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Accenture at Hannover Messe 2016—The world's leading Trade Fair for Industrial Technology

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Hannover Messe is the world's largest trade fair for industrial technology—and IIoT is at the heart of it. No other IIoT event even comes close. Highlighting its significance this year, US President Barack Obama officially opened and attended the fair as a guest of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Accenture's Hannover Messe 2016 program offered an exciting and thought-provoking demonstration and showcase of moderated panel discussions, key notes, solutions and services centered on the IIoT.

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Our presence at Hannover Messe offered solutions on the big topics of digital transformation and how to fully realize value from the IIoT.

Our key discussion topics included:

The Connected Industrial Workforce Ideation. Innovation. Incubation. The Journey to Smart Products The Platform Revolution

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The Connected Industrial Workforce

The Industrial Internet of Things will significantly transform the workforce with new digital technologies. Intelligent machines - information systems that sense, comprehend, act and learn—will complement, augment and enhance the tasks and activities of workforces in various areas.

Robotics and computerization are ready and primed for coordinating processes, monitoring performance, and scheduling resources and activities. In this transformation, companies will encounter many risks and challenges along the way but can also achieve significant benefits, in particular from improved operational efficiency and productivity, enhanced safety and higher asset utilization.

Equally important, intelligent machines will free managerial resources to focus on more strategic issues and activities. With contributions from pioneers of this concept and supported by global research, Accenture will drive the discussion about how the future of work will be radically different from what it is today.

Learn more about the topics we covered at Hannover Messe 2016.

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Ideation. Innovation. Incubation.

Traditional business models won't work in a digital era and many companies risk losing market share and revenues if they don't adopt new approaches to innovation. The Industrial Internet of Things is a key building block.

With connected products and services, companies can capture customer insights and design new products that are specifically tailored to their needs–a shift from a "product-centric" to a "client-centric" approach.

Second, industrial companies need to adopt an "incubator" approach: Opening up new innovation process to external partners—including start-ups, customers and suppliers—and building an internal incubator capability to nurture business ideas across the entire ecosystem.

Drawing on leading examples, Accenture will share experience and insights on how companies can succeed in this critical transition.

Learn more about the topics we covered at Hannover Messe 2016.

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The Journey To Smart Products

The Industrial Internet of Things is driving a shift from traditional manufacturing to high-value, software-based “smart” products that enable connected services.

This journey to smart products has implications for the entire Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) process from product definition and product development to manufacturing, supply chain, sales and customer service.

In particular, smart products have fundamentally new requirements regarding software development and processes which will significantly impact the PLM system landscape and its interface with the IIoT and other system platforms.

Together with leading industry representatives, Accenture will discuss the evolution of PLM and the critical role it plays in the journey to smart products and developing new digital business models.

Learn more about the topics we covered at Hannover Messe 2016.

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The Platform Revolution

Extracting value from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) requires platforms that can collect, analyze and act upon huge volumes of data from the connected products and devices that make up the IIoT.

Achieving this on a global scale with ever-increasing volumes of data is a significant challenge requiring far more complex architecture than for traditional enterprise systems.

And with the profusion of new platforms serving different functions and industry verticals, companies today have to navigate through a highly fragmented landscape of IIoT solutions and vendors.

With contributions from many of the pioneers of IIoT and leading vendors, Accenture debates the challenges of IIoT platforms and architecture, including the security implications.

Learn more about the topics we covered at Hannover Messe 2016.

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The Platform Revolution


Traditional enterprise systems can’t cope with the demands of the IIoT – the huge volume of data generated by connected products and devices, from the factory floor to the field worker. In this panel, we discussed how to select and build the right platform to make sense of it all and deliver real value to your business.

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Analytics Everywhere: Right data, right insights, right decisions


Analytics has the power to unlock insights about company performance, inform decision making and help you improve business outcomes. In this workshop, Accenture’s Analytics thought leaders explored how infusing analytics across the organization can help you enhance customer experience, optimize operational efficiencies, solve talent and integration issues, create new revenue streams, boost new product and service development and win—and retain— customers.

Accenture Demos @Hannover

During Hannover Messe, we offered several demonstrations showcasing how to extract value from the Industrial Internet of Things.