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Hannover Messe 2016 Demonstrates How Digital Transformation Shapes the Factory of the Future

Published: 09 June 2016

ID: G00309178

Analyst(s): John Johnson , Simon Jacobson


The collision course of IoT, digital business and manufacturing operations was the forefront of Hannover Messe, the world's largest industrial automation event. Manufacturing strategists can use this research to understand how showcased innovations will accelerate factory-of-the future initiatives.

Table Of Contents


  • Leverage Partners to Create Smart Machines That Improve Time, Transparency and Reliability for Customers
  • Use the IoT to Build a Digital Ecosystem Around the Factory
  • Move the Factory of the Future Forward: But Is Industry Ready?

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