Georg Güntner

Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg Research

Georg Güntner holds a position as senior researcher and project manager in the IoT group at Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft. From 2000 to 2013 he was executive manager of Salzburg NewMediaLab, a centre of excellence for new media technologies. In his recent work Georg focusses on research challenges resulting from the implementation and use of Internet technologies and the IoT in the manufacturing and maintenance sector. Georg has a long-term expertise in the area of semantic technologies, knowledge representation and enterprise information integration. Georg Güntner is project manager of the exploratory study “Maintenance 4.0”.

Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H. is a research and technology organisation located in the city of Salzburg. The IoT group at Salzburg Research investigates the merge of manufacturing environments with Internet technologies. The group sees the Inter-net of Things as a key enabling technology for connecting manufacturing assets and the re-sulting products in the Industrial Internet and for the acquisition and processing of data over the life cycle.


Maintenance meets IoT

by Georg Güntner from Salzburg Research

What is the influence of the Industrial Internet and cyber-physical systems on the processes, methods and strategies in the maintenance sector? What are the trends, threads and oppor-tunities for the sector with regard to the intrusion of Internet technologies into manufacturing plants? What is the role of the Internet of Things for the future of maintenance? An exploratory study, „Maintenance 4.0“, gives answers to these questions. The talk pre-sents the results of a trend analysis, shows future maintenance scenarios and presents technological foundations including IoT approaches.