Verdugo Operator RFP 04-12-19 Webinar Recording Available Here

The Recording of the Operator RFP Webinar held on April 12, 2019 is available here for playback, along with a pdf version of the webinar slides, and a pdf version of answers to questions submitted as of April 19, 2019.

Click here to watch the webinar video.

Click here to watch and/or download Verdugo Operator RFP Webinar Slides from the Operator RFP Webinar held on April 12, 2019.

Click here to read and/or download RFP submitted questions and the answers to those questions as of April 19, 2019.

March 21, 2019: R.E.D Talk: Investment in Technology and Automation Across Industry in LA County

Technological innovations like artificial intelligence and automation are impacting how businesses are looking to the future investments in their organizations, and their industries as a whole.  Software robotics (i.e. RPA = Robotic Process Automation), and data analytics technology are permeating just about every aspect of business going forward, and companies are seeking answers for where they should be investing in the rapidly changing environment happening around them.

We will be taking a close look at how industries like transportation, aerospace, trade & logistics, manufacturing, and banking are adapting to this new horizon and the impact on businesses in the future.

for more information and to register ($25 general, $15 LAEDC members)

A Post-Product World

In a post-product world, the digital twin becomes the instance of truth, not the physical product itself. (Source: Solidworks) - image

The manufacturing plant of the future will produce not products but experience. If you take the new the robots for mobility – self-driving cars – they’re connected machines. Where does the value come from – the chassis and four wheels – or does it come from the connected services? Those connected services are what we call the experience.

The customer seeks the service, not the product. The value to the customer is coming from the experience of using the car, not from the car itself. Those who succeed in the 21st Century will be those who provide change by offering a new type of experience. This is what makes the 21st Century different from the 20th Century. Millennials Are Ready for a Post-Product World.To some extent, the post-product world is a generational issue. Millennials get the notion that products are essentially experience. For Gen Xers and Boomers, the concept takes some getting used to. Many Millennials used shared rides during their college years. They understand the positive economics of not owning a car.The diminishing sales of CDs is another example of experience over products. My Millennial kids are perfectly content not owning any of the music they listen to, and they’ve taught their Boomer old man that CDs are a clunky way to consume music. I now have countless albums in my Amazon Prime collection. I pay a monthly fee for access, it’s far less than I used spend buying CDs. full article