It is widely acknowledged that the impact of the Internet of Things on industry, business and society is going to be huge – with billions of connected devices and trillions of dollars of new revenues predicted.
The IoT will dwarf anything we have experienced through technology so far.
Our vision for the IoT is one where the Things themselves become thinking, learning objects, dynamically altering their behaviour. As such we see predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence advances as the basis for the new generation of IoT applications - such as predictive maintenance, medical diagnosis, self-driving cars, robotics and, more generally, the augmentation of the human self with more intelligent analytics.
Unique business insights can be provided by combining predictive analytics, machine learning and streaming analytics to the data gleaned from IoT devices. To help us on this new adventure we have made an important acquisition: Zementis, Inc.
Zementis was founded with the vision of delivering true interoperability for AI, allowing machine learning and predictive models to rapidly move from development to deployment and enabling data-centric organizations and enterprises to easily incorporate these types of advanced analytics into their routine operations. Michael Zeller, co-founder and CEO of Zementis, is acknowledged as a world expert in his field.
We’ve been working with Zementis for a while and have already embedded Zementis’ ADAPA (Adaptive Decision and Predictive Analytics) into our Digital Business Platform to offer enterprises comprehensive insights for their real time business analytics. The acquisition will only deepen our use of Zementis.
IoT and AI are the two hottest topics in tech at the moment. Both are going to exert a transformational force on the whole tech industry; arguably upon the very way we live our lives.
This acquisition ensures that Software AG will be in the forefront of that transformation.
Welcome Michael Zeller and team to Software AG!