Bernd Gross

Bernd Gross

CTO of Software AG and CEO of Cumulocity GmbH, a Software AG company, the world's leading independent Internet of Things (IoT) software platform provider based in Düsseldorf, Germany.

With nearly 25 years of international experience in the IT industry and in management positions, including in the UK, Finland and Silicon Valley, USA, Bernd is one of Germany's pioneers and thought leaders in the areas of digitalization, cloud computing, the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.

Recent posts

  • IoT

    IoT: biting the dust or coming of age?

    At some point in life, we need to "get real" with our experimental projects and assess their true value. For businesses, this is typically the decision point at which a strategic investment is turned into a profitable business. With IBM now reported to be joining Google in depreciating their IoT platforms, this decision appears to already have been reached. Market…

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  • Executive Voices

    Four principles to simplify your connected world

    If there is one sentence that you have heard too many times, it is that you need to adapt to a world of growing complexity — or else. Growing complexity is deeply woven into our very existence, sociologically, technologically, business-wise. Trivial, in a way.   Information Technology is an interesting case in this respect. There is no denying the extraordinary growth…

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  • Google Cloud IoT Core New Dawn
    IoT

    Google is sunsetting IoT Core. Now what?

    On August 16, Google Cloud announced that it will retire its IoT Core product in a year. According to a Google spokesperson, “it has become clear that our customers’ needs could be better served by our network of partners that specialize in IoT applications and services.” For Google IoT Core customers, the question is where should they look to keep…

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  • Executive Voices

    How to unleash the superpowers for your connected enterprise

    Everybody loves superheroes. After all, superheroes are powerful characters with the ability to control wind or fire, even to save the world. In the real world, of course, there are no actual caped crusaders or Flash Gordons. But, in the world of technology you can become a superhero. Your superpower? - The truly connected enterprise. Driven by connectedness Eventually enterprises,…

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  • News

    The future of racing is connected

    Mario Andretti once said: “If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.”  The Electric Racing Academy (ERA) in Zolder, Belgium disagrees. With help from the Internet of Things (IoT) and Software AG, its electric racing cars can go as fast as they like and still be in control. The ERA is shaking things up in motorsports with…

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  • Executive Voices

    Blockchain and IoT: The future of supply chain

    Imagine a manufacturing company that has factories, assembly plants, warehouses and offices in over 100 locations in 20 countries. Now imagine that this manufacturer has thousands of suppliers, third party engineering and logistics partners and customer. Supply chain visibility is critical, because each step - from design, manufacture and sales to distribution and tracking repairs – must be approved, stamped and documented. This…

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  • Executive Voices

    Sustainability in water supply: Every drop counts

    Just 2.5% percent of the world's water reserves is fresh water. And most of this is not available to humans at all. It is icebound in glaciers of the Arctic and Antarctic or lies deep underground. For us humans, that leaves only a tiny fraction of it: 0.3%. According to Unicef, one in three people has no regular access to clean drinking…

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  • Executive Voices

    The world needs more geeks

    People love toys that make their lives easier, faster, smarter. After all, why use two clicks when one will do? So, today, on Geek Pride Day, give thanks for all the geeks who have made your lives easier. Where would you be without Tim Berners-Lee or Steve Wozniak? You would have to go to an actual bookstore to get the latest science fiction…

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  • Executive Voices

    Myth or fact? Understanding IIoT

    5G, hybrid cloud, edge computing, data sovereignty - the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can sound like a baffling jumble of buzzwords, making it hard to know where to start. Manufacturers are rightly excited about the prospect of IIoT; it can lower costs, improve compliance, reduce risk and – maybe best of all – stimulate innovation through data. But they also…

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  • Executive Voices

    2020 IoT trends that ring true in 2021

    When you think of 2020, what springs to mind? Lockdowns, social distancing, empty shelves, online shopping, companies going out of business? It seems that 2021 will not be radically different and some of the business trends that resonated last year are still going strong. Our top trend from last year: #1 Safety at work The Covid-19 pandemic dominated Board agendas, as…

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