Engineering on the Edge: Must-Have Computing Tips for Machine Builders

A Machine Design hosted on-demand webinar featuring Stratus Edge Computing experts.

Edge Computing has gained wide adoption in the VAR/OEM and Machine Builder community in recent years. It is a model in which computing takes place at the Edge – near the physical location where data is being collected and analyzed – rather than on a centralized server or in the cloud. This webinar uses customer case studies to discuss key tips on how machine and equipment manufacturers should leverage Edge Computing to meet their unique needs as well as their customers’ requirements using technology based on digitalization, IIoT, and Digital Transformation.

You will learn how to:

  • Simplify and Integrate: Use Edge Computing platforms to consolidate control and monitoring with your other critical applications into a single platform.
  • Protect and Secure: Leverage industrial grade platforms bundled with security, architected with inherent redundancy to protect your intellectual property, improve OEE, extend the lives of your machines, and protect it from unplanned downtime.
  • Scale and Extend: Create machines that scale functionality over time without investing on additional infrastructure and be able to seamlessly integrate with your customers existing enterprise and cloud solutions.
  • Increase Profit: Take advantage of your Edge Computing Platform and its accompanying support services to increase your revenue streams.

Featured Speakers

Aric Prost
Global Leader, OEM, Stratus Technologies
Aric Prost is responsible for driving strategy and go to market for the Stratus OEM business line. Over the past 15+ years, Aric has held various commercial roles including technical sales, sales management, channel management, OEM business development and global sales leadership. Aric began his career with the US Army after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Following a decade of service, Aric began his commercial career with Rockwell Automation in various roles before moving to ProSoft Technology where his focus was on channel development and expanding the company’s OEM install base before ultimately leading Global Sales and Marketing. Aric is based in Colorado and has a B.S. degree in Environmental Science and Engineering and a Master’s degree in Management.

Greg Hookings
Head of Business Development – EMEA, Stratus Technologies
Greg Hookings leads Stratus’ business development and consulting activities across the EMEA region, focusing on establishing an ecosystem of cross industry alliances and partnerships to help companies transform and protect their core business processes at the Edge. Prior to Stratus, Greg served in senior roles based in Japan, Germany and the US serving a broad range of vertical sectors and clients. His experience focuses on using technology and automation solutions to future proof and accelerate business operations through digital transformation. Greg is based in London and holds a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Coventry University and an MBA from Warwick Business School.

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