Over the last few years, we have been developing a global, digital ecosystem that encompasses how we generate demand among our end users and how we generate value for our customers and for our business. The ecosystem’s lifeblood is the data behind how we connect to our end users and develop insights into their behaviors and motivations.
Digital Accelerator Evolution
Our Digital Accelerator continues to play a leading role in how we evolve as a digital global industrial. The Accelerator continues to grow, now approximately 100 employees in the tech hub of Atlanta, Georgia. It also continues to evolve as Stanley Black & Decker moves toward being able to support the rapid commercialization of new breakthroughs, therefore deploying Digital Accelerator resources into our Corporate and Business operations. While Atlanta will remain a hub for digital talent, a little more than half of our Accelerator employees will move into our core businesses as extensions of their operations, a true reflection of how successful this group has been in delivering value to our businesses. Remaining employees will continue exploring future technologies that can help drive business growth and protect our franchises from disruption. The Digital Accelerator will continue to add new talent, with a focus on adding expertise in artificial intelligence, robotics and data science.
The Connected Jobsite
By leveraging the transformational power of SFS 2.0, namely Breakthrough Innovation and Digital Excellence, we have unlocked access to a platform of connectivity on the jobsite. With the breakthrough FLEXVOLT battery and advances such as our ToolConnect asset tracking product already in the marketplace, we are pioneering the future of digital construction solutions.
DeWALT Jobsite WiFi
Our new jobsite-ready wireless mesh system is bringing unprecedented connectivity to the construction industry. DEWALT Jobsite WiFi is tough enough for the most rugged jobsite — IP67 rated — with simple setup, robust security and adaptability for construction. As the site changes, it adapts automatically.