Powering Connections & Collaboration
2022 is another year with challenges: The pandemic has not yet been defeated worldwide; geopolitical tensions have reached a new intensity; insecurity marks the economic framework conditions; and the climate crisis remains unresolved. Resilience is still the name of the game.
At HxGN LIVE Global 2022, Hexagon CEO Ola Rollén spoke about sustainability challenges in a post-lockdown world. Quoting the former Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, he explained that “what stands in the way, becomes the way” — autonomy will provide solutions. HxGN Live Global hosted 3,000 customers live in Las Vegas and reconfirmed the power of connecting people and face-to-face conversations. A simultaneous, well-attended virtual event enabled those unable to join in person to be involved as well.
Hexagon is all about forging connections — between people, but also between data and platforms; between the field and the office; between the real world and its digital reality. Interconnected devices, seamless and automated workflows that bridge hardware and software, cloud-based collaboration — our solutions ensure the uninhibited flow of insights improving collaboration and enhancing decision making. These connections power the autonomous future where business, industry and humanity sustainably thrive.
Hexagon’s business initiative R-evolution is leading the way toward that vision. It invests in profit-driven projects that have a positive impact on the environment. Its solar park in Spain uses our sensors and software to optimise operational efficiency. Read more in the article by Erik Josefsson, CEO of R-evolution.
Many think of the metaverse as a digital hub of immersive, interconnected and interoperable spaces — for entertainment and gaming experiences. But businesses and the environment, too, stand to benefit tremendously from these digital worlds. Burkhard Böckem outlines in his article the vast potential of Hexagon’s Smart Digital Realities, where “Metaverse meets business”.
We marvel at the historic architectural gems and sometimes forget the contribution of its unsung heroes: surveyors. Smart Digital Realities are the future wonders that will empower us to protect the planet. Surveyors are the innovators who will lead the way. In a world of technology, people make a difference. Read more in Craig Hill’s article. Speaking of ambitious projects: Did you know that we are in the midst of the “Greatest construction project in history”? Find out how Hexagon is re-imagining construction from the ground up and empowering the industry to be exponentially better. A case in point? Read how “AI-empowered construction progress documentation and real-time site control benefit construction.”
In this issue of the Reporter magazine, we feature customers that use our innovative sensing and software solutions to build connections among people, assets and data to facilitate better collaboration, faster decision making and safer work environments. It makes us proud that our solutions are used to make national road networks safer, capture data for sustainable decision-making in entire countries, help protect marine ecosystems, make mines safer and smarter, and protect people on construction sites. Your projects make our technologies and solutions shine.
We look forward to more challenging and rewarding projects with you. Enjoy the read
President, Hexagon's Geosystems division