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Building automation: from construction to operation

Building construction is on an automation path: we have seen 3D printed houses, IoTs disseminated in new constructions (and retrofitted to existing ones) to support remote monitoring and operation and a growing number of constructions associated to Digital Twins from the design phase up to operations (watch the clip). Now …

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… a new one just begun

In December last year (that was not a long time ago, was it?) I was asked to name one technology that I would expect to make an impact in 2022 and I chose Computational Photography. Yes, I know, there are several technologies that are fancier, starting with Quantum Computing that …

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Another year is over …

On December 9th, 2021, a flaw in a software library, Log4J, was discovered. This flaw was present, at that time, in over 100 million systems all over the world. On December 10th the  flaw was exploited by some hackers and within 3 days it had affected at least 830,000 systems. …

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DX and Macrotrends 2030

Innovation Operative is a consulting company focussing on the actual execution of “innovation”. They sit with their customers to explore, together, the challenges and opportunities a digital transformation and prepare and execution plan fitting the specific domain and the needs, aims, of an enterprise. Part of their way of working …

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Macro changes ahead – V

Executable Knowledge  Yesterday I had the pleasure of giving a keynote at the EIT Manufacturing 2021 Summit Event and I focussed on the trend towards executable knowledge in machines and its impact on the work and factory. Here’s the text of my talk. ======== Smarter Factories, Smarter People Over the …

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Macro changes ahead – III

3. Manufacturing Manufacturing has been evolving smoothly since the industrial revolution experiencing some leaps when first electrification was introduced, then computarization of tools and more recently computarization of the whole plant (RPA Robotic Process Automation, still under deployment). Additionally, we have seen leaps in processes first with the assembly line …

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Metaverse vs Omniverse

Facebook is changing its name to Metaverse to highlight the vision of a future that will be lived in the cyberspace (along with life in the physical space). Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, along with sensors, displays, artificial intelligence and Digital Twins, are the enabling technologies. The road towards a …

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Outlook 2025: where are we? where are we going? – II

By 2025 industry is expecting to see a much greater impact of 5G, both private 5G in the production environment and public 5G to support products and services in operation; continuous growth of application of artificial intelligence, again both inside the company to improve efficiency of production and resilience/optimisation of …

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Outlook 2025: where are we? where are we going? – I

5 years ago, back in 2017, I prepared a graphic summarising the expectations of several industry leaders I contacted, directly and indirectly through members of the Industry Advisory Board of the IEEE Future Direction Committee. The questions those leaders were asked to answer were prodding their feelings on the relative …

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