The marine industry, along with other industrial segments, is rapidly moving down the path of using data and analytics to improve performance across reliability, safety, efficiency and productivity. This presentation will walk through real examples of how Caterpillar is helping it's customers to use data analytics to improve maintenance and operations. This improvement covers a wide range of uses cases, including reducing fuel consumption, predicting and avoiding failures, recovering from failures faster with remote troubleshooting, optimizing operations, avoiding downtime, and providing greater transparency into risks. Many owners and operators have begun to realize they need to focus not just on data, but on analytics to use that data to create value. These organizations are now focused on how do they incorporate data analytics into their business to capture this value.
Rob Bradenham is the Global Sales and Business Development Manager for Caterpillar's Marine Asset Intelligence organization. As part of Caterpillar's transition to the 'Age of Smart Iron', Caterpillar Marine Asset Intelligence uses a combination of analytics, equipment knowledge, along with deep operations and maintenance expertise to help owners and operators use data analytics to improve uptime and decrease total cost of ownership. Mr. Bradenham has spent most of his professional career in at the intersection of technology and the industrial sectors. Previously he was an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Co, the global management consultancy, where he served a wide-range of large industrial organizations on their technology, operations, and strategy efforts. Prior, he was an officer in the US Navy, where he managed operations and maintenance on surface ships. Mr. Bradenham has a BS in Finance and a MBA, both from the University of Virginia.