From Industrial Revolutions to Technology Evolution
Industry 4.0—or 5.0 for that matter—is a thing of the past. We’ve moved beyond revolutions to an accelerating state of technology advancement: those advances have never moved as fast as they are today, and will never move this slowly again. We are no longer in the age of industrial revolutions. We are in the age of technology evolutions. (You heard it here first!) Today’s technology evolution is centered on the necessity to harness data as a corporate asset. In today’s cyber digital environment there is one common theme across all of industry regardless of commodity and that is master data connectivity, and using it to enable the digital thread. A veteran leader of digital transformation efforts across UTC—and strategic planning initiatives with the U.S. Air Force before that—Haggerty shares her views on innovation, including how to overcome obstacles such as denial, lack of digital literacy, lack of enterprise strategy, analysis paralysis, never-ending pilot implementations and lack of core development.