The narrative around robotics, automation, and industry 4.0 technology are that these technologies are out of reach and require overwhelming investments and change to company infrastructure, but with advancements in technology across the manufacturing sector, this narrative is changing quickly.
Fady Saad and Mark Martin are General Partners at Cybernetix, a venture capital firm leading the way for investment into early-stage robotics, automation, and AI startups. Fady is also the Co-Founder of MassRobotics, the world's first and largest robotics & AI startup escalator. He led the multi-million dollar fundraising for the organization and architected MassRobotics' corporate partnership program and business model.
Mark has 25+ years of executive tech leadership spanning industrial, healthcare, automotive, and consumer industries. A former VP of Analog Devices Industrial Automation, Sensors, and IoT division leading a $1B+ business, Mark led multiple acquisitions, strategic investments, and scaled new business ventures.
In this episode, Fady and Mark break down all of the transformational technology changes that are affecting manufacturing right now.
Join us as we discuss:
- Some of the transformational technologies that are happening in manufacturing right now
- What it takes to get past the fear of change to make or invest in something new
- Mark and Fady's perspective on automation in manufacturing not being an option, but a necessity
- How the current economic climate will affect manufacturing in the near future