Augmented podcast

Augmented, a world top 5% podcast, reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers.

In episode 50 of the podcast, the topic is: The Last Mile of Productivity. Our guest is Laurent Vernerey, former CEO Schneider Electric USA, and member of Tulip's Board of Directors.In this conversation, we talk about the digital transformation journey for the manufacturing industry, as seen through the lens of Schneider Electric. From the early days where those that did not digitize got lost, to being able to track, capture and monitor, to today's reality which is all about change management and being able to achieve scale and into the future of agile, lean and digital which entails scaling and squeezing the value out of hardware implementation as well as drastically improving the customer experience. Augmented is a podcast for industrial leaders, process engineers and shop floor operators, hosted by futurist Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau), presented by Tulip, the frontline operations platform, and associated with, the industrial upskilling community launched at the World Economic Forum. Trond's takeaway: Benefiting from the industry luminaries I talk to every week, I'm eyeing a day when hardware, meaning physical objects of technological origin can scale at the speed and magnitude of software. This will create a whole new world, one where the sky's not the limit, in fact. We need it, because it might arrive just in time for us to avoid the complete destruction of our ecosystem–or at least to adapt to it–a set of issues we will tackle in forthcoming episodes about sustainability. For now, let's just work on the last mile, turning analytical improvements into intelligently preparing for unprecedented scale change in industrial manufacturing and innovation, all of which will be sorely needed soon enough.Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you liked this episode, you might also like episode 33, Sustainable Manufacturing at Scale, episode 42, Business Beyond Buzzwords, or episode 23, Digital Manufacturing in the Cloud. Hopefully, you'll find something awesome in these or other episodes. If so, do let us know by messaging us, we would love to share your thoughts with other listeners. The Augmented podcast is created in association with Tulip, connected frontline operations platform that connects the people, machines, devices, and the systems used in a production or logistics process in a physical location. Tulip is democratizing technology and empowering those closest to operations to solve problems. Tulip is also hiring. You can find Tulip at Please share this show with colleagues who care about where industry and especially industrial tech is heading. To find us on social media is easy, we are Augmented Pod on LinkedIn and Twitter, and Augmented Podcast on Facebook and YouTube:LinkedIn: you next time. Augmented–industrial conversations that matter. 
  1. The Last Mile of Productivity
  2. Designing Industrial Reality in 3D
  3. Making Industry Sexy
  4. Lean manufacturing in the USA
  5. The Startup Studio for Manufacturing

About Augmented Podcast

Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. Technology is changing rapidly. What’s next in the digital factory? Who is leading the change? What are the key skills to learn? How to stay up to date on manufacturing and industry 4.0? Augmented is a podcast for industrial leaders, process engineers and shop floor operators hosted by futurist Trond Arne Undheim, presented by, the frontline operations platform, and associated with, the open learning community launched at the World Economic Forum. Each episode dives deep into a contemporary topic of concern across the industry and airs at 9 am US Eastern Time every Wednesday.

Note that this page is part of Trond Arne Undheim’s personal website, and only includes an embedded podcast player with the six most recent episodes. Please check out for the full episode backlist, starting in February 2021. Key categories include: Upskilling, Industry 4.0, Future of Work, Augmented Worker, World Economic Forum, Manufacturing Automation, etc. On that site you will find a list of all the players that syndicate the show. You will also find gust bios, show notes, and transcripts.