Is the Goal Smarter Workers or No Workers at All?

Monday 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm, Conference Room (Ballroom A)

Moderators: Rob McNish

Panelists: Amar Hanspal, Jerry Dias, Sheila Gulati, Scott Gebicke

Automation and increasing use of robotics are nothing new in industrial manufacturing. But the Internet of Things (IoT), particularly in industrial applications, has hastened the pace of change and made the latest technological advancements more accessible to more companies than ever imagined, dramatically changing human resource needs.

Where do these changes leave workers and front-line management? While increasing productivity and lowering costs, the pervasive “de-humanizing” of the industrial workforce raises troubling questions for senior management, owners and society as a whole.

This session will explore those issues with the intent of aiding private equity owners and managers in your automation and human resources planning.