Lunch & Learn: IoT and Industry 4.0


Date(s) - March 19, 2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

EDC of Elkhart County


The Industrial Revolution started with steam and machines. Then electricity fueled assembly lines and the beginning of mass production. Industry 3.0 started with the emergence of computers and basic automation.


Industry 4.0, or the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is a new approach in which computers and automation come together in an entirely new way, with robotics connected remotely to computer systems equipped with machine learning algorithms that can learn and control the robotics with very little input from human operators. Industry 4.0 makes it possible to gather and analyze data in real-time through the use of automation, data exchange, Internet of Things, cloud, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence (IA).


In this lunch and learn, Jason Toschlog, the Chief Innovation Officer at Flexware Innovation, will discuss how IIoT and Industry 4.0 are utilizing data to enhance lives and experiences through mass customization, smart products, and smart services. He will also cover the following:


  • The difference between Industry 3.0 and Industry 4.0
  • Real-life technical, applications and anecdotal stories
  • The benefits and challenges of adopting the new technologies



11:30-Noon:  Registration, Lunch, and Session Introduction

Noon-1:00:  IIoT Presentation by Jason Toschlog

1:00-1:30:  Questions and Session Wrap-Up


Meet the Presenter:

Jason Toschlog is the Chief Innovation Officer at Flexware Innovation and has been delivering enterprise-grade manufacturing systems and solutions for Fortune 500 clients for nearly 25 years. In addition to understanding the technology of devices and protocols as well as ERP systems and databases, he earnestly listens and designs solutions that solve the essential business problems.  In this era of technical hype regarding IoT, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data, Mr. Toschlog draws from relevant experience to lead his customers in practical ways, always focusing on enhancing their businesses.  In his spare time, Jason experiments with network security, pattern detection with neural networks, and vision-based object detection.


Mr. Toschlog holds a degree in Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology from Purdue University.


Flexware Innovation is a leading technology integrator who helps forward thinkers in manufacturing and related industries build comprehensive and long-lasting solutions with ease. Founded in 1996, Flexware continues to help companies leverage technology to solve real business problems with teams of engineers focused on software development, automation engineering, manufacturing systems integration, business intelligence, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Our passion is helping our customers avoid costly architectural mistakes and design, architect, and build solutions that stand the test of time.



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