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

  • Executive Voices

    Four steps to digital resilience

    There are many lessons to be learned from the pandemic, but the main one is “be prepared for the next crisis;” here are four steps that can help. Not so long ago, Corona might have been your favorite beer. Now a virus with the same name is quickly rising to the number one challenge for your company (or certainly the…

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    Liberate industrial automation

    True or false? Automation is expensive, time-consuming and complicated. False! New technology makes it increasingly fast, economical and flexible.* Industrial automation is a growing trend, expected to grow at a CAGR of over 7% per year to 2026. Why? Automation has dramatically improved worker safety, product quality and operational efficiency while also reducing costs. To date, however, automation has been limited to larger factories…

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    Because Safety and Continuity are Everything

    At times like these, it’s inspiring to see how people are banding together to tackle this crisis and limit its impact. At Software AG, we have thought hard about how we can help you - our customers - stay safe and productive in this environment. We will support you by leveraging our expertise in the Internet of Things, integration and business…

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    Healing the Fracture Points in your Business

    I hope everyone is safe and healthy in these turbulent times. I know it’s not easy and all of us, including me, need to adapt to these new circumstances - like working from home. While I am gratified to see that many companies are mastering change right now, I can also see some of our customers, partners, providers (and many…

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    Empowering Freedom in a Truly Connected World

    A truly connected world is all about connecting the physical world and the virtual world via the Internet of Things. Having the freedom to take advantage of a truly connected world sounds so simple, so powerful. Powerful? Yes.  The truly connected world is about connecting operational technology with information technology (OT and IT convergence) to power real-time analytics and predictive…

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    How IoT is Changing the World

    By now you have heard all the hype about the Internet of Things: billions of connected devices, self-driving cars, refrigerators that order the milk. But, so far, you think your world hasn’t changed all that much - right? In reality it has changed a great deal – and this is only the beginning. Real value is already being delivered in…

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    IoT: Learn to speak the language

    Software AG has been named a “visionary” by industry analyst firm Gartner in in its “Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT Platforms, Q2 2019.” Why? Because of our capabilities to integrate machines and devices – capabilities so intuitive that some of our clients actually say that we “speak the language of their machines and their things.” And I think that kind…

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