Blockchain, drones and chatbots as ecosystem
Published on 18/12/2018 in Inspire
Innovation is determining the trajectory of IoT which is punctuated by synergies between new technologies: blockchain, drones, chatbots, and so on... nothing can hold back the ecosystem created by Proximus. Interview with Codit, BESIX and Salesforce, partners at ThinkThings 2018.
IoT is first and foremost a matter of integration
Although the majority of businesses interested in blockchain are only at an experimental stage, the integrator Codit has already mastered this technology and is even combining it with IoT. The acquisition of the company by Proximus enhances the position of the Belgian integrator in guiding businesses towards their digital transformation, and this in partnership with companies like SAP and Ordina.
“Transparency, cost reduction and optimizing traceability are very specific advantages linked to the solutions we’re developing for our customers every day. Our extensive connectivity experience is a boost for the ecosystem”, confirms Francis Defauw, Marketing & Communications Manager at Codit.
Our baseline summarizes the current context perfectly: connecting is everything!
Francis Defauw, Marketing & Communications Manager at Codit
Customer experience before technology
BESIX has quickly established itself in the ecosystem thanks to a shared value with Proximus: innovation through co-creation. The construction giant first explores internally whether all of the opportunities offered by technology can become promising solutions for its customers. “The technology must meet actual needs rather than create new ones, so the end-user experience is what drives us”, explains Bart Gentens, Senior Manager new & improved client solutions at BESIX.
We first consider the end-user experience before the technology.
Bart Gentens, Senior Manager new & improved client solutions at BESIX.
BESIX Group and Proximus announce Smart Buildings partnership.
Enriching to automate
If there’s one company that has thought about connecting organizations to their customers using new technologies, it is Salesforce. Mark Orsborn, Senior Director of Salesforce IoT EMEA underlines the importance of exploiting the data: “It is a question of not only collecting the data, but also exploiting it for a specific purpose and to extract relevant information in order to boost the company’s processes. Enriching to automate is what it’s all about.”
The ecosystem lets us validate the data with the local players. Real added value.
Mark Orsborn, Senior Director of Salesforce IoT EMEA
Read the report on the ThinkThings 2018 event.