IpX True North Podcast

The IpX True North Podcast is a global industry resource for all things people, processes, systems, and technology created to share conversations with our network of thought leaders, innovators, and founders changing the shape of the digital future. Here we share their stories, impact, vision and tools for success in the areas of process optimization, engineering, the model based enterprise, operational excellence, and digital transformation.

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Featured Episode

Uncovering Untouched 3D Data to Advance and Connect the Enterprise with Paul Powers, Founder/CEO, Physna

In this week’s IpX True North Podcast episode, Paul Powers, Founder/CEO of Physna, breaks down the inception of Physna, an advanced technology analyzing and actionizing 3D data, with IpX President Joseph Anderson. Paul and Joe discuss:

  • The role of Physna as an enterprise solution that empowers other platforms by fully utilizing previously untouched intelligence and data within a company and creating a model’s physical DNA 
  • The importance of speed and security when dealing with an organization’s CAD models, 3D data, intellectual property, and how Physna’s detection of changes physically in a model allow it to act as a data protector. 
  • Creating faster and more effective engineering by cutting down on cost of procurement, identifying parts in the field, optimizing inventory management, and maintenance
  • How the technology comprehensively, geometrically understands parts and 3D data to foresee issues in manufacturing and throughout the organization  
  • Thangs, the free and fastest growing 3D community in history allow users to search, store, and collaborate, and its future with Thangs Workplace

Learn more about Physna and the unique community of 3D collaboration at Thangs.com.

Connect with IpX to hear more industry thought leaders. Learn how IpX can help you create your company’s DNA and how our True North service model empowers your organization to bring the most innovative products to market with true sustainability and scalability through our process experts. 

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IpX True North Podcasts are Produced by Elevate Media Group.

Recent Episodes
Redefining Innovation and Quality: The Bridge from Consumer Goods to Medical Devices with Eric Pettes, Bose Health
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Eric Pettes, QARA Bose Health, IpX True North PodcastThis week’s IpX True North Podcast episode features Eric Pettes, Director of QA/RA for Bose Health, as he shares with IpX President Joseph Anderson the Bose journey of expansion into the medical device industry with their development of the world’s first direct to consumer hearing aid. Eric and Joe discuss:

  • Building a quality management system and Bose’s enterprise-wide commitment to quality as a process-based approach 
  • The Bose shared vision for the future and commitment to making a difference for its workforce and consumers
  • The dedication behind launching a new product with a 90-day implementation period and 15 workstream teams while simultaneously entering a new market with the support of Bose’s unique system for traceability and senior executives
  • The innovation from an over-the-counter hearing aid device that provides freedom, privacy, affordability and functionality for those in need with the support of a user-friendly application 
  • Bose’s growth into Class 1 and Class 2 medical devices, the challenges of meeting regulatory states’ requirements, and receiving approval for a Class 2 device
Learn more about Bose and their products by visiting their website.

Connect with IpX to hear more industry thought leaders. Learn how IpX can help you create your company’s DNA and how our True North service model empowers your organization to bring the most innovative products to market with true sustainability and scalability through our process experts. 
Empowering Ecosystem Traceability within Complex Regulated Industry with Neil Olivier, NuScale Power
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Don’t miss this week’s IpX True North Podcast episode with Neil Olivier, NuScale Power’s Director of Corporate Services, as he and IpX President Joseph Anderson discuss Nuscale’s revolutionary nuclear technology and their journey to complete enterprise ecosystem traceability.

Neil shares:
  • Challenges experienced in design, certification requirements, and maintaining configuration management in an industry with thousands of requirements 
  • The future possibility of nuclear as a paperless industry
  • How communication of a change and regulatory requirement is made more visible to vendors, suppliers, and the operator owner using the CM2 change process
  • How training his team in and using the CM2 methodology as well as implementing a CM2-based PLM system laid the foundation for an integrated change control process with dynamic traceability of requirements to their highest level
  • NuScale’s vision for defining, management tracking of, and associating requirements to the actual product components and the systems 
Learn more about how NuScale Power is changing the nuclear industry: https://www.nuscalepower.com/.  
Connecting the Dots: How Envision RISE Evolved from IpX - Episode 10 IpX True North Podcast
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This week Envision RISE’s Staci Hegarty and Michael Benning, IpX Vice President of Organizational Change Management (OCM) illustrate how Envision RISE was born from IpX’s 30+ years of experience as a leading enterprise transformation company whose passion for people of the people, processes, and tools framework grew into its own practice. Michael and Staci describe:

How weak OCM creates disconnect and disengagement between leadership and staff and what successful OCM looks like
How Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) are less representation and more the celebration of backgrounds, ideas, and thoughts to drive problem-solving and innovation by making the workforce feel valued, heard, and respected
How concepts and approaches within IpX translate to Envision RISE 
The financial, cultural, and resource impact of improving DE&I in an organization 

Connect with IpX to hear from more industry thought leaders and to learn about the True North service model for improving your organization. https://ipxhq.com/
Pt 2: Maintaining the Physics Model within AI & ML with Arnaud Hubaux, ASML
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In this second part episode of the True North Podcast, IpX Director of MBE, Max Gravel and Senior Technical Program Manager, ASML, Arnaud Hubaux continue their discussion on the challenges of maintaining the physics model in AI/ML with rapidly changing datasets.

