Rich Carpenter

Driving technical innovation is at the heart of Rich Carpenter's world. As the Chief Technology Strategist for GE's Intelligent Platforms business, Rich keeps abreast of new ideas and emerging technologies that apply in today's connected world.

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Advice for Small Manufacturers on How to "Get Connected"

To avoid disrupting existing production, start small by connecting with one machine—versus the entire plant. As Rich Carpenter explains, you can understand the utilization of your equipment over time, and once you gain confidence in the value from one or two machines, then move to the next machine, then subsequently the whole area, the entire plant, and the next plant. Watch the video to learn more.

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A Closer Look at Asset Performance Management (APM)

We all know that if equipment goes down, it can significantly disrupt production. So what’s emerging is a set of cloud-based systems, and we call it Asset Performance Management (APM). Rich Carpenter talks about the value of APM by getting connected, using advanced analytics to detect problems early, and optimizing operations. Watch the video to learn more.

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GE Uses Its Own Manufacturing Solutions, Too

Hear Rich Carpenter talk about future system infrastructures and the significant advantages of the Cloud. GE uses its own technology solutions at its 350+ manufacturing facilities, and for customers that means we’re continually refining our solutions to deliver the best capabilities needed to stay competitive. Watch the video to learn more.

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Why Is Cyber Security Such a Big Issue?

Find out why we need to be more diligent about protecting our networks and the broader reach required due to increasingly connected equipment. Rich Carpenter shares his insight on how to protect your equipment and data using the latest tools and predictive capabilities. Watch the video to learn more.

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95% of Alarms Probably Don't Matter

With a very high false-positive rate of alarms out there, people want to know what the state of alarms is today in the industry. Hear Rich Carpenter’s take on how advanced analytics play a role in reducing the number of alarms so you can focus on the most important ones, and the key aspects of these analytics that make them so critical. Watch the video to learn more.

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How Are Industrial Businesses Changing?

You have to look at consumer businesses today because it happens there first, and then the expectation comes to industrial businesses. Rich Carpenter talks about how the cloud works to bring information together, leveraging an ecosystem of relevant information. This helps businesses, for example, diagnose a problem such as an equipment failure and quickly provide the insight to solve it. That’s how the world changes and that’s the direction we’...

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The Foundation of the Industrial Internet

Customers often ask, “What is the base capability you need to realize the Industrial Internet?” According to Rich Carpenter, connectivity is a key element. By that he means connectivity to your equipment, the analytics, and the cloud. That’s why GE is delivering solutions for customers that provide connectivity while preserving legacy applications—enabling them to be augmented to leverage a rich set of analytics enabled by the Industrial...

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How’s My Business Analogous with Modern Cars?

If you’re wondering, “Is it worth it to embark on the Industrial Internet journey?” just hear Rich Carpenter’s perspective on the transformation that cars in the automotive industry have undergone because of connectivity with the Internet—from self-braking to navigation to entertainment, and more. This same transformation is happening across all industries, enabling you to offer more services for your customers, and he highlights why you’ve got...

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Wake Up as a Software and Services Company

We’ve all heard it by now: “If you went to bed an industrial company, you’re going to wake up a software and services company.” Rich Carpenter couldn’t agree more. Today’s manufacturers and operators face more software-intensive challenges every day. They’re forced to go far beyond the individual asset mechanics into the realm of big data analytics, and Rich has critical insights that can help. Watch the video and share your challenges below.

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A Look into the Future of HMI/SCADA

If you’re interested in how HMI/SCADA evolves over time, hear Rich Carpenter discuss the areas he believes will make an impact, including security, mobility and interoperability. He shares key insights on how these features and new technologies will shape the user experience in the HMI/SCADA world. Watch the video to learn more.

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What Is Data Science Anyway?

It’s an emerging field driven by so much data but little information that comes out of it. There’s now a group of people who study the data itself to interpret it, find patterns in the data, and watch for early warning signs of events that may cause problems in the future to encapsulate it. Hear Rich Carpenter discuss the essence of data science and how it’s enabling mass volumes of data to become useful. Watch the video to learn more.

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User Summit Day 2: Re-thinking What's Possible

What a great day at the User Summit, seeing colleagues and partners from around the world actively interested in where our industry is going. The energy, interest, and especially excitement in the air makes it clear that we are at the early stage of profound changes to the way we think about automation systems—both in terms of how you put them together, and more importantly, what you can do with them. This is driven by the Industrial Internet...

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The Tipping Point for Industrial Data Sharing in a Connected World

Everywhere I go, there is this underlying concern about whether or not customers will be willing to put their industrial data in the cloud. Sometimes the concern is about data privacy regulations within the country or region. Other times it’s about the proprietary nature of process data as this is the customer’s “secret sauce” in terms of how they make their business successful. It’s actually quite interesting and accentuates the conservative...

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