The goal of Industrie 4.0 is to significantly improve the flexibility and efficiency of production systems. Generally, Industrie 4.0 delivers seamless vertical and horizontal integration across the entire value chain and all layers of the automation process.
Connectivity is a key to implement Industrie 4.0. Wireless communication, and in particular 5G, is an important way of providing powerful and pervasive communication between machines, people and objects. 5G networks will achieve manufacturing flexibility on the factory floor, support a wide variety of sensors, devices, machines, robots, actuators, and terminals. 5G's basic potential is in connected industries, in particular the manufacturing and process industries.
Speaker Biography (Ludger Boeggering)
Ludger Boeggering is responsible for developing key industrial segments within energy, automation and "Industrie 4.0" applications for u-blox, a Swiss leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules.
Mr. Boeggering joined u-blox in 2015 with the outlook that the industrial environment communication significantly would impact businesses and services where u-blox would satisfy the needs in IoT and "Industrie 4.0" both today and in the future.
During the ten years just prior to u-blox, he upheld a director position in product marketing & sales at Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus for smart metering and M2M communication products where he worked with multinational energy, automation and telecommunications providers such as Vattenfall, Panasonic, Siemens, and Vodafone. Before that, Mr. Boeggering spent three years in international product marketing at ELSA AG specializing in wireless communication and mobile computing products.
He holds a licensed engineering degree in telecommunications (Dipl. Ing. Nachrichtentechnik) from the University of Applied Science in Aachen, Germany.
Company Profile (u-blox)
u blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies for the automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their solutions let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and a growing ecosystem of product supporting data services, u-blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA.