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Technology Revolution: The Future of Now

Technology Revolution: The Future of Now

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May 27th 2020: Jobs in the Factory of the Future: Who, What, Where, When, How Much $?

The Buzz: “The Factory of the Future…Perhaps manufacturing will at last be able to leave behind the public impressions of labor-intensive, dirty and dangerous worksites…There is only one characteristic of the Factory of the Future that is essential: A creative mindset for problem-solving and out-of-the-box thinking is key to embracing new technologies.” (industryweek.com) So many questions! What will future factory jobs look like – only programmers, AI experts and supervisors in Silicon Valley and MIT Boston? Will there be a role for the not-so-educated, perhaps today’s burger-flipping job

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Rakesh Gandhi

Rakesh Gandhi is the NA lead for Industry 4.0 hub in Industry transformation Initiative team at SAP. In his current role Rakesh leads Industry 4.0 Hubs to support customer digital transformation initiatives. Since 2005, at SAP, Rakesh has worked in multiple roles driving Go-To-Market and evolution of SAP’s strategic portfolio of leading-edge technology and solutions such as customer engagement, mobile, IOT, digital supply chain and Industry 4.0. Prior to SAP, Rakesh has worked at Siemens, Lyondell and several consulting while leading the factory automation and enterprise business process digital transformation initiatives. Rakesh holds bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, while he g
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Gerd Hoppe

Gerd Hoppe works currently in the Executive Management of Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG. He earned a degree of engineering in Signal Transmission Theory from the Technical University of Dortmund and worked in different fields of work both in R&D as well as in Marketing and Sales. For nearly 5 years, he built and was responsible for the North America operation of Beckhoff and resided in the US. In his current position, he is responsible for General Management, Global Accounts, Strategic Technology Consulting, Legal and IP Management and works with clients covering their global needs and requirements in Automation Technology. His employment with Beckhoff reaches back 25 years, in prior o
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Christian Liedtke

Dr. Christian Liedtke is a Mechanical Engineer by education. He is currently the Head of Strategic Alliances for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial robots, the KUKA AG in Augsburg, Germany. Before joining KUKA in 2017, he was the CEO of a small consulting company, opexco GmbH, located close to Augsburg, Germany, for almost four years. Prior to that, he acted as COO of a medium-sized consulting company, MR Plan, in Donauwoerth, Germany, for two years. Before turning towards consulting, Christian worked as a Vice President of Operations in production and plant management for two companies for a combined eight years – Viscom AG in Hanover, Germany and Heye International GmbH
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Nils Herzberg

Nils Herzberg is the Global Head for Strategic Partnerships for Digital Supply Chain at SAP. Reporting to the President for Digital Supply Chain, he drives major elements of SAP’s partnership strategy, customer strategy, OEM strategy as well focus scenarios, market units and industries. Nils has served in a number of senior management positions at SAP since 1997. Most recently, he was responsible for SAP‘s global industry solution management and Go-to-Market strategy focusing on the Manufacturing Industries. Nils holds a bachelor’s of Aeronautical Engineering, a master’s degree of Aerodynamics and an MBA. He grew up in South Africa but lives in Germany.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/technology-revolution-the-future-of-now 14/07/2020 09:00 14/07/2020 10:00 Technology Revolution: The Future of Now https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/technology-revolution-the-future-of-now The Buzz: “The Factory of the Future…Perhaps manufacturing will at last be able to leave behind the public impressions of labor-intensive, dirty and dangerous worksites…There is only one characteristic of the Factory of the Future that is essential: A creative mindset for problem-solving and out-of-the-box thinking is key to embracing new technologies.” (industryweek.com) So many questions! What will future factory jobs look like – only programmers, AI experts and supervisors in Silicon Valley and MIT Boston? Will there be a role for the not-so-educated, perhaps today’s burger-flipping job level? Will everyone receive a base welfare-level monthly allowance for life? Will the work week be reduced to 35 or 30 hours for all? Will first the Chinese and then Europe have truly smart factories before the US does? We’ll ask Gerd Hoppe at Beckhoff, Dr. Christian Liedtke at KUKA AG, Rakesh Gandhi and Nils Herzberg at SAP about Jobs in the Factory of the Future: Who, What, Where, How Much $? VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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