Averna to open a ThingWorx center of excellence
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Now a PTC Platinum partner, Averna seeks to help clients with transformation of digital manufacturing
Montreal-based test and quality solutions provider Averna reached an agreement with global technology provider PTC, to become a ThingWorx IoT Partner. Averna will open a ThingWorx Center of Excellence to help clients with IT/OT (operational technology) alignment as part of their industry 4.0 transformation.
Averna will help customers leverage the power of an IoT Platform to give them complete product quality visibility across the entire lifecycle, as well as insight on manufacturing and assembly processes and real-time monitoring of machines and systems’ status and health.
As an integrator and solution provider of ThingWorx, Averna will develop intelligent operational technology (OT) systems, combining both hardware and software, to help clients monitor events, processes and devices and make adjustments in enterprise and industrial operations.
Development of new intellectual property
“As more companies work toward IT/OT alignment, the CIO and the IT organization will be at the forefront of fostering relationships and changing the culture of the organization,” says Kristian Steenstrup, distinguished analyst and Gartner Fellow. “This will require a hybrid of traditional IT and OT skills and development of new intellectual property, while experience external to the company will be tapped into to assist with cross-topic education.”
“Our partnership with PTC, will bring a disruptive offering of technologies, knowledge, methods, processes, services and workforce to business needs in the digital manufacturing era,” says André Gareau, CEO of Averna. “By leveraging the power of PTC’s ThingWorx IoT platform together with our assembly automation and machine vision expertise, Averna will be uniquely qualified to help organizations achieve their 4.0 transformation, enabling further productivity and quality improvement.”
“It is very important for us to team up with partners that understand the language and culture of the manufacturing space and it’s exactly what Averna brings to the table,” says Andrew Timm, chief technology officer for PTC. “As ThingWorx’s first IoT focused Platinum Partner, Averna will leverage a unique skillset to help organizations accelerate transformation of digital manufacturing.”