Steve Sickler

Steve was a founding member of the MSPAlliance, the largest and oldest vendor neutral organization for cloud and managed service providers. He has held senior management positions with some of the SaaS pioneers and leaders such as SiteLite (one of the first MSPs), Tivoli/IBM and SAP. Currently, Steve is President of Tend.ai, disrupting how robots are managed via their robot-agnostic monitoring, alerting and predictive-maintenance platform
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Got Automation? Using Computer Vision to Help USA Factories Get Competitive

Posted by Steve Sickler on 26 Feb, 2018

Today, February 25th, 2018, I brought up Google and typed in “Robots.”  This was one of the top three top stories listed:

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Topics: Machine Tending

Smarter Predictive Maintenance

Posted by Steve Sickler on 16 Feb, 2018

While managing a large portion of SAP’s Big Data and Analytics business, I ran into a big problem. We created solutions for "smart factory" predictive maintenance by feeding humongous amounts of data into SAP’s HANA in-memory database for near instant analysis and recommended corrective action to prevent problems.  It worked. It was amazing.  Yet nearly none of our large manufacturing clients could justify the expense of data transmission, storage and powerful CPU cycles.

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Topics: predictive maintenance

Smart Robots Run Tend.ai

Smart: Big thoughts, Algorithms, Results

Robotics: They're here, more are coming

This blog is dedicated to bringing new thoughts on the goal of keeping factories up and running.  Not just giant ones building planes and cars, but factories using robots to change the world with lower costs making cooler stuff, like craft beer.

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