During the 1890’s Thomas Edison devoted most of his time to an industry few would associate with him – the milling of iron ore. In pursuit of finding an efficient way to produce iron ore for use in steel production Edison envisioned the world’s first fully-automated factory. How his efforts played out provide an object… Read More »Edison’s Amazing Automated Mill – A Cautionary Tale
Those who study human history and those making it as they invent our digital future are similarly struggling with the question how will the rise of machine intelligence change the world of human work. Yes new jobs are being created and ones not yet imagined are sure to come. But as machines move up the… Read More »Socially Responsible Automation
How RPA is redefining Rapid Cycle Improvement Do you optimize first or dive right into automation? To most the answer is obvious. It isn’t. Recently I chaired a Process Excellence conference for the OPEX Exchange in San Diego where leading companies from Financial Services, Pharma, Healthcare and other industries as well as BPM providers and top… Read More »Optimize or Automate?
Process complexity limits the potential of business transformation. It’s smart to simplify before you invest to automate. Learn more here Smart Process & Automation The idea of automating business processes dates back to the early days of computing. Technologies like RPA and Cognitive are based on open source code that any organization can leverage. What… Read More »Smart Process and Automation