Podcasts

Online Educator and Industry 4.0 enthusiast with Walker Reynolds
Podcast
64 minutes

Online Educator and Industry 4.0 enthusiast with Walker Reynolds

Online Educator and Industry 4.0 enthusiast, Walker Reynolds, shares his inspiring personal journey with us. And passion for helping save and create middle-class jobs by making manufactures more efficient; leveraging IIoT and Industry 4.0 principles. Walker shares what Digital Transformation actually is, and what it’s not. Why Digital Transformation only has a 10%-20% success rate and why OEE is a number you MUST be calculating.

The World of Data Science and Information Engineering with Leandra Webb-Ray
Podcast
46 minutes

The World of Data Science and Information Engineering with Leandra Webb-Ray

The most critical challenges facing manufacturers throughout the value chain are, fundamentally, data challenges. In this episode, we speak with Leandra, a Data Scientist with Decision Inc., about her fascinating role in leading the change and opportunity of information.

Thanks to bowling. A conversation with Travis Cox from Inductive Automation
Podcast
49 minutes

Thanks to bowling. A conversation with Travis Cox from Inductive Automation

Travis started with Inductive Automation in 2003 and has overseen numerous successful launches of HMI and SCADA projects. Travis shares his exciting journey, and a preview of Ignition 8.1, which adds impressive new features to Ignition Perspective. Learn more about Ignition 8.1: https://bit.ly/3kCk21m

The New SCADA: The creation of Ignition by Inductive Automation
Podcast
49 minutes

The New SCADA: The creation of Ignition by Inductive Automation

In this episode, we chat with Colby Clegg from Inductive Automation. Colby is the VP of Technology and has been with Inductive Automation since the company’s formation. And is one of the original designers of the Ignition software: Built from the ground up with IT-friendly technology. Colby shares insights from the early days and what shaped the vision for “The New SCADA”. And the incredible community that’s formed up around it, turning great ideas into reality.

Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing and Production world
Podcast
56 minutes

Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing and Production world

New digital technologies make it possible to gather and analyse more significant amounts of data across machines and functions. But, digital transformation requires more than just purchasing and implementing software or hardware. It can be a massive, and at times, seemingly overwhelming undertaking. Where do you even start? Wilhelm Swart shares some practical insights and wisdom to consider as you embark on your journey.

The life of a young Maintenance Engineer
Podcast
44 minutes

The life of a young Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance management is a combination of systems, best practices and trained personnel all focused on the same goal. In this episode, we speak with Kagiso Nxumalo from Kellogg’s South Africa, about the importance of skills, teamwork and continuous learning for the smooth and efficient workings of an industrial plant.

The industry has observed declining IOT sensor cost: Which should mean greater use in manufacturing
Podcast
50 minutes

The industry has observed declining IOT sensor cost: Which should mean greater use in manufacturing

In this episode, we speak with Altmar du Toit from Hive IoT. Altie shares observations and experience when scaling IIoT investments. We also hear about the Safe-Trace contact tracing solution, co-developed with Aguru Business Solutions. Safe-Trace assists facility managers to trace all possible Covid-19 contacts. And is a proudly South African digital engineering effort.

IIoT extends control of your Operations to the very edge
Podcast
58 minutes

IIoT extends control of your Operations to the very edge

We chat with Louis van Wyk from BCX about what’s required to make this a reality. And the potential barriers we face to adoption in manufacturing.

Arlen Nipper, Co-Inventor of MQTT, shares his incredible journey. And his vision for IIoT
Podcast
56 minutes

Arlen Nipper, Co-Inventor of MQTT, shares his incredible journey. And his vision for IIoT

Arlen Nipper is an industry legend: President and CTO at Cirrus Link and Co-Inventor of MQTT. We spoke with Arlen about his background and the genesis of MQTT. How it has evolved for mission-critical industrial applications, through Sparkplug. And how vendors like AVEVA, Inductive Automation and Opto 22 unlocks the full potential of MQTT.

The importance of Information and the value of adding context to Plant Data
Podcast
49 minutes

The importance of Information and the value of adding context to Plant Data

In this episode we chat with Jeff Knepper, from Canary Labs. Jeff shares why connecting decision makers to process data, and giving them easy to use analysis tools is a winning combination.

The importance of Innovation and Teamwork in the Food and Beverage Industry
Podcast
44 minutes

The importance of Innovation and Teamwork in the Food and Beverage Industry

One of the significant challenges almost all businesses are facing has been from the effects of COVID-19. But managing supply chain disruption is not new to Food and Beverage manufacturers. In this episode, we speak with Francois Theron from Clover, SA’s leading branded food and beverage group. Francois shares how they have adopted new tech, the drivers pushing innovation and the importance of cross-functional teamwork.

Human-Centred availability of Data and Information
Podcast
45 minutes

Human-Centred availability of Data and Information

In this episode, we speak with Graeme Welton, Founder and Managing Director of Flow Software. We dive into tech start-up strategies and entrepreneurial advice for engineers. And how the Flow product was born to transform and make data available to decision-makers.
Learn more about Flow at www.flow-software.com

Manufacturing and COVID-19: An Integrator’s Take
Podcast
48 minutes

Manufacturing and COVID-19: An Integrator’s Take

Integrators are problem solvers. The brilliant people who design, engineer and implement technology for industrial operations. This week we’re hosting Braam Venter from System Integrator company Advansys. Braam shares how Covid-19 and lockdown has affected the manufacturing landscape, and their business. How they remain safe, connected and productive. How technology has enabled people to improve […]