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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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Jun 11, 2019

Portrait of Robin Teigland


Guest: Robin Teigland, Professor in Management of Digitalization in the Entrepreneurship and Strategy Division at Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Technology Management and Economics.

Quote:  “Digitalization challenges many of the basic assumptions around the way business is being conducted for...

Apr 9, 2019

Portrait of Sanjay Jain, George Washington University


Guest: Sanjay Jain, Associate Professor of Decision Sciences at George Washington University, Washington, DC and research associate at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in the system engineering group.

“You have to make the [artificial] intelligence accessible and easy to use for the...

Mar 29, 2019

Guest: Jon Bokrantz, PhD student, Chalmers University of Technology, Division of Production Systems, Department for Industrial and Materials Science

“This shared understanding of smart maintenance is rooted in the Swedish manufacturing industry. They really defined what it is”.

  • Jon stated: “We cannot build...

Mar 13, 2019

Portrait Rikard Söderberg

Guest: Professor Rikard Söderberg, Chalmers University of Technology, Head of Department of Industrial and Materials Science and Director of Wingquist Laboratory. 

“If we feed our simulation algorithms with real-time data, we can compensate [geometrical deviations] and optimize the production”.

Professor Rikard...

Feb 28, 2019

Guest: Mukund Subramaniyan, PhD student, Chalmers University of Technology

“The data speaks about the behavior of the production system”

Instead of defining big data in terms of “what” and “how”, Mukund Subramaniyan invites us to asks: “why” big data? In this episode, Mukund Subramaniyan shares his...