MFG TMW Podcast


Sebastian Elmgren, Ericsson Inc. 

Sebastian Elmgren, portfolio manager of smart manufacturing at Ericsson, a 5G and Internet of

Sebastian Elmgren, Ericsson

Things (IoT) company founded in 1876 in Stockholm, Sweden, outlines the most common information and emerging communication technologies powered by 5G and IoT platforms that the company considers priorities for adoption by manufacturers. We unpack the critical role cellular technology will play in the future in solving productivity, supply chain disruptions, and skills gaps. Lastly, we address how smaller firms can reduce the uncertainty in pursuing Industry 4.0, in general.

Other positions that Sebastian has filled at Ericsson during his 13+ year tenure include head of process management, product quality improvement manager and production engineer. Prior to Ericsson, he worked at Ving. He received his Master of Science in automation and mechatronics at Chalmers University of Technology.

Keywords: Industry 4.0, 5G, IoT platforms

Manufacturing Tomorrow is a podcast series brought to you by the Ohio Manufacturing Institute at The Ohio State University. Featuring the perspectives of manufacturing leaders, we focus on the advanced manufacturing innovations, solutions and partnerships that exist in our region now and that will propel industry in the future.

Our guests include the unsung heroes of advanced manufacturing, from company C-suite executives and engineers to industry-facing academics, supportive government agencies and regional economic development organizations. Interviews cover the latest topics on products, processes – and groundbreaking relationships –the best manufacturers engage in to infuse entrepreneurialism in their daily operations.

Our mission is threefold: to provide a voice to small and large manufacturers, educate the public on the value of manufacturing innovation to the U.S. economy, and showcase how Ohio’s technology resource support providers (e.g., higher education, technical centers, and MEPs) boost advanced manufacturing solutions. We ask guest speakers about what catalysts are needed to collaborate on new products and processes, how to reduce academic-industry barriers, and the types of technical resources that can truly bolster manufacturing productivity. 

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