Global Technology & Marketing Director at National Instruments – a $1.2B high tech company
An Ismaili technologist and thought leader in action: As the Global Technology & Marketing Director of the $1.2B organization of National Instruments, the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, Rahman overseas the marketing divisions of NI across Americas, Europe and Asia-PAC. He is a leading expert in the different industrial markets including test and measurement, design and control, industrial and embedded, automotive, academia and a thought leader in many public forums on innovation policy— most recently within the domain of Internet of Things, Industrial Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical systems and the German Industrie 4.0 initiative.
Comment: IoT needs FPGAs and SDR — By Rahman Jamal on Electronics Weekly com UK
The internet of things (IoT) has come about because of five technologies: Moore’s law, Metcalf’s Law, battery technology, sensors, and wireless communications.
But already we are seeing the internet of things sub-divide into two different sectors of application – consumer and industrial.
Typically when people think about the internet of things, they tend to think about how it impacts their daily life through consumer devices. However, this does not go far enough.
The consumer internet of things brings us efficiency and insight on a micro scale, helping people to reduce the energy used to cool or heat their home by synchronising our work/home schedule with the rate of our HVAC system.
People less frequently think about machine-to-machine communication and smart factories, but it is gaining traction.
Read more on Electronics Weekly com UK
Video: Rahman Jamal, National Instruments, im Interview auf der Messe SPS IPC Drives 2014
interview by French
L’Industrie 4.0 et l’usine du future par Rahman Jamal aux NIDays 2015
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Graphical System Design für die Industrie 4.0 — Video in German by Elektronik Praxis Vogel de
Graphical System Design ist NI’s plattformbasierter Ansatz, mit dem die Entwicklung von Systemen für Messungen, Steuerungen und Regelungen beschleunigt wird. Seinen Nutzen für die Industrie 4.0 beschreibt Rahman Jamal auf der SPS IPC Drives 2014. Das Konzept des Graphical System Design beinhaltet eine offene Plattform aus produktiver Software und rekonfigurierbarer Hardware.
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Sensors need to evolve to make Industry 4.0 workable — Control Engineering Europe, UK
The successful evolution of Industry 4.0, from a concept into a practical reality, will be heavily contingent upon the quality of data that can be acquired and shared between the component parts of a digital production system. This will require a new generation of sensor technology that is not yet available to engineers. Rahman Jamal, technology and marketing director for Europe at National Instruments, looks at the building blocks that will define the impact of Industry 4.0 on manufacturing.
Industry 4.0 is entirely dependent on sensors. These are the sense organs of machines, supplying the data that will be used in production. Knowledge derived from technology must be made available in production: for the people and, above all, for the machines. This can only be achieved with sensors that supply current data about process states and machine status. This is the reason that sensors are key to the implementation of Industry 4.0 in production technology.
Read more on Control Engineering Europe, UK
5G won’t just be blazing fast – it will transform your life — By Rahman Jamal on TechRadar com
Expect smarter cities and better healthcare for starters
Although today’s 4G networks incorporate the latest technologies and continue to offer faster data access, the road beyond LTE and LTE-A is far from clear. The rapid consumption of wireless data continues to outpace the industry’s ability to meet demand.
However, faster data and greater access are only part of the story. These new networks, referred to as fifth-generation or 5G, may transform our lives yet again and unleash enormous economic potential.
Read more on TechRadar com
Super-Speed: Finding The Key To 5G — Tech Week Europe UK
National Instruments’ Rahman Jamal explains the key ways in which 5G is being developed in order to deliver the Internet of Things
The challenge is to develop 5G networks that can accommodate many more users and devices while delivering more data to each user at any instant in time. Since the dawn of digital communications in the 1990s, the cellular technology roadmap has followed a rigid path focused on increasing capacity and data rates to ultimately arrive where we are today.
Read full on Tech Week Europe UK
Also Read and watch video on “Industrie 4.0”, known in English also as the fourth industrial revolution — Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, London
Merkel: standards needed for “Industrie 4.0”, the fourth industrial revolution
23 February 2015
The digitalisation of industrial production is “decisive” in guaranteeing prosperity, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. However, standards are needed and should be implemented at a European level, she added.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on 21 February 2015 (© picture alliance / Inetti/vatica)
“Industrie 4.0”, known in English also as the fourth industrial revolution, refers to the digitalisation of industrial production.
For background information about “Industrie 4.0, please see the brief video below.
It is time to find standards for big and medium sized companies ragarding this digitalisation, Merkel said in her most recent video podcast.
The European market, with its 500 million people, is a market power that has the chance to push the standards through at an international level, Merkel said.
She said she was pleased that the German industry was working very actively on this issue. The labour unions were also involved, she added.
Industrie 4.0 (© picture alliance / dpa)
Asked whether Germany could take a keep a global leadership position with regards to Industrie 4.0, Merkel said that she believes Germany has recognised the challenge ahead.
Due to the effects the digitalisation of production will have on the labour market, life-long learning is of great importance, Merkel said.
Merkel also said that Germany needed to make sure that pupils leaving school were well educated and prepared for the digitalisation. Therefore skills in the fields of maths, IT, science and technology must be promoted.
Merkel also said that she hopes more women will chose a career in these fields.
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Related posts from PBSJ Blog on Rahman Jamal:
- Saving milk from spoilage in rural India — Article by Rahman Jamal, on The Guardian UK and talks about Cyber Physical Systems and the future of Smart Factory to Financial Times
- Surfing to success in the weird city — Professional Engineering article on National Instruments mentioning two long-serving European executives Francis Griffiths and Rahman Jamal
- How Do We Measure the Biggest of Big Data? — Rahman Jamal’s article on IEN Europe
- Rahman Jamal (National Instruments) on top trends from cyber-physical systems to Big Analog Data™
- Munich, Germany: “Technologies of Tomorrow” — Dr. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Dr. James Truchard, and Rahman Jamal at the 18th Virtual Instrumentation in Practice Conference (VIP 2013)
- Science Journalists Ranga Yogeshwar meets Rahman Jamal at Ideen Expo 2013 in Hannover, Germany — 342.000 people attend Ideen Expo focused on Science Education and Learning
- Interview with Rahman Jamal on the World’s first RF Vector Signal Transceiver – Ismaili Mail
- Video: Elektronikpraxis interviews Philipp Rösler, German minister for Economics and Rahman Jamal, Director for Europe, National Instruments at Hannover trade show (in German only)
- Videos: Technology Interviews with Rahman Jamal
- Video on Hannover Messe 2012: The whole World of Technology at one Place – Magazin Deutschland de
- Rahman Jamal: Saving milk from spoilage in rural India – A thermal-battery powered cooling device could help farmers