Arnaud describes the need for an enterprise-level AI/ML framework that considers the complete lifecycle change to expand beyond niche use-cases and realize the dream of a fully automated product line. Max and Arnaud discuss where to start when implementing AI and the role of CM in maturing the adoption of AI in a manufacturing environment. Hear more on:

  • The need for the impact analysis to stretch beyond the walls of the company into the environment where it will be running.
  • The perceived unpredictability of AI/ML and the reluctance to deploy in a manufacturing environment.
  • The importance of building in safety mechanisms to prevent financial loss in case of AI/ML failure.
  • How CM establishes gates and checks when releasing a change to make sure the proper qualifications are implemented.
  • AI/ML sustainability and the need to look beyond short-term benefits into the complete lifecycle of a product.
Connect with IpX to hear from more industry thought leaders and to learn about the True North service model for improving your organization. https://ipxhq.com/
Pt 1: Maintaining the Physics Model within AI & ML with Arnaud Hubaux, ASML
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In this episode of the True North Podcast, IpX Director of MBE, Max Gravel, and Senior Technical Program Manager, ASML, Arnaud Hubaux discuss the challenges of maintaining the physics model in AI/ML with rapidly changing datasets. 

Arnaud gives a detailed review of how ASML uses AI to deliver greater value through new products for their customers and to accelerate manufacturing processes by qualifying high-performing parts. Max and Arnaud discuss ASML’s unique approach to machine learning solutions with customers and how AI optimizes production and performance. Hear Arnaud break down:

  • The challenges and necessity of explainability in AI/ML — where a causal clarification is needed between the observed effects and what is really happening physically in order to improve future design
  • Ensuring continual guaranteed performance upon installation and after deployment of their machines to manage drift and ensure dataset accuracy 
  • The challenge and criticality of safety for people and materials first
  • Defining and maintaining baselines consisting of thousands of parameters between both design and production
  • Understanding the change impact to physics models: how to perform validation and verifications activities on the physics models before changes are applied to the customer product in order to mitigate risks with machine behavior.

Connect with IpX to hear from more industry thought leaders and to learn about the True North service model for improving your organization. https://ipxhq.com/
Reducing Risk with a Strong Export Compliance Plan with IpX Director of Program Management, Brandy Taylor, and Chief CM2 Architect, Eddie Kolesar
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In this episode of the True North podcast, IpX Director of Program Management, Brandy Taylor, and Chief CM2 Architect, Eddie Kolesar, discuss export compliance and why it’s a crucial implementation for reducing risk that all businesses, big and small, need to consider. Brandy and Eddie identify the key factors of a good Export Compliance Plan and share their experience and knowledge including: 
  • What export compliance is and why It should be considered in your change process
  • The importance of routine internal audits to hold people accountable and uncover inconsistencies, risks, and deficiencies in your Export Compliance Plan
  • Guidance for small businesses starting with the importance of correctly classifying your products and technology
  • The difference between export compliance regulating agencies, ITAR and EAR
Connect with IpX to learn more about our Service opportunities to assess, support, and/or build your Export Compliance Plan and processes. https://ipxhq.com/
Pt. 2: Evolving into A Model-Based Enterprise through 3D Visualization for All with IpX Director of MBE, Max Gravel, and Vertex Product Marketing Manager, John Heller
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In Part 2 of this podcast series, IpX Director of Model-Based Enterprise, Max Gravel, and Vertex Product Marketing Manager, John Heller, continue tearing down misconceptions and myths to starting a digital twin journey with further exploration into:

  • How open access to 3D data encourages collaboration and reward that collaboration to improve company culture
  • Creating a customer-centric organization with direct product feedback and improvements to engineering
  • A focus on downstream users and the ability for faster decision making without internal conflict
  • How and why to jumpstart model-based definition initiatives to move to a model-based enterprise
  • How to jumpstart model-based definition inside an organization by leveraging data across the enterprise and looking for solutions that free that data in a secure way
  • Finding solutions that allow you to free 3D data and augment innovative business applications that accelerate digital transformation

Read the referenced blog, “Connect Your Enterprise: How To Overcome Challenges in Change Management & 3D Visualization” coauthored by Max and John from November 2020
Pt. 1: Evolving into A Model-Based Enterprise through 3D Visualization for All with IpX Director of MBE, Max Gravel, and Vertex Product Marketing Manager, John Heller
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In this 2-part podcast series, IpX Director of Model-Based Enterprise, Max Gravel, and Vertex Product Marketing Manager, John Heller, dive into the model-based world to tear down misconceptions and myths to starting a digital twin journey. They illustrate how data visibility throughout an enterprise accelerates business goals and unifies departments. 

