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With more than 1,700 exhibitors in attendance, the PACK Expo International presents manufacturers with the latest innovative packaging and technological solutions.
Over the course of three days, the MAJiK team had the opportunity to chat with some of the biggest names in packaging, machinery, and controllers. The MAJiK Systems team attended engaging information sessions, and amassed invaluable industry insights– specifically about how connected devices are going to revolutionize the manufacturing process.
Ahead of the curve, in real-time
According to companies like Rockwell Automation, General Electric, and Siemens, the way forward on the factory floor is data collection; Operators want real-time data, available in an easy-to-digest format to inform their decisions. With laptops in hand, the MAJiK team received a number of interested parties looking to get a more in-depth demonstration of a product that does exactly that: MAJiK Connect. The response to MAJiK Connect was extremely positive, with company after company remarking that data collection methods are long overdue, and that MAJiK is filling the gap.
Additionally, the team had the fantastic and unexpected opportunity to meet a true engineering celebrity, Jamie Hyneman! Jamie is the co-host of the popular Discovery Channel television show, MythBusters.
PACK Expo was definitely a success in MAJiK’s books, and the team is looking forward to the growth and development that will follow!
Michael is a University of Waterloo Management Engineering graduate, and a Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) candidate. Michael is the CEO of MAJiK Systems, a company which he co-founded during his undergraduate studies.
About MAJiK Systems
MAJiK Systems is building real-time production monitoring software for manufacturers. The MAJiK Connect platform consists of an analytics dashboard that visually represents live data, as well as a variety of Operations Management Tools to help continuously improve production. MAJiK Systems is a 2015 MBET practicum project.