Transforming Data Into Action - Real-Time Information On The Production Floor (Internet of Things Applications Europe 2019)

Dr Jodok Schaeffler, Head of the IoT Data Platform GmbH


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ALPLA is a world leader in the area of packaging solutions, producing high-quality packaging for Coca-Cola, Unilever, and other brands in the food, drinks, cosmetics and cleaning industries. The big idea at ALPLA was to integrate sensor data from multiple factories and production lines into a central "mission control," staffed by experts who monitor production via interactive dashboards.
With Crate IoT Data Platform providing real-time operational insights in the mission control center, experts there could monitor, troubleshoot and optimize factory equipment efficiency remotely. Operating adjustments and other instructions were pushed to factory floor workers via mobile devices.

Speaker Biography (Jodok Schaeffler)

Jodok Schäffler is Head of the IoT Data Platform at Before joining Crate, he started Mission-J, a company that developed the IoT Platform for Discrete Manufacturing, that became the base for Crate in this industry space.
Before starting Mission-J, he was General Manager in North America for ALPLA, a global company in plastics packaging, with over 160 plants and 20,000 employees globally. He helped to grow the company in the US from the early beginning to 12 factories with over 1,200 employees with customers such as Procter and Gamble, Unilever, Clorox, and other CPG companies.
Before his career in manufacturing, Jodok worked in leading projects of computer modeling for Financial Services in Switzerland. Jodok holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Company Profile ( develops data management solutions that help companies put IoT and machine data to work. CrateDB is an open source distributed database offering the scalability and performance of NoSQL with the power and ease of standard SQL, enabling faster development of IoT platforms and data-driven smart factories. is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Berlin, New York City, and Dornbirn, Austria.
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