Picture of three people. Ilaria Barletta close to the camera smiling with a recorder in her hand and two of her guests.
Ilaria​ Barletta hosts the DigiTalk Pod where guests from industry and academia talks about digitalization in the production area, from different points of view. Here together witn Daniel Nåfors and Maja Bärring, PhD students at the division of Production Systems. Photo: Carina Schultz​​​​​​​

DigiTalk - a podcast about digitalization in production

The DigiTalk podcast is about digitalization and how it is going to change the way we produce and use things. The host, Ilaria Barletta and her guests will look at digitalization, not as the end goal, but as a mean to achieve meaningful goals for the industry: competitiveness, effectiveness and sustainability. 

In particular, focus is to talk about how the research in the area of product and production development is developing solutions within the digitalization umbrella to solve specific problems in production: prioritizing maintenance interventions, optimize the energy consumption in production, connecting information throughout the supply chain, among others, 
- We are also going to learn how these solutions are applied in R&D environments and what Chalmers University is doing in this regard, says Ilaria Barletta, and continues:
- If you are an engineering student, an innovation-driven manager, an entrepreneur or a life-long learner and wonder about the role of digitalization in the manufacturing industry, then you are in the right place. 

This podcast is produced by the Department of Industrial and Materials Science at Chalmers University of Technology.

Host: Ilaria Giovanna Barletta, PhD Student at the Division of Production Systems. Her research research deals with methodologies for sustainability assessments of production systems. 

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1. What is digitalization? 
Guest: Professor Johan Stahre
Digitalization tells “how you should use a new technology in order to be more productive, safer, and more creative”.
In this episode, Professor Johan Stahre tells us what digitalization is, and how it is leveraging manufacturing companies’ capabilities to be more productive and more innovative. Johan also tells what the division of production systems at Chalmers is doing in order to build the engineering competences needed for the fourth industrial revolution. Johan also explained what digitalized factories are capable to do. We zoomed in on the 5G network as standard to convey key information. The talk concluded with a mention on the role of the SMEs in the fourth industrial revolution.
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Published: Tue 18 Sep 2018. Modified: Tue 22 Jan 2019