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Explore the topic of digital transformation in industry in Where Today Meets Tomorrow, a Siemens podcast. The conversations are fun and lighthearted, accessible to everyone from your CTO to your mom. Complexity and change are hallmarks of our industry and modern life generally, but one constant is that all of us working in and impacted by digitalization have a story to tell. What's yours? 
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Explore the topic of digital transformation in industry in Where Today Meets Tomorrow, a Siemens podcast. The conversations are fun and lighthearted, accessible to everyone from your CTO to your mom. Complexity and change are hallmarks of our industry and modern life generally, but one constant is that all of us working in and impacted by digitalization have a story to tell. What's yours? 
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    From Idea to App: How Low-Code Makes It Possible

    From Idea to App: How Low-Code Makes It Possible

    Have you ever had an idea for an app, but you don’t know the first thing about actually creating it? Low-Code. The name says it all. This development environment, quite literally, gives everyday people the tools they need to access the power of code without requiring further specialized knowledge or fancy qualifications. By using Mendix simple drag and drop functionality, we can all become citizen developers. 
    So far in this series, we’ve learned more about how Low-Code works, its user-friendly interface, and how it helps organizations address manufacturing challenges through collaboration and integration. Here to help us close things out, we’re welcoming back Mendix pro’s Dina Durutlic, Product Marketing Manager, Erno Rorive, Senior Product Manager, and Jakob Schillinger, Technology Evangelist. 
    In our final episode of this 3-part WTMT mini-series, we’ll explore the sheer simplicity of low-code application development, share examples of how it can be used for fun social media purposes and a few more serious manufacturing applications, and how it gives everyone equal access to the wide-reaching capabilities of the digital twin.
    You’ll also hear how Siemens Digital Industries Software portfolio played cupid, bringing Mendix into the family, and the next evolution of the Mendix journey as it drives further towards creating solutions. Finally, you’ll get a little teaser about the much-anticipated launch of Data Hub.
    Some Questions I Ask:
    How did Siemens acquire Mendix? (1:39)Can anyone really use Low-Code without knowing any code? (7:15)What is Data Hub? (11:08)What got you interested in Mendix? (12:24)Where should you start if you have an idea for an app? (13:51)
    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
    The versatility of the digital twin (3:16)How DISW helps companies access the digital twin (5:19)The power of the connector (7:15)How you can get started with Mendix (14:44)
    Resources:
    Mendix Academy
    Mendix World
    Connect with Dina Durutlic:
    LinkedIn
    Connect with Erno Rorive:
    LinkedIn
    Connect with Jakob Schillinger:
    LinkedIn

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    • 17 min
    How Low-Code Unifies Makers with Visual Development

    How Low-Code Unifies Makers with Visual Development

    When people ask you what you do for a living, what if your answer was “I help break the language barrier”! Sounds impressive, right? 
    Well, there might be no better time to consider a career in low-coding. As technology continues to thrive, complexity increases. That means the language barrier between the developer and the people who can benefit from the technology grows wider. The opportunities for technology liaisons are on the rise, and that’s where Mendix comes in. 
    Through the universal language of icons, they make it easier for developers to communicate with businesses. The process starts with widgets and drag-and-drop building blocks so that the citizen developer can create a prototype of what they want. From that model, developers know exactly what the customer needs, and they can work their tech magic from a heightened level of understanding.
    Back with us today are Mendix pro’s Dina Durutlic, Product Marketing Manager, Erno Rorive, Senior Product Manager, and Jakob Schillinger, Technology Evangelist. 
    In this episode, we’ll talk about the magic of low-code, how it helps ease the communication process between businesses and IT, and how companies can leverage this technology to save time and increase their bottom line. We’ll also share some real-world examples of the astonishing benefits that low-code has provided for customers around the globe. 
    Some Questions I Ask:
    Will Mendix ever replace solutions that at the moment require programs? (6:07)Which markets can benefit from this technology? (7:50)How does the digital twin connect to Mendix? (10:04)How are customers using Mendix? (11:54)How can people break into the industry? (17:42)
    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
    The problem Mendix set out to solve (2:42)A recap of Low-code (3:09)How the digital twin fits in (9:40)The app that yielded a 2,400% return on investment (13:26)Why Low-code is an ideal solution for warehouses (17:02)
    Resources:
    Mendix Academy
    Connect with Dina Durutlic:
    LinkedIn
    Connect with Erno Rorive:
    LinkedIn
    Connect with Jakob Schillinger:
    LinkedIn

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    • 19 min
    What is Low-code?

    What is Low-code?

    The complexities of building an application from scratch can be overwhelming. There are a lot of technology aspects and user experience considerations in the mix, especially if you want the final product to be an app that’s streamlined and professional. 
    As complicated as it sounds to gather all of the necessary minds, tools, and hands in the same place, there is actually an easy, stress-free way to build an effective application. What if building your next app was as simple as constructing a castle out of Lego’s? Well, thanks to Low-code application development, it pretty much is that simple. 
    Our guests today are all joining us from Mendix, a Siemens Low-code software company. Erno Rorive is a Senior Product Manager, Jakob Schillinger is a Technology Evangelist, and Dina Durutlic is a Product Marketing Manager.
    In episode one of this three-part series, we’ll find out what exactly Low-code is, how it’s used, who can use it (everyone!), and how it combines data, logic, and UX to provide rapid solutions to complex problems. 
    Some Questions I Ask:
    Does a digital factory have anything to do with the digital twin? (3:43)How does Low-code work? (7:31)Why is it important to make sure that everything works across different devices? (9:13)Will Low-code replace coding altogether? (10:28)
    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
    Why Low-code can be described as “Lego for adults” (1:09)What makes Low-code such a useful tool for people from all disciplines (6:50)Why Mendix is such a powerful tool (7:53)How Low-code eases the chain of communication (12:17)
    Connect with Erno Rorive:
    LinkedIn
    Connect with Jakob Schillinger:
    LinkedIn
    Connect with Dina Durutlic:
    LinkedIn

