Automating Industrial Machines with Data Science and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Data Science

Despite poor lighting on our Chief Data Scientist Jon Krohn’s face in SuperDataScience episode #680 video version, he’s got a fascinating episode with the brilliant (and well-lit!) Allegra Alessi, who details how data science is automating industrial machines.

• Is Product Owner for IoT (Internet of Things) devices at BOBST, a Swiss industrial manufacturing giant.
• Previously, she worked as a Product Owner and Data Scientist for Rolls-Royce in the UK and as a Data Scientist for Alstom, the enormous train manufacturing company, in Paris.
• She holds a Master’s in Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in Italy.

In this episode, Allegra details:
• How modern industrial machinery depends on data science for real-time performance analytics, predicting issues before they happen, and fully automating their operations.
• The tech stack her team uses to build data-driven IoT platforms.
• The key methodologies she uses to be effective at product management.
• The kinds of data scientists that might be ideally suited to moving into a product role.

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