Paul Boris (Vuzix) on the Factory of the Future: Robots vs Augmented Humans (Part 1)
Paul Boris is the COO of Vuzix, a leading supplier of Smartglasses and Augmented Reality solutions for the consumer and enterprise markets. On the consumer side, Vuzix recently debuted the Blade smartglasses to rave reviews at CES. It’s got the best form factor of any pair of smartglasses you can buy when it goes on sales later this year. On the enterprise side, they partner with leading software and solution integrators to solve problems around warehouse logistics, manufacturing, remote expert, tele-medicine, and others.
Prior to Vuzix, Paul was a VP or CIO at several companies including GE and SAP, where he focused on Advanced Manufacturing and the Industrial Internet of Things. Earlier is his career, Paul worked in manufacturing as a plant manager before migrating to technology roles.
This is the first of two parts of my conversation with Paul. In this first part, Paul and I talk about his first job as a bartender at the age of 15, and some hard lessons he learned as a plant manager. Paul goes on to share his passion for integrating technology with manufacturing operations; we talk about the future of factories, and whether robots or augmented humans will dominate. Paul also shares some excellent leadership principles he’s distilled along the way.
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