Thomas Mcgrath-Chief Executive, Cognition

    Thomas co-founded Cognition to bring his expertise using big data advanced analytics to drive operational effectiveness in manufacturing to the UK & Irish market. As ex-MD EMEA for Elutions Inc, Thomas industrialised Operational Intelligence solutions using basic SCADA systems. An experienced board advisor in the UK, latterly as a Director at KPMG, Thomas held several leadership roles including Head of Transformation at Mouchel plc, and at Hedra plc. He was strategic advisor on Regulated Industries at Grant Thornton and was Head of Performance at Mayor of London, responsible for overseeing major projects. Find out more:


    Presentation Title: “A small leap into Industrial IoT can make your Industry 4.0 plans Smart enough to sound Intelligent”



    There are now very cost-effective technologies out there to help manufacturers extract intelligence from their machines to release trapped-value in their operations. Many companies struggle to achieve their strategic priorities because they just can’t see or optimise their Operations as it’s just make-up of point solutions and mindsets.  As all key functions and activities are intrinsically linked they collectively impact overall business performance. This talk highlights a new approach using Big Data Advanced Analytics to enable real-time delivery of actionable descriptive alerts optimised to not only the asset, but the process and human constraints. This is Operational Intelligence and it allows you identify live savings opportunities so you can decide whether to intervene and see the progress of your strategic priorities.  Thomas will explain how by collating and analysing asset and system information you can understand and gain insights for operations optimisation with a view to increase efficiency, reduce waste, improve compliance and minimise risk across operations.