Startup Of The Week

Startup Of The Week: Guidewheel

Some factory machines have been running longer than others and a few are so old they don’t even have a programmable logic controller. Guidewheel, a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, has come up with a way to stitch these disparate machines together and use the power of AI and the Cloud to help manufacturers increase productivity and become greener. Its sensors can be added to machines of any age, in any industry, and used to get a view across operations. The San Francisco-based scale-up is working with over 200 manufacturers in the automotive, cardboard and food and beverage sectors, with a heavy focus on plastics and packaging. Clients include Berry Global, Pretium Packaging, and Pack Labs.

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.