Podcast #23: Unleashing the Power of Digital Industry
Posted by Ed Maguire
Guido Jouret is the Chief Digital Officer at ABB, a technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation, robotics and motion. Our conversation covered a wide range of topics, including the dynamics of digitizing traditional operational technologies, the importance of Industrial IoT platforms, particularly ABB’s Ability platform, the multi-faceted partnership with Microsoft and the demands of bridging operational and information technology paradigms. The discussion highlighted several customer success stories in mining, autonomous shipping and utilities, addressing the massive potential of AI to transform industries and sectors including energy, power grids, transportation and manufacturing. The key for the future will be a digital operating system that will enable far more distributed networks to evolve, while finding people with the skills to address the increasingly complex technical demands of a connected world remains a challenge.