Comatec Group participated in the Technology 17 trade fair, which was held in the Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre in Helsinki on 10–12 October 2017. The fair is the largest industrial event in the Nordic countries, and showcases the latest technologies, machines, equipment, products and services. The Technology 17 fair brought together an impressive range of leading technology companies, and drew a staggering 14,430 visitors.
We were at the fair in the Elkom section. Of the Comatec Group services presented, the particular focus was development solutions and software solutions for electronic products.
”As a technology enthusiast, it’s inspiring for me to see how the current megatrend in IT, the Internet of Things, is being put to use in creating innovative new solutions. Many new data-driven business models have been created. And industry is still just in the early phases of massive digitalisation,” notes Microteam sales manager Janne Virta.
”We’re currently creating solutions for improving corporate productivity and maintenance processes, and amongst other things we are creating decentralised products that enable creative processes based on new values. But as valuable as these solutions are today, are we still only laying the foundations for future applications?”
“In Gartner’s forecasts of technology trends, artificial intelligence is the number-one trend that is shaping the future of industry. Software applications are expected to proliferate more rapidly and comprehensively than we can even imagine. Machine vision applications and robotics have been important trends for a long time now. Once we notice how fast technology is progressing, then it should be clear to everybody how much the world will be transformed. It’s extremely interesting to see how far technology will go in the next few years, and what kinds of innovations we can create in cooperation with our customers.”