Barbara Humpton, CEO of Siemens USA talks about her experience leading Siemens through the pandemic, her views on America’s infrastructure challenges, and why she believes American manufacturing is poised for an era of transformation.
On the transformation affecting businesses worldwide: "This is a different kind of transformation. In this transformation, you can start small. You can pilot little things. You can put a couple of digital natives in with your grizzled veterans and just start playing around with ‘Hey, what tools do I have? Ooh, what data gets produced? How do I use that?’ And then boom—you can get ready to scale."
On the future of infrastructure: "It's easy to think about the infrastructure of the last century. What about the infrastructure that'll take us into the next century? What about the things that will allow for leadership in the next? The future is connected."
The episode was recorded on August 9, 2021.