Changing the Narrative: From Technology to Value Creation

Global disruptions have accelerated the adoption of digital technologies in manufacturing and supply chains. Companies are developing strategies to prepare for the new normal leveraging technology but focusing on bottom line performance. In this session, hear IBM speak about systemic approaches to value creation in manufacturing and how companies are doing this successfully today.

Specifically, IBM will discuss the need for:

  • Strategy: Co-creating roadmap and practices to solve operational issues and improve metrics that matter
  • Data: Connecting, capturing and analyzing the right data to drive innovation and optimization
  • Scale: Looking beyond proof of concepts and implementing scalable solutions to drive manufacturing excellence and value

David Meek
Executive Partner
Global Practice Leader – Industry 4.0, IBM Consulting

David joined IBM in 2002 and has 30 years of experience deploying supply chain, analytic, IoT and AI solutions to a variety of manufacturers in automotive, electronics, chemicals, agribusiness, consumer products and both upstream and downstream oil & gas companies.

In the last five years, David has driven the use of AI in the manufacturing environment and helped shape IBM’s offerings and solutions for Industry 4.0, IoT and cognitive.

David is an is an industry veteran with broad consulting experience, delivering Industry 4.0 strategy and deploying IBM’s artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions to improve business results from manufacturing processes.