Mary Ann de Lares Norris
Free
6 Feb 2018 | 16:30 - 17:00 | Unified Communications Theatre | Oblong Industries Add to calendar
Factory of the Future: the importance of collaboration for Industry 4.0
Mary Ann de Lares Norris
Vice President EMEA
Oblong Industries
Abstract:
A profound digital transformation is taking place globally. The physical world and the digital world are becoming more intertwined and nowhere is it more evident than in the manufacturing sector. As big business embarks on the era of Industry 4.0, enterprises must be ready to adapt in order to become Factories of the Future. This means embracing high-tech strategies, characterized by adaptability, innovation, resource efficiency and seamless collaboration, which can meet the challenges of a distributed workforce and create value. Mary Ann will explore the importance of collaboration for Industry 4.0 and discuss how it's shaping the digital workplace.
Speaker Biography:
Mary Ann de Lares Norris is VP of EMEA, Oblong Industries, whose innovative technologies are leading the evolution of human-machine interface in the enterprise. She is executive lead for EMEA activities, and a director of the UK, Spanish and German businesses, based in France. Prior roles include Chief Operating Officer of a Parisian interactive television company, Director of Strategic Planning at Mattel, Executive Producer at Sony Electronic Publishing, and Producer at The Voyager Company. Mary Ann holds an MS from the MIT Media Lab and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from UC Santa Cruz.