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Blog Post: Five Questions with Matt Trowbridge of Omron

by MOSO Marketing
Motion Solutions

Five Questions with Matt Trowbridge of Omron

ALISO VIEJO, CA – Robotics, the convergence of semiconductor and automotive, and why finding and cultivating engineering talent may just be the biggest industry challenge of all.

Editor’s Note: this story is part of an ongoing series of blog entries in which Motion Solutions partners discuss opportunities and challenges facing the automation industry.

 

Q: What are some of the most important, emerging technologies in your industry?

Matt Trowbridge: Today, the big buzzwords are all around the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 – basically, being connected to everything and making sense of the data to drive productivity. If you’re in automation today, you’re working on technology to make this a reality. IBM thinks they have it with Watson. Some think I-O Link is one answer. There’s time and space for multiple solutions and there will be many.

We need to focus on being open, yet, being secure. Companies collect plenty of data today but lack the processes to seamlessly use that data to drive efficiency in real time. The companies that bring that home first have a huge head start. . .

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