Hannover Messe

Designing better machines: the evolution of a cognitive Digital Twin explained

Written by Sky Matthews | May 21, 2018 | Blog, Conferences, Digital Twin

Planes and pumps, buildings and bridges. Each has unique story to tell, if we have the capability to listen. That surprising truth was the basis for my keynote at Hannover Messe 2018, the world’s largest trade show for industrial technology. If you didn’t attend, I’d like to share some of the highlights. It starts with some ...read more


Digital transformation and the adoption of cognitive manufacturing

Written by Karen Lewis | May 3, 2017 | Asset Management

An emerging group of manufacturers is integrating analytics, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cognitive computing with production to increase flexibility, speed and quality. Adopters of cognitive manufacturing are both moving aggressively to implement new technologies, and importantly, using a strategy to guide their efforts. Many organizations are experiencing a cognitive transformation now. According to ...read more


Adaptive robots with Watson IoT and KUKA

Written by Karen Lewis | May 2, 2017 | Robotics

Improve manufacturing operations and processes with adaptive robotics Intelligent assets and equipment utilize connected sensors, analytics, and cognitive capabilities to sense, communicate and self-diagnose issues in order to optimize performance and reduce unnecessary downtime. Combining and analyzing disparate information from workflows, context, process, and environment, organizations can improve quality and optimize operations. At the Hannover ...read more


Digital Twin with Watson IoT

Written by Karen Lewis | April 27, 2017 | Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

Here in the IBM Booth at Hannover Messe, we had a few minutes to speak to Matthias Falk from IBM Watson IoT about Digital Twin. IBM Digital Twin uses Watson IoT to marry the physical and digital worlds by bringing together various ‘digital threads’ and data streams that can be tailored to the needs of ...read more


Cognitive energy with Woodside

Written by Karen Lewis | April 27, 2017 | Events

Woodside, Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company, is scaling the knowledge of engineers working in control rooms 70 miles offshore. Recognized globally for their success in oil exploration, development, production and supply, this 62-year-old organization has been breaking ground for years, and not just with their drilling rigs. The strategy behind Woodside’s success is in ...read more


Designing for success: Start with who, not what

Written by Ryan Boyles | April 26, 2017 | Blog

In between the many different discussions going on in and around the IBM Booth this week at Hannover Messe, I caught up with Marcel Baron, from the IBM Global Electronics Center of Competency.  Marcel is a Senior Managing Consultant focused on Digital Strategy and Design Interactive Experience. It is Marcel who designed several of the ...read more


Harriet Green, Hannover Fair: Perspectives on industry 4.0

Written by Harriet Green | April 25, 2017 | Manufacturing

What is Cognitive Manufacturing? Cognitive Manufacturing (or industry 4.0) is what happens when we combine sensors, robotics, and data capture of the fourth industrial revolution with the machine learning and advanced data analytics of Watson. It’s what happens when we move beyond current connected systems that simply gather data, to industrial machines that use data ...read more


How to nurse a sick robot back to health

Written by Karen Lewis and | April 25, 2017 | Robotics

How do you know when a robot is feeling under the weather? You can’t tell when a robot is not well just by looking at it – you need to use data to help understand what’s happening. Today, for example, if I imagine all the robots on the floor at Hannover Messe are on an ...read more


IBM brings cognition to the factory floor

Written by Karen Lewis | April 25, 2017 | Events, Factories, Manufacturing

According to Business Insider Intelligence, the growth of the installed base of manufacturing IoT devices will expand to 923 million in 2020 – that’s 3x growth from 237 million in 2015. When faced with exponential growth and demand, the quality versus quantity conundrum is an unavoidable topic of conversation. Here’s why – manufacturing IoT devices ...read more


ABB and IBM partner in industrial artificial intelligence solutions

Written by Karen Lewis | April 25, 2017 | Events, Manufacturing

Today at Hannover Messe 2017, ABB and IBM announced a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB’s industry leading digital offering, ABB AbilityTM, with IBM Watson Internet of Things cognitive capabilities to unlock new value for customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure using artificial intelligence. The new suite of breakthrough solutions aims to help organizations ...read more


The increasingly pervasive role of digital in manufacturing

Written by Dan Bigos | April 25, 2017 | Events, Manufacturing

Hannover Messe has everything – supplies, parts, tools, machinery, software, communications, financing, services, and all the professional experience and expertise one would need to create the ideal manufacturing environment to rapidly transform concept into product. The event is simultaneously overwhelming and inspiring. While the main focus of the event is “things” (as it has always ...read more


Tech Mahindra: Improving shop floor traceability with CATS

Written by Karen Lewis | April 24, 2017 | Asset Management, Events

Hannover Messe is massive! This year, seven international leading trade fairs will happen at the Messe, covering a wide range of themes and exhibits – R&D, industrial automation and IT, industrial supply, production engineering and services, as well as energy and environmental technology. In Hall 7, Booth C18, we caught up with the Tech Mahindra ...read more