Where next for automation?

Rainer Brehm, chief executive officer of Factory Automation Division, Siemens AG, looks at principal factors affecting the future of automation

28th June, 2020
Where next for automation?
Rainer Brehm, CEO, Factory Automation Divisions, Siemens AG

If large industrial machines like turbines and aircraft engines were once the big data pioneers, most of us now live in a world in which all kinds of devices come with integrated sensors that collect a wide range of data. In the factories of the world, 2020 is expected to be the year in which over 50 per cent of industrial assets are connected to some form of data collection.

Everybody knows that data holds the key...

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