Canary today announced it has become the historian solution of choice for The Smart Factory @ Wichita, a new Industry 4.0 immersive experience center by Deloitte.
The Smart Factory @ Wichita is a 60,000 square feet sustainable space located on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus. The Smart Factory includes a fully operational production line and experiential labs for developing and exploring smart factory innovative capabilities. As a Participant-Level sponsor, Canary will work with Deloitte to advance the execution of smart factories and enable manufacturers to quickly adopt state-of-the-art, Industry 4.0 technologies to drive new business models and boost quality, productivity, and sustainability. As part of the sponsorship, Canary intends to leverage the powerful ecosystem of The Smart Factory @ Wichita to help customers across numerous industries innovate their supply chain, develop next-generation technologies, and maximize the value of their process data via the Canary System.
“Digital transformation is a journey, and like all successful journeys, having the right guide and the right gear are essential,” said Jeff Knepper, Executive Director of Business Development at Canary. “The Smart Factory @ Wichita is that guide, and the integrated solutions they are building is that gear. Canary is pleased to provide software solutions at The Smart Factory @ Wichita that will make it easy for future collaborators of the ecosystem to collect, store and learn from sensor data.”
The Smart Factory @ Wichita is a highly digitized, connected production facility that uses technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and robotics to help companies manufacture products, create new business value, unlock data-driven insights, and automate or eliminate business processes. These technologies enable people to do their jobs in a more productive and efficient manner while improving quality and overall safety. The Smart Factory @ Wichita will bring digital transformations to life by demonstrating how to merge existing technologies with new innovations, sparking a dialogue about how companies can accelerate their journeys toward scalable and sustainable capabilities.
“We are thrilled to have Canary onboard as a Participant sponsor of the Smart Factory @ Wichita to capture real-time process data from the manufacturing environment,” said Stephen Laaper, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP. “The combined power and effort of our sponsors will enhance the experience and outcomes available to clients that walk through the factory doors, accelerating the speed and adoption of digital transformation for their organizations.”
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