Internet of Things (IOT)

Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will be powered by the Cloud

It is no longer science fiction – the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, is already upon us. A convergence of new technologies including robotics, AI, 3D printing and the IoT, all powered by the cloud and edge computing, is transforming the way we do business. Much the way the Internet, mobile and the PC […]

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Intelligent real estate

The transformation in the real estate sector extends much further than greater sustainability and ease of use. In future, the most important change will be that buildings will be used for multiple purposes and multiple users. It is a development that is driven by increasing scarcity, intelligent technology and putting the emphasis on the human […]

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Claim your place in the interconnected world

More and more the world is becoming more and more one big cloud of interconnections. Sensors, people, cars, devices and even complete infrastructures are being connected to one another at an ever-increasing rate. IoT in combination with artificial intelligence keeps a new world running: the Instrumented Planet. This the lesson of IBM’s Research Technology Vision, […]

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IBM Think 2018 – The Netherlands attract attention in Las Vegas

There was quite a sensation at the recent IBM Think 2018-Congress in Las Vegas. Dutch representatives of large Dutch organisations including the Port of Rotterdam and Schiphol Airport were presented there as stars. Not only with photos and quotes on the gigantic billboards on The Strip, the most important thoroughfare of America’s gambling capital, but […]

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Port of Rotterdam on Mars!

  Thanks to modern technology, Rotterdam can continue to be the world’s safest, most efficient and most sustainable harbor over the long term. In order to be able to guarantee social and economic value, we regularly attempt to present an image of both the near and distant future. During the recent IBM Think 2018 Conference […]

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IoT – Those who make the connections, persist

The Internet of Things (IoT) is playing an increasingly important role in the use and management of critical infrastructures such as harbors, roadways and bridges, telecom, water and power supplies, airports and railway. Moreover, these infrastructures are becoming increasingly inter-related. A good example is the Port of Rotterdam, where sensor data is used to improve […]

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IoT gives asset management a new boost

Forget all the classic opinions regarding enterprise asset management (EAM). Links to new technological possibilities such as the IoT open up a world of new possibilities. This provides a real-time, mobile component when managing the life cycle of business resources and work processes. This development has not gone unnoticed. With IBM Maximo, we were recently […]

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Smart Building opens a new world

  Products and services are increasingly being produced from ecosystems and collaboration models. When you realize that the margin within the building industry is typically between 1 and 3%, you understand that this industry has to accelerate and deploy technology to deliver projects on time within budget and, using this method, to monitor and, where […]

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Highlights of the Watson IoT Comes to You event

On Friday October 6th, I was one of the speakers at the Watson IoT Comes to You event. In my presentation, I briefly explained where we currently stand with the development of the IoT: we have moved past the hype now; the implementation is currently in full swing. I also stressed that the IoT is […]

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