Bart Schouw

Bart Schouw

Chief Evangelist in the Office of the CTO at Software AG

25+ years of experience in the field, particularly in real-time analytics. Helped initiate IoT & Analytics strategy for Software AG in 2015, which ended up with the acquisition of Cumulocity. I am a regular contributor to popular blogs and websites including Big Data Quarterly.

Recent posts

  • IoT

    Why manufacturers must pivot to smart, connected products

    To make the leap from a traditional manufacturing model to a new one that continually meets (and exceeds) customer expectations, is a big leap across the digital divide. But according to a new Forrester report, From Grease to Code, it must be done. In the past, most manufacturers built their reputations by making high-quality physical goods. In the face of increasing competition…

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  • IoT

    IoT device connectivity: To infinity and beyond

    There is so much happening in the Internet of Things (IoT) world, that I had to split the team’s 2022 predictions into three parts - here is the third. In part one, I discussed how digital twins will fulfil their promise in 2022 by being used to solve real-world problems. In part two, I wrapped up how buy-AND-build, pilot purgatory and the…

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  • IoT

    IoT: Roadrunners, pilot purgatory and quantum leaps

    In 2022, there are three growing trends for the Internet of Things (IoT) that could impact the organizational aspects of your progress. We’ve already discussed the growing importance of IoT digital twins, so here are our next three predictions: Beep-beep…how fast can you code? Companies with a build-your-own-IoT-stack strategy will get in serious trouble in 2022. They often do it to…

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  • IoT

    IoT digital twins and the metaverse: Solving real-world problems

    Internet of Things (IoT) usage, essential to digital transformation for businesses, is proliferating. And one of the primary benefits of IoT, the data, is fundamental to creating digital twins, which in 2022 will increasingly pop up in real-life situations from asset management to helping control climate change. Here is what you can expect in 2022: Digital twins fulfill their promise For years the…

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  • Executive Voices

    It’s a kind of (holiday?) magic…

    You know how everything seems so magical at this time of year, with holiday lights and festive songs? Well, every time I make a payment with my phone, I think of how magical that is too… hearing the ping of the transaction going through instantly and feeling the little vibration as the bank informs you that the transaction has been…

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  • Executive Voices

    Digital ecosystems drive opportunity – and risk

    With today’s fastest-growing companies – from Amazon to Google and Uber to JustEat – explicitly positioning themselves as ecosystem players, it is clear that digital ecosystems can offer unprecedented power and growth. But these ecosystems can not only offer your company amazing new opportunities, they can also create it for others, adding risk to your status quo. Ecosystems in themselves are…

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  • IoT

    Is there an IoT rainmaker in your company?

    A rainmaker is someone who brings in lots of business to your company. Rainmakers appear across a number of industries, but what unites them is their ability to acquire affluent clients and generate significant revenue for your company. A “digital rainmaker” not only makes your business more efficient, with the use of technology, but also turns you into an industry disruptor by…

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  • IoT

    Smart connected products must live up to their promise

    Smart connected products can only provide a great customer experience if they are truly connected. A lot of time and money has been spent by companies in the last few years to create a great customer experience - both online and in stores. Where the origin of customer experience started in store, it has expanded rapidly into other channels. Customer…

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  • News

    conXion 2021: Geoffrey Moore speaks

    The biggest mistake you can make in a truly connected world is to be disconnected. But transforming your organization to compete in an increasingly digital-born marketplace is a daunting task. At conXion 2021 (October 5-7), Geoffrey Moore, the world-famous organizational theorist and author, will offer some advice on how your company can become truly connected and move the needle toward change. I had the…

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  • Executive Voices

    Customer experience and The Night Watch

    What does Rembrandt’s painting have to do with customer experience? I’m sure you have been to museums where the display is either badly lit or placed where you cannot see it properly. Add to that crowds of people gathered in front of you and the result is a disappointing visual experience. The Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands decided to change all that. After…

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