Tom Leeson

Tom is Industry Marketing Strategist for the Manufacturing Sector globally. An Engineer by Trade, and Mathematician by Education, Tom’s entire career has been spent in Engineering, Manufacturing and IT helping customers digitally transform their business and their manufacturing sector. With Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things, Manufacturing lives in exciting times, so there is much to talk about.
Business Network

How auto makers benefit from the connected supply chain

There are three mega trends driving the digital transformation of the automotive sector; Connected, autonomous and electric vehicles. Some time…

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Digital Transformation

Stay ahead of the digital curve with our Digital Manufacturing eBook

OpenText™ Enterprise World is always an amazing event and this year was no exception. The world’s largest information management conference…

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Customer Experience Management

Manufacturing 4.0? Industry 4.0? It’s all digital manufacturing to me

I recently attended the Manufacturers Leadership Summit hosted by Frost & Sullivan in LA. This three-day event was full of presentations,…

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Customer Experience Management

It’s time to rethink EIM in the automotive sector

At our recent OpenText™ Enterprise World 2018, there was a great deal of talk about two things: how companies have…

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Business Network

Find out how OpenText’s Triple A’s are supercharging Industry 4.0 at Enterprise World 2018

Industry 4.0. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Call it what you will, but digital transformation is radically changing the manufacturing…

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Enterprise World

6 great reasons why manufacturers should attend Enterprise World 2018

My CEO recently pointed out that current research predicts that by 2020, 60% of plant floor workers will work alongside…

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Customer Experience Management

The 4 key capabilities of DAM platforms for manufacturers

In my last blog, I took a look at Digital Asset Management (DAM) and how manufacturers can use this technology…

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Analytics

Analytics and AI. The rise of the data-driven manufacturer

Times are tough. Global economic growth for the manufacturing sector is slow with few signs of recovery. Companies have worked…

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Industry

What will be the effect of Brexit in the manufacturing industry?

Last year, the UK government said that it had conducted no sectorial impact assessments of the UK’s withdrawal from the…

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Industry

Turning disruption into transformation

Whether digital – such as Industry 4.0 – or geo-political – such as Brexit – disruption is everywhere for UK…

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Compliance

GDPR in manufacturing: Where to start, threats and opportunities

There are now less than three months left until the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. Although…

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Analytics

The top trends for manufacturing in 2018

We’re now well into 2018 already,  but I thought it was still worth putting together a blog on the trends…

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Customer Experience Management

Applying Digital Asset Management to improve manufacturing operations

Let’s face it. Some sections of the manufacturing industries have been slow in adopting a customer-centric approach to their business.…

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Analytics

Why slow big data analytics adoption might be great news for manufacturers

In my last blog, I discussed how research from Industry Week found that only one third of North American manufacturers…

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Analytics

Manufacturers invest millions in digital but struggle to find advantage

Recently I took part in a webinar with Industry Week entitled ‘Digital Manufacturing: Are you taking the lead or falling…

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Digital Transformation

The world turned upside down. When is an automotive maker not an automotive maker?

I read recently that last year, BMW employed more IT specialists than mechanical engineers and Volkswagen had entered the world…

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Analytics

Never work with children or animals …. or a robot

I started this at four in the morning still jet lagged, and there’s an image I can’t get out of…

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Analytics

The human impact on digital transformation in manufacturing

The recent ‘Digital Transformation in Manufacturing’ report from OpenText and Sapio Research revealed that 80% of respondents saw digital transformation…

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Analytics

Manufacturers Using Analytics to Drive Operational Efficiency and Opportunities

The OpenText Analytics Team recently delivered an excellent webinar discussing the role of Big Data analytics for manufacturing companies. It…

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Digital Transformation

Analytics is Key to Digital Transformation in UK Manufacturing

When TS Elliot famously wrote ‘Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?’ he could easily have been speaking…

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