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A key component of the comprehensive Siemens digitalization approach is “Digitalization Consulting”. Siemens experts can take all of the general conditions of a company into consideration. “Consulting results in the creation of a digitalization roadmap, which considers, highlights and evaluates specific requirements, business models and existing infrastructure (IT (information technology) & OT (operational technology)),” explains Tobias Wachtmann, Head of Vertical Glass & Solar at Siemens. In addition, customers can use Siemens Industrial Edge to combine the benefits of edge computing and the cloud. With Industrial Edge, data can be fully evaluated and analyzed on the machine and then transferred to an open IoT operating system such as MindSphere for further use. “Artificial intelligence is also an important design feature for the future of automation in the glass industry,” states Wachtmann. “In future, scalable solutions will be possible from field level through controller and edge level to the cloud.” Fully automated production processes will improve transparency and efficiency at all levels.