We have access to more data than ever before – but when it comes to protecting and optimising the performance of critical assets and infrastructure, how can we make data work harder for us?

With the increasing digitisation of society, big data is already changing the way that we live and work. From healthcare to heavy industry, when we can pick up on the signals that lie within the data – whether diagnosing equipment failure or predicting an epidemic - we have the opportunity to really harness its potential.


Combining unique human capabilities with Artificial Intelligence – to assess the past and predict the future


Big data and Artificial Intelligence are inextricably linked; each reliant on the other for future progression. By leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) to spot patterns within a mass of heterogenous data, we can start to reimagine our organisations.


Vincent Brunetta, Chief Digital Officer, Socomec explains; “As humans, we see the bigger picture. Uniquely, we can bring together broad bodies of knowledge and we work creatively and collaboratively. When combined with the power of AI, we can start to imagine a new era of productivity and efficiency. AI enables us to crunch through limitless data to not only enable us to better understand what’s happened in the past but also more accurately predict the future. Furthermore, AI delivers next-level information with unprecedented speed and accuracy – delivering the kind of insight we might only have previously dreamed of.” 


World-renowned research - delivering insight into preventive maintenance and atypia


Committed to digitisation, Socomec continually invests in AI to deliver tangible improvements in customer relations and production techniques as well as across products and services. Keen to engage with the scientific community - and to continue to support local educational institution The University of Strasbourg - Socomec has committed to a five-year sponsorship of the new “Data Sciences and Artificial Intelligence” chair at the Telecom Physique Strasbourg School of Engineering, with the recruitment of internationally-acclaimed expert researcher, Thomas Lampert.


Socomec’s involvement means that it is now possible to bring together this important academic research with real-world applications – developing an unprecedented understanding of how AI might impact adaptive, preventive maintenance activities, the detection of atypia and the optimisation of operations.


Spearheading a new era of productivity and efficiency


The use of AI algorithms on equipment data could deliver unsurpassed insights – ultimately helping to revolutionise maintenance operations for our customers”, says Jean-Marc Hornsperger, Director of Research and Development at Socomec. “By aggregating and making better use of data, it could also help optimise energy consumption and enable the development of novel applications dedicated to the monitoring of electrical installations. By working directly with the engineering students at Telecom Physique Strasbourg we are at the forefront of this progressive development.