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Chad Jackson

Chad Jackson

As Chief Analyst, Chad Jackson leads Lifecycle Insights’ research and thought leadership programs, attends and speaks at industry events, and reviews emerging technology solutions. As CEO, Chad defines Lifecycle Insights’ vision and change initiatives. Chad’s twenty-five-year career has focused on improving executives’ ability to reap value from technology-led initiatives. He has surveyed thousands of manufacturers, produced hundreds of research and thought leadership publications, and presented dozens of times domestically and internationally. He imparts an influential, independent, and insightful voice on the industry’s transition to smart, connected products.

Software for smart connected products

Developing Software for Production Systems vs. Smart, Connected Products

In our hyper-digitized times, more companies than ever before employ software in smart, connected products. For some, that software drives automation in complex production systems in manufacturing, packaging, and other factory environments. For others,...

Hybrid Digital Twin for Virtual Commissioning

Hybrid Digital Twin for Virtual Commissioning

Virtual commissioning is a valuable approach to test and verify software for production systems. It allows engineers to digitally test their software early in the development process to proactively find and fix any issues,...

What is a Digital Twin of a Production System and Why Would You Want to Use it?

Video Post: What is a Digital Twin of a Production System and Why Would You Want to Use it?

What is a Digital Twin of a Production System and Why Would You Want to Use it? Let’s talk about that next. Okay, so what is the value of virtual commissioning? So I think...

Digital Twins of Production Systems

Digital Twins of Production Systems: 1D? 3D? What is the Best Fit?

Commissioning production systems is no easy task. The effort is complex. The schedule is short. Everyone wants to minimize downtime in facilities and plants. Getting a head start on commissioning through virtual methods instead...

What is FMI, how is it related to Virtual Commissioning?

What is FMI? How is it related to Virtual Commissioning?

Organizations are under increasing pressure to minimize the downtime of their manufacturing facilities and plants. This is especially challenging when they are commissioning systems for assembly lines and cells. Virtual commissioning, a model-based approach,...

The Role of a Component Library in Virtual Commissioning

The Role of a Component Library in Virtual Commissioning

Commissioning is a vital tool in the development of today’s manufacturing systems. Over the last decade, it has helped alleviate financial and time pressures on organizations that are trying to minimize downtime at their...

What is a Digital Twin for Virtual Commissioning?

What is a Digital Twin for Virtual Commissioning?

There’s no doubt about it: today’s production systems are becoming incredibly complex. Machinery, cells, lines, and entire facilities leveraged new and innovative sensors, electronics and programmable logic controllers (PLC) to do some pretty amazing...

What is the value of virtual commissioning?

Video Post: What is the Value of Virtual Commissioning?

What’s the Value of Virtual Commissioning? Let’s talk about that next. Okay, so what is the value of virtual commissioning? So I think to have a good rounded conversation around this, we really need...