Automation Update: What Does the Future Hold?, Paper360º March/April 2019
From management to the
mill floor, everyone has heard the buzzwords: Big Data. Cloud-based computing. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Data analytics. Advanced control systems. Industry 4.0. Yet these are no longer buzzwords—they’re a competitive reality in the pulp, paper, and packaging industries.
OUR EXPERT RESPONDENTS
We asked each of several vendors specializing in various types of automation geared specifically toward the pulp and paper industry to select subject matter experts to respond to our questions. Respondents from each company were:
• ABB: Steven St. Jarre, head of business development, Pulp and Paper, Process Industries, ABB
• Siemens: Dr. Hermann Schwarz, product manager, Smart Controls and Innovation FI (Fiber Industry)
• Valmet: Jari Almi, director, Industrial Internet; Arttu-Matti Matinlauri, director, analytics and application development, Valmet Industrial Internet; and David Eapen, manager, Valmet Industrial Internet, North America
• Voith: The team of respondents included David Buchanan, president, Voith Paper North America; Michael Rhodes, senior vice president sales North America, Voith Digital Ventures; and Kevin Whitfield, account executive North America, Voith Digital Ventures.
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