Although the Industrial Internet of Things is regarded as a trillion dollar opportunity, recent studies from Cisco and the Boston Consulting Group indicate that company leaders are hesitant to invest in IIoT. This reluctance is supported by a lengthy history of problematic technology implementations, industrial incidents, and financial hardships.
Dr. John F. Carrier is a Senior Lecturer in the System Dynamics Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has spent over 25 years diagnosing and eliminating hidden factories in the oil & gas, petrochemical, discrete manufacturing, and research laboratory facilities, saving these organizations hundreds of millions of dollars while reducing operating risk. He also works with companies to successfully integrate the technology of the Industrial Internet of Things into their existing organization, with a distinct focus on developing front line leaders in the culture of improvement.
He currently runs a popular MIT Executive Education course on Implementing IIoT through Continuous Improvement Leadership (http://tiny.cc/2jhcjy). He also co-teaches an MBA course with Professor John DC Little (Little’s Law).
Dr. Carrier holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, an ScD in Control Systems from MIT, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.