Siemens PLM Software : The only thing constant is change

Tony Hemmelgarn (President and CEO of Siemens PLM Software) quoted “The most profound technologies are those that disappear” at this year’s Industry Analyst conference. A statement that predicts a next generation of Siemens software perhaps.  It’s refreshing that Siemens accepts that the complexities of older generations of (software) are less than ideal and change, (simplification, perhaps even appification) is on its way. Hurrah! 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 4 of The IoT Show : Analytics AI Machine learning Business and manufacturing insights.

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.

We’re delighted to have been joined by guests, Jordan Janeczko from ATOS, Lisa DeLuca from IBM and Timo Elliot from SAP.

Episode 4: Analytics, AI, Machine learning, Business and manufacturing insights

Hannover Messe 2018 : Day 3. The pursuit of happiness (and all things dynamic).

Gone are the digital gremlins of Monday and Tuesday. As of today, Diego Tamburini and I have finessed a workflow for uploading our videos in short shrift.

Day three started afresh with, again, interesting interviews. We decided what was wowing the audience were the use cases of technology on the stands, so that’s where we focused our much of time. Highly visual, as you’ll see from our videos. Continue reading

Hannover Messe 2018 : Day 1 (Some interviews, the realities of being a digital nomad and our exhibitor challenges)

One never stops learning. Our educational snippets for yesterday (Monday 23rd) included…

  1. Never believe the internet speeds publicised
  2. Don’t believe that even if there is (any speed of) internet available, you can connect to it
  3. Don’t record videos in HD
  4. Carry as little as possible if you think you’ll have to walk the aisles at a big show
  5. Weather prediction is as random as ever

That being said, a fascinating first day at the Hannover Messe 2018. My friend Diego Tamburini and I took turns to interview some exhibitors in Hall 7. Hall 7, for those not in the know, is one of those showcasing the ‘Digital Factory’. In total there are 27 halls….. We’ll most likely be spending the majority of our time speaking and investigating those with Digital intent, halls 6 to 8, 2 and 9 to 22 . That is unless you, the readership, suggest otherwise? Continue reading

Exploiting new technologies in areas of robotics and vision systems – Is that innovation or invention?

I recently read an article about Diego Taburini (Autodesk) speaking on the evolution of 3D printing (posted here). One of his most important observations, to me anyway, was that companies might think to spend more time “exploiting the unique capabilities” of 3D printing technology. 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

Hannover Messe 2016: Digitalisation, Industrie 4.0, IoT and all things manufacturing

I’ve just returned from Hannover (Germany) having spent two days at the world’s largest industrial fair. For those unacquainted with Hannover Messe, this is a mammoth fair (trade show) with over 5,200 exhibitors. These aren’t just German companies. According to the organisers’ press release, overseas accounted for about 58% of the exhibitors. 465 of these from the US, this year’s partner country, and (not surprisingly?) about 650 from China. Continue reading