Episode Archive

134 episodes of Augmented Ops since the first episode, which aired on February 1st, 2021.

  • Episode 139: How to Architect Your Digital Strategy with Jeff Kramer

    June 12th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  29 mins 51 secs
    4ir, ai, automation, computer science, data science, digital strategy, digital transformation, engineering, industry, industry 4.0, machine learning, manufacturing, mes, quality, science, software, tech, technology

    Jeff Kramer, VP Technology & Digital Factory at Kason Industries lays out best practices for manufacturers to develop their digital strategy, including citizen development, governance, balancing IT vs OT, and more.

  • Episode 138: Democratizing Computer Vision with LandingAI’s Kai Yang

    May 29th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  30 mins 38 secs
    4ir, ai, automation, computer science, computer vision, data science, digital transformation, engineering, industry, industry 4.0, machine learning, manufacturing, mes, quality, science, software, tech, technology

    Kai Yang, VP of Product at LandingAI, lays out the need for a data-centric approach to AI, how new techniques like visual prompting are making computer vision accessible to anyone, and why vendors should build tools rather than solutions.

  • Episode 137: AI for the Frontline Engineer with Instrumental’s Anna Shedletsky

    May 15th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  32 mins 37 secs
    4ir, ai, automation, digital transformation, engineering, industry, industry 4.0, kpi, manufacturing, quality, science, software, tech, technology

    Anna Shedletsky breaks down which manufacturing KPIs really matter, why engineers need to be able to show the ROI of tech investments, how you can use data and machine learning to solve quality problems on the production line.

  • Episode 136: AI Takes Center Stage at Hannover Messe

    May 1st, 2024  |  Season 4  |  23 mins 57 secs
    4ir, ai, automation, digital transformation, engineering, hannover messe, industry, industry 4.0, it, manufacturing, ot, science, software, tech, technology

    Natan Linder and Madilynn Castillo explore the lackluster state of AI in industrial software, the rise of composable software architectures, and how open technology ecosystems are becoming the norm throughout the industry.

  • Episode 135: Bringing Spatial Intelligence to Operations with Zerokey's Matt Lowe

    April 10th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  28 mins 45 secs
    4ir, ai, automation, digital transformation, engineering, industry, industry 4.0, it, manufacturing, ot, rfid, rtls, science, software, tech, technology

    Matt Lowe explains what makes ultrasound-based positioning systems ideal for manufacturing environments, how spatial intelligence offers new ways to solve problems on the shop floor, and how open architecture can eliminate the need for system integrators.

  • Episode 134: Building Industrial Architectures with MQTT with HiveMQ’s Dominik Obermaier

    March 27th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  36 mins 56 secs
    4ir, ai, analytics, automation, data, dataops, digital transformation, engineering, industry, industry 4.0, manufacturing, mqtt, operations, ot, software, technology, unified namespace, unified namespace it, uns

    Dominik Obermaier explains how MQTT is reshaping data architectures, the merits of cloud vs. on-prem, and what the emergence of Unified Namespace means for manufacturers.

  • Episode 133: Rethinking Our Approach to AI with Dr. Jay Lee

    March 13th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  31 mins 11 secs
    4ir, ai, analytics, artificial intelligence, automation, data, digital transformation, engineering, generative ai, industry, industry 4.0, machine learning, manufacturing, ml, operations, software, technology

    Dr. Jay Lee lays out how AI is reshaping industrial operations, global supply chains, and how our education system needs to adapt to train the next generation of AI practitioners.

  • Episode 132: Open Source Software for Manufacturing with UMH's Alex Krüger

    February 28th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  26 mins 34 secs
    4ir, ai, analytics, automation, data, dataops, digital transformation, engineering, industry, industry 4.0, manufacturing, mqtt, operations, ot, software, technology, unified namespace, unified namespace it, uns

    Alex Krüger explores the state of open source software in manufacturing, how to bridge IT and OT worlds with a Unified Namespace, the future of MES, and more.

  • Episode 131: MQTT, Unified Namespace, and The New Industrial Data Stack with Litmus’s Vatsal Shah

    February 14th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  26 mins 7 secs
    4ir, ai, analytics, automation, data, dataops, digital transformation, engineering, industry, industry 4.0, manufacturing, mqtt, operations, ot, software, technology, unified namespace, unified namespace it, uns

    Vatsal Shah explores how new technologies like MQTT and the Unified Namespace architecture are transforming industrial data infrastructures and opening up new opportunities for manufacturers.

  • Episode 130: Democratization, Gen AI, and the Future of Industrial Analytics with Seeq’s Lisa Graham

    January 31st, 2024  |  Season 4  |  29 mins 43 secs
    4ir, ai, analytics, automation, data, digital transformation, generative ai, industry, industry 4.0, it, manufacturing, operations, ot, process engineering, software, sustainability, technology

    Dr. Lisa Graham explores the impact of generative AI in democratizing analytics, how to bridge the IT/OT divide, and the future of data and insights in industry.

  • Episode 129: AI and the Human Element in Industry 4.0 with Jeff Winter

    January 17th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  35 mins 52 secs
    4ir, ai, automation, data, digital transformation, generative ai, industry, industry 4.0, it, manufacturing, operations, ot, software, technology, workforce

    Jeff Winter delves into Industry 4.0’s evolution, the role of humans vs automation, and the future impact of generative AI in manufacturing.

  • Episode 128: From Tailor to Technologist: A Digital Transformation Journey with Joachim Hensch

    January 3rd, 2024  |  Season 4  |  24 mins 25 secs
    4ir, ai, apparel, automation, digital transformation, fashion, industry, industry 4.0, leadership, management, manufacturing, software, technology

    Joachim Hensch discusses his journey from a tailor to a digital transformation leader in the apparel industry, emphasizing the importance of empowering frontline workers with digital technologies.