The Digital Capability Center (DCC) welcomes Microsoft as a new partner at the DCC Network

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Microsoft Deutschland GmbH and Digital Capablity Center Aachen announced a cooperation between the world’s leading management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, ITA Academy GmbH in cooperation with RWTH Aachen University as well as other leading technology companies. 


The DCC welcomes Microsoft as a new partner at the DCC Network: Visitors to the DCC Aachen can now experience and test the AI-based solution “Automated Quality Inspection”, which was developed with Microsoft's Azure Cognitive Services.

The DCC, with its motto Explore – Try – Apply, is a learning factory focused on Industrie 4.0 manufacturing. Visitors are invited to explore this realistic factory setting to learn firsthand about solutions that can enable companies to drive digital transformation and how to deploy such solutions along the entire value chain – from an initial customer inquiry through to development, production, delivery, and service. In practical workshops, participants will discover a systematic and targeted approach to unlock values from Industrie 4.0.

Sessions will also address management challenges around employee empowerment and acceptance of the changes brought about by organisational transformation. Participants can explore ways to tackle challenges they face in their own businesses and gain insight into key digital solutions and technologies such as real-time diagnostic tools and big data analytics, predictive maintenance, digital performance management, 3D printing, and robots.

DCC Aachen showcases the production of a smart wristband that can be individually customized by the workshop participants. The production line itself maps a typical Brownfield scenario comprising a mix of older and modern machines, each with different controls and interfaces. The insights gained can be easily applied to a variety of practical applications in a wide range of industries. The DCC is designed to help workshop attendees learn how to use the latest digital technologies and increase productivity by applying them.



Marie Schmidt