Industry X.0 is how we define the digital reinvention of industry, when businesses use advanced digital technologies to transform their core operations, their worker and customer experiences and ultimately their business models. New levels of efficiency are achieved in the core of R&D, engineering, production, manufacturing and business support through integrated systems, processes, sensors and new intelligence. But how should companies take advantage of the enormous possibilities of Industry X.0?
During Hannover Messe 2018, we offered daily topical panel sessions with experts from the world of IIoT with key note presentations from leading academic and business figures, and hands-on pragmatic advice on how to tackle the challenges and opportunities of digital reinvention. We continue to understand your pain points and will provide real-world scenarios and solutions that provide real value outcomes.
Take a look at our panel broadcasts replays as well as one-to-one interviews with industry figures in our Accenture Broadcast section.
We look forward to seeing you at Hannover Messe in 2019.
Take a look at our Hannover Messe 2018 program and watch the replays of each of our 4 daily panel sessions.
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It Starts with AI. Building Smarter Products in the New
Moderator: Eric Schaeffer
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is permeating products and services in the industrial space. More and more we see technology inside products rather than outside. Senior business leaders recognize AI as the new driver of industrial value creation. But, many struggle with using AI to innovate hyper-personalized experiences and efficiencies for their customers, workforce and ecosystems. How are your competitors embedding AI in their products and solutions to drive customer value and outcomes? If you’ve asked yourself this question, watch our trailblazing panel discussion at Hannover Messe 2018 to learn how businesses must start visualizing and deploying AI as a strategic fulcrum to lead in building smarter products.
Digital Business Models with Industry X.0
Moderator and host: Frank Riemensperger
Many companies have started their digital transformation. They have made strong progress in driving efficiencies and productivity. But is this enough? The challenge is shifting the core business model to a combination of smart products, services, and new experiences.
Watch Frank Riemensperger discuss how Digital Twin is a critical building block to Industry X.0.
Unlocking Value: Weaving your Industrial Digital Thread
Moderator: Mike Duncan
Digital is powering a dramatic disruption in how we view innovation as a growth engine, from an emphasis on new products and services, to customer experiences. Opening that digital door to growth requires the seamless continuity of data throughout the product lifecycle - from design through manufacturing and in-service. Weaving this ‘Digital Thread’ builds a virtual representation, a ‘Digital Twin’, which can be used to model, predict, and provide valuable insights on the behaviour, performance and customer-centric experiences of a product. Watch our panel discussion to find out why this challenge is a huge opportunity and to hear from a panel of industry experts on how they started their digital journey, overcame hurdles and where they found success.
Diversity Boosts Innovation
Host: Jean Becker
Diversity drives innovation. And determines success in business life. When companies bring together people of different genders, different roots, cultures and perspectives, they are collectively smarter, more creative, more innovative and more relevant. Together with experts from start ups and industry we will discuss this topic and will inspire our guests as to what they can do tomorrow.
Why AI and Why Now? Demystifying the Hype Throughout the Ecosystem
Moderator: Maxence Tilliette
The technology behind Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around for more than 30 years. But it’s only in the last few that we’ve seen how we can apply AI to manufacturing to further optimize companies that have already been through a technological revolution. It’s led to an AI boom that has taken the industrial world by surprise. What’s driving this unexpectedly fast growth? CTOs and Digital Factory leaders are still in ‘discovery mode’, getting to grips with AI and how they might use it. They’re right to ask: “What else can AI bring to my operations? Can AI be industrialized for my operations?
To hear more, join watch panel debate where leading brains behind effectively implemented AI projects will answer: is AI ready and affordable for Industrial? Artificial Intelligence is data hungry, needing a huge amount to be effective – where does that come from? Where do you find the right support and resources? And how do you industrialise AI, roll it out and test it to make it work in your industrial environment?
Don’t Let the Platforms Ship Sail. Instead, Get On Board!
Moderator: Brendan Mislin
Your business needs to monitor remote equipment and products, reduce costs and generate new revenue. You know it needs an Internet of Things platform. For example, you’ll anticipate maintenance issues and fix them fast and your clients will be happy to pay a service fee to avoid downtime. But getting started seems too daunting. There’s a fear this ship could sail without you if you don’t move fast. To find out how to get the platform you need up and running quickly, scale up fast when you need to, and use the data to save money and make money, watch our panel debate at Hannover Messe.
