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SAP drives blockchain use cases in standard applications

Posted on October 2, 2018

PAC recently caught up with SAP on its initiatives in the blockchain area. The company‘s endeavors are aimed at complementing its SAP Leonardo portfolio with Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) in order to increase both the efficiency and ...

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Les plateformes IoT en Europe : 12 acteurs "best in class" dans le Radar PAC

Posted on October 8, 2018

PAC vient de publier la plus grande analyse du marché des fournisseurs de plateformes IoT. Le Radar PAC « Les plateformes IoT en Europe 2018 » analyse plus de 120 plateformes, et en évalue 43 d'entre elles dans sept segments différents, afin d’identifier les meilleurs fournisseurs de chaque catégorie dans différents domaines. Sur l'ensemble ...

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Oracle’s six degrees of autonomous computing, and why they matter

Posted on September 27, 2018

At its digital-transformation-focused Impact Event in Liverpool Street in London this week, Oracle outlined what it described as six levels of autonomous computing. Here's why they matter. A lot.

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Insights from this year's DMEXCO Conference

Posted on September 19, 2018

We were among the 40,000 visitors (10,000 more than last year) that descended on Cologne last week to attend the Digital Marketing Expo & Conference (DMEXCO). The event, which gathers decision-makers from digital business, marketing and innovation, hosted 1,000 exhibitors and 170 start-ups this year. So, judging purely by numbers, the DMEXCO ...

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Hosting innovation and co-creation: IBM’s Watson IoT Center in Munich

Posted on September 18, 2018

PAC recently had the chance to visit IBM's Watson IoT Center in Munich. Discussions quickly revolved around topics like connected objects, artificial intelligence (AI), and smart cities, and took a cross-vertical perspective.

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Comtrade Digital Services sets out European growth strategy

Posted on September 18, 2018

Comtrade Digital Services is one of the latest ventures of €300m+ Comtrade Group, which is among the largest technology players in South Eastern Europe. The group's focus is on a wide range of IT services.

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Why is Munich Re paying $300m for IoT startup Relayr?

Posted on September 7, 2018

Relayr started out as an IoT middleware platform developer back in 2013. Fast forward five years: Relayr expanded its portfolio into IoT analytics and a range of supporting services around its products. Now it is being acquired by the €50bn insurance giant Munich Re for an eye-catching price tag of $300m.

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Wie sich die Schweiz zu einem Zentrum für künstliche Intelligenz entwickelt

Posted on July 25, 2018

Die Schweiz – beim Gedanken an dieses schöne Land fallen einem normalerweise immer die gleichen Dinge ein: Berge, Schokolade, Banken. Aber wie sieht’s mit künstlicher Intelligenz (KI) aus? Nein? Vielleicht momentan noch nicht, aber der Alpenstaat wandelt sich langsam zu einem der wichtigsten Zentren für die Weiterentwicklung der KI-Technologie.

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Shifts in AI for IBM

Posted on July 13, 2018

IBM is shifting its vertical main focus for Watson away from healthcare and towards retail. The market is broader and the competitive pressure of customers is higher.

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A glimpse of the new IBM

Posted on July 13, 2018

IBM seems to come out of the ditch it has gone through the last years.

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How Switzerland is becoming a hub for artificial intelligence

Posted on July 13, 2018

Switzerland. Thinking of this beautiful country, usually the same things come to mind: mountains, chocolate, banks. But what about artificial intelligence (AI)? No? Maybe not yet, but the alpine nation is slowly transforming into one of the most important centers for advancements in AI technology.

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The IoT Survey

Posted on July 4, 2018

The IoT survey is the first of its kind to evaluate the leading IoT platform providers based on feedback from users worldwide available to participants in English, German, French and Spanish. 

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Your AI Friday - 11000

Posted on June 29, 2018

Welcome to the weekly selection of links compiled by PAC's AI team. This week, we offer you some good reads connected to this new world in the making. Please note that we, the A(I) Team, will take a little break over the summer months and see you back in 2 months – in case we haven't been replaced by AI til then... Enjoy reading!

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Fostering innovation: a day at Accenture's Future Camp is a start

Posted on June 26, 2018

Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in an innovation workshop at Accenture's Future Camp in Kronberg. I experienced first hand how a group of people, from entirely different backgrounds in terms of industry, job role, age etc., enthusiastically engaged in jointly developing innovative ideas. Those ideas would have been around ...

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Dassault Systèmes’ Industry Analyst Meeting 2018: It’s all about cloud and marketplaces!

Posted on June 25, 2018

Last week, PAC attended the Dassault Systèmes Industry Analyst Meeting 2018, which was held at the company's headquarters in Vélizy-Villacoublay, France. During the event we met with corporate, industry and product executives to hear about and discuss the latest updates and plans for the company. In the following, please find some of our ...

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Your AI Friday - 10111

Posted on June 22, 2018

Welcome to the weekly selection of links compiled by PAC's AI team. This week, you will read about the role AI will play among us humans, and there will be debates on its social, ethical, economic and geopolitical impact. Enjoy!

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PTC turns away from GE and partners with Rockwell Automation to fulfil its ambition to become a leading digital solution provider for the whole industrial value chain

Posted on June 21, 2018

At LiveWorx, PTC's large ecosystem event, which was held in Boston from June 17-20 and had a turnout of over 6,000 participants, PTC announced interesting new partnerships with Rockwell Automation, ANSYS and Microsoft. PTC, who has a strong track record of acquisitions done over the last few years (ThingWorx, Vuforia), took the opportunity ...

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AWS Berlin Summit 2018 – What Builders Need!

Posted on June 18, 2018

This year's AWS Berlin Summit took place under the motto "What Builders need". That AWS is particularly appealing to developer communities is not surprising in itself. The target group being addressed was also clearly reflected in the community present, with the few participants in traditional business attire standing out.

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AWS Berlin Summit 2018 - What Builders Need!

Posted on June 15, 2018

Der diesjährige AWS Berlin Summit stand unter dem Motto “What Builders Need”. Dass AWS vor allem die Developer Communities anspricht, ist per se nicht überraschend. Die angesprochene Zielgruppe spiegelte sich auch klar in der anwesenden Community wider, die wenigen Teilnehmer im traditionellen Business Look fielen auf. Dies soll aber ...

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Your AI Friday - 10110

Posted on June 15, 2018

Welcome to the weekly selection of links compiled by PAC's AI team. This week, a fresh breeze of optimism is driving the team. Enjoy reading!

 

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EOS – a viable alternative to Ethereum, Hyperledger and IOTA?

Posted on June 12, 2018

This past weekend, the mainnet of EOS, a new cryptocurrency, was officially launched. This is especially remarkable, since the event was preceded by a noteworthy ICO (initial coin offering, during which more than $4 billion in initial investment were raised), a bitter conflict among the community and quite some chaos with respect to ...

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