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Welcome to DigiTalk Pod, where we talk about digitalization and how it will change the way we produce and use things. If you are an engineering student, an innovation-driven manager, an entrepreneur or a life-long learner and wonder about the role of digitalization in the manufacturing industry – then you are in the right place. 

This podcast is produced by the Production Area of Advance at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The show host is Ilaria Barletta, PhD, a sustainability thinking & doing enthusiast.

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Dec 19, 2018

This is a special episode, because Maja Bärring and Daniel Nåfors are the first PhD students who have been interviewed in Digitalk Pod. Maja’s research focuses on understanding the value of data brought by digital technologies in production, such as the 5G and blockchain, whereas Daniel’s research focuses on...

Dec 5, 2018

Guest: Anders Skoogh, Associate Professor and research group leader for Production Service Systems & Maintenance, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology.

“The vision has to be failure-free production”

Listen to Anders Skoogh, who brings a perspective that combines...

Nov 21, 2018

Guest: Professor Björn Johansson, Chalmers University of Technology

“The digital factory is our laboratory… [whose] data comes from the real world”.

In this episode, Professor Björn Johansson talks about virtual production and digital twins, and shares with us how digital tools (for instance, 3D imaging,...

Nov 7, 2018

Guest: Mélanie Despeisse, Assistant Professor, Chalmers University of Technology.

“Manufacturing needs to be efficient but also respect the planetary boundaries”.

In this episode, Assistant Professor Mélanie Despeisse takes us to a journey starting from the quintessence of manufacturing – using valuable...

Oct 24, 2018

Guest: Professor Johan Stahre, Chalmers University of Technology.

Digitalization tells “how you should use a new technology in order to be more productive, safer, and more creative”.

In this episode, Professor Johan Stahre tells us what digitalization is, and how it is leveraging manufacturing companies’...