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Philip Stoten
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The Race Is On: Trade Wars, AI Leadership & 5G
Philip Stoten  
8/20/2018   (2) comments
AI is the newest battlefront for the race to domination. Unfortunately, tariffs and trade wars have to be factored into the equation.
What's the Scoop: Blockchain & the Supply Chain
Philip Stoten  
4/12/2018   Post a comment
There's a lot of hype around block chain. We decided to talk to some industry leaders to sort out what's real and what's wishful thinking when it comes to the promise of blockchain in the supply chain.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Actionable Data
Philip Stoten  
4/10/2018   Post a comment
Data, data everywhere. Itís like water, if itís not fit for consumption itís no good to anyone. A focus on collecting data doesnít serve us well, unless of course youíre selling data storage solution. What the industry needs to move from information to intelligence, is actionable data that improves and accelerates decision making. Better decision, made faster.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Cyber Physical Systems
Philip Stoten  
4/3/2018   Post a comment
This discussion and debate around cyber physical systems consider how groups of machines, and therefore groups of vendors and their software systems, can work together to deliver enhanced value in the smart factory.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Eco Design
Philip Stoten  
3/29/2018   (3) comments
Getting the design of the supply chain right at the start is key to success as is communications and collaboration up and down that supply chain.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Mexico Manufacturing
Philip Stoten  
3/27/2018   Post a comment
Competitive labor costs and proximity to the worldís largest consumer market make Mexico an excellent location to manufacture electronics and other goods.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Collaborate, Connect
Philip Stoten  
3/20/2018   (1) comment
We gathered a few industry luminaries discuss the Industry 4.0 projects they have been working on together, to find out the process, and the deliverables in terms of customer value of these strong connections and collaborative efforts.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & the Future of E-Textiles
Philip Stoten  
3/15/2018   Post a comment
E-textiles are coming into their own so we talk to industry experts about the potential of this nascent market.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & the STEM Workforce of the Future
Philip Stoten  
3/13/2018   Post a comment
A big talent gap in both high tech and supply chain demand that we, as an industry, figure out ways to get students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)0-related job.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & Digital Building Blocks
Philip Stoten  
3/8/2018   Post a comment
A handful of industry execs talk about the technology building blocks being leveraged by high-tech OEMs to achieve smart factory or industry 4.0 solutions.
Just Like Being There: APEX 2018 & a Connected Factory Standard
Philip Stoten  
3/6/2018   (2) comments
At the Apex Expo 2018, it was clear that the industry has a lot of energy around creating a smart factory standard. We sat down with some of the industry professionals leading the charge to find out more.
Politics & Manufacturing: A Guide to Unraveling the Issues
Philip Stoten  
2/20/2018   (2) comments
New legislation in Europe, an election in the United States, or a policy by China all impact the day to day business of the electronics industry. Let us count the ways...
What's the Scoop: Artificial Intelligence in the Smart Factory
Philip Stoten  
2/14/2018   (6) comments
AI will be finding its way into smart factory solutions this year.We decided to ask the experts to find out how much progress we can expect once we unleash the power of this game changing technology.
Data Rocks at CES: 10 Things You Missed if You Didn't Attend
Philip Stoten  
1/15/2018   Post a comment
Supply chain pros have been talking about artificial intelligence, virtual reality, 5G and other technologies for awhile. Now, at CES, they are hitting prime time.
Just Like Being There: Productronica 2017 & Artificial Intelligence
Philip Stoten  
12/19/2017   Post a comment
Data for data's sake achieves nothing, but AI may be just what's needed to help the manufacturing industry reach smart factory nirvana.
Just Like Being There: Productronica 2017& Layers of Software
Philip Stoten  
12/12/2017   Post a comment
To bring the concept of smart factories to reality, actionable data is the most critical ingredient. Implementing the right supply chain and manufacturing software and hooking it all together properly is the only way forward.
Just Like Being There: Productronica 2017 & Cyber Physical Systems
Philip Stoten  
12/7/2017   Post a comment
Cyber physical systems underpin and support Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory initiatives. We sat down with a panel of industry executives at Producxtronica to explore the trend.
Just Like Being There: Productronica 2017 & Combatting Counterfeiters
Philip Stoten  
12/5/2017   Post a comment
Counterfeit electronics create more than a financial challenge to electronics manufacturers. It's alos an issue of safety. We asked industry experts what can be done.
Just Like Being There: Productronica 2017 & SMT in the Augmented Age
Philip Stoten  
11/30/2017   Post a comment
Virtual reality toolsare finding their way on to the surface mount technology (SMT) line with companies using them to show what is happening inside machines and support diagnosis and maintenance from afar.
Just Like Being There: Productronica 2017, Electronic Manufacturing & the Digital Twin
Philip Stoten  
11/28/2017   Post a comment
Digital twin....manufacturers need to know what it is and how it will impact the supply chain.
Just Like Being There: Productronica 2017 & Coexisting with Cobots
Philip Stoten  
11/23/2017   (1) comment
Robotics and automation are clearly a major part of our future, but humans will have to learn to work together with machines.
Just Like Being There: Productronica 2017 & EMS Growth Drivers
Philip Stoten  
11/21/2017   (1) comment
At Productronica, the topic of sustaining and driving growth in the electronic manufacturing services industry had everyone talking.
Just Like Being There: SMTAi 2017 & Women in Technology
Philip Stoten  
10/19/2017   Post a comment
We sat down with some industry experts to explore some of the positive developments for women in technology and talked about what can be done to improve things further.
Just Like Being There: SMTAi 2017 & AI Puts the Smart into Smart Factory
Philip Stoten  
10/17/2017   Post a comment
Is AI what the fourth industrial revolution, or IIoT, needs to reach its full potential and deliver manufacturing solutions that learn, schedule production and get us closer to smart factory nirvana?
Just Like Being There: SMTAi 2017 & Smart Supply Chain
Philip Stoten  
10/12/2017   Post a comment
We sat down with some industry experts to explore some of the supply chain developments coming from the application of smart factory principles and AI.
Just Like Being There: SMTAi 2017 & Whatís Driving Automotive Electronics?
Philip Stoten  
10/10/2017   Post a comment
A quick chat with some industry experts highlights some of the changes that are happening in the design and supply chain of the automotive industry.
Smart Factory Strategy Becomes Table Stakes for OEMs
Philip Stoten  
8/15/2017   (7) comments
If you havenít then itís time to learn more about what many refer to as the fourth industrial revolution.
Putting IoM Innovation to Work at APEX
Philip Stoten  
3/21/2017   Post a comment
The worldís electronics manufacturing industry gathered in San Diego, Calif., to share the latest trends in IoM and operation innovation.
Bringing German Engineering to Silicon Valley
Philip Stoten  
8/23/2016   Post a comment
German engineering and a fanatical approach to systems and quality are just what Silicon Valley needs to provide the perfect mix of exciting innovation and successful fulfillment.
Some of My Best Friends are Engineers
Philip Stoten  
3/22/2016   Post a comment
In the wake of National Engineers Week, which gave us days of inspirational quotes about, and from, those involved in engineering, let's give thanks for the work of engineers.




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EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
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Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.