Four leading technology companies, Verizon, Intel, Trimble and Teradata joined together today at a NAM D.A.T.A. Policy Center event to discuss the ongoing symbiotic relationship with manufacturing. The lines have blurred and in the 21st century manufacturing companies are, in fact, technology companies.
The NAM has long carried this message, and it was great to see it delivered live in downtown San Francisco at the Verizon Innovation Center – West.
At the luncheon panel discussion, the message was clear from all four companies – technology has transformed the manufacturing enterprise, supply chain management, and shop productivity. The connectivity between machines, largely powered by the Internet of Things (IOT) pushed what was already the most productive, innovative manufacturing workforce in the world to new heights.
Additionally, groundbreaking technology has allowed manufacturers in the U.S. to better leverage data, including production stats and customer feedback, to save money and ultimately create better products.
The NAM has strong roots in Silicon Valley. The D.A.T.A. Policy Center and events like these with high impact companies are taking that relationship to the next level.
Click here to read the blog series posted in advance of the event.
Brian Raymond is the Director of Technology Policy for the National Association of Manufacturers.