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The smart future of manufacturing companies

Maximum productivity and minimal downtime, an optimal supply chain and the retention of operational know-how. That is what manufacturing companies and their leaders want. Moreover, it is precisely what so-called ‘cognitive manufacturing’ can provide. This was evident from a recent interactive webinar, where IBM specialists presented the smart future of the manufacturing industry. Victor Sánchez […]

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How technology supports the best people flow experience at KONE

Manufacturers increasingly add digital components to their traditional products. This is usually on the basis of sensors within the hardware, which generate data about for example the functioning, use and condition of maintenance. KONE, manufacturer of lifts and escalators goes even further. They combine this data flow with artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Not only in […]

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Keeping quality high while lowering process costs with AI & IoT in Manufacturing

Maximum productivity and minimal downtime, an optimal supply chain and the retention of operational know-how. That is what manufacturing companies and their leaders want. Moreover, it is precisely what so-called ‘cognitive manufacturing’ can provide. This was evident from a recent interactive webinar, where IBM specialists presented the smart future of the manufacturing industry. Victor Sánchez […]

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Chocolate – much more than a matter of good taste

Whenever there is a moment to celebrate, or when we want to show our beloved ones our special attention – no doubt, tasty chocolate is the first and best choice. These high quality cacao products may be made in Belgium or the Netherlands. But an extensive chain of production and processing precedes the final product. […]

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Technology makes Saint-Nicholas’ work easier

My daughter Clémence is both nervous and excited by the perspective of Saint-Nicholas arriving with her presents. She posted her wish-list in a letter to him in Spain. What she doesn’t realize is the pressure her expectation generates in the supply chain. As an Industry Solutions Executive at IBM I mainly work with retailers and […]

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Struggling with Artificial Intelligence?

Wondering how Artificial Intelligence (AI) really works? Do you feel like it is just a black box which, when asked, magically comes up with an answer? Do you trust the so called “black box”? Recently this article appeared in the dutch newspaper The Telegraaf about Ethics and AI. It touched the discussion on how algorithms […]

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Wat bedrijven kunnen leren van analytics in sport

Analytics in sport heeft de afgelopen jaren een behoorlijke vlucht genomen. Sportteams en coaches maken steeds vaker gebruik van slimme technologieën. Waar de coach vroeger langs de lijn stond met een stopwatch en op basis van ervaring en onderbuikgevoel zijn sporter tot het uiterste dreef, zijn sporters tegenwoordig uitgerust met sensoren en werken teams samen […]

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CFO met de C van ‘continu’

Een aantal factoren hebben ervoor gezorgd dat financiële afdelingen hun manier van werken drastisch hebben veranderd. Disruptie door veelzijdige startups, de groei in financiële en niet financiële data en de verfijning van analytische middelen hebben veel druk gezet op het klassieke jaarverslag. Daardoor is het bijna onmogelijk om dit rapport aan te houden als het […]

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Achter de cloud schijnt de zon in de toekomst van finance

Migratie van bedrijfsgegevens en bedrijfsprocessen naar de cloud is een van de megatrends van de afgelopen jaren. Afgezien van het radicaal verlagen van de total cost of ownership, speelt de cloud ook in op de behoeften van mobiliteit en verlaagt het de druk op de IT-afdelingen die vaak lijden aan een tekort aan gekwalificeerde werknemers. […]

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