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

    The 100-trillion-dollar jackpot

    Can you picture $1 trillion dollars? In $1 bill terms the stack of cash would stretch almost three times around the Earth’s equator. In $100 bills, it would fill 4.5 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Now imagine how huge $100 trillion is. That is the combined value of digital transformation to society and industry that will be realized over the next 10 years. This astonishing value…

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    Play your queen’s gambit in IoT

    Today is IoT Day, when those of us in the IoT community are encouraged to get together and learn from each other by talking. Now I don’t know about you, but I have some older kids, and distracting them with an invitation to sit down at the table to talk normally doesn’t work out so well for the conversation. However, doing…

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    How 5G edge computing enables time-critical applications

    Distance is relative. For an industrial robot on the factory floor, the distance between it and the nearest compute resource is critical. Latency between the robot’s hardware and the software that tells it what to do can cause product defects or worse. For example, if a robotic paint sprayer’s nozzle is a bit clogged it might miss a spot on…

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    IoT and the digital paradox

    Many organizations are in the throes of a digital paradox; failing to use one of the most disruptive technologies to pursue growth opportunities – the Internet of Things. Five years ago, the promise of IoT led to some grandiose predictions - such as 1 trillion connected devices by 2020. Yet, here we are in 2020, and the number of “real” IoT-connected devices globally is…

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    Disillusioned with smart social distancing apps?

    The outbreak of Covid-19 at the beginning of this year gave rise to the frantic development of a whole new range of devices for smart social distancing (SSD). They got so much attention that they were spotted by Gartner and placed on a Hype Cycle. SSD solutions have a lot of momentum and movement through the Hype Cycle has been swift.…

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    IoT can get you back to work

    The City of London usually welcomes around 550,000 workers daily. Today that number is closer to 15,000. Why? Because the majority of City workers have to commute by public transportation – train, tube or bus – to get to work. In the past this meant sitting – or more likely standing - in a crowded, hot space with no air…

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    2020! But on the bright side…

    The pessimist says, "Things can't get any worse." The optimist says, "Oh yes they can." Whether you are a glass-half-full or a glass-half empty person, you will agree that we are living through tough times. Yet, September 13th is Positive Thinking Day 2020. At Software AG, we like to think that technology can help get the world back on track – even…

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    Go to work, but keep your distance

    The economic fallout from the pandemic is motivating businesses to reopen, but the fact remains that the virus is still an active threat. Medical consensus shows that by social distancing, you can effectively limit the spread of the virus. Many workplaces are struggling to figure out how they can make this work. Factory floors are crowded with equipment as well…

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    Getting people back to work – safely

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work is perhaps more meaningful today than it has been at any other time in our lives. The current pandemic is a powerful driver for employers to make safe and healthy working environments one of their most urgent priorities. On factory floors, for example, workers will have to practice social distancing in order to…

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    Monitoring Critical Assets in Times of Crisis

    A pandemic is sweeping through our lives and economy with whole countries going into lockdown, and people staying at home to take the necessary precautions. At the same time, others are asked to step up to the front line - doctors, nurses, police. I know this first-hand, because my wife is one of these.  They are working 24/7, not only…

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