Choosing the Right AI Tool for Frontline Workers: An Interview with Russ Fadel

At North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit 2019 last month in Chicago we had a chance to speak with Russ Fadel, CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir.

There are so many IIoT tools coming onto the market as Industry 4.0 transforms the manufacturing sector. How should decision-makers choose the right solution for the challenges their operations are facing? How should they weigh their options?

In this interview, Russ talks about the conversations he has had with manufacturers as they investigate the next generation of AI tools coming online. He also shares his insights into how these new capabilities should be tried and tested and eventually incorporated into the shop floor.

Russ Fadel is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir. Prior to founding Augmentir, Russ founded four successful companies in the industrial software sector, including the two most recent – ThingWorx, the leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) platform company (acquired by PTC), and Lighthammer, the pioneer in enterprise manufacturing intelligence software (acquired by SAP). Russ has been intimately involved in the last three software revolutions around humans and machines in manufacturing and service. Augmentir is a continuation in this theme.

Augmentir is the first of the next generation of platforms that enable rapid and sustainable digital transformation for industrial companies. Augmentir’s Augmented Operations™ platform combines Enterprise Augmented Reality with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) to empower front-line workers to perform their jobs with higher quality and increased productivity while driving continuous improvement across the organization.