DIS and Hitachi in exciting strategic partnership
There are only three IoT platforms in existence globally. Hitachi’s is one of them. That’s why it’s such a big deal that Hitachi Vantara has chosen DIS to be its global partner within IoT. Our first joint customers are in the bag.
Hitachi is a global company with 320,000 employees. We can’t really compete with that at DIS. However, we have built a global alliance in which both companies complement each other and make each other stronger. We have landed our first joint customers, including a German automotive group, which we cannot name unfortunately. We are also currently working on digitizing the operation of machines at both Danish and German companies.
A strong partnership
We have entered into an agreement with Hitachi Vantara, in which Hitachi has combined all its IoT skills. In short, they know everything about data: from platforms for managing large quantities of data, to skills in AI – Artificial Intelligence. At DIS, on the other hand, we have a lot of engineering intelligence and experience of machinery, as well as the skills for the required software development.
A global alliance that opens a world of opportunities
The future has come much closer. What was, only a few years ago, an unrealistic vision that only NASA and the leading universities could afford to use in practice can now be applied to put sensors in new and existing plants and extract data that artificial intelligence can use and interpret. And you don't need to have money growing on trees. If you look up artificial intelligence on Google, you will find articles about ethics and a lot of futuristic talk. For the industry, however it is very much about low-level applications right now, where advanced data analysis can be used to boost the productivity of a machine, while reducing quality and operating costs at the same time, for example by using data to tell you the best time to service your machines, just as modern cars can now notify you when they need service.
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