Hack Challenge #2:

Connected Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 and Connected Manufacturing are the talk of the town, but what about specific implementations? This hack challenge opens up a fully industrial use case: What is needed to connect a machine to IoT technologies? How does transparent production make it possible to unlock optimization potentials? This hack challenge has it all. If you are passionate about shaping the fourth industrial revolution, then you should join this hack challenge!

What will you hack with?

Hardware & Software

• WestRock multipack machine
• Bosch Rexroth IoT Gateway
• Bosch Rexroth Nexo nutrunner
• GE Predix’s Platform
• Bosch Production Performance Manager
• Bosch Data Analytics
• Bosch Sensor Cloud

This hack challenge provides a unique chance to get your hands on some of the latest industrial drive and control components, not to mention a heavyweight toolbox of software technologies. And there’s more to come: we are working hard to offer you an even greater pool of hardware and software.

Who is supporting this hack challenge?

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 394,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

Industrial Design Thinking Excellence

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GE Digital connects streams of machine data to powerful analytics and people, providing industrial companies with valuable insights to manage assets and operations more efficiently. World-class talent and software capabilities driving digital industrial transformation for big gains in productivity, availability and longevity. We do this by leveraging Predix, our industrial cloud platform purpose built for the demanding safety & security needs of industrials.

GE Predix’s Platform

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WestRock (NYSE:WRK) is a multinational provider of paper and packaging solutions for consumer and corrugated packaging markets.  The company’s segments include Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, and Land and Development. WestRock’s 39,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 250 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

WestRock multipack machine

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Bosch Rexroth is one of the world’s leading providers of drive and control technologies. With a product portfolio that includes all technologies, as well as a comprehensive range of services and support, Bosch Rexroth sees itself as an expert partner for the complete machine life cycle.

IoT gateway
Nexo nutrunner

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Bosch Software Innovations, the Bosch Group’s software and systems house, designs, develops, and operates innovative software and system solutions. The Production Performance Manager is a production information and evaluation system. In near real time, it collects production and machine data, combines it to produce a visual representation, and communicates defined events to the production worker, who may be involved directly or indirectly.

Production Performance Manager,
Sensor Cloud, based on

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Your Hack MC

Janette Kothe, Solution Architect, Bosch Rexroth

Janette joined Bosch in 2011 and has worked in innovating, developing, and engineering IoT applications since then. Having studied mechatronics, she is passionate about transforming the Industrial Internet ever since.

Coder: Frontend & backend
Coding languages: Java, JavaScript, Lua, C, and good old IEC61131
Twitter: @janettekothe

You want to join?

You want to shape the fourth industrial revolution with us? Select the hack challenge Connected Manufacturing during the registration process and join us!

The Bosch ConnectedExperience Ticket includes:
  • Participation at the hackathon
  • Access to the keynote presentations on the Grand Stage
  • Access to the IoT exhibition
  • Networking party

Purchase your ticket now or request your invitation for free. However, join us for two great days of learning, making, sharing and hacking at Bosch ConnectedExperience.

Corporate Rate

EUR 300

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