Getting Started with IoT Technology and Reaping the Benefits of Data – Future-proof with the IoT ep. 3

Projections indicate that 40% of organizations expect to increase Internet of Things (IoT) spending in the next fiscal year. This tells us that it’s quickly becoming a crucial component within the industrial machinery industry. Knowing that this is a clear path for companies who want to accelerate their own digital transformation, getting started can seem daunting. Where should an organization even begin? 

Understanding the benefits to production capacity and the reduction of energy consumption is a good start. Taking small steps along the road like incrementally increasing machine connectivity serves as a motivating and daily reminder of the benefits business can leverage to their advantage. Within the collection of so much data lies limitless potential. 

In today’s episode of Future-proof with the IoT, Jörg Ludwig continues the conversation with Heiko Dickas, team leader of the digitalization team, and Sebastian Oeder, the head of the production unit main motors, both from Siemens Bad Neustadt, an electric motor factory in Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany. Also with us today are Portfolio Development Manager, Colm Gavin, and Head of PreSales and Solution Design, Matthias Lutz. 

Today’s discussion centers around how the industrial IoT can help companies with today’s complex challenges within manufacturing. You’ll hear why getting started is less about fancy analytics and more about machine connectivity, and how we can ensure customers that their data is not only safe but remains confidential. 

Some Questions Asked: 

  • Where should companies start with digitalization? (2:22) 
  • What are the differences between an edge implementation and doing so on the cloud? (6:10) 
  • How has industrial IoT improved your factory? (13:38) 

What You Will Learn: 

  • A common misconception about implementing digitalization (3:47) 
  • The surprising amount of data that you could be collecting (7:37) 
  • What customers really mean when they talk about security (10:00) 

Additional Resources:

Survey: Foundation, Eclipse. “The Eclipse Foundation Releases IoT Commercial Adoption Survey Results.” The Eclipse  

Article: “Digital Transformation at Scale for Industrial Products.”  

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.

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