In this month’s meetup, GITPRO organized a talk on the topic IoT for Big Machines. Speakers included Jayant Thomas and Saurabh Thaipal from GE.
Jayant gave overview of GE’s strategy on IoT Big Machines such as aircrafts engines, Turbines. He introduced GE Platform called “Predix” Cloud for Industrial Internet, which provides APIs to Connect, Analyze and Optimize IoT devices. GE’s goal is to have all GE products to be able to connect and send data securely to Predix Cloud. GE is working on edge devices to aggregate the data from GE and non-GE devices.
There are around 2000 developers signed up for GE Marketplace, where people can buy applications such as Analytics from a company for the data they own. The marketplace was launched 2 months back. Jayant compared AWS vs Cloud Foundry and explained how Cloud Foundry provides easy interface for launching VMs, deploying application, etc.
Saurabh talked about Objective of Industrial Data Science is to improve performance of industrial machines/operations such as aircrafts engines, turbines. He mentioned some of the challenges in Industrial applications such as loss of data (due to conditions such as high temperatures), unreliable data. He went through different use cases where Data science can be used such as Equipment Maintenance cost Analysis, Supply Chain.
The event followed by dinner provided a great value for all the attendees and good networking opportunity.