Edward Benning is a Managing Director within Accenture’s Industry X group responsible for Digital Manufacturing & Operations in the Netherlands. Industry X is Accenture’s term for the multi-phase journey that affects all companies in Industry, as the impact of Digital technologies is felt in the very core of their businesses.
Previously Edward Benning was Smart Grid Integration & Security Lead for EMEA at OMNETRIC Group.
Edward has 20+ years’ experience in the industry across Europe. Edward operates at the intersection of business and IT/OT technology. His key strength is the ability to align business processes, value and priorities with IT/OT solutions and delivery. He has extensive experience in initiating and executing both large scale IT/OT transformations as well in small innovation programs.
With his strong analytical skills and ability to decompose very complex challenges into understandable questions, he is often considered as the ‘problem solver’. He prospers working on clear business challenges in an international environment together with professionals with different capabilities and levels. He has a ‘can do’ mentality and considers himself to be pragmatic, strategic, structured, a team player with a passion for innovation.
Creating the foundation of Digital Manufacturing:
– Data acquisition from the assets (through means like IIoT)
– Data integration and visualization
– Process optimization