Nov. 10, 2021

Unplanned downtime

In episode 52 of the podcast, the topic is: Unplanned downtime. Our guest is Simon Kampa, CEO & co-founder, Senseye (@senseyeIO). 

In this conversation, we talk about Senseye's report, The True Cost of Downtime, investigating the impact of machine failure and unplanned downtime at the world’s largest manufacturers. We also discuss the coming consolidation of the industry due to technology maturity and customer preference for simplicity, quality, and scale. We briefly discuss the need for industrial interoperability in order to achieve the impact the industry desires.

Augmented is a podcast for industrial leaders, process engineers and shop floor operators, hosted by futurist Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau), presented by Tulip, the frontline operations platform, and associated with, the industrial upskilling community launched at the World Economic Forum. Augmented--the industry 4.0 podcast.

Trond's takeaway: The True Cost of Downtime in manufacturing is enormous. Interrupting factory production is the last thing you want, yet it's the most common response to anomalies in the production process. Does it have to be that way? Realtime analytics carries the promise of predictive maintenance which can be carried out in downcycles or certainly more opportunistically. 

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Simon Kampa

CEO & co-founder, Senseye

Simon Kampa is the CEO & Co-Founder of Senseye. Simon has over twenty years leading the development of mission-critical software, across industry, aerospace, and defence. Before Senseye, he was Managing Director of Critical Software (UK) where he expanded its operation and established its focus on data analytics systems for complex machineries such as helicopters, aircraft, and trains. Simon then co-founded Senseye to disrupt the Predictive Maintenance domain with a fully automated and turnkey solution targeted at the wider industrial sector. Simon holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Southampton.