Monday, May 02, 2016 5:58 PM
IoT, Industry 4.0, and Hannover Messe 2016
Trade fairs, typically known as messe in Germany are a great way to push the new technological innovations and present them in front of the world. So when daenet offered me the opportunity to attend world’s largest messe for automation industry Hannover Messe 2016, I literally grabbed the chance and hopped the bus for Hannover.
This year, hannover messe was completely dedicated to industry 4.0 which is seen as the fourth industrial revolution. Industry 4.0 is the way to connect IoT with industry and take the automation to next level.
IoT and cloud was underlying theme for the messe, which was quite evident from various IoT showcases on almost all the stand of big giants of software and automation industry including but not limited to Microsoft, Kuka, Siemens, T-Systems and many others.
daenet, with collaboration of University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt and Microsoft, presented some cool use cases that included Drones, PLC machines, Weather stations, Microsoft Band and so on. The theme of daenet show case was Machine to Machine and Human to Machine interfaces that can change the game for SMEs, and OEMs in automation industry.
I also got the chance to present our use cases in front of industry representatives from various organizations, which was an amazing experience in itself. And highlight of the event – I was lucky enough to meet Microsoft CEO, Mr. Satya Nadella. A very down to earth and friendly guy.
All in all, Hannover messe has underlined one thing, IoT and Industry 4.0 is here to stay. When used in the optimum way, industry 4.0 is capable of making SMEs in automation industry way more productive than they are today.
Before, wrapping up this summary of messe experience, here is the Microsoft blog that has covered our show cases and quotes our lead architect Damir Dobric on how our solutions can be used to help Mittelstand or SMEs to be in the front row of technological race.