Wilfred Harbers

Director Presales & Solutions BeNeLux at Software AG

Wilfred has over 15 years of experience with hybrid data integration and event processing and analytics solutions. He works with clients such as KPN Things / IoT Akzo Nobel, Bpost, Proximus, Ahold Delhaize and Colruyt.

Work experience in Benelux and international customers for Telco, Utilities, Retail, Manufacturing / IIoT, Healthcare and Government sectors.

Advises companies how they can shape their digital transformation in a flexible and future-proof way and implement it sustainably. With the right balance between openness, integration, performance and control.



Practical examples: From sensor data processing to proactive alerting and machine learning

How are various sensors and gateways connected efficiently, and more importantly how can you implement and roll out the next phases using a proven IoT PaaS and SaaS platform?

Think about handling streaming analytics and recognizing patterns in your event data. Additionally IoT is an integration challenge: APIs are there, but how to effectively and scalable use those APIs?

Furthermore, we will discuss the challenge to bridge the Operational Technology (OT) side and the IT side.

Cloud-only IoT platforms fall short as data processing close to the data source (edge) is required, such as on the factory floor, in the connected car, in retail stores, or on the wind farm in the North sea.

We will showcase multiple customers such as smart city, industrial OEM manufacturers and one of the largest car telematics, M2M cases including enabling of smart insurance policies.

You will be empowered afterwards with a cookbook how a successful IoT project is done. From data collection to data visualization, and analysis to automatically initiate actions based on alarms or complex composite events.

Fasten your seatbelts …




Darwin Room 10:00