Remote Service Technology is Even More Attractive in Pandemic

Remote service models have become increasingly attractive for capital equipment and infrastructure manufacturers over the last several years, for some very compelling reasons: Big picture, skilled maintenance technicians and engineers are in increasingly short supply.  Businesses face an HR cliff, with a huge swatch of their workforce slated to retire over the next decade, taking … Continue reading Remote Service Technology is Even More Attractive in Pandemic

What’s Next for Automotive Industry Post-COVID?

The automotive industry is undergoing major transformations that will continue to unfold over the next 10 years:Attitudes about vehicle ownership are changing, especially among younger commuters in urban centers. Ride sharing and car sharing business models are emerging as an alternative to vehicle ownership and public transportation.  The emergence of these new business models and … Continue reading What’s Next for Automotive Industry Post-COVID?

Will COVID-19 Accelerate Industrial Automation?

Covid-19 hit U.S. manufacturing in a variety of negative ways – from supply chain disruptions to HR challenges.  But on the demand side, many sectors have seen stable to rapid growth in customer orders: Food & Beverage, Pharma, PPE, Telecoms Equipment, some Medical Device segments, and Warehouse and Distribution centers are all experiencing growth. While … Continue reading Will COVID-19 Accelerate Industrial Automation?

Intel’s Good Bet on Automotive

I’ve read a variety of opinions about the viability of Intel’s Mobileye acquisition, both positive and negative.  I found the framework Peter Cohen used in this recent Forbes opinion piece to be particularly interesting, as I think he’s focused on the right four questions.  However, after considering those same questions I formed a more optimistic … Continue reading Intel’s Good Bet on Automotive