Ryan Spurr

Ryan Spurr

Ryan Spurr is the Director of Manufacturing Strategy and Business Development at Connection with more than 15 years of experience in manufacturing and information technology leadership. He holds an MBA, MSIT, and is an ASQ member.

How to Leverage Wireless Networking to Support Industrial Transformation

For most manufacturers I engage with, their wireless networks have long been an afterthought. Most are deployed haphazardly to support spontaneous requirements like conference rooms and supervisory mobile devices, rather…

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How AI Is Transforming Manufacturing

We only need to look toward prominent Industry 4.0 models to see how artificial intelligence (AI) impacts the future of manufacturing. It’s baked into the roadmap and is arguably a…

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2021 Manufacturing Trends: Offsetting Headwinds for Continued Growth

2020 has come and gone, but the lingering effects of the pandemic and economic downturn continue, combined with the always present pressure to manage costs, quality, and productivity. Even as…

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The Importance of Enhancing Industrial Networking to Solve Long-term Security Challenges

For as long as I’ve been working, there have been long-established differences between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) networks. Over time, technology has evolved to make it easier…

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Factory Compromised by a Cyber Attack? What Now?

In Q3 2020, one of the world’s largest furniture manufacturers experienced a ransomware attack affecting operations for nearly two weeks. The frightening truth is that this isn’t an isolated event, but a…

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