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4 Mega Trends Impacting the Digitalization of STO Events

T.A. Cook and StartUs Insights conducted a data-driven analysis to identify the top technology solutions for the digitalization of STOs. Using the StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 1.379.000+ startups & scaleups globally, we identified 404 emerging companies focusing on innovations that impact STOs in 2021 and beyond. These key players develop a broad variety of solutions to digitally connect field workers and establish full-fledged connected workplaces, ascertain adequate situational awareness for management, automate inspection processes at different levels, as well as ensure better STO scope planning.

Revolutionizing Maintenance Budgeting

T.A. Cook’s top experts joined together to support the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals 2021 Annual Conference, a globally renowned U.S. based conference featuring world-class education and networking. T.A. Cook provided multiple expert keynote presentations, including the first public demonstration of STRYVE, the industry’s first Demand-Driven Maintenance software which seeks to revolutionize the way maintenance and reliability budgets are built and managed. Digital expert Tim White also provided a keynote on digitalization and the importance of data governance. Flip to page 14 to see an in-depth interview with Tim White on Harnessing a Competitive Advantage for Asset-Intensive Industries.

T.A. Cook Defends Title as Hidden Champion in Asset Performance Management

T.A. Cook receives two awards as top asset performance management consulting firm. Many thanks to all the employees whose efforts are what made these two achievements possible in the first place! We’d also like to express our sincere thanks to our clients – it wouldn’t have been possible to achieve such excellent results without their close collaboration.

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.

– John F. Kennedy

When the former US president uttered these words in 1963, he was praising the performance of Major Gordon Cooper, who had successfully returned from a space flight. A comparison between humans and computers back in the 1960s may be surprising, but in fact, computers did already exist. At the time, the German model TR4 was state of the art – as big as eight refrigerators and with a storage capacity of a paltry 0.2 megabytes. More than 50 years later, computers operate at a performance level that Kennedy probably never dreamed of. And yet his image of humanity in relation to machines remains as relevant as ever.

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Simon Sinek: The Infinite Game

Monopoly, Scrabble, soccer, and Chess are just a few examples of traditional games. Simon Sinek refers to them as “finite games.” In his latest work, however, the management consultant explores much more complex kinds of games – infinite games. This is also his book’s title. Sinek defines an infinite game, whether in politics, business, or society, on the basis of three factors. First, there are no winners or losers, only people ahead and people behind. Second, the rules aren’t fixed and can change at any time. And third, the game doesn’t have a defined endpoint or goal. Sinek argues that although most games are infinite, many – too many – players think in finite terms. The Englishman views this as an economic problem: “Where finite- minded players make products they think they can sell to people, the infinite-minded player makes products that people want to buy.” To him, the solution is obvious: only managers who adopt an “infinite mindset” will be able to run their companies successfully. Check out the book to learn what it takes to do so.

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