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  • Mar 13, 2017 10:00 am EDT
    Raj Batra, President, Siemens Digital Factory Division, U.S.
    On March 22-24, thousands of manufacturing executives will gather in Detroit at the Manufacturing in America Conference, sharing best practices that are helping to transform the industrial landscape.  Detroit is at the center of Internet of Things, where the entire automotive ecosystem is embracing modernization through advanced automation and digitalization – a best practice in itself that other industries are following.more...
  • Feb 24, 2017 11:00 am EST
    Jagannath Rao, Sr. Vice President of Data Driven Services, Digital Factory
    For decades, industrial control systems have been generating enormous volumes of data, but in many cases that data hasn’t been fully employed to help companies reduce operating costs, improve reliability, and increase productivity—three goals that amount to the holy grail of manufacturing. Until recently, the path forward has been blocked by insufficient compute power, storage, and machine learning technologies to allow companies to harness the richness of the data they generate.more...
  • Jan 4, 2017 10:30 am EST
    Kevin Lewis, Vice President, Siemens Digital Factory, Factory Automation and Jose M. Rivera, CEO, Control System Integrators Association (CSIA)
    We are in a moment when exponential technology gains have the U.S. industrial base at a tipping point.Maybe a few years ago some manufacturers were skeptical of the value of advanced manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things. But now these firms are watching as the early adopters cut costs and time to market, and increase flexibility and innovation at the same time. Instead of asking why they should embrace digitalization, many manufacturers are now asking how.more...
  • Nov 16, 2016 12:00 pm EST
    We’ve seen great momentum across a range of industries and use cases for Surface devices – especially from engineers, who are some of the most creative people in the world. They are often responsible for designing some of today’s most complex products – from trains and planes, to automobiles and medical devices.more...
  • Nov 1, 2016 2:00 pm EDT
    Raj Batra, President, Digital Factory U.S., Siemens Digital Factory
    As we wrap up October’s focus on the importance of manufacturing in the U.S., I want to again highlight Siemens’ workforce development initiatives that are helping to close the training gap in manufacturing. Recently, Siemens and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia hosted an industry event on this very topic where Siemens announced a hardware donation to THINC College and Career Academy, a State of Georgia Approved Charter School. This partnership will help to train Georgia’s future workforce onmore...
  • Sep 22, 2016 12:02 pm EDT
    Raj Batra, President, Digital Factory U.S., Siemens Digital Factory
    As seen on LinkedIn, Wednesday, September 21stThe numbers didn’t seem to add up. How could Georgia add so many new jobs yet still have an unemployment rate that was higher than the national average?Now we know the answer. A new study from the Metro Atlanta Chamber has revealed a startling skills gap. The degrees and certifications young people have been pursuing – and the skills Georgians currently have – is out of sync with what employers need. This is a trend endemic not just in Georgiamore...
  • Sep 7, 2016 9:45 am EDT
    Raj Batra, President, Digital Factory U.S., Siemens Digital Factory
    Ask CEOs in virtually every industry what keeps them up at night and among the top three items a common theme will emerge – finding the skilled talent to keep their operations running smoothly as their 50-something workforce starts heading into retirement. Getting students serious about careers in manufacturing is the key.  And at Siemens, we are committed to supporting the schools where young people can learn them.     more...
  • Jul 26, 2016 10:00 am EDT
    One of the most rewarding aspects of working at Siemens is recognizing our outstanding employees. Recently, in order to get closer to our customers, Siemens decided to assemble high-demand industrial computers in the U.S. at its Lebanon, Ohio facility. The task to get the facility and its employees ready for this transition was given to Brea Brumby, the facility’s site manager. Brumby and her team successfully launched this project within a nine month timeframe. more...
  • Jul 18, 2016 2:22 pm EDT
    Raj Batra, President, Digital Factory U.S., Siemens Digital Factory
    When the first product made on an assembly line came out – Ford’s Model T – customers were famously offered any color vehicle they wanted. That color just had to be black. Apparently the ability to mass produce things was such a positive development that trading off customization was literally a laughing matter.more...
  • Apr 27, 2016 10:30 am EDT
    Eric A. Spiegel, President and CEO, Siemens USA
    Hannover Messe is the world’s largest industrial technology trade fair and it is fitting that the United States is serving as this year’s partner country as the U.S. and Germany deepen and broaden cooperation in shaping the new age of industry – combining Germany’s engineering prowess with America’s leadership in software. Siemens has been a Hannover Messe exhibitor since the inaugural fair in 1947, and with investments of $35 billion in the U.S. over the past 15 years, Siemens plays anmore...