Technology - Virtual Roundtable

Accelerate Business model innovation and Industry 4.0 advancements

17th May 2022 | 10:00am - 11:30am GMT
How can the manufacturing industry manage operational expenses and maintain financial accountability in the cloud?

A Meet the Boss roundtable brought to you by IBM

As Industry 4.0 is propelling manufacturers to the next level, the need has never been greater for manufacturers to compete with incessant demands of agility, shorter product life cycles, and reduced operating expenses. Many manufacturers are meeting these demands through pervasive adoption of cloud and edge technology. But while it has allowed businesses to move faster, the cloud sprawl has created a crisis for the CFOs, making cloud budgeting an exercise in futility. Disconnected processes, equipment, departments, and suppliers have impacted the ability for manufacturers to achieve the visibility, insights, and productivity needed to compete with market demands of agility, shorter product life cycles and improved experiences.

To address this issue, prevent runaway expenses, and promote business profitability, organizations around the world are embracing connected value chain with a platform. It’s a way for teams to manage their cloud costs, enable new products innovation with automated, fully governed cloud management, empower a more productive workforce and offer great customer experience for distribution, dealers and end customers. Cross-functional teams in engineering, finance, product, etc work together to enable faster product delivery, while at the same time gaining more financial control and predictability.

So, how can we in the manufacturing industry utilize this technology? How can we bring agility into financial management of cloud technologies? And how can we do all of this without interrupting workflow and staying in budget?

Join IBM and a select group of your manufacturing industry peers as you share your own challenges, experiences and discuss best practice in this Meet the Boss roundtable.

Discussion Topics

What are the biggest challenges you’re currently facing in your cost management and cloud journey? Are external industry challenges effecting you too?
Where are you on your cloud and edge technology implementation journey? What’s gone well, and what’s been more challenging?
How do you think you could digitally transform to prevent runaway expenses, and promote business profitability?

Your Host

Thought Leader
Vikram Walecha CTO, IBM
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