Generating tens of billions in revenue each year, Schneider Electric Industries SAS is a leading supplier in energy management and automation. More than 160,000 staff members help customers in over 100 countries manage their processes and the energy used for this purpose more securely, reliably, efficiently and sustainably - starting at the humble switch all the way through to complex systems. Drawing on its networked technology, Schneider Electric is positively determined to revolutionize industries, transform cities and ultimately enrich all our lives.

It goes without saying that this noble ambition calls for ingenious solutions that drive these processes forward. One shining example is the Schneider Electric Exchange business platform, which was unveiled at this year's HANNOVER MESSE. The world's first cross-industry open ecosystem dedicated to solving real-world sustainability and efficiency challenges is designed to stimulate co-innovations by providing a platform for collaborating and sharing ideas among networked communities. The parties involved in this cooperation - suppliers, system integrators, startups, developers, OEMs, customers and distributors - have access to a gigantic pool of technical solutions and resources to develop, share and market digital and IoT innovations. "What differentiates Schneider Electric Exchange is that it brings together people from various industries and practical disciplines who share a passion for sustainability and efficiency, making it possible to collaborate and interact across ecosystems. While all content - IoT applications, software, data sets, analytics and tools - is available to everyone, we have focused on specific capabilities that fit the needs and expectations of each community," says Hervé Coureil, Schneider Electric's Chief Digital Officer.