Microsoft UK's technology expert, Michael Wignall, reveals what Artificial Intelligence is and the past, present and future breakthroughs that have led to dramatic improvements in speed, accuracy and productivity.
They call it the new oil. There’s talk of data lakes and data highways. Data ingestion, data governance, data lineage, data everything. Data, data, data… Hardly the language of everyday manufacturing, is it?
When you are thinking of entering the chocolate business, bearing the name Cadbury is hardly a handicap. But when James Cadbury – the great-great-great-grandson of the founder of the brand, John Cadbury – decided to create his own version of what was once the family business, he knew the traditional high-investment, high-risk way wouldn’t work for him.
The world today is driven by data, creating a change in mindset and way of working that is taking its hold on manufacturing. Alex Love, MD of Customer Experience Consultancy Enigen, says early adopters of change are defining new industry standards, while laggards will experience an uphill battle to compete.
While the key to a successful digitalisation project is data, the key to meaningful, accurate data is the factory network. And businesses need to plan carefully to ensure theirs can deliver on their needs.