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.
ABI Research, a firm based in the UK that specializes in analyzing global connectivity and other emerging technologies, estimates there will be 40.9 billion active wirelessly interconnected “things” by 2020. The driving force is the usual suspect: the Internet of Things.
Just in time for Earth Day, chemicals leader Bayer MaterialScience reported from the UTECH Europe 2015 polyurethane show on programs and applications using its materials to help reduce energy usage. The company also gave an update on its CO2-based PU as that eco-friendly material comes closer to production.
Solar and wind energy are becoming more viable as a source of energy on the electric grid. For decades, the major drawback to solar and wind was that they’re temperamental. A cloudy day kills solar and a still day renders the wind turbines useless. Automation tools, however, are providing a path to help these renewables become practical.
In honor of Earth Day, the National Security Agency has launched the STEM Recycling Challenge in Maryland schools to encourage kids to think about where the garbage they throw out every day actually goes. The agency has also introduced “Dunk,” a muscular blue cartoon recycling bin wearing shorts and sneakers.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.