Chicago – Hannover Fairs USA officials announce that GE Ventures will sponsor Innovations Day at Hannover Messe USA 2018. Karen Kerr, executive managing director of GE Ventures, will kick off Innovations Day with a presentation of the 2018 GE Ventures New Industrial Report on Thursday, Sept. 13 in the Solutions Theater on the show floor. Kerr will share GE Ventures unique outlook for investing in the New Industrial segment with a focus on frontier technologies such as robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, 3D printing, cybersecurity, blockchain and predictive maintenance.
“Hannover Messe is the world’s foremost showcase for Industry 4.0,” Kerr says. “GE Ventures is excited to support bringing the Messe to North America and to showcase our new industrial portfolio companies that are reinventing global manufacturing with advanced technologies and new business models.”
GE Ventures invests broadly in the New Industrial segment in ways that will improve the design, manufacturing, delivery, and operation of products. The company invests in both early-stage and growth-stage companies with a particular interest in how energy intersects with manufacturing, mobility and smart environments.
“We are proud and excited to partner with GE Ventures in the new Solutions Theater at Hannover Messe USA to showcase how GE Ventures investment strategy is propelling manufacturing forward,” says Adrienne Zepeda, show manager of Industrial Events at Hannover Fairs USA.
Other highlights of Innovations Day include a presentation by GE Ventures portfolio company Xometry, the largest on-demand manufacturing platform that is transforming custom manufacturing through its proprietary software platform. GE Ventures also will host an additive manufacturing panel discussion, featuring thought leaders focused on the latest innovations in 3D printing for the industrial sector.
Also during Innovations Day, GE Ventures, and Sente will host a pitch showcase for early-stage startup companies focused on digital factory technologies, such as Industrial Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, robotics, augmented and virtual reality, blockchain, and similar leading-edge innovations. The pitch showcase provides select startups with a unique opportunity to showcase their innovations to potential customers, key investors, and the media attending the trade show. Participating startups will be selected by GE Ventures, Sente, and the Hannover Fairs USA team.
“Entrepreneurs need more than capital. They need strategic partners that can provide access to potential customers, expertise, intellectual property and much more,” Kerr says. “Innovations Day at Hannover Messe USA will showcase how GE Ventures is investing in the industrial revolution and supporting the creation of new products and services.”
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About the topic
There is still a lot of confusion and mystery around the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT).With all the hype around IoT and Industry 4.0, what does that really mean to a manufacturer? There has been an explosion of IIoT providers and devices from small startups up to large automation providers. Let's cut through the hype and buzzwords to get to the real answers.
We will address questions including:
- What is IIoT?
- What is the difference between IIoT and IoT?
- How does IIoT fit in with Industry 4.0?
- Why should I implement an IIoT solution?
- How will this make my processes better?
- What is the ROI? Where do I start?
- What technology is right for me?
We will decipher the lingo and look at IIoT and Industry 4.0 to help demystify the technology and look for practical, money-saving solutions.
Meet your presenter
Russ Agrusa is the Founder, President and CEO of ICONICS Inc., a world-leading software developer of open-connectivity and standards-based visualization software, HMI/SCADA, and MES solutions for energy, manufacturing, industrial, and building automation. With more than 350,000 installations worldwide, ICONICS counts 70% of Global 500 companies as its customers. Agrusa has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.S. in Computer Science from Boston University. His career began in Pittsburgh, PA, at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, where he developed real-time software for fossil and nuclear power plants. He later joined the Foxboro Company in Massachusetts, leading human machine interface (HMI) product development for the Foxboro Intelligent Architecture series distributed control system, before starting ICONICS in 1986. Wanting to take advantage of the emerging PC-based automation market, and to create off-the-shelf HMI and SCADA software for factory automation, Agrusa recognized that OPC was central to the future of automation and led ICONICS to produce the first commercially available HMI/SCADA, "OPC-to-the-Core"-based product. ICONICS has greatly contributed to the success of the OPC Foundation, with Agrusa himself serving as a member of the foundation’s Board of Directors, as well as its marketing chairman.
AVX Corp., a manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, was recently honored with a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business unit. Now in its 12th year, the annual Raytheon IDS Supplier Excellence Awards recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements, including overall quality and on-time delivery. AVX was one of 55 companies recognized by Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business for 4-Star honors.
AVX has earned several of these awards in years past, but this most recent 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award marks the first time that the AVX Filters division has been recognized by Raytheon in their supplier excellence program. Based in Sun Valley, California, AVX Filters designs and manufactures electronic filters, capacitors, medical- and space-rated EMI filters, and subassemblies.
“AVX is honored to receive another 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon Integrated Defense System and we’re very proud of our filters division for earning this recognition for the first time,” said Alex Schenkel, vice president of global sales, AVX. “This accomplishment exemplifies the consistent work and dedication that AVX puts into developing and producing high-quality products and providing impeccable customer service. We are committed to developing innovative passive component, interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions that exceed both our quality standards and our customer’s expectations and help advance technology across multiple markets.”
AVX serves a broad range of markets and is committed to enabling new, next-generation electronics in medical, military, aerospace, automotive, sustainable energy, consumer, industrial, and telecommunications systems through research and development, product and process innovation, precision manufacturing and testing, and comprehensive customer service.
AVX has 29 manufacturing facilities in 16 countries.