Many projects dealing with real-time data fail, due to issues with managing data, identifying use cases and applications, and determining the right context for the data that’s collected. DHL’s Javier Esplugas and Conduce’s Kevin Parent explain how the two companies have implemented an IoT pipeline that gives managers and executives real-time insight into warehouse operations, helping them to identify potential hazards, reduce costs, and increase productivity, and share practical tips for preparing and scaling a real-time streaming data project for success.
Javier “Xavi” Esplugas is the vice president of IT planning and architecture at DHL Supply Chain. Xavi has served in a number of roles at DHL Supply Chain. Previously, he drove the standardization and innovation agenda in Europe, which included DHL’s vision picking, robotics, and the internet of things. Xavi holds an MSC in computer engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona.
Kevin Parent is the CEO of Conduce, a company that helps leaders and teams see and interact with all their data instantly using a single, intuitive human interface. An innovator, Kevin’s entire career has focused on connecting the dots between advances in technology and human experiences. Previously, he cofounded Oblong Industries, where he invented new–to–the-world interfaces that allow users to interact with software using displays, gestures, wands, tablets, and smartphones, and spent 10 years engineering theme park attractions. (He was a project engineer for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Walt Disney Imagineering.) Kevin is the author of six patents. He holds a degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his undergraduate thesis work was conducted in MIT’s Media Lab.
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