Industry 4.0 – Make the transformation

Connect and value data through the Internet of Things (IoT)

On February 26, 2019, at Usine C, Matricis will participate in the event Genie 4.0 : Take the turn too, organized by GENIUM360 in collaboration with Deloitte, the CEFRIO, the Computer Research Institute of Montreal (CRIM), the Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ), the Mouvement québécois de la qualité (MQQ) and Desjardins.

During the day, the panelists and speakers reported on the situation and testified on the challenges of digital transformation. A common message was raised by innovators: the urgency to act! Both the leaders and the engineers have mentioned the importance of taking action on a “small step” and collaboration in the implementation of these transformation projects.

For this meeting, Réjean Ouellet, director of manufacturing and industrial group at Matricis, and François Blackburn-Grenon, collaborator at Matricis and doctoral researcher at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), coanimated the tribune Connect and value data through the Internet of Things (IoT).

This presentation highlighted the importance for OT-IT teams to build on best engineering practices in order to complete the 4.0 digital transformation of industries and businesses.

As an introduction, Réjean Ouellet addressed the question of how the valuation of corporate assets is a necessity as part of an optimization process, while François Blackburn-Grenon has maintained the audience on the science of identification and management of data, as the core of new growth models.

Taking control of your data is a challenge within a range of expertise required.

The speakers of Matricis have reported than the Integration of IT-OT data, automation and management of business processes, IoT and advanced analytics, infrastructure optimization, security, operational excellence, the Internet of things and artificial intelligence are some of expertise to be mastered in the implementation of an asset valuation process.

Where to start

The co-facilitators briefly accompanied the participants to question the problems experienced in the industries and the costs associated with these impacts. By this contribution, the technical managers present quickly captured the added value of acting in this fourth industrial revolution, reinforcing the testimonies of the speakers invited by Genium360.


Supported by cases of business, Réjean Ouellet and François Blackburn-Grenon were able to illustrate Matricis’s know-how by exposing the exponential development of operational intelligence applied to the 4.0 industry.

That’s great!