mCloud Connect

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September 21-23, 2020
mCloud Connect 2020
Online and On-Demand

Your Connected Tomorrow Starts Today!

The second annual mCloud Connect brought together industry, high-tech, and finance leaders to address the role that digital transformation and new connected technologies will play in operating assets and critical infrastructure in a post COVID-19 world. The event featured a multi-track agenda, inviting attendees to participate in discussions with industry experts and the mCloud team in the areas of smart buildings, renewable energy, heavy industry, and healthcare.

We broke down the complex ideas surrounding AI, energy management, sustainability and the role you can play into simple and digestible information you can take back to your place of work and implement for future gains, right from day one.

mCloud Connect Sessions On Demand

View all panel discussions below from mCloud Connect 2020!

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As an AI researcher and specialist on digital assets, Jennifer Zhu Scott has her finger on the pulse of technologies that are poised to change our economies and our lives. Scott dissects our global reality in a post COVID-19 world and how the technological world was built to adapt to global conditions we now find ourselves in.
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mCloud Connect 2020 - Something in the Air
In recent months, much of the world’s population has been forced indoors in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. While proper ventilation and indoor air quality is not a new song and dance, the global pandemic may be the inflection point that tips the scales. Dr. Stephanie Taylor (ASHRAE COVID Task Force), Dr. Mark Ereth (emeritus professor with Mayo Clinic College of Medicine) and John Macomber (Harvard Business School professor and co-author of the book Healthy Buildings) simplify the conversation on indoor air quality, connect the dots on why healthy buildings matter and arm you with the knowledge to protect your health.
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If you had the cipher to unlock the Davinci’s Code behind your merger and acquisition transactions, would you turn a blind eye just because it was new to the conversation? Using digital twin technology to gain the full picture on facilities of interest could not only empower you with operational knowledge but pad your pocketbook when making important transactions. Panelists with insight and experience from the process industries break down the walls on how digital technology is revolutionizing M&A conversations.
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When was the last time you were truly, fully disconnected? From your cell phone, to your tablet to your high-end espresso machine, you’ve already been a connected worker without pausing to think. Our current global situation has caused every company to re-evaluate the ways in which they do business and how their workers complete their tasks effectively. The distinguished panel of industry experts will discuss how operational excellence can be maintained while keeping workers safe and working remotely.
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Are you trying to do many of your job functions without being onsite? The current pandemic has further amplified the need for remote productivity in process industries. Therein-lies the value of a “3D Digital Twin”. The changing landscape for field workers can leverage evergreen digital replicas to achieve operational excellence while maintaining field worker safety. Panelists will discuss innovative methods for 3D Digital Twin and explore use cases that enhance productivity, safety and regulatory compliance in multiple industry environments
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AI-based autonomous drones can complete visual inspections for an entire turbine in as little as 15 minutes, which is 10 times more efficient than traditional methods. These efficiencies allow wind turbine owners to maximize production by minimizing the need for traditional visual inspection approaches that are labor intensive and require highly trained professionals to be on-site. Industry experts will discuss the power of taking maintenance and operations digital and the roadmap forward for energy optimization.
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Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards have become increasingly important to stakeholders, customers, and the general public alike during our current global situation. In a post COVID narrative, socially conscious investors will place intense scrutiny on a company’s operations as a means to screen potential investments. Panelists will help clarify and guide effective strategies to structure the pillars of support crucial to demonstrating socially conscious practices. A trusted company is a company who puts the needs of the many ahead of the needs of just one.
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True artificial intelligence is beginning to revolutionize commercial and industrial industries, but what are the macro implications and opportunities of AI in these settings and what strategies are being used by competitors in the industry. This session will dive in on the characteristics of winning companies who are deploying AI in commercial and industrial settings. It will also clarify how these companies are applying AI now and will likely apply it in the future. 
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Cloud computing is a rapidly evolving technology in today’s modern landscape. You can’t see it, you can’t touch it, so is it really safe? Data in the cloud starts with devices in your home, your office, your factory, listening, gathering, and reporting. How can you be sure that your data are private? Protecting asset and personal data is a crucial requirement for the digital transformation.
Panelists will discuss the challenges of data security and privacy, in field devices, in the cloud, and around the world, and will review best practices for the modern, interconnected world.
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Traditionally metrics have been used to gauge performance, a scorecard. This however is changing. With more and more data feeding machine learning, artificial intelligence and analytics engines, metrics are becoming actionable, providing guidance and insights. This session will explore characteristics of good metrics, how to define and use them to prioritize actions and create business value.
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The adoption of Telehealth technologies is proving to be a pivotal point in making medical care more accessible during this crisis and beyond. These transformational technologies are enabling healthcare professionals to remotely monitor, diagnose, and communicate with their patients while collaborating with care team members in a safe and efficient manner.The Healthcare industry is experiencing a growing popularity of providing cost-effective, value-based virtual care that provides patients with trusted medical assistance anytime, anywhere.
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A fundamental shift is underway in industry as one generation plans for retirement and the next begins to plan for succession. The need for the transfer of knowledge is real, as preservation of practical asset data becomes key to successful digital transformation. Panelists from both the junior and senior levels of workforce will trade knowledge on effective mentorship processes, how digital transformation will facilitate the transfer of knowledge and give situational accounts of how to be the Warren Buffet to the next generation of Steve Jobs.
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mCloud's regional presidents join Sarah Backhouse for a lively roundtable discussion on driving change and efficiency through connection, and the trends within their regions
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Russ McMeekin (President and CEO) joins Sarah Backhouse for an in-depth discussion of the digital business landscape in a post COVID-19 world, the readiness of industry to embrace change and companies can drive positive results through quick adoption of digital transformation
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Organizations have become increasingly aware that the traditional approaches of operating in disconnected and limitative ways don’t match the reality of business, workers, customers and the – by definition connected – improvement of business processes and efficiency. Conversations with industry leaders in wind, heavy industrial and connected buildings will delve into the similarities seen across industries and the learnings discovered as digital transformation evolves within their businesses.

Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Zhu Scott

The Inevitable AI Upgrade - a post-COVID digital economy 2.0. 

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As an AI researcher and specialist on digital assets, Jennifer Zhu Scott has her finger on the pulse of technologies that are poised to change our economies and our lives. Born and raised in extreme poverty, Scott worked her way up from a prefecture-level municipal in Ya’an, China to become one of Forbes World’s Top 50 Women in Tech in 2018. 

Scott is a frequent public speaker and opinion writer on AI, blockchain, digital currencies and data ownership. She debated Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller on the crypto-asset bubble at Davos in 2018. In her spare time, Scott cooks, skis, reads and is a senior technical advisor to the HBO series Silicon Valley.