Driving the digital transformation with IIoT – Future-proof with the IoT ep. 1

Employees analyzing shop floor architecture

Industry is changing at a rapid pace, and it’s no exaggeration to refer to the changes we’re experiencing as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”. For organizations that want to survive in this new, future-driven economy, innovation and adaptation of the traditional business model are requirements. 

This means learning how to connect machines to collect and structure data, learning how to use data effectively, and finding ways to offer Internet of Things (IoT) services that bring value and higher margins of profitability to customers. As companies continue to find new ways to structure their next-generation business models, smart machines and hyperautomation are helping to pave the way.

In the first episode of Future-proof with the IoT, Jörg Ludwig welcomes two guests from Siemens Bad Neustadt, an electric motor factory in Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany. Heiko Dickas is the team leader of the digitalization team, and Sebastian Oeder is the head of the production unit main motors. We’ll also hear from Portfolio Development Manager, Colm Gavin, and Head of PreSales and Solution Design, Matthias Lutz.

In today’s episode, we’ll talk about how companies can leverage digitalization in order to overcome potential manufacturing disruptions. We’ll also run through some of the greatest challenges that the manufacturing industry faces in normal times, forces that cause them to escalate, and how businesses can come back stronger after disruptions. 

Some Questions Asked:

  • What have been the biggest challenges on this journey? (2:35)
  • Can these challenges be generalized to industrial machinery? (5:12)
  • How are industrial IoT customers shaping the industry? (7:46)
  • Has there been a significant implementation of these new industrial IoT business models in recent years? (9:20)
  • What is hyper automation? (11:27)

What You Will Learn:

  • Why permission to fail helps us learn (4:04)
  • What customers are saying about IoT (8:21)
  • An OEM customer use case (9:56)
  • What a smart factory does differently (12:09)
  • How hyperautomation spurred growth (16:18)

Jörg Ludwig - Host

Jörg Ludwig – Host

Since 2018, Jörg has been in the sales enablement team for MindSphere and since October 2020 also for Mendix, globally responsible for the creation of learning paths, enablement sessions, and value selling trainings and workshops.

Prior to Siemens, Jörg ran his own business as a Value Selling trainer and coach for more than 7 years. He gained Sales experience and expertise from over 16 years in global Software Sales organizations.

Heiko Dickas - Guest

Heiko Dickas – Guest

Heiko has been the Team Leader of the digitalization team since the beginning of 2017 in the Bad Neustadt motor factory. His scope is being an enabler for the production unit in terms of digitalization. Heiko has been with Siemens for more than 30 years in different functions.

Colm Gavin - Guest

Colm Gavin – Guest

With over 20 years of experience in the Siemens Digital Factory, Colm works on business development for digitalization topics as they pertain to Siemens SW and Factory Automation, specifically virtual commissioning, Industrial IoT, Industrial Edge and AI topics.

Matthias Lutz - Guest

Matthias Lutz – Guest

Matthias joined Siemens 14 years ago, starting in supply chain and procurement department. In 2015, he moved to the industrial customer service organization, focusing on Industrial IoT and digital services.

Sebastian Oeder - Guest

Sebastian Oeder – Guest

Sebastian is Head of the production unit main motors in the Bad Neustadt motor factory. He has a background as a production manager at Siemens Energy and as a consultant at Siemens Corporate Technology.

Digital Transformation Podcast

Digital Transformation Podcast

The Digital Transformation: Solutions for Industrial Machinery Podcast by Siemens Digital Industries explores the advantages of smart manufacturing, a digitalized product development strategy and the solutions it offers for the Industrial Machinery industry.

Siemens Digital Industries Software drives the transformation to enable a digital enterprise where engineering, manufacturing and electronics design meet tomorrow. Xcelerator, the comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software and services from Siemens Digital Industries Software, helps companies of all sizes create and leverage a comprehensive digital twin that provides organizations with new insights, opportunities and automation levels to drive innovation. 

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