IIoT Retrofit: bridging ageing industrial equipment to the NEW
Host: Wolfgang Decker
It’s not enough to be “connected”. The goal in using the Industrial Internet of Things is to be pervasive, transformative, and intelligent – to connect sensors, controllers, actuators and smart devices to one another, and over the Internet, and integrate that data to provide performance-enhancing feedback – all in an easy to manage and above all secure and tamper resistant way.
However, the average age of industrial equipment and critical infrastructure systems is approaching 20-years – built and installed with at best, local connectivity in mind. New equipment is being built ready with IIoT connectors, but can we really limit Industrie 4.0 to Machine 4.0? How do you integrate your old plant equipment with the new, to get premium value? And how do you keep your systems secure against potential new connectivity threats?
Having data from machine sensors at your fingertips is one thing. Getting proactive insight and triggering smart actions from it is another.
Having data from machine sensors at your fingertips is one thing. Getting proactive insight and triggering smart actions from it is another. ABB’s Smart Sensor and Salesforce makes it happen. Come see us in Hannover and seize the possibilities of generating real-time insight from Internet of Things (IoT) data.
The magic of artificial intelligence (AI) is that it is constantly learning and getting smarter.
The magic of artificial intelligence (AI) is that it is constantly learning and getting smarter. In fact, reinforcement learning is poised to become the power behind tomorrow’s advanced AI systems. See for yourself by getting your game on at Hannover. Challenge a deep-reinforcement-trained AI player to a game of “Battle AI-ce.”
Take a first-class seat to see how artificial intelligence (AI) is taking flight to revolutionize design.
Take a first-class seat to see how artificial intelligence (AI) is taking flight to revolutionize design. This demo at Hannover focuses on how Human-AI collaborative design can help engineers across industries in getting this delicate balance right.
Instead of hearing talk about innovation, see real innovation in action.
Instead of hearing talk about innovation, see real innovation in action. Join us at Hannover and take a virtual tour of a live, connected factory—Accenture’s new Industry X.O Center located in Modena, Italy. The Center is housed in the HPE COXA factory, which specializes in engineering activities for the automotive, motorsport and automation solutions sectors.
Think you need to watch a science fiction movie to see humans and machines together? Not today.
Think you need to watch a science fiction movie to see humans and machines together? Not today. Human-machine collaboration is driving breakthroughs in manufacturing by delivering operational efficiencies, improving quality and creating labor cost savings. Come see us at Hannover to meet the Intelligent Robotic Manufacturing Assistant—IRMA for short—and experience this exciting new world of possibilities.
Imagine true digital manufacturing...
Imagine true digital manufacturing end-to-end automation, live metrics of production capacity, preventive maintenance, products defects analysis and more. Or live it. Visit us at Hannover where you can see how we connect intelligent devices and the Industrial Internet of Things with people and processes to bring end-to-end discrete manufacturing to life.
Digital is sparking big changes in how oil and gas companies collect, visualize and use operational data across the entire industry lifecycle.
Digital is sparking big changes in how oil and gas companies collect, visualize and use operational data across the entire industry lifecycle – from exploration and production to refining and everything in between. Join us at Hannover to learn how your assets create value, proactively address risks, simulate the impact of actions before they are executed and improve the safety and productivity of digitally connected workers.
Worried that your legacy systems are not secure in an Internet of Things (IoT) world?
Worried that your legacy systems are not secure in an Internet of Things (IoT) world? This is a big concern for manufacturers, process industries and utility companies. It’s no wonder. Industrial equipment and critical infrastructure systems have long life spans, and most of this legacy has at best been designed for local connectivity only. Visit us at Hannover to explore our technology demonstrator that makes the control unit of legacy systems both Cloud and IoT ready.
Analytics-based insights are helping Schneider Electric to be more responsive to—or even anticipate—customer needs.
Analytics-based insights are helping Schneider Electric to be more responsive to—or even anticipate—customer needs. With the implementation of the Digital Services Factory, Accenture helps Schneider Electric reduce the creation and launch time of new digital services by 80 percent. Based on Microsoft’s IoT Azure platform, the Digital Factory gathers data from the millions of connected assets across Schneider Electric’s infrastructure and customer sites to speed the development of new services, from ideation to industrialization and market launch. Come visit us at the Microsoft booth in Hall 7, Stand C40 to learn more!
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