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Automating Automation: How Software Will Drive the Next Manufacturing Revolution

September 25, 2019

11AM - 12PM ET


In this webinar, technologist and Bright Machines CTO Brian Mathews will trace how concepts from the manufacturing industry have transformed the modern software industry and how key learnings from software development will form the next revolution in manufacturing.  He’ll explore key principles from lean manufacturing to cloud computing that have paved the way to new approaches to production that are faster, more flexible and cost less.

Key Takeaways:

  • Manual configuration of automation equipment has inherent limitations
  • Software can be used to automate the configuration and operation of automation equipment
  • Software-Defined Manufacturing is poised to drive the next manufacturing revolution

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Bright Machines

Bright Machines helps manufacturers effortlessly and autonomously build the next generation of smart electronic products. Their global team consists of leading experts in applied science, software, automation, process engineering and factory operations, with deep experience in computer vision, machine learning and adaptive robotics. The Bright Machines Microfactory can be deployed in half the time of traditional automation and its modular nature enables the hardware to be reconfigured for a variety of assembly skills such as screwdriving, soldering, heat sink insertion, and many more. Bright Machines has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s most promising AI companies, by CRN as a top 10 Robotics startup, by IOT Analytics as a top 10 IoT startup, and by World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer.

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Brian Mathews, Chief Technology Officer

Brian is a technology futurist who has spent three decades architecting cloud and desktop software for designers and engineers. Most recently, he led a 500-person platform group at Autodesk that was responsible for software development, cloud operations, product security and compliance. Previously, he led software teams developing 3D reality capture, computer graphics, augmented reality, data compression and other products. Brian holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electrical engineering, both from Cornell University.

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