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Digital Ingenuity: Unlocking the Potential of Digital Transformation
The famous TED talks about a new machine age are in the rearview mirror. Seven years of hindsight now show us how accurately a famous essay, “Why software is eating the world,” forecasted our digital future. But while the consumer world was quickly transformed, change has arrived more slowly to the industrial space. Experts say the transition from smart phones to smart factories constitutes a new industrial revolution — yet advancing this revolution has proven to be a complex task. So, where are we now?
Attendees joined Siemens’ innovation experts at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) in Chicago for a day of interactive technology demonstrations and immersive discussions showcasing how digitalization is enabling companies and organizations to do things better than ever before.
Siemens showcased its U.S. digitalization strategy and gave a sneak peek of some of its most promising technologies in the field at US Innovation Day. See some of the highlighted presentations below.
Eno Transportation – Guest Op-Ed: Consumers are Ready for Electric Vehicles. Our Power Grid Isn’t
Morning Consult – What It Will Take for U.S. Energy to Beat Cybercriminals
IOT Institute – How Siemens’ Charter of Trust Aims to Improve Industrial Security
Power Magazine – Industrial Cybersecurity Is the Next Risk Frontier
About Siemens and DMDII
Siemens has been a tier one partner with the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) in Chicago since its inception, with a focus on joint collaboration with the government, industry and academia. The partners work on solving some of the most challenging questions facing manufacturing today through the Project Call process established by DMDII. Siemens has established an evolving Digital Enterprise Showcase at the site that creates a hands-on environment to illustrate how digitalization can help answer questions such as how manufacturers can extend the digital twin strategy across the value chain, including supply chain and the factory floor, to realize bottom line results; how to optimize human-systems integration; how to make organizational transformations to experience the full potential of digitalization of the value chain; and how to educate America’s workforce on digital manufacturing and design technologies.
Innovation Day 2018 Highlights
Expanding Siemens Digital Capabilities
Siemens demonstrates its approach to taking the Fourth Industrial Revolution from concept to reality at its annual U.S. Innovation Day. Siemens has reinvented itself into one of the world’s top 10 software companies, creating digital solutions that enable customers across the company’s largest market to reduce costs, improve reliability, develop new business models and improve quality of life for millions of Americans.
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.
Siemens USA CEO and Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG
Lisa Davis is a Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG. Appointed to the Siemens board in August 2014, she is responsible for the company’s Energy Divisions (Power and Gas, Power Generation Services) for Oil & Gas, and for the Americas Region. In addition, she was named Chair and CEO of Siemens Corporation, USA, in January 2017. Lisa is based in Houston, Texas.
After graduating with a degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, she joined Exxon Corporation in 1986 and subsequently worked for Exxon and Texaco until 1998. That year, Lisa joined Royal Dutch Shell in the U. S.A, holding executive positions prior to transferring to Shell in the UK. Upon returning to the U. S. in 2008, she served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing Lubricants & Bulk Fuels Americas before being appointed Executive Vice President, Strategy, Portfolio & Alternative Energy at Royal Dutch Shell, UK, in 2012.
Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG
Roland Busch is Chief Technology Officer and a Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG. He is responsible for the company’s infrastructure business including the Building Technologies and Mobility Divisions. In addition, Busch is in charge of the department 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.
Future Innovation Leaders
Every member of the Siemens family is helping to shape a better tomorrow. We want to celebrate all of our #FutureMakers and share their stories with the world. Get to know some of our future innovation leaders. Discover more about Siemens #FutureMakers