Zoomlion launches industrial IoT platform to enable accelerated digital transformations
A subsidiary of China’s Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology, ZValley Industry Internet Company, has successfully launched its ZValley OS industrial IoT platform
The platform has been designed to facilitate the uptake of digital technologies amongst more traditional companies in the agriculture, manufacturing, smart city and industrial fintech sectors.
In its press release, Zoomlion said that ZValley OS has already connected over 200,000 equipment assets whilst adding 300GB each month to its 40TB cloud storage capacity.
The accessible but secure platform transfers data via encrypted messages over mobile internet for analysis, and the data is then stored in the cloud.
"The launch of ZValley OS further enhances Zoomlion's lead in Industrial Internet capabilities, it will also accelerate the company's transformation and upgrading from an equipment manufacturer to manufacturing service provider," said Wang Xiaodong, CEO of ZValley, said in the press statement.
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ZValley, which specialises in cloud computing, IoT technology, AI, blockchain and big data, was established by parent firm Zoomlion as a means to assist firms with their digital transformation initiatives.
Zoomlion’s statement noted that the firm has released an array of intelligent 4.0 products over the past year, with nine launching in the first half of 2018.
These new products included two cloud-enabled truck crane models which are equipped with remote diagnosis and equipment management capabilities coordinated through a mobile app.
Amobee Appoints Nick Brien As CEO
In its latest strategic move, Amobee—a global multimedia advertising leader—announced that Nick Brien will be its Chief Executive Officer. The company is entirely owned by Singtel, Asia’s leading communications technology organisation, which provides consumers with mobile, broadband, and TV and businesses with data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, analytics, and cybersecurity tools.
Brien, who has worked for Microsoft, Intel, P&G, and American Express, will take over to drive the next generation of advertising tech. Said Evangelos Simoudis, Chairman of the Board of Amobee: ‘Nick has the deep expertise in advertising that we need to seize the market opportunities ahead’.
How Did Brien Get Here?
Before joining Amobee, Brien led 15,000 people across 40 divisions as CEO of the Americas for Dentsu International. For thirty years, he’s helped brands pilot unique advertisements, keeping up with the latest trends. He’s served as CEO of McCann Worldgroup, global CEO of IPG Mediabrands, President of Hearst Marketing Services, and CEO of iCrossing. Over the course of his career, he’s consistently strategised how to keep up with digital shifts. Now, he’ll capitalise on Amobee’s legions of experienced data scientists and developers.
‘I’m excited to be joining Amobee at such a transformative time in our industry’, Brien explained. ‘We’ll pilot advertising accountability and intelligent decisioning. And there’s no doubt in my mind that optimising media performance—whether you’re targeting, planning, buying, or delivering—can only be achieved using applied science, machine learning, and data analytics’.
What Does This Mean for Amobee?
Amobee is set on growing its personal brand within the advertising sector. As APAC social media influencers, Gen Z growth hackers, and viral content producers start to enter the field, established companies will be working doubly hard to keep up. Amobee, however, is still looking good. With a Gartner Magic Quadrant for Ad Tech, a Forrester New Wave recognition, and now, Nick Brien as CEO, the firm is set up for success.