Fabian Schmidt is the Head of SE, Electronics Production SICK AG. Dealing with Industrie 4.0 from the very beginning, he has a vast background in manufacturing, as well as IT.
Currently, many companies view digital transformation as being technology-driven. Machine learning, cloud architecture, microservices, augmented reality, and IIoT platforms are just some of the technologies driving endless discussion among end users as well as fierce competition among solution providers. Often
More than half (54%) of the world’s current population resides in urban areas compared with just 30% in the 1950s. In 2009, the global population was estimated at 6.8 billion —around 3.7 billion lived in urban areas. By 2050, 66%
The inconvenient truth is that our current cybersecurity tools and methods are not a match for today’s sophisticated attackers who will target any exposed surface looking for vulnerabilities. Attackers need to only succeed once, while defenders must successfully protect their
With the inter-connectivity of devices becoming ever more present in our lives, it’s vital to bring security standards up to par. In the automotive industry, this can be especially difficult owing to its many unique properties that make the problems
On an almost weekly basis, another organization or government agency owns up to having been “hacked” – admitting that its systems have been breached. For every company that discloses an issue, there are likely 20 – 30 more that keep
The year 2018 and beyond is poised to be an era of industrial. The industrial market comprises of process industries (oil and gas - up-, mid-, downstream, chemicals, power), discrete (automotive, A&D, electronics, etc.) and hybrids (pharma, F&B, etc.). Every
Industry 4.0: Hype or Hope? Amid the hype surrounding Industry 4.0, IIOT, and digital transformation, the introduction of Industry 4.0 has caused a bit of a culture shock for manufacturers. The benefits of data-driven manufacturing are far too significant to ignore and will