Our smartphones are filled with apps that track numerous things like our heart rate, running speed, and sleep patterns, but what can this new world of internet-connected devices do for our work lives in industry? Growth of a new class of products called “connected devices” or the “Internet of Things (IoT)” will usher in a new era of smarter, more cost-effective factories. These devices will make production data visible and useful, and will do much to help factory managers make more strategic decisions. This class will cover emerging trends in the Internet of Things and introduce a new, easy-to-implement application for managing factory operations. The cloud-based application uses data collected from wireless, non-intrusive sensors, and displays it in the context of a digital model in order to deliver actionable insights for energy and production management.
- Determine how the Internet of Things can help factory owners reduce energy consumption and costs
- Learn how to access performance analytics for the production floor
- Discover energy-intensive processes and idling equipment
- Discover how high-frequency sensor information can help reduce maintenance costs
Nancy Diaz-Elsayed is a sustainable manufacturing specialist at Autodesk, Inc., where she manages products and strategic partnerships for the sustainable operation of factories. She received her BS in mechanical engineering with a minor in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She obtained her MS and PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where she also received a certificate in engineering and business for sustainability (EBS) and the management of technology (MOT).
Aniruddha Deodhar is senior sustainable buildings product manager at Autodesk, Inc., where he is responsible for delivering streamlined energy-efficiency solutions for commercial buildings. He brought to market industry’s first rapid-energy modeling solutions that make attaining green-energy retrofits quicker and more cost effective. He also co-developed C-FACT, a novel, business-friendly, open-source approach to corporate greenhouse gas-reduction targets that won the #1 spot among public companies in a recent ranking. Recently he developed and brought to market Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Automation technologies and iPAD-based energy analysis and audit tools. Aniruddha brings more than 15 years’ experience in high technology in Asia, Europe, and North America. Aniruddha received his MBA with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management and his BASc in computer engineering with honors from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.