Year: 2018

  • An Exciting Summer in Berlin – the New Policy Brief on the Federal Government

    July 13, 2018

    The beginning of the parliamentary summer recess usually marks the start of a rather quiet period in the public affairs business. Members of Parliament spend the coming weeks in their constituencies and use the time without parliamentary sessions for meetings with their constituents and preparations for the second half of the year. Which also gives us the opportunity to take a deep breath and address projects which have not received proper attention in hectic everyday...

  • Cryptocurrencies for the Internet of Things, the Future of Mobility and 3D Puzzle Fun (HMI Daily Digest 2018 – Day 3)

    April 25, 2018

    The tech-loaded fun continued on day three of the Hannover trade show with exciting news on e-mobility, IoT, IOTA, ICT innovations and a smart energy platform. With its broad portfolio, Huawei presented ICT innovations, while ABB and MOIA concentrated on solutions for e-mobility. Siemens previewed their platform MindSphere on Microsoft Azure, Nokia showed a “factory in a box” and Fujitsu presented a unique showcase on IOTA, a cryptocurrency designed for the Internet of Things (IoT...

  • 3D-Printing, A.I., Intelligent Forklift and Robot vs. Human Table Tennis (HMI Daily Digest 2018 – Day 2)

    April 24, 2018

    Day 2 of the HMI showed a strong focus on this year’s fair trends with Ultimaker’s enhanced 3D printing portfolio, BISTel and Oracle previewing a powerful A.I. based Predictive Maintenance (PdM) solution for Smart Connected Factory and ZF presenting its intelligent forklift. Plus, SAP showcases its latest digital twin technology and Microsoft demonstrates the abilities of HoloLens with its partners. Aside from purely functional showcases, HMI visitors can experience what technology is capable of in...

  • The Cobots Are Coming, IoT Security, Smart Factory and … Mexico! (HMI Daily Digest 2018 – Day 1)

    April 23, 2018

    The Growing Significance of the Hannover Messe (HMI) Established in 1947, the HMI has become the world's largest industrial technology fair. With 6,500 exhibitors and 225,000 visitors from all over the world in 2017, and even more expected for 2018, the technology show is profiting from digitization trends, the need for ever greater automation and industry 4.0 applications. The interaction between man and machine is the determining theme of the HMI 2018, exemplified by this...