Archive for Digital Transformation

Siemens Wins Additive Manufacturing Honor as Market Gears Toward Adoption

Siemens has been awarded “3D Printing Application of the year” by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  The company received its honor for the first ever successful test of additive manufactured gas turbine blades at full load conditions.  The blades, designed for the Siemens 13-megawatt SGT industrial gas turbine, were tested at 13,000 revolutions per minute while exposed to temperatures […]

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Industrial Subject Matter Experts and Analytics: Building the Plane While Flying It

Anyone that I’ve talked to knows that I’m a big believer that analytics, even the most automated edge uses, require the integration of industrial subject matter experts (SMEs), whether in design, training, or adjustment phases. On these pages, I’ve written about SMEs, including the roles of data scientists and citizen data scientists. I’ve also discussed […]

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Report Provides Data on State of IIoT Adoption and Maturity

There has been substantial buzz around industrial adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) in 2017. But what’s actually going on behind the scenes at IoT-enabled industrial sites has remained much of a mystery. A recent survey conducted by Bsquare revealed how companies are progressing with IIoT. Respondent data indicated that 86% of industrial organizations are […]

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Chevron partners with Microsoft to fuel Oilfield Digital Transformation

This author always welcomes the opportunity to highlight companies that are embarking on their journey to fuel oilfield digital transformation, since hydrocarbons are a cornerstone to civilization’s ability to function and raise the livelihood of billions. Of special importance is the opportunity to highlight IOCs that are continuing to push into the digital frontier as they seek […]

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Ambitious Greenfield Projects Hope to Accelerate Smart Cities

It is not a matter of “if” but “when” the smart cities market will truly take off. The constraints of technology, the lack of tangible benefits from successful integration of siloed services across urban metropolis’, and the burden of aging infrastructure in place are just a few of the headwinds that are stalling this market […]

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