New Program Focuses on Managing Change Related to the Industrial Internet of Things

A new four-day program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Lubar School of Business helps senior managers navigate and lead connected systems initiatives, also known as the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT).

The Connected Systems Challenge focuses on big picture Industrial IoT strategy and leadership, diving deep into key performance indicators, enterprise resource planning, manufacturing execution systems, supply chain management, and other topics.  The program is facilitated by seasoned manufacturing professionals and expert faculty in the Lubar School and the College of Engineering & Applied Science.

“This program brings together faculty and practitioner experts with highly-experienced participants representing multiple industries for a robust discussion on managing the wide spectrum of changes inherent in industrial IoT initiatives — both technical and those involving human talent,” says Sarah Freeman, Associate Dean for Executive Education.

Connected systems play an increasingly important role in the efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness of companies around the world.  General Electric predicts that the Industrial IoT market will reach $225 billion by 2020, potentially impacting close to half of the world’s economy.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is at the forefront of connected systems research with its recently launched Connected Systems Institute (CSI), a multidisciplinary initiative formed in collaboration with industry leaders including Rockwell Automation, Microsoft, Johnson Controls, and other companies. CSI offers test beds to conduct cutting-edge research, provides education, and offers programs to develop talent, expertise, and solutions to lead companies to greater productivity through IoT technologies and applications.

The next Connected Systems Challenge is forming now. Please contact Sarah Freeman for more details.