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Posted by Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on November 21, 2017

Value Vector: The convergence of blockchain technology and IoT is ripe for enterprise solutions  (Part 1)

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One of the most important, and least understood technologies today is blockchain, which underlies Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.  The revolutionary aspect of blockchain's center is decentralization, which means that secure peer-to-peer transactions can be conducted over networks without an intermediary.  While much of the focus of blockchain's implications has been on the financial sector, there is significant promise for the Industrial IoT, for supply chain, logistics, manufacturing, energy and other areas.  This two-part article looks at some of the ways blockchain and IoT can collectively benefit enterprise and its implications for Connected Industry. 

 

Posted by Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on November 16, 2017

Insight Vector: Advancing Industrial IoT adoption (Part 2)

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Innovation and market perspectives from leading IoT thought leaders

In Part 2 of our Insight Vector series, Momenta’s Jim Fletcher provides perspective on market challenges, the different merits of horizontal versus vertical approaches and drivers for Industrial IoT adoption.  IoT value needs to be obvious to end users, and this has been a lot more apparent in consumer markets, where there were not pre-existing technological alternatives.  There’s plenty of value from horizontal platform to manage connectivity and data, but it’s domain expertise that delivers the most relevant business impact from Industrial IoT, and partnerships are key. 

Posted by Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on November 14, 2017

Insight Vector: Surfing technological change (Part 1)

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Innovation and market perspectives from leading IoT thought leaders

In Part 1 of our Insight Vector series, Momenta’s Jim Fletcher shared how his experience at IBM shaped his perspective around technological shifts, the convergence of operational and information technologies and value of transforming business models.  The rapid industry shift in networking to Internet Protocol based technology in the 1990s offers parallels to today’s industrial IoT, with traditional industry poised for dramatic changes ahead.

Posted by Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on November 7, 2017

Insight Vector: Digitize or Die

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Innovation and market perspectives from leading IoT thought leaders

Nicolas Windpassinger spoke to Momenta about his new book Digitize or Die, which provides a roadmap and detailed methodology to help business and technology leaders navigate the digital transformation of their organizations to take full advantage of the promise of IoT.    The book looks at the complex challenges that face business trying to transform themselves and breaks down the decisions and choices.  All revenues will be donated to Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org), which provides care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias and Fondation de France (www.fondationdefrance.org), which supports projects in complex fields, such as education, research and social integration.

Posted by Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on November 2, 2017

Insight Vector:  How Oden unlocks value from “hidden factories”

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Innovation and market perspectives from leading IOT innovators

There’s an enormous amount of waste in the manufacturing process, particularly in the plastics industry. In the past, advanced optimization capabilities were available to only the top echelon of global firms; now with cloud computing and software as a service, there’s massive opportunity for smaller manufacturers to increase their own efficiency and ROI by significant levels, leading to improvements not just in the availability of production metrics, but also in employee effectiveness and customer satisfaction. We spoke with Willem Sundblad, founder and CEO of Oden Technologies, a provider of SaaS-based manufacturing analytics, insights, and intelligence solutions to find out more.

Posted by Ed Maguire - Insights Partner on October 31, 2017

Value Vector: Edge Computing for the Industrial IoT

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When it comes to technology for IoT, there is constant evolution and innovation

There’s a slow but profound tectonic shift underway from centralized to distributed computing driven by the demands of IoT use cases.  

When it comes to technology, especially in Connected Industry, there’s constant evolution and innovation around architecture, connectivity and data analytics. Mainframe computers employed a centralized approach, and the introduction of the PC gave rise to the distributed client-server architecture.