Job Site Choreography

Fluor “designs and builds the world’s toughest projects,” according to its website, which means things like remote petrochemical plants and complex infrastructure systems that...

Training For a Post-Apprenticeship World

As NiSource rolls out a $30 billion long-term plan to modernize an electric and natural gas infrastructure that serves nearly 4 million customers in...

Buying Innovation Off The Shelf

“Nobody is breaking down our doors to give us a system to sense properties of hard rock,” explained Donovan Waller, Group Head of Technology...

The Connected Enterprise

A few years ago, the benefits of using new technology and processes to innovate its own connections between the shop floor to the top...

What If Your ISP Could Stop Cybercrime Before It Happened?

Although major hacks generate news headlines, most companies and institutions quietly contend ongoing web-based probes and attacks, with the average CISO at the largest...

Customer-Driven Innovation

“Splunk started as a tool for IT people to interact with log data and connect the dots,” said Haiyan Song, the company’s SVP of...

Shopping Or Reading?

Every morning at 6 a.m., Editorial Director Jim Kaminsky starts Slacking (yes, it’s a verb now) with his dozen or so writers and data...

Reality Is The Best Innovation Challenge

Nowhere in the detailed wrap-up report on a huge energy demonstration project in 2013 in the Pacific Northwest was there mention of an important...

Will Consumers Manage Their Electricity Use?

Most people are about as engaged in their monthly electricity bills as they are in tracking the amount of air they breathe. Direct Energy is...

Build, Don’t Just Buy

When Experian’s Eric Haller put his five-slide proposal for an innovation lab in front of his boss’s boss back in 2010, the exec stopped...

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The Robot Apocalypse Starts With Ping Pong?

I just watched a robot play ping pong. I'm at Hannover Messe, which is a giant industrial trade show that's chocked full of every type...

What Will Safety Look Like Once Cars Are Smart?

While computer-assisted controls promise to make driving safer, the nature of accidents will change, not simply go away. Consumer expectations for those crash experiences...

Why Robots Won’t Replace Us

Artificial intelligence, if headlines are anything to go by, promises to herald either a wonderful new age of possibility or harkens the beginning of...