Wed, 06/06/2018 - 21:57
By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D   |  June 6, 2018Dr. Setrag Khoshafian is Chief Evangelist and VP of BPM technology at Pegasystems The decentralized ledger technology underlying cryptocurrencies – Blockchain – is becoming a defacto solution for many peer-to-peer applications. There are plenty of books and articles describing the underlying algorithms and technologies of “Blocks” and their hash-based “chaining.” And yes, there is some confusion as to exactly what Blockchain is! We will not cover yet…

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 02:51
By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D   |  March 7, 2018Dr. Khoshafian is Pegasystems' Chief Evangelist, IoT strategist, and strategic BPM (digital processes) technology leader Despite several wins and digital transformation initiatives involving Internet of Things – consumer or Industrial (aka IIoT) - ROI from IoT is still a challenge. At least that is the impression. Vodafon’s 2017/2018 Barometer of IoT shows trends and positive results in the adoption of IoT in different industries. According to the survey “74%…

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 06:30
By Fabio Bottacci  |  Founder, CEO of VINCI Digital  |  February 19, 2018 Trillion-dollar projections on the expanding size of the market are urging companies to capitalize on the Industrial IoT [IIoT]. For many, however, it remains unclear how industries should apply IIoT to begin making the hyper-efficient and agile factory of the future a reality. Fabio Bottacci, Founder and CEO of VINCI Digital and Industrial IoT Expert Contributor at the World Economic Forum and at the Brazilian Development Bank (…

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 05:15
By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D   |  January 29, 2018Dr. Setrag Khoshafian is Pegasystems' Chief Evangelist, IoT strategist, and strategic BPM (digital processes) technology leader Digitization is having a remarkable impact on all industry sectors. Manufacturing in particular is in the midst of a major digital transformation shift often characterized as Industrie 4.0 (aka Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing (especially in the US)).  The transformation of Manufacturing goes beyond the confines of intelligent…

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:50
By Ahmed El Adl, Ph.D.   Overall Vision, Categories, Applications and Reference Architecture Framework  (Part 1) Disclaimer:  This is an ongoing and partially published work aiming to understand the overall concept of Cognitive Digital Twins (CDT) as the foundation for the next true-smart generation of machines, systems and businesses. It introduces the first definition of CDT and the required system-level cognitive computing architecture. It also summarizes the key categories and relationships of the…