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Catalyst Connection Digital Bridge

Catalyst Connection Digital Bridge

The Catalyst Connection Digital Bridge podcast explores Pittsburgh's Industry 4.0. The Digital Bridge is hosted by Catalyst's Matt Holjes to explore the intersections of leading-edge technologies in the manufacturing setting. Catalyst Connection provides consulting and training services to small manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania, accelerating revenue growth and improving productivity. 


KarenEpisode 1: Augmented and Virtual Reality in Manufacturing

Catalyst Connection's Matt Holjes teams up with TechVibe Radio's Jonathan Kersting to explore augmented and virtual reality in the manufacturing setting. They talk to Karen Alexander of XR Connected, one of the most respected authorities on the technologies. She will detail how they are being used in everything from assembly to training. Listen here.


LeiaEpisode 2: Cybersecurity for Manufacturers

Catalyst Connection's Matt Holjes and TechVibe Radio's Jonathan Kersting talk about the basics of cybersecurity with Leia Shilobod of InTech Solutions. Leia saves small businesses and mid-market firms from hackers and keeps them compliant by delivering enterprise-class IT security solutions. She is also author of "Cyber Warfare: Protecting Your Business From Total Annilihation." Listen here.


KcfEpisode 3: KCF Technologies

KCF Technologies develops and commercializes products and solutions for industry and the military. The company specializes in wireless sensors, energy harvesting, underwater navigation and smart material devices. Its vision is to be a leader in the development of federally-funded technologies and bridge the gap to successful commercial products by establishing strategic partnerships. Learn more at www.kcftech.com. Listen here.


LojicEpisode 4: Lojic

Discover how Lojic makes software for manufacturers. Lojic is a full service software development and services company geared towards the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers concentrate on making their business processes as lean as possible but often their software and systems are the one thing that is holding them back. Learn more at https://lojic.us. Listen here.


SiemensEpisode 5: Siemens and Industry 4.0

Mike Holtkamp, Digital Enterprise Account Executive at Siemens, talks about the company's commitment to Industry 4.0 Discover what it expects out of its suppliers, the introduction of AR/VR technologies and more! Listen here.


DigtwinEpisode 6: Exploring Digital Twin Technology

Simwell's Jon Santavy goes into detail around all aspects of the Digital Twin Technology. Discover how it takes simulations to a whole new level and can save manufacturers time and money across the board from product development to shop floor setup. Listen here.

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