Augmented Imagination @ Davos

Posted by Rick Haythornthwaite, Co-Founder / Chairman, QiO on 20 February, 2019

This blog is based on Rick Haythornthwaite's speech at the Davos TED talk.

One advantage of being a rather older entrepreneur than most is that I get to be a grandfather and watch my five-year-old grand-daughter, Aurelia, sitting quietly with her long unruly blond hair, unself-conscious, unaware of being observed, deep in conversation with her imagined world of mythical creatures and adventurous rescues. I am reminded that the imagination of a young child is boundless.

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Rapid sales of electric vehicles and the impact on the existing power infrastructure

Posted by Kevin Meagher, QiO Sr. Consultant on 26 September, 2018

The general acceptance of electric vehicles in both hybrid and fully electric are increasingly part of the automotive landscape and a cornerstone of all the major automotive manufacturers strategic plans.  A Venn diagram of EV growth, geographic location and relative prosperity would indicate that growth will be concentrated in markets that are both dense population centers and smaller geographies.  Undoubtedly the most recognized name in EV today is Tesla whose products are full EV not hybrid and it is that type of product, the full EV that is the most interesting.  While energy storage (battery) research continues at a fevered pace not only for electric vehicles but for other applications, the reality is that EV’s have to be recharged.  

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Topics: Foresight Energy, QiO Thought Leadership

Big ideas and collaboration at HPE’s IoT Innovation Lab

Posted by Ben LaGrone on 05 September, 2018

A few weeks ago, QiO was invited to participate in a daylong event on industrial IoT at HPE’s IoT Innovation Lab in Houston, Texas. The keynote was kicked off by HPE’s Dr. Tom Bradicich, VP & GM, IoT and Converged Edge Systems. Dr. Bradicich noted that IoT is collecting data and sensors from the OT (Operational Technology), but what is missing from most solutions is Action & Control.

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Topics: QiO Insights, Foresight Platform, QiO Thought Leadership

Rise of the Robots! Sales of manufacturing robots have more than doubled over the past five years

Posted by Bob Francis on 23 August, 2018

The Times just released a new report titled Future of Manufacturing 2018. The report examines the digital transformation taking place in global manufacturing. From 3D printing to augmented reality, technology is transforming the sector. The report also explores other elements of the fourth industrial revolution such as the rise of robotics and machine learning.

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Topics: QiO Insights, QiO Thought Leadership

Buzzword Bingo: 5 Reasons Why QiO Can Help You Avoid the Hype

Posted by Bob Francis on 01 August, 2018

The Internet of Things! The Internet of Everything!

The Connected Enterprise! Big Data! Analytics!

The Cloud, the Edge, the Fog!

Digtal Transformation!...

BINGO! I’ve got buzzword bingo- what have I won? 

Well if you are like many engineers and manufacturers you’ve won an onslaught of hype, buzzwords, and a glimmer of hope that you can start evolving your operations with new technology to improve your business outcomes.

As you start to consider that digital transformation, here are 5 reasons why you should consider QiO as part of that plan- because buzzwords alone aren’t going to solve your problems.

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