Industry 4.0 report - What are companies focusing on now?

Key finding 6: AI and big data are the technologies that companies have the most confidence in

Compared to 2019, AI and big data are still the technologies that companies have most confidence in. Now robotisation has also made it into the top 3.

Digital transformation refers to the incremental and disruptive adaptation of products and/or production plants to the digital age. The use of digital technologies such as artificial intelligence or smart sensors leads to new business processes and new customer experiences. In this way, organisations will be able to meet changing market demands and, in the end, create new business models. On the other hand, equal attention should be paid to a new corporate culture and the recruitment of digital talent. This is necessary to be able to reap the long-term benefits of the comprehensive digital opportunities that are available today.

Top technologies

When asking which new technologies will have the most impact on the company, we see only small changes in the listing compared to 2019. Artificial intelligence and big data are still by far the highest rated technologies. Robotisation climbs two spots, claiming second place and pushing Internet of Things to third and smart sensors to fourth place. Digital twins and digital work instructions complete the top 6.

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