The Impact of Digitalization in Automation

Right now, we can see several megatrends changing the world as we have known it.  The speed of these changes is growing exponentially.  One of these megatrends with no doubt is Digitalization.  It will influence all areas of human beings and so it also will influence industrial production of goods.  But what does Digitalization in Automation really mean?  How does it relate to the Internet of Things and to Industry 4.0?  Topics being discussed in this keynote are:

  • What is Industry 4.0 and why do we need it?
  • Industry 4.0 lead users and lead suppliers
  • Lifecycles and value chains
  • Everything as a Services (XaaS) and Robotics as a Service (RaaS)
  • The role of software for machinery builders
  • Software Defined Everything and Software Defined Machines
  • Platformization
  • Why the 4th industrial revolution takes place in the Edge and not in the Cloud
  • Distributed ledgers (aka “Blockchain”)
  • Artificial intelligence
  • The new interpretation of ROI