Human and Cultural Consequences of Industrial IoT, AI/ML on Industries

Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Virtual

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In this panel, we will explore the impact of the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine learning (ML) on the workforce. The cultural impacts differ from the Information Technology group to Operational Technology group. In addition to some of the internal challenges where management and workers need to unite and work together to leverage each other’s knowledge and experience for more efficient and productive outcomes. Work forces are feeling threatened that technology could replace their job, management wants higher yields and increase revenue.





Michael Ger

Managing Director, Manufacturing and Automotive

Michael Ger has over 25 years of experience working in industry and Information Technology strategy roles. He has deep cross-industry knowledge in product development, manufacturing, supply chain and customer experience related business processes.



Bill Pugh

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Smart Connections Consulting

Bill Pugh has over 25 years of experience in wired/wireless strategies, platform development and deployment of networking technologies for several private and public companies. Most recently over the past 6+ years, working with cities on strategies for executing Smart City initiatives around Street lights, Smart Parking, Intelligent Traffic, Security and the use of Digital Twins.



Brad Garsten

Managing Partner and COO
Quanta Networks

Brad Garsten is a design thinker, advisor and implementer focused on the intersection of Informational and Operational Technology (IT/OT). Brad helps companies create sustainable competitive advantage by developing and deploying new technologies that integrate with legacy systems to reduce costs.


Our Moderator



Josh Levine

Educator, Designer and Author
Great Mondays

Josh Levine is an educator, designer, and best-selling author, but above all, he is on a mission to help organizations design a culture advantage. His book Great Mondays: How To Design A Company Culture Employees Love was selected as one of BookAuthority’s best culture books of all time. Josh is a contributing writer on