HANNOVER MESSE has a revamped layout, making it even quicker for visitors to zero in on the key industrial transformation technologies of greatest interest to them. The focal point of the show’s industrial transformation message is the Digital Ecosystems showcase covering the full range of software for every link in the industrial value chain. The display is strategically located at the heart of the venue – in halls 14 through 17 – where it enjoys thematic synergies with various other themes in the neighboring halls. At HANNOVER MESSE 2020, processes and technologies that up until quite recently were regarded as separate and distinct will be showcased together in an integrated overview of process flows and solutions. “In the current age of Industry 4.0, the focus is on flexible manufacturing, standalone yet integrated machines and systems, and autonomous exchanges of process information,” said Hubertus von Monschaw, Global Director Digital Ecosystems at Deutsche Messe. “And the key to it all is the software that maps and manages these processes. At HANNOVER MESSE, all theme areas relevant to this will be clustered in the Digital Ecosystems display.” Among the exhibitors in this part of the show will be big-name regulars like Autodesk, Atos, Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Dassault, EPLAN, HUAWEI, Kaspersky, MPDV, Microsoft, PSI, SAP, Siemens PLM, Software AG and Telekom. There will also be a number of prominent newcomers such as Google, proAlpha, McAfee and Knapp. Their displays will span a range of themes, including predictive maintenance, machine learning, MES (manufacturing execution systems), logistics (WMS and TMS), data analytics, CAD (computer-aided design), PLM (product lifecycle management), business platforms, ERP (enterprise resource planning) for real-time monitoring, virtual/augmented reality and industrial security.