The 2021 IoT Innovators Awards
Jeff Stebbins said that demand was already picking up for the industrial IoT solutions offered by his company, New Vision, prior to the start of the pandemic. But interest in the solutions—which enable manufacturing systems to automatically connect to data from product development teams, wherever those teams might be physically located—has grown rapidly during the pandemic, said Stebbins, president and CEO of Bloomington, Minn.-based New Vision.
“Prior to that, certainly this ‘Industry 4.0’ initiative has been out there,” he said, referring to a term for the digital transformation and automation of manufacturing industries. “But since the pandemic, I’ve seen the desire to extend that to create that true digital thread—where engineering can communicate with manufacturing, and vice versa, using more of an automated, software-oriented set of capabilities. I think that’s what’s accelerated – customers want more ability to have everything connected in some manner.”
With eight years of experience focused on this space, New Vision has “continued to learn every step of the way, and we’ve evolved our processes. That is really how we differentiate,” Stebbins said.
New Vision is among the 25 IoT solution providers being honored with CRN’s 2021 IoT Innovators Awards. These solution providers were chosen for their innovative and differentiated solutions in the IoT market—spanning industrial IoT, connected systems and devices, IoT security, AI, automation and more. Take a look at this year’s IoT Innovators in the following slides.