This years’ premier European Analyst event provided a valuable update on IBM’s evolving European partner situation, and topics including Research, AI and Machine Learning, Hybrid Cloud, Security and BlockChain. Instead of (my usual) textual ramblings, I’ve created some brief videos on the event. Special thanks go to my video guests Gary Barnett (@thinkovation) , David Terrar (@DT), Tim Jennings (@tjennings) and Clive Howard (@clivehoward) for their valuable insights!
For more information and highlights of presentations please look at my (and others) posts on Twitter. Search for #IBMAnalystInsights and/or look at my feed via @allanbehrens
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 our fourth episode, we look areas of insight, analytics and the like that’re often fundamentals of, or leveraged in, IIoT and IoT investments.
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 →