Thought Leadership

Digital transformation and data sharing in the manufacturing industry at Hannover Messe 2022

By Conor Peick

Hannover Messe, one of the world’s largest trade fairs, is back for 2022. From May 30th to June 2nd, thousands of exhibitors, including Siemens, and attendees will gather in Hannover to share knowledge, show off new technologies, and make new connections. For those of us who are not able to make the journey over to Germany, the fair also features numerous ways to attend virtually through livestreamed sessions, video calls with exhibitors, and virtual network capabilities. Best of all, you can register and attend these events all for free! 

Throughout Hannover Messe, Siemens experts will be participating in well over a dozen sessions, from keynotes and lectures to panel discussions and more, and nearly all these sessions will be livestreamed. You can browse through all the sessions here or read on to check out a few that piqued my interest!

First is the session titled “Unify Digital Experiences Across Your Value Chain”, presented by Raymond Kok, VP of Cloud Application Solutions at Siemens Digital Industries Software, and Stefan Höchbauer, CRO of Manufacturing at Salesforce. The session description is as follows:

The past two years have fundamentally transformed the manufacturing industry. What has worked in the past is not necessarily the solution for today or tomorrow. Manufacturers need to bridge the gaps between supply chains, products, production, and customer experiences through unified digital experiences by orchestrating data, using information, and automating processes for their employees, partners, suppliers, and other ecosystem members in their value chain. Join Stefan Hoechbauer from Salesforce and Raymond Kok from Siemens as they discuss current trends and resulting imperatives facing the manufacturing industry and how you can drive digital transformation to build a more resilient and sustainable future.

Today, the manufacturing industry is dealing with a multitude of challenges, driven by growing product complexity, faster development cycles, flexible and sustainable production initiatives, and the need to improve supply chain security. One of the critical capabilities for overcoming these challenges is improving connectivity and collaboration among various engineering domains, supply chain partners, and the larger industrial ecosystem. And the best way to accomplish this is through digital transformation. Tune in to this session on May 30th, from 14:45-15:10 CEST, to learn more from Raymond and Stefan!

Next is a session that will dive into the underlying frameworks that can enable data sharing and collaboration between partners in a secure way. Presented by Dr. Sicco Lehmann-Brauns from Siemens AG, the session titled “Data-based value creation in the electrical and digital industries” will cover various data sharing models with practical examples and offer findings from industry research. The full session description is below:

There are already a large number of examples of how companies in the manufacturing industry are establishing data collaborations and implementing new, data-based value propositions on the market. In a project of the German Electrical and Digital Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI), we have developed an analysis of these examples. It becomes clear that five different data sharing models can be distinguished with regard to the respective value propositions and the underlying data exchange frameworks. However, these are based on a common platform-based basic structure. The five data sharing models in the manufacturing industry are presented and illustrated using concrete practical examples from ZVEI member companies. It is shown that, depending on the use case, different economic, technical and legal approaches exist as to how data sovereignty, data security and scalability can be achieved in industry.

You can attend this event on June 2nd, from 16:05-16:25 CEST. For more from Hannover Messe, you can visit their website at, and remember that you can register for free to attend all the virtual events being offered this year!

Leave a Reply

This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at