Grantek Smart Manufacturing Expert Discusses the Relationship Between Industry 4.0 and Data

December 9, 2020

ISA Interchange

The International Society of Automation (ISA) has posted an article on their official blog, ISA Interchange, about the relationship between Industry 4.0 and Data. This article, titled: “Why Does Industry 4.0 Depend on Data?“, was written by Sam Russem, Grantek’s Director, Smart Manufacturing Practice. Sam also serves as the leader of the ISA SMIIoT Division’s Digital Twin and Simulation Committee.

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“Industry 4.0 needs data the same way the brain needs its senses: it is how they connect intelligence with the outside world.”
– ISA Interchange, December 2020

Sam has over 10 years of experience in manufacturing execution and automation system design. As the Director of Grantek’s Smart Manufacturing Practice he is responsible for guiding customers and Grantek through the world of Smart Manufacturing: assessing industry trends, curating cutting-edge technology, and constructing roadmaps for achieving operational excellence.

ISA ( is a non-profit professional association founded in 1945 to create a better world through automation. ISA advances technical competence by connecting the automation community to achieve operational excellence. The organization develops widely-used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.

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