Predictive: The Missing Link

Frederic Baudart, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Accruent Kevin Clark, VP of Industrial and Product Marketing, Accruent


The world of industrial production is continuing to transform. Digital transformation efforts, remote operations, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are calling for more readily available data and capable of affecting real plant-wide change. And this isn’t just about the digital twin, AI, and advanced analytics. More fundamentally, many plant owners, maintenance managers, and reliability engineers simply want the connectivity needed to execute effective condition-based maintenance and ensure that their assets will operate reliably. What’s more, today’s owners, managers, and engineers need this data to ensure that their problems are detected before a catastrophic failure occurs. The clear benefits of “connected” assets and their data have emerged: smarter decisions–guided by fast, accurate measurements—before maintenance, repair, or replacement can mean sizable cost savings on expensive equipment, improved equipment operation, and reduced cybersecurity or safety risks. The “Missing Link” will discuss what has changed, why connectivity is key, and where the data resides so users can take the proper action from a predictive approach.

Key takeaways: 

  • The industry has changed, and evolutions like IIoT have made access to easily accessible, comprehensive data more important to operations than ever
  • Comprehensive connectivity and facility-wide data can empower smarter decision-making and ultimately lead to sizable cost savings, improved equipment operations, and reduced cybersecurity and safety risks
  • Accessing the right data from the right locations can help users take proper action from a predictive approach

Bio - Frederic Baudart

Frederic Baudart is Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Accruent, focusing on the company’s industrial & healthcare CMMS software product lines. He has 25+ years’ experience in the field of service engineering, Maintenance & Reliability, and X-ray services. He has held various sales, marketing, services management positions including multiple leadership roles in Services with Fluke and GE organizations. Baudart is often a presenter at many trade shows and conferences and has written many technical articles and case studies for global trade publications. He is a Thermal/Infrared Thermography Level II certified and hold his Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) certification. Baudart holds technical degrees in electrical and instrumentation engineering from a technical college in Belgium.

Bio - Kevin Clark

Kevin Clark joined Accruent in December 2020 and he is currently the VP of Product & Industry Marketing . Prior to joining Accruent, Kevin was the VP of Fluke Reliability Solutions where he led the strategy for digital transformation. Mr. Clark has 30+ years of industrial experience working with both Fortune 500 and smaller start up manufacturing/technology companies, serving in various leadership capacities. Kevin currently maintains his Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) status since 2004, Conference Board position with the Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals, Advisory Board with Pumps & Systems, while his past contributions include Technology Advisory Board at Purdue University, ISA – Machinery Safety Director, ANSI-RIA 15.06 Robot Safety Advisor & Board Member, and various leadership roles within the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. While Kevin spent the first 10 years of his career as an O&M Technician, he also holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer-Integration in Manufacturing from Purdue University and an MBA from Colorado State University.