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Jun 6, 2018

HPE’s stand at Hannover reflected the company’s focus on manufacturing.

My first experience with HPE through Edge computing.
IoT has a prominent executive champion.
Several executives are devoted to manufacturing solutions.
Remote Visual Guidance augmented reality.
Blockchain possibilities.
Starter kit for HPE...


May 26, 2018

After my Podcast 149 about big companies not liking OPC UA a couple of years ago (and got more than 1k views on YouTube) and a report and white paper on OPC UA and TSN from 2017 Hannover, the landscape has changed. Big companies are now adopting OPC UA and the OPC UA/TSN talk has gone mainstream.


Apr 10, 2018

Despite the many dystopian views of technology, automation, and robots in the future, it is human decision making and leadership that determines what will happen. Gaurav Bhalla's "Awakening a Leader's Soul" teaches a different perspective on leadership.


Mar 20, 2018

Discussing trips to San Diego and the Industry of Things World event (Internet of Things, Mindsphere from Siemens, OPC UA) and Siemens Manufacturing in America (university students, simulation, PLM, digitalization, cyber-physical systems, blockchain).


Feb 20, 2018

The recent ARC Industry Forum attracted a record attendance affording writers and analysts like me more opportunities for meetings than there was time. Themes included collaboration, new edge devices, open automation, and many cool digital products.