About Wolfgang Thronicke


Chief Technology Officer and member of the Scientific Community

Wolfgang Thronicke is CTO, group and project leader in national and European projects in the German ATOS innovation centre C-LAB. Since 2012 he is member of the Atos Scientific Community. With a 12 year background he is expert for software engineering, project definition and management for public funded and commerical projects. His current work topics include industry 4.0, cloud, IoT, and AI.




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Articles posted by Wolfgang Thronicke

The talking shop floor – backstage

In my previous blog there was a fictitious conversation between a shop floor AI and a manager. I got some enthusiastic remarks and questions. And the most important one has been: How long will we have to wait for that? Creating a really working intelligent assistant for such a scenario is not simply copying the current natural language command interfaces like…

Talking to your shop floor

In a not too distant future: FAB > Hi Bill, do you have a moment? BILL> Sure FAB. What‘s up? FAB> We have a production request which is in conflict with our running orders! BILL> Ok. Can you give me details? FAB> Our customer X is urgently requesting 30 units of the new self-sealing ball bearing in 3 days. This customer has…

Will your next smartphone be your shirt

Wearable technologies are advancing and smart fabrics will be ready for the customer market soon. This material will enable to weave IT into standard looking clothing. So in a way wearing a communication shirt will enable you to make calls to anyone on the net with multi-functional buttons allowing you to access even more functions. The core of this…

Software defined machines – As smart as you need them to be

The term software defined machines is often used in combination with the digital transformation of industry and automation. This term does not denote that machines are now completely realized in software, but with the appropriate software a machine can be “supercharged” with new functionality. The concept of a software defined machine (SDM)…

Building the perfect wearable

In this blog I am going to introduce you to some basic design rules for wearables added with experience gained from project work with these nifty devices. With the hype of wearables the really basic question is: What does it take to create a really successful wearable? Doing a quick query during a discussion with an audience of 200 people with IT background in…

Industry 4.0 Aspects – Machine Interference and virtual sensors

Industry 4.0 describes the concept of connecting machines, products, IT-services, and people in the production process and beyond. The realization of this concept targets an agile, highly reactive and efficient production even for small lot sizes with increased automation and "smartness". In this blog, I will explain how the "new" connectivity has additional benefits in the…