Episode 6 of The IoT Show : Automation (and disruption) in the age of the IIoT

The IoT Show delivers valuable insights for industrial organizations on the industrial internet of things and topics touching the broader internet of things. We pick engaging, hot topics, and ask our speakers to advise on situations, opportunities, recommendations and gotchas. This series is not a sales medium, rather a series of discussions for you to benefit from the experiences and insights of others.

In episode 6, we look how the era of Automation sits with the IIoT. Continue reading

Episode 5 of The IoT Show : Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Realities in the age of the IIoT

The IoT Show delves into topics on Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and touches on the broader Internet of Things (IoT). We pick engaging, hot topics, and ask our speakers to advise on situations, opportunities, recommendations and gotchas so that listeners can benefit from the experiences and insights of others.

In Episode 5 of the series, we look at the topics of computer generated and augmented realities and their place in the IIoT.

Our  esteemed guests were Stuart Thurlby, Founder and CEO of Theorem Solutions, Enrique Andaluz Director Global Business Advisory from Microsoft, Martin Wassmann, Senior Technical Specialist from PTC and Nicholas Putman, Senior Commercial Engineer from Rockwell Automation.

#TheIoTShow – Episode 5: Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality

Episode 3 of The IoT Show : The world of (Smarter) Cities

The IoT Show delivers valuable insights for industrial organisations on the industrial internet of things and topics touching the broader internet of things. We pick engaging, hot topics, and ask our speakers to advise on situations, opportunities, recommendations and gotchas. This series is not a sales medium, rather a series of discussions for you to benefit from the experiences and insights of others.

In this third episode of the IoT Show, we look at the topics of Smarter and Connected Buildings and Cities, and what IoT means in the areas of Architectural, Engineering and Construction industries and to Owners/Operators. We focus too on Cities and Public infrastructures and services.

Episode 3 guests include Martin Powell from Siemens, Ted Lamboo from Bentley Systems and Lisa DeLuca from IBM.

Episode 3: The World of (Smarter) Cities

Episode 2 of the IoT Show : IoT/IIoT Platforms

The IoT Show delivers valuable insights for industrial organisations on the industrial internet of things and topics touching the broader internet of things. We pick engaging, hot topics, and ask our speakers to advise on situations, opportunities, recommendations and gotchas. This series is not a sales medium, rather a series of discussions for you to benefit from the experiences and insights of others.

In this second episode of The IoT Show, we’re going to look at some of underpinnings of the IIoT and IoT. The topic of the IoT Platform.

Episode 2 guests include Bill Boswell from Siemens, Diego Tamburini from Microsoft and Josef Waltl from Amazon.

Episode 2: IoT Platforms

Episode 1 of The IoT Show: IIoT/IoT, how to justify, and how to get going

The IoT Show delivers valuable insights for industrial organisations on the industrial internet of things and topics touching the broader internet of things. We pick engaging, hot topics, and ask our speakers to advise on situations, opportunities, recommendations and gotchas. This series is not a sales medium, rather a series of discussions for you to benefit from the experiences and insights of others.

In this episode, we’re going to look the basics of IIoT and IoT. What is it/are they. What’s their value and who should be interested, importantly how does one get started on the journey.

Episode 1 guests include Bill Boswell from Siemens, Diego Tamburini from Microsoft and Josef Waltl from Amazon.

Episode 1: IIoT/IoT – how to justify, and how to get going

Hannover Messe 2018. Our summary: Impressive and informative ….. and make sure to wear comfortable shoes!

My activity tracker reads 54.51 miles walked over the past 5 days. The only regrets I have, are not having had more time to spend speaking with with (even more) exhibitors, and time to visit some of the other (10+) halls.

Diego and I walked the aisles of halls 6,7,8,9,2 and 17; in some cases multiple times to (hopefully) bring you what we thought were amongst the most interesting show snippets. I must offer my congratulations to the exhibitors; insightful exhibits, pleasant, open and accommodating personnel. Lots of (examples of) technology that highlighted values for clients, rather than on demonstrations of feeds and speeds. Technology demonstrations were highly visual, interactive and interesting, with a focus on understandable real-world situations and/or probable scenarios. Bravo!

Here’s our two penneth; our summary and key takeaways from this years exhibition.

Hannover Messe 2018 : Day 5. Foot spa required and a few more Hannover Highlights

You’d probably expect Diego and I to be flagging on the final (fifth) day. If you’d asked my feet, the answer would be yes, but from an information gathering standpoint, absolutely not!

From a visitor perspective, it was a slow day. The throngs of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday were nowhere to be seen. What throngs there were, (as per previous days) centred on those with appealing stands. There were some stands/companies who shall remain nameless…but you know who you are…. that were, to be frank, disappointing and all the emptier on the Friday. Shame on them for having (many, MANY) screens showing text….no visual (or practical) examples of  products, no working solutions or graphic marketing messages. A lesson to be learned for next year perhaps? Continue reading

Siemens up-shifts their digital gears – Insights from Innovation Day 2017

This years’ Innovation day in Munich (15th December) reinforced, to me anyway, Siemens’ increasing focus on (industrial) things digital. Siemens’ digital revenues are now at €5.2Bn, and growth rates of 20% in software and services reflects the success (first documented in 2014) of their 2020 vision. Importantly, digital investments (including more than $10Bn software acquisitions over the past 10 years) are showing good return.  Siemens PLM Software, being one case in point; CEO Joe Kaeser brags of 29 of the top 30 Automakers using their PLM software, not to mention the fact that Siemens can honestly admit being a company that (successfully) eats their own (digital/PLM/MES/IIoT) dogfood. Continue reading

IBM Genius of Things summit 2017 – The Internet of Things (IoT) moves beyond (any supposed) peak of inflated expectations.

For many of us engaged in the world of Internet of Things (IoT), anyone suggesting that the IoT paradigm is merely a passing fashion might be considered at best ill-informed***. Proof, if I can call it that, are the many, many practical use cases that IoT and it’s sister acronym, the Industrial IoT (IIoT) (and Industry 4.0) have in the market today. Indeed (if any more were needed), the many customer stories presented at IBM’s foremost customer IoT event, the IBM Genius of Things (IBMGoT) on February 18th in Munich, Germany only serve to re-confirm my sentiments; IoT is here, it’s practical and it’s valuable. Continue reading

IBM Watson – The rise of the (thinking) machine

I remember a few years ago, speaking on topics of AI and thinking machines, only to be critiqued (by some, not all) of my analyst colleagues for having expectations well beyond accepted realms of timescales and possibility. Visiting IBM’s World of Watson event in November proved that not only was I right, but even (dare I say it) not aggressive enough on my expectations. Continue reading