Manufacturing has entered the big data era, with access to more information that can be used to increase throughput, boost yields, improve efficiency, and reduce downtime. But for many manufacturers, machine tools operate in relative silos, so it is a major challenge to collect, analyze, and act on data generated across the factory floor.

This webinar discusses how the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data technologies can overcome key hurdles with a solution based on ingredients from Dell, Intel, Mitsubishi Electric, and Revolution Analytics that provide:

  • World-class security as the foundation
  • Automated discovery and provisioning of edge devices to ease deployment
  • Data normalization through protocol abstraction to improve interoperability
  • Broad analytics infrastructure from edge to cloud to gain actionable insights
  • Infrastructure to monetize hardware, software, and data management from edge to cloud


Tim Appleton
Head of Business Development for Industrial and Energy Solutions Intel’s Internet of Things Group

Tim Appleton is Head of Business Development for Industrial and Energy Solutions within Intel’s Internet of Things Group. Tim has 14 years of experience in a range of roles in the industrial and manufacturing sector covering business strategy definition, product line management, and manufacturing operations management for Intel’s world-class manufacturing fabs. Tim holds a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Arizona State University.

Kirsten Billhardt
Internet of Things Marketing Strategist
Dell OEM Solutions

Kirsten Billhardt is the marketing strategist for Internet of Things at Dell OEM Solutions. She helps shape Dell OEM’s go-to-market for these new technologies, and owns messaging and market activation. Kirsten has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from GMI / Kettering University, an M.S. in Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Harvard University.