energy demand and infrastructure with smart devices, reducing investments in poles and wires, and changing their relationship with consumers from energy providers to partners in the energy transition.

Brian Schmidt with Northrup Grumman

06/05/2024 |

Industrial Talk is onsite at OMG, Q1 Meeting and talking to Brian Schmidt, Technical Fellow and Chief Engineer with Northrop Grumman about “Digital Twin in the Defense and Aerospace Industry”.

Brian Schmidt and Scott MacKenzie discussed the potential of digital twin technology in various industries, highlighting its benefits, challenges, and the importance of collaboration to overcome them. They emphasized the need for trustworthiness and security in digital twins, as well as their potential to optimize operations and improve efficiency. Brian shared his experience as a new co-chair of the aerospace and defense working group within the Digital Twin Consortium, while Scott provided insights and questions to further explore the topic.

John Dutcher with DEUTZ Corporation

06/03/2024 |

Industrial Talk is onsite at PowerGen and talking to John Dutcher, Director Regional Sales with DEUTZ Corporation about “Power Generation Rental Market and Solutions”.

John Dutcher and Scott MacKenzie discussed the latest trends and innovations in engine manufacturing, equipment rental, and asset management for the industrial sector. They highlighted the growing demand for multiple fuel sources, battery electric technology, and refurbishment of old machinery, and emphasized the importance of staying up-to-date with market demands and adapting to new regulations. Both speakers agreed that rental is a prime driver for the industry and that collaboration and innovation are crucial for addressing challenges ahead.

Erik Brunnefreef with Deutsche Telekom

05/30/2024 |

Industrial Talk is onsite at IoT Solutions World Congress and talking to Erik Brunnefreef, Space and IoT Data Business Builder with Deutsche Telekom about “Seamless Connectivity Coverage between Cellular and Satellites”.

Scott MacKenzie and Erik Brunnekreef discussed satellite connectivity for IoT devices, emphasizing resilient connectivity in remote areas. Erik Brunnekreef joined the conversation, highlighting the future of satellite communications and the need for seamless connectivity between cellular and satellite technologies. The speakers stressed the importance of making satellite communications more accessible and user-friendly while addressing concerns about efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

David McKee with Digital Twin Consortium

05/17/2024 |

Industrial Talk is onsite at OMG, Q1 Meeting and talking to David McKee, DTC Ambassador with Digital Twin Consortium about “Data – Your digital journey must start with trustworthy data”.

Scott MacKenzie and David McKee discussed the importance of disrupting traditional business models for sustainability, emphasizing the need for companies to adopt sustainable practices not just for environmental reasons but also for societal impact. They highlighted the potential of digital technologies to drive sustainability in various sectors, including healthcare, construction, and energy. Later, Speaker 2 and Scott MacKenzie discussed the importance of sustainable digital twins and data management, emphasizing the need for responsible compute, energy, power, and storage, as well as the potential of digital twin technology to revolutionize the way complexes are managed and maintained.

Vivek Joshi with Entytle

05/15/2024 |

Industrial Talk is chatting with Vivek Joshi, CEO at Entytle, Inc. about “The right processes and technology to support Autonomous Aftermarket”. 

Vivek Yoshi and Scott MacKenzie discussed the emerging trend of autonomous aftermarket in industrial manufacturing, emphasizing its potential to revolutionize the industry. They highlighted the importance of embracing this technology to remain competitive, while Scott and Speaker 3 discussed the potential of leveraging technology for growth and the potential challenges and concerns, such as workforce disruption and cybersecurity risks. Later, Scott and Speaker 3 discussed the potential of AI and automation to streamline manufacturing processes, reduce manual labor, and increase accuracy, and emphasized the importance of leveraging these technologies to address workforce challenges and transform field service operations.

Marcelo Lorenzo with Bluefin ESI

05/13/2024 |

Industrial Talk is onsite at DistribuTECH and talking to Marcelo Lorenzo, Sales Engineer with Bluefin ESI about “The reactive power impact of AI on datacenters”. 

Marcelo and Scott MacKenzie discussed the growing demand for power in data centers, particularly in Virginia. They emphasized the need for collaboration between utilities and data center operators to find innovative solutions to meet this demand efficiently. They also explored the potential of generative AI to transform various industries.

Stephen Hanley with Thomas C Wilson

05/10/2024 |

Industrial Talk is onsite at PowerGen and talking to Stephen Hanley, President with Thomas C. Wilson, LLC about “100 years of power generation solutions”. 

Scott MacKenzie and Stephen Hanley discussed the future of energy, emphasizing the need for sustainable and environmentally friendly sources. Scott highlighted the importance of building relationships in the industry, while Stephen stressed the need for alternate energy sources due to environmental concerns and methane gas issues. Both agreed that the industry must adapt to meet the challenges of the future.

Mocana Events:

Stay connected with Mocana for upcoming events on Cyber Security and strategies for making the industrial market safe.

Mocana has wonderful and informative webinars designed to equip you in the latest in all things Cyber.  This is a must part of you learning process!  Just simply CLICK HERE and begin learning about ways to protect your organization from Cyber Attacks.

Industrial Academy:

The world is changing fast! Industrial businesses are juggling every facet of business maintenance and growth, ranging from technological/digital media adaptations to cash flow management and operational efficiency challenges. How do industrial business leaders stay current while managing growth and casting vision for the future? The answers could be found in a learning environment, but never before has there been a place for continuing education in the industrial business arena. UNTIL NOW…

The INDUSTRIAL ACADEMY IS HERE. Finally there is a clearinghouse for all things industrial to assist the business leader. Course offerings provide up-to-date applicable information in business development, technology, finance, operations and leadership presented in an engaging, movement-oriented manner by those in the know. These professionals don’t just talk the talk. They walk the walk with purpose and passion for building not just the industrial business but also the people who make things happen.

The Industrial Talk Podcast family looks forward to learning and growing with you!