As the Director of Technology & Innovation, Tim Ingold focuses on the future of innovation strategy for Jabil. His team collaborates with technology development organizations around the globe to inventory a vast array of capabilities and socialize end-to-end solutions both inside and outside the company. Examining innovation from an alternate viewpoint, the team pioneers new ways to leverage capabilities that create differentiation, unlock adjacent markets, and spawn new businesses for Jabil.
Tim has more than 16 years' experience in the high tech services and education industries. In his past 13 years at Jabil, he has been an agent of change leading impactful programs to address broad business challenges in strategic development, process efficiency, globalization, financial control, institutional learning, and communications. Tim has held various leadership positions in Information Technology, Global Manufacturing Operations, Process Innovation, and Product Design Engineering.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.