The €5.2 Billion Tech Company Most CXO's Have Never Heard Of

On June 12th to 15th, Hexagon, AB held their user conference at the Caesar's Forum in Las Vegas Nevada.  The event showcased how Hexagon has built a foundation for bringing the real world to the digital world using reality capture, positioning, autonomous technologies,design and simulation, and location intelligence.  As some enterprises may know, Hexagon was founded in 1975 and has completed over 170 acquisitions.  With over 24,000 employees and €5.2 billion in revenue, Hexagon is a relatively unknown major technology player operating in the digital reality solutions space.

Hexagon, AB Brings Two Key Ecosystems Together - Production and People

Hexagon serves nine main ecosystems breaking down into two main categories: production ecosystems and people ecosystems.  Production includes farms, mines, industrial & facilities, and manufacturing.  People includes defense, cities and nations, infrastructure, and buildings. The core platform is represented by autonomous mobility solutions

Source: Hexagon AB

Here's a brief analysis of each ecosystem:

  • Autonomous mobility ecosystem provides a platform for drones, marine vessels, on-and-off-road vehicles and equipment, and robotics.  The goal is to ease congestion and pollution, save lives,, and create safe and efficient worksites.  Hexagon claims to have delivered more safe, reliable, autonomous driving research vehicles.
  • Building ecosystem delivers a complete lifecycle of vertical structures throughout the life of the asset.  Value creation comes from optimized resources, less rework, and on plan, on time and on budget delivery.  The world's tallest building, the Burj Kahlifa in Dubai, used Hexagon's solutions.
  • Cities and nations ecosystem connects mission and business-critical data for well-informed decision making. The objective of situational awareness enables always safe environments, highest quality of life, and sustainable economic growth.  Hexagon's solutions protect almost 1 billion people.
  • Defense ecosystem ensures autonomous situational and strategic awareness. Successful outcomes include assured safety, secure and protected environments, and complete situational awareness.
  • Farms ecosystem build a complete lifecycle for agricultural crops and forests. These digital solutions allow agricultural owners to use data to optimize inputs such as energy and land, drive higher yields with better ROI, and reduce waste by applying sustainable methods.  Hexagon hopes to reduce 25% of the world's greenhouse gases through ti's solutions.
  • Industrial facilities ecosystem applies digital reality solutions to model complex industrial plants and ships. Across design, plan, build, operate, and maintain, operators can lower emissions, deliver longer lifespans, and provide safe and efficient operations. Over half of the world's oil, gas, and chemical plants use Hexagon.
  • Infrastructure ecosystem utilizes digital reality solutions to support large scale engineering projects across plan, design, prepare, construct, operate, and maintain phases.  Users gain optimized resources, less rework, and successful implementation timelines. Hexagon's solutions were used to produce the world's longest railway tunnel and the world's widest suspension bridge.
  • Manufacturing ecosystem helps asset owners learn and adapt quickly to evolving conditions and optimize manufacturing processes. Success across design and implementation, production, inspection, and digital transformation results in fewer inputs, less waste, and higher quality.  Solutions are used in 95% of cars, 90% of aircraft, 80% of orthopedic implants, and 75% of smartphones produced.
  • MInes ecosystem addresses open pit and underground mines for drill and blast, exploration, material movement, planning solutions, and survey and monitoring solutions.  Value creation is enabled through safer operations, higher yields and less waste, and minimum environmental impact.  Hexagon protects 40% of mining sites worldwild.

The Bottom Line: Digital Reality Solutions Provide Sustainable and Resilient Approaches To The Physical World

At the conference, users came from a wide range of industries.  However, despite the variety of use cases, their common goals were the digitization of their physical businesses and identifying opportunities for automation, efficiency, sustainability, and optimization.  Given the push for digital transformation across all industries, the need for digital reality solutions have never been more in demand.

Your POV

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