Frost & Sullivan

Virtual Think Tank

The Edge-vantage:
How are you Accelerating Manufacturing Efficiency?

Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas
Senior Industry Director
ICT – Network Services
Frost & Sullivan

Thursday, June 20, 2024
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

We are pleased to invite you to an exclusive discussion with your peers to gain your perspective in support of our ongoing industry research.

Join us for this Timely Discussion!

The manufacturing industry is under constant pressure to innovate, as changing customer preferences and external market demands have required manufacturers to be more flexible to meet the fast changes in product specifications. Manufacturers face challenges to decrease product errors, minimize time to market, and automate processes. Forward-looking manufacturers are investing in digital technologies that are shaping the industry, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, advanced robotics, the internet of things, virtual reality, and digital twin infrastructure.

The key questions we will be discussing are:

How do manufacturers select technology partners to fulfill digitalization, which we know is prioritized by 66% of companies?

What factors hinder adoption of digitalization in manufacturing?

Apart from AR/VR, AMR tracking, and Line Robotics, what other critical use cases demand edge compute capabilities on the plant floor?

What key factors should be considered when assessing vendors providing Edge technologies for manufacturing applications?

How are workforce skills evolving amidst the digital innovation in manufacturing?

During this Virtual Think Tank, Frost & Sullivan’s Steve Thomas, Sr Industry Director of the ICT-Network Services practice, will moderate a discussion around adaptable edge infrastructure with leading US Manufacturers.


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What is a Virtual Think Tank?
A Frost & Sullivan Virtual Think Tank is an exclusive, unique and highly engaging conversation that brings together a diverse group of industry leaders to discuss their opinions on a certain topic. Content from this collective discussion will be featured in an upcoming Frost & Sullivan article where you have the options to be highlighted as a thought leader. Your insight as a strategic partner is invaluable.
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  • Share & Learn Best Practices: Engage in strategic conversations with your peers. The open, candid discussions you have will spark creative thinking and help you formulate new ideas for implementation.
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