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 PDF Siemens AG, with its expertise in digitalization, machine learning, and connectivity is providing solutions that help industrial organizations develop and leverage connected intelligent products, processes, and services through closed-loop innovation. Closed-loop processes and services are key to creating innovative solutions in the new world of connectivity and artificial intelligence. Siemens is focused on enabling companies to create easy, seamless, secure, and widely accessible IoT-based connections between assets equipped with sensors and/or actuators, and the software tools used for design, simulation, and analytics. Siemens MindSphere is an open IoT operating system and Platform as a Service (PaaS) which provides connectivity between the physical assets and their digital representations, i.e., digital product/production/performance twins. MindSphere also serves as the platform on which domain-specific applications for connected intelligent products, processes, and services can be developed by value chain partners to make such systems perform optimally under changing conditions, as well as support remote condition monitoring,
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 PDF Key takeaways: To Infor, the “last mile” signifies their deep, industry-specific functionality intended to delight their customers. Their GT Nexus offerings help them power global value chains, linking customer needs through to fulfillment and lifecycle support. Infor’s CloudSuites leverage the best of their industry knowledge, and customers are responding, yielding amazing cloud revenue growth. Infor held its annual customer event, Inforum 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City July 10-12, 2017. For the benefit of press and analysts, Monday included the Innovation Forum, a special session rescheduled from the spring that provided more focus on Infor’s efforts in business intelligence, artificial intelligence, their Xi platform, and supply chain management. The company has made great strides since Charles Phillips, Infor’s CEO, and his team took over in 2010. The company’s investment in staff, technology, and acquisitions have revitalized the company and energized their customer base, as evidenced by their strong financial results. The Innovation
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 PDF Earlier this month, Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading nonprofit technology and manufacturing business association, hosted a group of southeast Michigan industry representatives to a “Tech Takeover” focused on “Designing Smart Products for the Internet of Things (IoT).” This event, which was sponsored by Fisher Unitech, set the stage for why and how products need to be designed for the rapidly evolving IoT world, where things are smart and connected. Automation Alley was the perfect setting for the event. Their focused efforts on innovation and technology, entrepreneurship, and talent development, among other things, have been defined to provide actionable intelligence that helps members grow and prosper in the digital age. Those in attendance, including Fisher Unitech, are some of those companies with which Automation Alley is collaborating. This Tech Takeover, which is one in a series of technology oriented 2-hour events held on a regular basis, was kicked off by Peter Bilello, CIMdata’s
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