Connectivity is NOT the End Game

Bill Ruh Quote GEIn this world of the “Internet of Things,” we are seeing connectivity adoption rates that increase exponentially every day. Machines of all sizes and capabilities are being connected to networks; however, manufacturers and machine OEMs are looking to extract real value from this capability, not just connectivity.

At PACK EXPO, we covered this topic on the Innovation Stage and discussed the importance of understanding how the Industrial Internet can help companies gain a competitive edge when aligned with key Operational Excellence strategies. Bob Sperber of Packaging World covered this conversation in his article, GE stresses the executive-level imperative of the industrial Internet.

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Barry Lynch

Barry, Global Marketing Director – Automation Hardware at GE's Automation & Controls business, passionately believes that connected machines, mobile data analytics and workforce enablement don’t have to be hurdles in business today. He leads the strategic direction of the company’s automation and information systems programs to help customers apply the power of the Industrial Internet to their businesses. By connecting machines, data, insights and people, our technology solutions deliver critical insight for greater operational efficiency, effectiveness and optimization. Learn more about how Barry works at GE on LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter at @BarryLynchGE.

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