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IIoT Case Studies Showcased at ARC’s Fourteenth India Forum – Part 1

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By Naresh Surepelly​​ ARC Advisory Group is a strong proponent of IIoT technologies. The recently concluded Industry Forum titled Industry in Transition: Navigating the New Age of Innovation showcased many case studies and implementations of IIoT in India. In this blog we will focus on the case studies presented by Chandrashekhar Bharathi, Managing Director, AceMicromatic, Chethan K, Group Quality Director & Manufacturing Excellence Champion, and Praful Kushwaha, Manager – IT Services, Bharat Forge, and automation trends and India specific challenges presented by P.V. Sivaram, Vice President, AIA (Automation Industry Association) and Managing Director, B&R Automation Case Studies: Chandrashekhar Bharathi’s presentation was on driving mass adoption of IIoT and Industrie 4.0. A...

IIoT Case Studies Showcased at ARC’s Fourteenth India Forum – Part 1

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By Naresh Surepelly​​ ARC Advisory Group is a strong proponent of IIoT technologies. The recently concluded Industry Forum titled Industry in Transition: Navigating the New Age of Innovation showcased many case studies and implementations of IIoT in India. In this blog we will focus on the case studies presented by Chandrashekhar Bharathi, Managing Director, AceMicromatic, Chethan K, Group Quality Director & Manufacturing Excellence Champion, and Praful Kushwaha, Manager – IT Services, Bharat Forge, and automation trends and India specific challenges presented by P.V. Sivaram, Vice President, AIA (Automation Industry Association) and Managing Director, B&R Automation Case Studies: Chandrashekhar Bharathi’s presentation was on driving mass adoption of IIoT and Industrie 4.0. A...

Hype to Reality- 3 Challenges for IoT

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While I talked about demand side heating up for IoT in my previous blog, the supply side has seen steady investments over the last decade for both enterprise and consumer markets. Cisco and IBM were early adopters of IoT and have been working on their respective initiatives “Internet of Everything” and “Smarter Planet” since the late 2000s. The rise of consumer wearables and smart objects such as Pebble, Apple Watch, Samsung Gear, Fitbit, Nest (bought by Google), Amazon Echo, HTC Vive have rubbed off on the enterprise space. A range of companies have entered the market in the last five years to create a business IoT stack as well—developing MEMS chips and IoT devices, providing infrastructure, and building platforms and applications. Despite this market activity, there are three main chall...

4 Most IoT Ready Verticals

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By 2020, it is estimated that there will be 50 billion connected devices in the world. A slew of connected homes, smart kitchen appliances, universal smart controllers, fitness bands, driverless cars, self-learning traffic systems, remote controlled production lines, remote/real-time health care diagnostics will join the list. This combination of the physical and digital worlds is a powerful one. McKinsey estimates that the economic impact of IoT applications could be from USD 4 trillion to upto USD 11 trillion per year by 2025. To put things in perspective, China’s GDP in 2015 is estimated to be around USD 11 trillion. Gartner’s survey of organizations that have already implemented IoT shows that it has been largely internal operations reaping benefits—improved efficiencies, cost savings ...

Industrial IoT needs a System Builder

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In the midst of ambiguous & uncoordinated moments of market development, ‘System Builders’, a particular type of market intermediaries emerge to assist in the development of the ecosystem. System Builders are different in the way they play out their role from ‘System Integrators’. While the former takes a pluralistic approach in their study of independent technologies, to make impact assessment and take a 360-degree view of the benefits, the SIs adopt more of an integrative path to system development. It is rare to spot System Builders as an entity as their effectiveness lies in the way they build the system yet not be visible as a key actor.  In recent times, a number of industry trends have benefited from the actions of System Builders. The role played by NASSCOM is closest to the de...

ARC’s 14th India Forum Focuses on Innovation in Industry – Brief of Keynote Speeches

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By Sharada Prahladrao​ ARC Advisory Group hosted its 14th India Forum for the process and discrete industries on July 7-8, 2016 in Bangalore. Mr. Ganapathiraman (Country Manager India, ARC Advisory Group) introduced the theme of the Forum – “Industryin Transition: Navigating the New Age of Innovation”. This two-day forum attracted close to 270 delegates who came to learn and share information about the innovative technologies that are dramatically altering today’s industriallandscape. New technologies, such as cloud computing, mobility, social technologies, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Big Data/analytics, and digitalization have taken center stage; and most of the presentations at the Forum emphasized these topics. To achieve the multiple objectives of speed, accuracy, quality, sa...

Competitors in Japan Collaborate to Develop New IIoT Platform Testbed

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By Craig Resnick IIoT is not only helping the Information Technologies (IT) and operations technologies (OT) worlds converge, it is bringing automation competitors from similar geographies to converge together for the development of new platforms. A recent example is Hitachi, Ltd. announcing that along with Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and Intel K.K. (Japan), it has proposed and received approval for a Factory Automation Platform as a Service (FA PaaS) Testbed at the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). The goal of this testbed is to test open IIoT platforms that integrate FA or OT in manufacturing with IT to best support management and plant-wide operations. In collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric and Intel. Hitachi will incorporate the results of these tests into the IIoT platform, known...

Intelligence at the Edge: Smart Sensors Will Need to get Much Smarter

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By Dick Slansky​ Intelligent sensors are one of the essential components of IIoT. What this also means is that more intelligence will be required at the edge for the physical devices, machines, and equipment that manufacturing OEMs need to run production systems and to provide service in the field. These physical devices and sensors are indeed the “things” in the IIoT that will provide the data that drives the function of the connected ecosystems and are at the edge of the digital thread. Today, manufacturing OEMs regard production data and maintenance and operational data as one of the major sources of big data in both the manufacturing environment and service in the field. Further, most of this data is unstructured, meaning that it must be converted into meaningful and actionable informa...

3 ways in which Information Technology can improve healthcare in India

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1. Connected Hospital IoT to improve quality of care in hospitals. (Imagine a surgeon enters an operation room wearing a google glass, which is connected to the monitoring devices – can see the vital parameters right in-front of his eyes by virtue of augmented reality. Post surgery, the doctor makes notes and observations, which feeds directly into centralized nursing system, to assist in post-operative care.) To enable this, there should be mandatory EHR/EMR adoption across hospitals, and integration of medical equipments to these centralized systems. Overall idea is a seamless integration of HIS, PACS, EMR, CPOE, billing, and medical devices. Provision of on-the-go access of patient records to doctors. 2. Tele-medicine, Remote Monitoring, and Home Healthcare How tele-medicine, remote mon...

RPA – is this a buzzword or real

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Robotic Process Automation offers potential for high value creation at relatively lower risk. Read a quick update and share your perspectives