Throughout the series, hear John and Max discuss:

  • How digital twins go beyond engineering and support the overall user experience when representing 3D data with full traceability
  • How 3D data acts as a company’s universal language spanning departments, company culture, and locations
  • The immediate value from breaking down silos in change and increasing cross-functional collaboration 
  • Ways for your organization to begin breaking down silos to share 3D data and adopt a digital mindset
  • How and why to jumpstart model-based definition initiatives to move to a model-based enterprise

Read the referenced blog, “Connect Your Enterprise: How To Overcome Challenges in Change Management & 3D Visualization” coauthored by Max and John from November 2020. 
The Cost of Corrective Action with IpX's Ken Black and Michael Benning
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In this episode, Ken Black, Chief of IpX Workforce Academy, and Michael Benning, Executive Director, True North Enterprise Calibration discuss with host Chris Anderson the true cost of Corrective Action for an organization. Ken and Michael define what Corrective Action is, how to measure it and offer their experience and knowledge surrounding:

  • “Intervention resource expenditures” and initiatives on how to eliminate waste
  • How corrective action creates a culture of “firefighting”
  • The immeasurable costs of corrective action including impact to culture and deferring of innovation
  • How to reduce and overcome corrective action mode with proper processes that provide predictable output
  • How CM2 reduces process failure by ensuring you start with the right requirements that are clear, concise, and valid
  • How to use your change process as a competitive advantage
Learn more about why CM2 is the global enterprise standard for change and configuration management. https://go.ipxhq.com/AboutCM2
RISE Mailbag with Global Director, Equity & Inclusion, Staci Hegarty
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In this episode, Staci Hegarty, IpX’s Global Director of Equity & Inclusion, takes on questions from listeners and our community on issues surrounding diversity, equity, racism, inclusion, biases, and invisible diversity. Staci addresses questions concerning:
  • The true meaning of privilege as an unearned advantage that removes obstacles others face
  • The difference between equality and equity
  • The importance of inclusion in diversity efforts
  • The reality of the “American Dream” for many
  • The notion of colorblindness and the need to acknowledge ones’ different experiences
  • How to acknowledge you own biases and intentionally change your way of thinking
  • The need to recognize and accommodate invisible disabilities
Connect with IpX to learn more about how our RISE platform helps companies make a commitment to promote diversity, inclusion, equity and create an environment where your people are empowered to driving change and innovation. https://ipxhq.com/

Reference: “Beware the Echo Chamber” Blog Post by Michael Benning https://ipxhq.com/blog/beware-the-echo-chamber-id-28
The Case for Organizational Change Management: What’s at Stake When People Aren’t Put First with IpX's Brandy Taylor and Michael Benning
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In this episode, Brandy Taylor, IpX Director of Program Management, and Michael Benning, Executive Director, True North Enterprise Calibration, share with host Chris Anderson what happens when Organizational Change Management (OCM) isn't considered through the constant stream of changes in organizations of all sizes. Brandy and Michael share their experiences, knowledge and tools and discuss:

Creating true adoption of change
What OCM done well looks like
Why leadership must show up and be emotionally intelligent
Treating OCM as a parallel project to all projects
The necessity to communicate and make OCM part of everyday
Identifying the right person to navigate your OCM and considering a third party perspective
Connect with IpX to learn more about our True North Services opportunities to support and build your OCM projects, and how our RISE platform enables OCM in your organization to create an environment where your people are empowered to driving change and innovation. https://ipxhq.com/
How CM2 Achieves the Requirements of the EIA-649 Standard for CM with IpX's Todd Egan and Scott Wertel
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In this episode, host Christ Anderson talks with Todd Egan, IpX VP of Field Operations, and Scott Wertel, IpX Chief of Engineering Excellence, on how CM2 achieves the requirements of the EIA-649 standard for CM. Learn the history of configuration management and EIA-649 and the benefits to implementing CM into your organization.

Hear Todd and Scott discuss:

  • Resistance to implementing CM inside an organization and overcoming objectives
  • How EIA-649 acts as the pillars of CM and a foundational element to CM2
  • How CM2 expands the focus of traditional CM to the enterprise with traceability across the entire product lifecycle and is industry agnostic
  • Recommendations on how companies are able to enhance their CM programs to prevent recalls
  • Training opportunities to start learning about EIA-649 and CM2
Learn more about how IpX offers EIA-649 Courses at https://go.ipxhq.com/eia649online
Why a Third Party Should Lead Your DEI Program with IpX's Staci Hegarty and Michael Benning
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In the first episode of the IpX True North Podcast, host Chris Anderson talks with IpX Global Director, Equity & Inclusion, Staci Hegarty and Executive Director, TN Enterprise Calibration, Michael Benning on why a third party should lead your organization's DEI program.

Michael and Staci cover tackling objectives to creating cultural change such as budget, a lack of company commitment, and difficult conversations.

Listen in as they explore how an outside perspective gathers data your team can trust, provides transparency among the workforce, and sends the message that leadership sees DEI as a priority and critical growth factor.

Learn more about IpX's DEI program RISE at https://bit.ly/riseIpX.
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