When an executive's business title includes the term 'Industry 4.0,' you’d expect that person to be very involved in digital transformation. And certainly, this is true for Sudhi Bangalore, Stanley Black & Decker’s CTO for global operations and global vice president of Industry 4.0.
IndustryWeek technology editor Peter Fretty interviewed Sudhi Bangalore to understand some of the key technologies that are powering one of the world’s most recognizable and innovative brands. He discovered that SBD has become the perfect case study for digital transformation. The conversation spans collaborative robots, flexible automation strategies, and of course AI.
Supporting and enabling SBD's digital transformation is what Bangalore refers to as the three gold goals: goals that serve as building blocks for the company’s transformation. The role of training is one of these three gold goals, and Bangalore sees technology — namely AI — enabling SBD's workers to benefit and drive higher performance themselves. As he puts it: "Technology can enable new career paths and new ways to transform our own people."
DeepHow is highlighted to illustrate how AI is helping SBD to achieve its upskilling and training goals:
“The company’s use of AI also serves as a great example. In collaboration with startup DeepHow, SBD is leveraging an innovative AI platform, called “Stephanie,” in its up-skilling programs to improve knowledge capture, increase training efficiency and help grow the culture of safety at the company.”
About DeepHow DeepHow was founded in 2018 by a team of ex-Siemens researchers and engineers who saw an unmet need to transfer knowledge in the skilled trades labor market. They developed an AI-powered, video-centric knowledge capturing and learning platform that bridges the skills gap in the manufacturing, service, and construction industries. DeepHow streamlines know-how capture using AI workflow indexing and segmentation at one-tenth the time of traditional video-editing approaches, and powers knowledge transfer with smart, how-to training videos that boost employee performance by 25%. For more information, visitwww.deephow.com/.