Satya Nadella talks about how digital transformation is changing the face of manufacturing

Satya Nadella Hannover Germany

At Hannover Messe 2016, the world’s largest industrial technology fair, in Germany, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave a keynote address. During his keynote, Satya spoke about how digital transformation is remaking companies and their factories, bringing the intersection of manufacturing and technology even closer.

Enabling that transformation are systems of intelligence that help companies gain insight and take action from big data, optimize their operations and change the very nature of the business models around their industrial products, Nadella said.

He highlighted some companies like Siemens, Liebherr, Jabil, Rolls-Royce and Japan Airlines which are now working with Microsoft to transform their business.

These systems of intelligence don’t work in isolation. The bringing together of IT and OT – the conversion of information technology and operations technology – “is pervasive,” he said.

“It changes how you will engage with your customers, how you in fact empower your own employees inside every one of your organizations to be able to gain insight from big data, take action from big data, and to optimize your operations and change the very nature of the business models around your industrial products.”

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