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Innovation Day 2017

Innovation Day

Driving innovation for the U.S. and the world

Every day, billions of connected devices and machines are bridging more of our real and virtual worlds and changing the way we live, travel, build and work. On March 27th innovators and leaders from around the world came together to learn how Siemens latest innovations are helping industries from manufacturing to transportation embrace the power of data and lead in a digital and connected world.


Hear from global and U.S. technology experts via virtual and interactive demos and discussions on emerging trends and technologies like: Blockchain-Based Microgrids, Additive Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Robots, Digital Infrastructure, MindSphere – The cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens.


Innovation is in Siemens DNA, growing from one idea 170 years ago into a robust digitalization portfolio with a unique combination of software, digital services and MindSphere unmatched across its competitors. And the U.S. plays an integral role—in the last 15 years, Siemens has invested $35B in America, invests $1B annually in R&D, holds 15,000 U.S. patents and nearly 900 invention disclosures, and employs around 50,000 people with approximately 60 manufacturing sites. Take part in the conversation #SiemensInnovations

Innovation Day presentations

Siemens recently showcased its U.S. digitalization strategy and gave a sneak peek of some of its most promising technologies in the field at their recent US Innovation Day, on February 27, in Princeton, NJ. See some of the highlighted presentations below.



Instead of coming in from wooded areas, these spiders have journeyed from the virtual world, where they were conceived, to the real world.


Siemens researchers in Princeton, New Jersey have developed prototype spider-like robots that can work collaboratively to print structures and surfaces, to accelerate complex production such as the fuselages of planes and the hulls of ships.


Spider-like bots are essentially fully autonomous additive manufacturing devices with legs.


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Shaping Digitalization - Innovations at Siemens

As everything from designing buildings to manufacturing engines is transformed by digital processes, the metamorphosis of ideas into innovations has accelerated. What is more, the pace at which technologies and business models are outstripping each other is upending entire industries, often causing significant disruption. Digitalization is driving many of these disruptive changes. And Siemens is actively shaping this development – yet remaining true to one of its most cherished traditions: Setting store by brilliant minds as the source and engine of every innovation.

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next47 partners with innovative start-ups to disrupt the norm and develop the next big thing. We empower start-ups with the energy and resources provided by our dynamic Siemens ecosystem. We’re looking for the next ingenious companies to partner with in Electrification, Automation and Digitalization – Together we can make the future of industries easier, more reliable and more scalable.

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The race to a digital future

The race to a digital future



Siemens' latest innovations are helping industries from manufacturing to transportation embrace the power of data and lead in a digital and connected world. Read how Siemens is contributing to emerging trends and technologies like: Blockchain-based Microgrids, Additive Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Robots, Digital Infrastructure, MindSphere – the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens.


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Roland Busch

Roland Busch is Chief Technology Officer and a Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG

Roland Busch

Roland Busch is Chief Technology Officer and a Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG. He is responsible for the company’s Asia/Australia Region as well as for the infrastructure businesses including the Energy Management, Building Technologies and Mobility Divisions. In addition, Busch is in charge of the de-partment Corporate Development and the company’s Sustainability as well as Sales activities.

Busch joined Siemens in 1994, as a project manager at Corporate Research & Development. In 2002, Busch was appointed head of the Infotainment Solutions Division. In 2005, he relocated to Shanghai, where he served as CEO of Siemens VDO Automotive Asia Pacific. In 2007, he returned to Germany to head the Mass Transit Division at the Transportation Systems Group. In 2008, he became Head of Corporate Strategies. In 2011, he was appointed CEO of the Infrastructure & Cities Sector and Member of the Managing Board.

Roland Busch studied physics at Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany – where he received his doctorate – and at the University of Grenoble in France.
Affective April 1, 2017, Roland Busch will change regional responsibility Note:for Asia/Australia to the Middle East and to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). At the same time, he will no longer be in charge of the company's Energy Management Division.

Judith F. “Judy” Marks

Judith F. “Judy” Marks Former President and CEO of Siemens USA

Judy Marks

Marks joined Siemens in 2011, serving for over four years as the President and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies (SGT), Inc.

In 2015, she took over the leadership of the Siemens Dresser-Rand integration as a result of the Siemens acquisition of the Houston-based company. She was simultaneously appointed as Executive Vice President, Global Solutions, at Dresser-Rand, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division. In that role, Marks oversaw the development and deployment of comprehensive global projects and programs to meet client needs and drive growth in the oil & gas industry. She currently serves as Executive Vice President of New Equipment Solutions at Dresser-Rand, a position she will continue to hold while also leading Siemens USA.


From 2011 through 2015, Marks led SGT, based in Washington, DC. In that role, she worked with all Siemens divisions delivering Siemens products, services, technologies and solutions to all branches of the US government.


Marks came to Siemens from Lockheed Martin, where she served as President of two operating entities for more than eight years in Transportation and Security Solutions and Distribution Technologies focused on developing, integrating and delivering advanced solutions and services to federal customers worldwide. She also served as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for the company's Electronic Systems Business Area.


Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Marks spent the first 10 years of her career at IBM Federal Systems Company, which was then acquired by the Loral Corporation and Lockheed Martin. In total, she served 27 years with Lockheed Martin and its predecessor companies. Her experience spans multiple disciplines including positions in systems engineering, engineering management, business development, capture management, subcontract management, program management and executive management.


She serves on the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland's College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. She is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Siemens Foundation, which provides grants and other financial support towards technology education and workforce initiatives in the U.S. Additionally, she is a Director of Hubbell Incorporated, an international manufacturer of quality electrical and electronic products.

Marks earned a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University.


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Brie Sachse
Siemens Corporation
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