Hard Facts on the Criticality of High-Performance Processes for Mission Critical IoT Deployments
Mission critical IoT deployments, such as Positive Train Control (PTC, USA) and Electronic Train Control (ETC, Canada), are made up of complex systems-of-systems that operate in complex adaptive environments. Safety is paramount, while business, operational, and regulatory realities are unrelenting. Operational processes, such as those required for running a railroad with PTC / ETC, are the glue that tie together the technology solutions and human elements. Such processes are central in effecting paradigm shifts in business and operational models. Furthermore, PTC / ETC and Digital Transformation are driving a new class of complex and aggressive requirements in the process arena, which in turn raise the bar on core competencies, skills, and organizational capabilities to define, deliver, support processes and their solutions.
Hard facts on the criticality and mechanisms for establishing high performance processes will be demonstrated through process-based examples such as: (i) subdivision creation and maintenance, which is pivotal to PTC operations as it relies on detailed and accurate database containing all track features needed to enforce time-table and operating rules, (ii) locomotive deployment and maintenance across the railroad network, where stringent regulatory rules and laws are in place to ensure equipment safety is not compromised, and (iii) interoperations with other railroads, where “keeping it working” is much harder than “getting it working”. The underlying methodologies, best practices, and mechanisms are relevant to all mission critical IoT deployments.
Sonia Bot is an accomplished operational executive with experience in a wide range of business climates. She is an entrepreneurial-minded leader and strategic thinker with extensive experience in technology innovation and global business management, ranging from global firms to startup ecosystems.
Ms. Bot is the Chief Executive of The BOT Consulting Group Inc., where she partners with C-levels and executives of technology and innovation-based businesses and organizations that are global, about to go global, or require a global mindset to assist in building, growing, and transforming their ventures and solving wicked business problems. She is an accomplished industry presenter, author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, and an industry executive member of university and business acceleration boards. Before The BOT Consulting Group, she worked at BlackBerry, Nortel, Bell-Northern Research, IBM, and TransCanada Pipelines.
Ms. Bot has built five global businesses from the ground up. These ventures introduced wildly disruptive value propositions and were recognized as trailblazers in the communications, Internet infrastructure, wireless, and mobility industries. In addition, she consistently ranks in the top 1% of global corporations and clients for achievements in leading breakthrough transformations and turnarounds of CEO top-of-mind issues.