Jason Kasper

Jacon Kasper is a former research analyst of LNS Research; he primarily focused on asset performance management with collaborative coverage across IIoT and industrial analytics.
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The Role Smart Connected Assets Play in Digital Transformation

Posted by Jason Kasper on Wed, Aug 03, 2016

One of the early successes for Smart Connected Assets has been the area of Asset Performance Management (APM). Many of the case studies for deploying Smart Connected Assets have centered on their value in improving the reliability of production equipment. It is obvious that lower downtime leads to higher productivity, but it can also contribute to improved quality and Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) standards, as well. The question that many businesses have is “How will Smart Connected Assets, coupled with APM, enable me to transform my business in this age of digitalization?”

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Categories: Cloud, Big Data, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation

NEW Rules Enable Best Practices in APM for Rail Industry

Posted by Jason Kasper on Wed, Jul 27, 2016

Recently the Department of Transportation (DOT) in the United States proposed rules that have put public transit organizations on center stage on approaching maintenance in a best practice way. One particular announcement creates a standard for a National Transit Asset Management system. This would be uses to monitor and manage public transportation assets. Based on the current performance of some transit authorities, it’s a positive step forward to improving safety and increasing reliability and performance of the nation’s transportation infrastructure that serves millions every day.

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Categories: Operational Excellence, Risk Management, Cloud, Asset Performance Management (APM)

PTC LiveWorx 2016: A Fresh Look at Things, the Internet of Things (IoT)

Posted by Jason Kasper on Wed, Jun 15, 2016

The opportunities for the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to take shape, and the value proposition is becoming clearer as industry applies the promise of platforms to improve Operational Excellence, customer service and improved quality in products.

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Categories: Operational Excellence, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation

The Missing Link in Digital Transformation: The Chief Digital Officer (CDO)

Posted by Jason Kasper on Tue, May 31, 2016

As Digital Transformation becomes the predominate term to mean all things Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0, and IT/OT convergence, we are increasingly seeing the role of Chief Digital Officer (CDO) come to the forefront to help organizations bridge the gap between the COO and CIO. Read More

Categories: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation

Getting APM & IIoT Connected at the ABB Customer Conference

Posted by Jason Kasper on Tue, May 17, 2016

This week I had an opportunity to attend the ABB Customer Conference in Atlanta, GA to get an understanding and viewpoint on how ABB Enterprise Software is bringing together solutions to tackle the most pressing issues in Utilities, Oil & Gas and Mining.

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Categories: Cloud, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Asset Performance Management (APM)

Calling All IIoT Vendors- Can You Deliver Value Today?

Posted by Jason Kasper on Thu, May 12, 2016

LNS Research is increasingly receiving requests from the end-user community to help understand the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Platform landscape that will help them in their Digital Transformation journey. Who can help them today and in the long term? In general we are seeing a general lack of understanding of what should constitute an IIoT platform to enable other systems and how it can support business initiatives.

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Categories: Cloud, Big Data, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation

Understanding Risk vs. Criticality Can Make All the Difference in Rail

Posted by Jason Kasper on Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Healthy assets are the foundation of a healthy business. And how can organization make sure their assets are healthy? There are two ways an organization can maintain healthy assets.

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Categories: Operational Excellence, Risk Management, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Asset Performance Management (APM)

Smart Connected Assets & Smart Services: Enabling Outsourced Maintenance Models

Posted by Jason Kasper on Wed, Apr 06, 2016

Smart Connected Assets have created an opportunity to push the envelope in a now emerging market of Smart Services. Granted, outsourcing the maintenance of OEM equipment has been around for some time, think Rolls-Royce and pay per mile aircraft engines. However, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) creates an opportunity for more advanced service offerings to maintain assets before they fail.

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Categories: Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Performance Management (APM)

Solving the Supply Chain Outside of the Four Walls: Infor Innovation Summit Recap

Posted by Jason Kasper on Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Last week I had an opportunity to attend the Infor Innovation Summit in NYC. This is the annual two-day analyst event hosted by Infor’s executive team, led by CEO Charles Phillips. This year’s event focused on the opportunity to increase workforce productivity, which has been stagnant since 2007 even though technology investment and use has increased significantly. For Infor, this opportunity is the next era of Enterprise Innovation

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Categories: Supply Chain Management (SCM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation

Smart Connected Enterprise & Industrie 4.0 at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo

Posted by Jason Kasper on Wed, Mar 02, 2016

LNS Research was given a great opportunity to speak at this year’s Advanced Manufacturing Expo & Conference in Anaheim, CA. Our topic was “Discovering the Good, the Bad & the Ugly in ‘Smart’ Transitions”, where we discussed some of our insights in Smart Connected Manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) research.

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Categories: Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Performance Management (APM)