- Technology providers clearly need to provide solutions for OT leaders in companies (VP Operations, VP Manufacturing, etc.) They are the ones who own the P&L and have the ultimate responsibility to get business-critical things done.
- Of course IT leaders - such as CIOs - are critical players. They are clearly trying to become more strategic and involved in driving the business. Unfortunately, more junior IT folks are simply not trusted by OT to transform companies and will only become involved after a project is identified and sponsored.
- OT really wants to figure out how to work with IT, how to break down the silos and ensure that solutions can be delivered to the business with speed and agility. Nobody is satisfied with the current situation.
- The value of transformation is being expressed in terms of truly about becoming a real-time enterprise and the challenge/opportunity is to do it quickly.
- Agility and flexibility are a sub-component of speed since being able to change, adapt, and grow quickly are fundamental to the notion of speed.
- The concept of 'digital transformation' is correct but it is too big, to amorphous. OT leaders want to transform their operations through a series of quick wins, not boiling the entire ocean at once.
- Human-machine collaboration needs to be thought of in the context of ‘actions’. VANTIQ is not (just) a real-time analytics platform. It is about enabling effective actions to be taken as the issues/opportunities are unfolding. This requires people and machines taking action in unison. It’s actually more than a collaboration - it’s a partnership.
Overall, the event was well-worth it and I'm looking forward to more learnings during VANTIQ's attendance at the Supply Chain Leadership Forum.
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