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Deloitte Digital scales up at PTC LiveWorx 2018

Post-event highlights and recap

Deloitte Digital was a pinnacle sponsor at the 2018 PTC LiveWorx Technology Conference & Marketplace in Boston from June 17–20.

Unlocking business value across an entire production line with real use cases, demos ...and rubber ducks

This year, Deloitte Digital’s Internet of Things (IoT) Chief Technologist, Robert Schmid, delivered a keynote address emphasizing how the turnkey IoT solution for manufacturing supports going from starting small to scaling fast. 

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LiveTALX keynote and the Internet of rubber ducks

Deloitte Digital’s IoT Chief Technologist Robert Schmid, also known as Mr. IoT, wowed the audience with a 42-foot long factory line that was brought to life through the virtual factory app by Deloitte and the magic of augmented reality!

Based on a real-life client manufacturing line, with the product altered to rubber ducks to preserve anonymity, this virtual factory demonstrated the benefits IoT can bring through condition-based monitoring, smart predictive maintenance, and increased OEE in real time.

Watch Robert’s full presentation.

Experience the rubber duck smart factory yourself by downloading the Virtual Factory by Deloitte app for Apple or Android.
The ducks in production. Jim Heppelmann, PTC CEO, (left) and Robert get up close to the factory line.

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Breakout sessions on uncovering assets and digital transformation through digital supply networks

Puneet K. Bhargava, Supply Chain Networks senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP, presented on how Deloitte implemented an IoT-enabled asset tracking solution to help a manufacturer increase market share, gain operational efficiency, and improve product quality and customer satisfaction within weeks.

Tom Walsh, Supply Chain Networks principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, led a breakout exploring how digital supply networks (DSN), enabled by the continuing adoption of IoT, artificial intelligence, and cognitive technologies are transforming how products are designed, made, used, and maintained.

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Live demos at the Deloitte Digital booth

On the show floor, we demoed our end-to-end turnkey IoT solutions for predictive maintenance and asset tracking.

The predictive maintenance demo combines augmented reality with sensors applied to machines to track performance, detect anomalies, and predict component failure through machine learning.
Our asset tracking demo shows how RFID and GPS technologies can be used to track the location and status of business assets from equipment to workforce.

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Magic show and evening event

We also hosted a VIP reception for clients and conference attendees with networking, drinks, food, magic tricks, and an epic Jenga contest!

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All the action without the travel

If you were not able to attend in person, you can still experience LiveWorx virtually:

  • Watch a recording of Robert’s “Internet of Rubber Ducks” keynote
  • View photos of our booth, breakouts, and networking events
  • See the on-the-ground report from the booth team via Periscope broadcast
  • Hear team members share retrospectives on their best (and worst) LiveWorx moments
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Deloitte Digital and PTC alliance

Deloitte Digital and PTC are co-creating industry-focused solutions to enable clients to further the value from investments in IoT using the ThingWorx® industrial innovation platform from PTC.

Learn more about the Deloitte and PTC alliance.

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For more information about Deloitte's alliance with PTC, please contact PTC alliance manager Chris Albrecht or PTC alliance lead sponsor Robert Schmid.

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