Hyperscale and Microcare are the most important drivers of the digital economy. The focus is on scalable online services that fill in the job-to-be-done of consumers or business users in a customer-focused way. How do decision-makers look at this? We asked Guy Van Wijmeersch, Director Innovation & Design Thinking at Barco.

The lack of access to customer data should not be seen as a problem only pertaining to product manufacturers. Mainly for customers this results in several financial complications such as reactive instead of proactive maintenance, no access to future/novel product optimisations, and unavailability of customised services. The InsightProducts project supports companies to improve their product and service offering through qualitative product data acquisition and use in view of digital servitisation.

The revenue model of digital servitisation, in which physical products are enriched with digital services, offers product builders a range of new possibilities, but also presents new challenges. On 25 June Sirris organises an inspiration workshop to provide companies that build physical products and want to explore the possibilities to take the step to smart, connected products with an overview of the inns and outs of digital servitisation and to give them the tools to get started.

Is your company also thinking about expanding or transforming its offering with a digital service? Do you want a better understanding of everything this entails? Then the training 'Agoria Academy: How to build a Digital Business' on 4 June is perfect for you. Your instructors are experienced experts who have guided more than 400 digital companies in the past decade.

At the Advanced Engineering trade event that will take place on 22 and 23 May, Sirris will organise its own lecture programme, presenting four different presentations on different topics within our fields of expertise, under the title ‘Future-proved products are light, smart and micro, to be achieved with advanced engineering methods’.

The InsightProducts project supports companies to improve their product and service offering through qualitative product data acquisition and use, in view of digital servitisation.

Anyone wanting to start a disruptive business by offering products such as (scalable) services, must first consider certain things and adapt their approach. A good guide is the way in which start-ups work.

The revenue model of digital servitisation, in which physical products are enriched with digital services, offers product builders a range of new possibilities, but also presents new challenges. On 12 December Sirris organises an inspiration workshop to provide companies that build physical products and want to explore the possibilities to take the step to smart, connected products with an overview of the inns and outs of digital servitisation and to give them the tools to get started.

In order to cope with the challenges of high work pressure and remain competitive, operator support during the production process is crucial. New technologies may help you out. Businesses can call on Sirris to get to know and test new developments.

There is no longer any doubt about the rise of internet-of-things applications and smart connected products. But how can companies use this evolution to create value? Sirris and Agoria set up an initiative to help out. A first interactive event will take place on 16 November.