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Vision of Connected Construction Catches the Eye at CeBIT 2015

On March 17, SAP and Huawei presented a vision of the future of construction at CeBIT 2015 in Hannover, Germany, the annual trade fair of the information technology industry.

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Left: Meet with Gerd Oswald, Ingrid-Helen Arnold, and Michael Kleinemeier; Right: William Xu, Chief Strategy &Marketing Officer of Huawei visits the booth

The showcase is the result of a successful collaboration between SAP and Huawei, a multinational networking and telecommunications provider headquartered in Shenzhen, China. The collaboration launched in November 2014. It aims to develop industrial applications for the Internet of Things, a combination of computing, networking, and telecommunications technologies that allows firms to digitize real-world processes in many industries. The showcase at CeBIT focuses on process transformation in construction, an industry of particular importance in fast growth economies.

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Left: Dr. Ruicheng Li and Dr. Wen-Syan Li meet with Mayer of Nanjing City; Right: Meet with Chinese delegation Left: Dr. Ruicheng Li and Dr. Wen-Syan Li meet with Mayer of Nanjing City; Right: Meet with Chinese delegation

The joint showcase of SAP and Huawei at CeBIT 2015 featured a physical model of a construction project that attracted the attention of many high profile visitors.  The model allows visitors to simulate operational events such as the failure of a concrete pump and monitor the adjustment of production capacity and fleet scheduling in real-time on a computer screen. Changes to production plans made by the software system are then applied back to a miniature plant in the physical model.

SAP board members Gerd Oswald, Ingrid-Helen Arnold, and Michael Kleinemeier visited the booth at CeBIT. Other external guests like senior executives including William Xu, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer of Huawei, and the Mayor the City of Nanjing has paid their visited to our booth.

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