By François Monette, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Cogiscan
There has been so much talk about connecting machines and software systems, and while that’s important and very close to our hearts, we’re even more passionate about connecting people. The industry has finally realized that no single vendor, or even group of companies, can provide all the parts to the Industry 4.0 puzzle.
Many have tried, and failed, to deliver the one-stop smart factory solution. The realization that a single vendor risks compromising the potential outcome, be they hardware of software companies, has brought us to a point where even the most protective companies are now opening their systems, protocols and communication channels to achieve the best result for the eventual user.
I’ve talked a lot about the importance of collaboration and about how we at Cogiscan consider it to be essential and a core part of our DNA. As a result, we find ourselves ahead of the curve in this sharing economy and positioned ideally to deliver the glue that holds the various elements of an Industry 4.0 together.