Charlie Key is co-founder and CEO of Losant. He focuses his day-to-day responsibilities on working with Losant’s enterprise partners and customers. Charlie has spent more than a dozen years in the software and technology space. He has worked with a variety of Fortune 500 companies to build business-changing software and applications.Charlie is able to demonstrate the value of IoT by connecting the properties of technology to critical business outcomes. His unique background as a CEO and engineer enables him to eloquently communicate how IoT can serve as a viable solution to common business challenges, including how to survive and compete in an ever-changing landscape.In addition to starting Losant, his team and he has founded Modulus and Switch on the Code (SOTC). Modulus was a robust general platform for running software at scale anywhere around the world. Modulus was acquired by Progress Software ($PRGS) in 2014, where Charlie stayed on as Senior Director of Business Development. SOTC was primarily a content site for tutorials on how to create software with a variety of technologies. In 2012 SOTC was acquired by Tech.pro for the content library and site traffic.View the profile
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Every industrial enterprise, from wastewater treatment plants to glass manufacturers, are continually trying to find new ways to improve operational efficiencies. Utilizing IoT to monitor equipment PLCs gives all of these companies the ability to get real-time performance and condition information. This real-time data can be used to reduce unplanned downtime, prioritize maintenance schedules, and improve repair times. All of these outcomes can help businesses reduce costs and increase revenue. In this presentation, you’ll learn how you can collect data from a wide variety of PLCs, visualize the information, and act on the insights – all in real-time. These new capabilities can be utilized from anywhere around the world providing valuable operations data to companies with just a click of a button. Equipment manufacturers can then take this solution and build a brand new as-a-service revenue stream to diversify their enterprise. Businesses all around the world are looking to dip their toes into the vast world of IoT and monitoring equipment PLCs is a practical way to get started.
Hi everybody. I'm Charlie key. I am a co-founder and CEO at Louis. And today. I have the opportunity to be talking to everybody about monitoring plc's specifically in a remote sense using iot. And so we're going to talk a little bit about that today. I'm going to walk through the steps and the ways that we can do that and what a solution you possibly look like. A little bit about myself as I mentioned. I am the co-founder and the CEO at Lowe's and I started my company with a couple other gentlemen. We all have software backgrounds and I've been
interesting Leah not been able to work in the manufacturing environment as I've grown up. And so this topic is pretty near and dear to what I've experienced in. My life has been in some of the things that we happened to work on it local said the manufacturing environment is is full of machines full of equipment and full of capabilities that when we add the teenager to this City's text Solutions. We give a whole new set of capabilities to the to the equipment to the company's into the processes that are involved at Lowe's and we
provide the software platform for iot Solutions. We enable companies to build robust applications and experiences. I can take data from machines provide that data back to their customers and use it internally to improve their processes and a number of Fortune 500 companies in with that. I'm going to talk a little bit about the platform when it comes to the solution, but for the most part, I believe loss and out of this conversation as we are focused on trying to understand how we could build a remote monitoring
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