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Joseph Salvo | Democratization of Business Innovation via the Industrial Internet

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Please join us for an event by the Harvard Business School Club of Shanghai as Dr. Joseph Salvo, Director and Founder of the Industrial Internet Consortium, discusses the interplay of disruptive technology and the force of democratization that is changing the nature of business innovation and promises to usher in the next Industrial revolution.

Since we were only able to confirm the time and venue with Dr. Salvo a few days ago, we apologize for the short notice. But we hope the meet and talk with Dr. Salvo can be fruitful for those alumni who are interested in the field.

Please kindly RSVP to Vivian Xu at [email protected] if you are interested in attending. 

Date:       Friday 17 April 2015
Time:       6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m
Venue:     Harvard Center Shanghai
                  5th Floor HSBC Building
                  Shanghai International Financial Centre
                  No. 8 Century Avenue
                  Pudong New District, Shanghai

                  Seating is limited; register early!
RSVP:       Vivian Xu at 138 0183 7246
                  [email protected]

About the Speaker
Dr. Joseph Salvo is the Director and Founder of the Industrial Internet Consortium with an aim to connect brilliant minds and machines in powerful value creation networks. He also represents GE on the Board of Directors for the Open Interconnect Consortium. For the past 15 years he and his laboratory have developed a series of large-scale internet-based sensing arrays to manage and oversee business systems and deliver a portfolio of information-based services. 

Some of their commercial business releases include complex decision platforms  (e.g. GE Veriwise™ GE RailwiseTM, Global Vendor Managed Inventory, Ener.GE™, and E-Materials Management) that deliver near real-time customer value through system transparency and knowledge-based computational algorithms.

Pervasive networked sensors systems combined with near-real time collaboration can deliver time-critical, high fidelity data to enable information analysis across traditional business process boundaries. Total supply chain, digital manufacturing, energy management and financial services can be integrated to create a virtual enterprise environment that encourages discovery and process improvement on a global basis. Electronic RFID tagging and distributed knowledge networks extend the reach of these systems with anywhere/anytime access to mission critical information. Crowdsourcing and cloud computing platforms promise to further democratize the flow of information, computation and ideas. 

Commercial business implementations of this work are currently active in Asia, Europe as well as North and South America where they have tracked over 1 trillion dollars worth of consumer product inventory and industrial assets. In the laboratory, Dr. Salvo and his team explore the potential of associative memory structures built in state-of-the-art hybrid software/hardware parallel compute engines.

Dr. Salvo’s group will be providing the core Digital Market Commons to UI Labs for the $320 million dollar “Digital Design Manufacturing Innovation Institute” (DMDII) that was recently announced by President Obama at a White house press conference and by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.