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Meet with ABI Research at These Industrial Events

If you will be at either Hannover Messe from April 1-5, or in Chicago for the ProMat and Automate conferences from April 8-11, be sure to schedule a meeting with an ABI Research analyst on-site. 

If these conferences are not in your travel plans, you won't want to miss our post-conference webinar, Top Trends & Takeaways from 3 Industrial Conferences: Hannover Messe, ProMat, and Automate 2019, on Wednesday, April 17. Our seven presenters will fill you in on the hottest tech trends from each show, which companies you should explore going forward, and which companies and technologies did not meet expectations. Register for what is sure to be a comprehensive and informative wrap-up today!

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The American AI Initiative Highlights the Need for AI Governance on a Global Scale

On February 12, President Trump signed an executive order on artificial intelligence (AI). As the first executive order on AI since the new president took office, the American AI Initiative is very clear in its objectives to maintain the United States’ leadership in AI and acknowledges the importance of AI to the country’s economy, social fabric and national security. What is more interesting is with the timing of the release of this Initiative. At present, the tech industry is facing tremendous uncertainty over the United States’ attempt to push international curbs on Huawei and other Chinese technology suppliers.  The United States expresses its concerns 5G equipment supplied by Chinese vendors may expose American interests into potential cyber security risks or even cyber espionage. Underlying all these activities is the United States’ attempt to gain competitive edge in the brewing technology arm race between nations. Losing this arm race can be politically and economically painful.

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Ryan Martin
Ryan Martin
Principal Analyst

Additive Manufacturing Leaps from Prototype to Production

The number of production-ready Additive Manufacturing (AM) platforms that ship each year will increase more than 10 times by 2030, as the technology’s use in structural and mission-critical commercial applications comes to fruition. According to a new report published by ABI Research, these systems will produce more than US$360 billion worth of parts and end products each year and nearly US$2 trillion in sum by the end of the next decade.

“Additive manufacturing is moving from the prototype to the production market in a big way,” explained Ryan Martin, Principal Analyst. “A new set of technologies is breaking out to create net-shape parts in a variety of build platform sizes that significantly broaden the overall scope of applications where AM can compete, and ultimately win. The integration of digital and physical production systems will accompany the hybrid manufacturing models that follow for higher degrees of automation and just-in-time, on-demand delivery.” Read more

Pablo Tomasi
Pablo Tomasi
Senior Analyst

Mobile Service Providers Must Innovate Now to Lead Tomorrow’s Market

According to ABI Researchthere are five main areas of innovation that Mobile Service Providers (MSPs) must pursue if they want to be relevant in the market of tomorrow. These areas can be seen as platforms each delivering specific benefits and enabling MSPs’ transformation; they include a technology platform, a restructuring platform, an ecosystem and partnership platform, a go-to-market platform, and a Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) platform. While many MSPs have started developing the right initiatives to move past their legacy telco structures and services, none of them have yet fully transformed themselves, nor do they have a comprehensive strategy to become a digital enabled player to compete with web-scale giants (such as Amazon and Google), and to seize new vertical opportunities.

“The restructuring platform is a necessary enabler of future competitiveness as MSPs must ensure their workforce is ready for the digital age by being skilled in areas such as SDN, cloud, open source, big data, and agile dev tactics,” said Pablo Tomasi, Senior Analyst. Read more.


Top Industrial Technologies to Watch Out for at Hannover Messe 2019

Date: March 13, 2019, 10:30 a.m. U.S. EDT

Hannover Messe 2019 is happening at a time of extreme change in the industrial landscape. The pressures of an uncertain economic background alongside increasing global competition, customization, smaller batch runs, shrinking labor pool and energy resources mean that manufacturers are increasingly looking to technology to ensure they can remain competitive in the future.

This webinar will explore these issues and help attendees understand what are the most compelling technological developments that are expected to be seen at Hannover Messe and how they should maximize their potential.

Our webinar will also cover these questions:

  • What technologies will be hot at Hannover Messe and why?
  • What companies should you visit or explore at the show?
  • What companies and technologies should you view with caution?
  • Is Hannover Messe 2019 going to prove the market is changing?


For Fukushima's Nuclear Disaster, Robots May Be the Only Hope


It's been almost a decade since the worst nuclear disaster hit. Even now, robots are just getting close enough to see how big the problem is.

"Fukushima was a humbling moment," says Rian Whitton, an analyst at ABI Research. "It showed the limits of robot technologies." Read the full article

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