Together with imec and the DTAI research group of KU Leuven, the Sirris EluciDATA Lab will be hosting a special session on 'Fleet-based Prognostics and Health Management of Industrial Assets' at the Fifth European Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society 2020 in Turin on 1-3 July. Are you involved in research related to this topic? Submit your abstract by 31 January!

With sensors becoming rapidly cheaper, manufacturing companies are expecting their massive sensor deployment to support vital services, such as predictive maintenance, automated supply chain management, operations & usage monitoring. However, billions of connected IoT devices, generating monumental amounts of data do not necessary result in smart systems or products. They do have a direct impact on cost. The InsightProducts project supports companies to improve their product and service offering through a cost-effective approach to relevant and qualitative product data acquisition and use in view of digital servitisation.

We are in the middle of a big shift in the way people use and buy software. The decision making has shifted from the buyer to the user. This strategy is called product-led growth (PLG) and it enables companies to quickly scale in a capital-efficient manner.

The digital economy is driven by hyperscale and microcare. It is absolutely essential that we offer scalable online services which take over tasks from consumers and/or business users, while also being user-friendly. We wanted to know the opinion of decision-makers about this and spoke with Nadja Desmet, founder of Socialemediaburo.be and Someflex and elected 'West-Flemish promising SME of the year'.

The new mastercourse ‘The opportunities and challenges of fleet-based analytics’, on 27 January 2020, will provide practical techniques for analysing fleets of machines.

There is much ado about artificial intelligence and machine learning, but what is relevant for you as an industrial? The next in-depth session of the mastercourse ‘Data Innovation beyond the Hype’ takes place on 5 March 2020 and will focus on several state-of-the-art machine-learning approaches that have successfully been applied in industry.

With a new AI-based technology, blood pressure measurements can be taken directly via PPG signals in fingers, wrists or upper arms.

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 Stijn Vanorbeek, successful Belgian entrepreneur, now in the US.

Hyperscale and Microcare are the most important drivers for a digital economy. The focus is on digital services which are scalable while also filling in the job-to-be-done of consumers or business users in a customer-focused way. How do decision-makers look at this? Sirris spoke with Bart Steukers, Context Director at Agoria, a man with a heart for people and technology.

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.