Author Archive for Valentijn de Leeuw

Technical challenges and research priorities for Industrial Data Platforms

Industrial Data Platforms (IDPs) are defined as “virtual environments facilitating the exchange (sharing) and connection of data with different companies & organisations within a secure business ecosystems, through a share reference architecture and a common governance roles.”   IDPs may take the form of open, multi-company-led environments that meet the requirements of a wide ecosystem of […]

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Industrial IoT: Looking backward and forward at BLAST 2017 in Rome

At the recent BLAST conference in Rome, Italy, Alessandro Bassi, president of IoT Italy, moderated a panel about IoT in Industry.  Sergio Gusmeroli, Research Coordinator at the Politecnico School of Management in Milano spoke on the importance of IoT for Industry.  I introduced some Industrial IoT applications, and Maurizio Griva, Senior Manager at Reply (a system […]

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Industrie 4.0 in the Chemical Industry – Covestro’s View

A few month ago, Felix Hanisch, Head of Global Process Control at  Covestro, spoke about the meaning of Industrie 4.0 for the chemicals industry from Covestro’s perspective.  Covestro, a specialty polymers company, was carved out from Bayer in 2015 and aims to make the world “a brighter place.” The goal of Industrie 4.0 is to produce intelligent […]

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Intel Compute Card’s Potential Impact On Design and Product Life Cycle Management

Intel announced a credit card-sized « Compute Card » that provides a modular approach to designing edge computing power and connectivity into consumer or industrial products.  The Intel Compute Card is a full computer with memory, storage, IO options, and wireless WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.  The product is announced for mid 2017 and potential applications will be […]

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SAP and Trenitalia’s IoT-Enabled Dynamic Maintenance – Part 3: Culture Change

In the second blog in this series we reported on Trenitalia’s current and future IIoT-enabled maintenance approaches the company uses. This blog provides expectations and recommendations on instilling successful culture change. Culture Change for Company-wide Implementation During the panel discussion, Mrs. Barbara Morgante mentioned that the company’s transformation is not only technical and financial but also […]

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