This week we saw the launch of Elon Musk's space rocket. This was fantasy when James Bond's Moonraker was produced 

Similarly, 10 even five years ago, the idea that pneumatic valves were produced by IIOT was fiction; this is in fact now the norm. 3D printing is not the future, it is now.

Connectivity, rather than producing components, is now required in the supply chain which means industrial giants need to be industrial technology players. Software and analytics are as key as the design of the product. They cannot be separate. 

This means  industrial deals will now be about filling the technology supply chain void. Technology and industrials are now one market.