Siemens’ Annual Media and Analyst Conference Underscores the Need for OT-Based Low-Code App Development

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By Ryan Martin | 4Q 2019 | IN-5632


What Will Future Factories and Manufacturing Look Like?


Siemens’ annual Media and Analyst Conference remains one of the most important events in the industry to get a pulse on both the state of manufacturing innovation and where it is headed. There were three main announcements and takeaways from this event:

  1. Integrated Offerings Are on the Rise: Siemens announced the launch of Xcelerator, a portfolio that integrates its core Digital Industries software portfolio with Mendix’s multi-experience application development platform.
  2. Low-Code/No-Code Capabilities Are a Critical Success Factor: Mendix is becoming more prominent within and across the Siemens family of products. Another recent development consistent with this trend is DMG MORI’s investment in Tulip, as detailed in the ABI Insight DMG Mori and Tulip Partnering to Bring No-Code Programming to Production Lines (IN-5626). Low-code and Operational Technology (OT) Internet of Things (IoT) in manufacturing will ultimately drive greater digitalization throughout the supply chain.
  3. Industry 4.0 is about Mor…

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