Our Brands

Diversity better serves customers

For the exchange of ideas and to let innovation and new thinking flourish we all need diversity


Philippe Rambach

Diversity better serves customers

It is now undeniable – diversity is critical to business success, particularly in this new age of digital transformation. Every industrial company must be committed to creating an inclusive community; a hub from which different ethnic, gender, education, and age backgrounds can exchange ideas and let innovation and new thinking flourish.

Too often, across process industries, transformational teams are staffed exclusively with like-minded, culturally similar individuals who mean well and who are extremely knowledgeable of the current processes, but who lack the perspective to generate true change. In such an environment, out-of-the-box thinking is difficult to achieve.

For diversity-energized modernization efforts to succeed, industrial organizations will need to recalibrate both how they integrate their people into the digital transformation process, and how they forge new partner ecosystems. The current way in which technology vendors support industrial customers is quite varied. At one end of the spectrum, less successful vendors work alone, providing the technology, integrations, and services directly to the end user. On the other end, providers who are generating strong business growth take advantage of a diverse partner network to drive forward innovation.

If the industrial marketplace is to realize its full potential, break free of its current constraints, and effectively embrace automation, then corporate stakeholders within industry must engineer a complete shift to a more collaborative partner ecosystem model. We must learn from the limitations of the previous decades and make diversity of partners a central pillar within this new ecosystem so that innovation can thrive.

For this collaborative model to take hold within industry, some pre-requisites are needed. First, technology vendors must offer products, software, and solutions that are open and interoperable.  Second, a network of trusted partners must be assembled that is capable of locally implementing modern digital technology efficiently and in a collaborative manner. 

Read more about embracing diversity to drive innovation and digital transformation with a network of trusted partners in this blog.

Read more about embracing diversity to drive innovation and digital transformation with a network of trusted partners in this blog.

Seizing the digital opportunity – an industrial software action plan

Industrial enterprises are under pressure to adopt a digital-driven approach for their operations and for interacting with markets, customers, and the world around us.

Software, robots, and people

The role of human-centric automation in high-performing industrial businesses

Embracing the power of industrial transformation – from single site to enterprise-wide

We need to do more, and go faster, to build our resilience to future shocks, and industrial automation has a huge part to play in this. 

Information is the new currency

The primary resource of a modern society is knowledge. Data, when contextualized and combined with human insight, can be elevated to highly valuable, actionable information.

Getting smart with advanced technologies

Influential organizations are adopting artificial intelligence (AI), prescriptive analytics and digital twins to improve their processes and products and strengthen their competitive positions.

It’s time for universal automation

Until now, the industrial world has worked with closed proprietary architectures and hardware-dependent applications. Yet, in a software-driven world, interoperability is essential.

The green future of industrial sustainability

Achieving sustainable operations is one of the most important challenges that manufacturing and process industries have ever faced.

Digital transformation case studies

Learn from real world industrial companies how a seamless and collaborative dataflow can increase efficiency, sustainability, and profitability.

How to pick your software partners

A lot is at stake when selecting software partners. Implementing the wrong software, or even deploying good software the wrong way, can set your business up for failure before you even get started.

Transforming manufacturing supply chains with data

How manufacturing companies can leverage the power of data for a more resilient supply chain.