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Rockwell Automation TechEd and PTC LiveWorx 2019: Momentum Accelerating [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jul 29, 2019

I had the pleasure of attending Rockwell Automation TechEd and PTC LiveWorx in back to back weeks last month. Both events generate a tremendous draw in the industry and set attendance records, however, it may be the last year that happens. There are rumors that 2020 will see a new co-located event; times are a-changing! Although there were differences in the themes, attendees, and presentation style, there was also much in common ― especially about a shared vision of Industrial Transformation and joint customer momentum.

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Categories: Solution Vendor / Software Vendor, Industrial Automation, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, #MondayMusings, Connected Worker

Q&A Recap: Life Sciences Quality 4.0 Strategy Webcast

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Fri, Jun 28, 2019

On Thursday, June 27, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Enabling Transformation in Life Sciences: Delivering Near- and Long-Term Success with Quality 4.0.” The presentation examined strategies for life sciences organizations to reduce IX program risks and increase the speed of adoption.

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Categories: Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Quality 4.0

Hannover Messe 2019: Notes from the Field

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Apr 23, 2019

Hannover Messe continues to accelerate, and along with it the Industrial Transformation (IX) space. LNS Research received 46 executive briefings this year, more than any previous year. Yes, it’s an enormous show, but we’ve condensed it down to the five biggest trends you need to know.

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Categories: Cloud, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation

Advanced Industrial Analytics Vendor Seeq Secures $23 Million in Series B Funding [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Aug 06, 2018

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

On July 18, advanced industrial analytics vendor Seeq announced $23 Million in series B funding. Seeq was founded in 2013 with an initial series A funding of $6 Million led by Second Avenue Partners. The second round of funding included previous as well as new strategic investors like Altira Group with participation from Chevron Technology Ventures and next47, the Siemens backed global venture firm.

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Categories: Solution Vendor / Software Vendor, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), #MondayMusings

Uptake Emerges as Potential APM 4.0 Market Disrupter

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Wed, May 23, 2018

Uptake has had a busy couple of months, and no one could argue the company is still in stealth mode. Recent notable events include:

  • February 2018 - Hires Ganesh Bell as President, formerly Chief Digital Officer at GE Power
  • April 2018 - Holds first annual analyst summit at HQ in Chicago
  • April 2018 - Announces acquisition of Asset Performance Technologies, Inc. (APT)
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Categories: Solution Vendor / Software Vendor, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), Asset Performance Management (APM)

OSIsoft User Conference 2018: Continued Evolution and Momentum [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, May 14, 2018

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the OSIsoft User Conference in San Francisco. While the event overlapped with the biggest industrial trade show in the world, Hannover Messe, there was no noticeable impact on OSIsoft User Conference’s attendance. The conference has continued to grow year over the years, and this year the event expanded beyond the regular hotel contract to spread across three separate hotels.

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Categories: Cloud, Solution Vendor / Software Vendor, Information Technology, #MondayMusings

ABB Launches ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operations for Power Generation & Water [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Mar 05, 2018

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Categories: Operational Excellence, Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, IT/OT, #MondayMusings, Asset Performance Management (APM)

Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference Focuses on Cloud, Digital Thread, and Digital Twin

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Feb 05, 2018

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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This past week Oracle held the company’s annual Modern Supply Chain Experience conference in San Jose, CA, representing its largest iteration to date with over 3,000 attendees. For this year’s event, Cloud is still core to the message, but it's not stressed to the same degree as previous years. My suspicion and it reflects in our research is that the move to the Cloud, as with mobile, is now just assumed to be part of the architecture, rather than a challenge to overcome.

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Categories: Operational Excellence, Risk Management, IT/OT, #MondayMusings

3 Advanced Industrial Cyber Security Vendors to Watch

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jan 29, 2018

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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LNS Research is deep in the throes of completing the draft of our 2018 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform solution selection guide. As part of that guide development, we revisit and update our 2014 IIoT platform model.

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Categories: Operational Excellence, Risk Management, IT/OT, #MondayMusings

A Large Industrial is Reinventing Operational Excellence with Digital Technology [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jan 22, 2018

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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LNS Research believes that 2018 will be the year that the dogmatic approach to Lean and Six Sigma breaks down. A new breed of large industrial company will emerge and prove that an innovative approach is needed to fully capture the potential benefits of digital technology in manufacturing.

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Categories: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), IT/OT, #MondayMusings