If AI Is So Awesome, Why Aren’t You Using It? Grantek’s Jeff Winter Answers for InTech Magazine
June 10, 2021
InTech Magazine, the flagship publication of the International Society of Automation (ISA), has published a new article from Grantek’s Senior Director of Strategy & Marketing. “If AI Is So Awesome, Why Aren’t You Using It?“, was written by Jeff Winter, who leads Grantek’s team of technology and industry vertical focused experts that support Industry 4.0 and digital transformation.
“AI will inevitably be used to assist, offset, and even replace tasks we do today, just like the Internet and electricity did many years ago. AI will permeate every part of our personal and professional lives. It will be used to help us grow our businesses and eventually be used in nearly every electronic product companies make. So, what can you do today to take advantage of AI? The answer is surprisingly simple in concept, yet requires a huge, concerted effort to pull off effectively. You do not need to go out and do tons of research on AI technology, understand the details of how it works, investigate all the existing platforms, or even launch a bunch of pilot projects. Instead, you, along with everyone in your entire company, need to change the way you think.”
– If AI Is So Awesome, Why Aren’t You Using It?, InTech Magazine, June 2021
Jeff Winter is the Senior Director of Strategy & Marketing at Grantek, where he manages of team of technology and industry vertical focused practice leads that support Industry 4.0 and digital transformation. With more than 15 years of experience working for different industrial automation product and solution providers, Jeff has a unique ability to simplify and communicate complex concepts to a wide range of audiences, educating and inspiring people from the shop floor up to the executive board room. As part of his experience, Jeff is also very active in the community of Industry 4.0. He currently is a part of the leadership committee of the Smart Manufacturing & IIoT Division of ISA (International Society of Automation), a contributor to IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) as a member of TC 65, Board of directors with MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) and Benchmarking chair with CSIA (Control System Integrators Association).
ISA (isa.org) 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.
For over 40 years, top manufacturers in Food & Beverage, CPG and Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals have called upon Grantek to solve their most complex business and manufacturing challenges. Grantek automates Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverage manufacturing operations, including integration with business systems for seamless solutions. Grantek helps customers meet the stringent requirements and challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Grantek is a system integrator and solution provider with a specialization in Smart Manufacturing solutions, Manufacturing Automation solutions, Industrial IT/Cybersecurity solutions and Manufacturing Consulting services.