Blake Moret began his career at Rockwell Automation, getting a front row seat to its transformation from the early days of remote monitoring, to an age of ever-increasing AI algorithms. Now, as CEO, he’s sharing one key lesson he believes can help industrial companies navigate uncertainty with more confidence: “Be prepared to go forward without knowing all the answers.”

It might sound counterintuitive, but getting comfortable with that reality will better prepare leaders for the new directions and opportunities that lie ahead. “For some of us well-established, older industrial companies, there was a certain stigma about failing in anything,” he says. “But in a world driven by new ideas and software, you have to be willing to course-correct and take a rational approach to deciding on different paths.”

We talk to Moret about innovation at Rockwell, why the pandemic has created a new direction for industrial companies, and the benefits of comparing your business to your peers’.

There’s no rest - it takes eternal vigilance to see what’s happening around us in the outside world and to make sure we’re keeping pace, leading in our space.

Q&A 1 | One word that describes you the best

Blake Moret, CEO at Rockwell Automation

Q&A 2 | Your approach to innovation

Blake Moret, CEO at Rockwell Automation

Q&A 3 | Innovations you are proud of

Blake Moret, CEO at Rockwell Automation

Q&A 4 | Challenges of working in an ecosystem

Blake Moret, CEO at Rockwell Automation

Q&A 5 | Working with partners to embed technology

Blake Moret, CEO at Rockwell Automation

Q&A 6 | Rockwell's differentiation from its peers

Blake Moret, CEO at Rockwell Automation

Q&A 7 | Digital technologies in products & services

Blake Moret, CEO at Rockwell Automation

Q&A 8 | Impact of the pandemic

Blake Moret, CEO at Rockwell Automation

Q&A 9 | Leveraging technologies within Rockwell

Blake Moret, CEO at Rockwell Automation

Q&A 10 | Game changers impacting the future

Blake Moret, CEO at Rockwell Automation

Q&A 11 | Changes along journey

Blake Moret, CEO at Rockwell Automation

Q&A 12 | Product as a service

Blake Moret, CEO at Rockwell Automation

Q&A 13 | Views on monetizing data for clients

Blake Moret, CEO at Rockwell Automation

Q&A 14 | Rockwell in 2 to 5 years

Blake Moret, CEO at Rockwell Automation

Q&A 15 | What inspires you

Blake Moret, CEO at Rockwell Automation



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