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    • 14 min
    Siemens Low Code - Coming Soon

    Siemens Low Code - Coming Soon

    The new Siemens Low Code Podcast, coming soon to Where Today Meets Tomorrow.
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    • 1 min
    The Future of AI and Machine Learning with Mohsen Rezayat & Ron Bodkin

    The Future of AI and Machine Learning with Mohsen Rezayat & Ron Bodkin

    You’re taking advantage of the benefits of AI every day in ways you might not even be aware of. When you “talk” to an automated voice on the other end of the phone, when you call a Lyft or an Uber, and when you’re asking Siri or Alexa to play your favorite song while you wash dishes. AI is everywhere, and its uses are expanding rapidly. 
    With the application of any new technology, there’s always a period of time during which kinks that creators didn’t plan for become visible. As new systems gain traction, those unaccounted for faults can become amplified, creating patterns, which in turn can start to erode trust. One example of this when it comes to AI is how racial and gender biases that the technology was actually built to avoid can creep into the decision-making process. Another is how the AI-based algos in social media amplify extreme views and keep us all in our filter bubbles, too often fostering division. 
    To better broadly consider the effects of such systems, it’s perhaps useful to first understand how they work – by building upon their own intelligence, collecting information from our cues and habits. We all collectively create AI in our clicks and swipes, often without considering how the data will be used by bots and algos to make decisions. In order to make this technology work well, and work well for everyone, we need to map out the channels of its proverbial brain. 
    Our guests today are Mohsen Rezayat and Ron Bodkin. Rezayat is our Chief Solutions Architect here at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Bodkin spent the past few years as Technical Director of Applied Artificial Intelligence at Google. Currently, he’s the Vice President of AI Engineering and CIO at Vector Institute and Engineering Lead at the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society. 
    In today’s episode, we’re talking about machine learning and artificial intelligence, including the complexity of establishing a system of ethics in AI so that it makes conscientious decisions and better serves our collective human community. And find more information on industrial AI at Siemens here.
    Some Questions I Ask:
    What is an example of AI in practice? (5:58)How are some AI models demonstrating bias? (7:59)What is the potential to deliberately misuse digital systems? (10:31)With the loss of public trust in AI, when do you think we’ll be able to regain our trust of this technology? 12:51)What do you think about how tech companies can safeguard us against bias and unfair treatment from algorithms? (19:48)Do you think we’ll achieve the goal of embedding ethics into future models of AI? (21:39)
    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
    The definition of machine learning (2:20)An example of how machine learning works (2:51)How racial bias makes its way into AI algorithms (8:45)The three components of trustworthy AI (12:56)How we can build ethical AI (14:37)Why humility is a good quality (15:10)How AI could help us see the future when it comes to catastrophic events (16:50)
    Connect with Mohsen Rezayat:
    LinkedIn
    Connect with Ron Bodkin:
    LinkedIn

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    • 23 min
    Industry 4.0 and Manufacturing’s Response to COVID-19 with Brian Sniegocki and Tom Tengan

    Industry 4.0 and Manufacturing’s Response to COVID-19 with Brian Sniegocki and Tom Tengan

    We have entered the fourth industrial revolution, and things have been moving along without a hitch. Digitalization within manufacturing is becoming more and more common as the speed of technology continues to increase. By the end of 2019, things were looking really good. Then, as if out of nowhere, we were suddenly thrown a curveball. 
    The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown a pretty sizable wrench into our lives. It’s changed the way we go about our day to day activities, how we interact with one another, and how we move around the world. It has equally shocked the business sector, as companies across the globe attempt to navigate new systems of daily operations and communications within a cloud of uncertainty.
    Our guests today are Brian Sniegocki and Tom Tengan. Brian runs a global quality system at Dana Incorporated, with the admirable goal of making people's jobs easier. Tom started as a Design Engineer in the aerospace industry before becoming a Director of the Digital Enterprise team at Siemens. Together they bring 40 years of experience to our wondering ears. 
    As an industry built on continuous innovation, progress can’t take a backseat – even through a pandemic. In today’s episode, we talk about how companies are learning to operate within this new normal, while continuing to innovate. We discuss how the industry manages to keep workers safe, and how we can communicate these new measures to employees in a clear and concise way. We also talk about an innovative software solution that can help ease the transition to a safer workplace as we implement so many changes at once. 
    Some Questions I Ask:
    How can RTLS help with these workplace issues? (7:20)What is RFID? (9:38)How does Compliant Pro help solve these problems? (12:40)How does the digital twin come into the equation? (18:19)Will companies still be willing to invest in IT and digitalization during difficult times? (19:21)How would you advise technologists who are just starting out in the field, wanting to plot their career path? (21:15)
    What You’ll Learn in this Episode:
    A brief story about the early, early days of the Industrial Revolution (0:06)Words of wisdom on the uptake of digitalization (3:15)The biggest issues to consider in returning employees to the workplace (5:00)How a software is making it easier to virtually navigate facilities (15:10)How young engineers can set themselves apart from the competition (23:44)
    Connect with Brian Sniegocki:
    LinkedIn
    Connect with Tom Tengan:
    LinkedIn

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    • 25 min

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Geoff Koch ,

ok, so I'm biased, but still...

Fun discussions of what can be some fairly in-the-weeds material. Great to work with, Ginni Saraswati, of course, who is comfortable going from digital twin to favorite Disney movie on a dime. And, Ken, I love that quote too: "Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning." I rarely get sentimental in discussions of industrial digitalization but did here!

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