This years Siemens Media and Analyst conference was branded Where Today meets Tomorrow. Thinking on’t the strap line sounds like a excellent title for a future Bond film. Joking aside, I suggest its intent is more to provide a vision of the future becoming the new norm, and as a aspiration for those looking to digitise their (industrial) operations.
‘New’ was noticeable this year. A new division name, (Siemens Digital Industries Software vs Siemens PLM Software), a new strap-line, some new brand messaging, new location (Brooklyn New York), new packaging ( Xcelerator ) and many new (Siemens) faces (and/or at least job titles). New too were the customer case stories and presentations. Good ones at that.
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!
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Well known as a mainstay of corporate IT departments and data centers, IBM has, over recent past, been redefining itself as a business with leading next-gen technologies (Quantum and AI), hybrid Cloud with a focus on growth segments, dare I say it, some enterprise applications (even though they’re loath to admit it), and a mammoth services business.
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 →