Mobility Summit | TBD | New York, NY, USA



Shop-Floor Computing and the Impact of Mobility

Think Tank - 3:40 pm - 4:10 pm

Shop floor computing is certainly nothing new – ruggedized PCs with specially protected keyboards and touch sensitive screens have been creeping into manufacturing facilities for decades in the name of improving productivity and enhancing efficiency. These ruggedized computers all suffer the same shortcoming however, that being that they are still tied to a single physical location. Thus, while workers may be able to stay on the shop floor to work with these systems rather than retreating to the office, they still aren’t able to be exactly where the work is occurring, or exactly where problems are cropping up. Mobile computing devices on the other hand allow ultimate freedom and flexibility and seek to truly deliver on the promise that shop floor computing has been making for years. IT leaders in manufacturing and other shop floor lead industries need to begin thinking about broad scale mobility adoption and the requisite decisions that accompany that shift.


  • Shop floor computing has tremendous opportunity to provide efficiency benefits but is hampered by infrastructure limitations
  • Mobile computing overcomes the primary one those limitations but brings a new set of challenges with it
  • IT leaders need a comprehensive effort that encompasses not just devices, but applications and networking infrastructure to truly leverage the value

Required Qualifications for Speakers:

  • Senior level decision maker of a major organization - i.e. SVP, C-Suite, EVP
  • Executive level experience within a major institution with a direct and relevant focus

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Invitation response deadline: March 1st, 2019

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