State of Readiness; Ofra Kalechstain, CEO of Matics

State of Readiness; Ofra Kalechstain, CEO of Matics

In this episode I invite Ofra Kalechstain, CEO of Matics, to join me to share her story and the story of Matics; a publisher of suite of Manufacturing Executions Systems (MES) applications that help manufacturers monitor and manage their production operation activities.  As CEO, Ofra’s responsibilities are to lead and steward the company’s ambitions to…

Lean Busy vs Ignorant Overload Bliss

Lean Busy vs Ignorant Overload Bliss

One of the biggest challenges of a Lean Transformation is to create the ‘Vision of Excellence’; what should we aim to achieve over the coming years, what is possible? This is often problematic because the majority of people in the organisation ‘don’t know what they don’t know’; that is, they haven’t seen what truly Operationally…

Artificial Intelligence; The Next “Undiscovered Country”

Artificial Intelligence; The Next “Undiscovered Country”

In William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” (usually referred to simply as “Hamlet”), the main character, Hamlet, uses the phrase “undiscovered country” to refer to what lies beyond the grave – the afterlife – and our lack of knowledge of it, and our fear of it.  As it is with death, so…

State of Readiness; James Considine, Philips

State of Readiness; James Considine, Philips

Welcome to this episode of the State of Readiness Podcast with James Considine on the topic of Operational Excellence and Agile In this episode, we will have a conversation with James Considine; the Chief of Staff and Head of Business Programs for the Aging and Caregiving business at Philips, where he oversee the enterprise PMO,…

Clean power is shaking up the global geopolitics of energy

Clean power is shaking up the global geopolitics of energy

As the Economist means, the geopolitics of energy is all about the world’s insatiable thirst for oil. But as this article means, this notion of “scarcity” is now coming to an end, in the midst of major economical change. Furthermore and notwithstanding the other major, inevitable issue: Global warming… Read more