Operational Technology Viewpoints

Insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for enhancing operational excellence.

May
27
2020
Rick Rys — Industry Trends

Will COVID-19 change the future of the electric grid?

The lockdowns around the world helped slow the spread of COVID-19, but the reduction in personal transportation and the industrial shutdowns resulted in a temporary reduction of fossil energy with corresponding reductions in air pollution and carbon emissions. Will this change the future of the electric grid?
May
22
2020
Peter Reynolds — Technology Trends

Intelligent Operations Management During a Pandemic

COVID-19 is testing the integrity of business continuity plans. How quickly an enterprise recovers from the pandemic will reveal the competitive advantage achieved through the digitalization of operations management.
May
13
2020
Janice Abel — Industry Trends

Getting Back to Work Safely: Post COVID-19 and Pre-Vaccine

It will be important for businesses to ensure the safety and health of their employees post COVID-19 while continuing to maintain business continuity as people transition back to work Post COVID 19
May
02
2020
Constanze Schmitz and Valentijn de Leeuw — Industry Trends

Open and Modular Architectures @ ARC Industry Forum Europe

“Driving Digital Transformation in Industry“: The ARC Industry Forum Europe is being reinvented as a virtual event, May 18th – 20th, with sessions on “Open and Modular Architectures”, among others.
Apr
30
2020
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

Digital Transformation, Process Safety, and Cybersecurity: The Need for OT Integrity

PAS has carved a unique niche for itself among industrial software suppliers.  Today, the company’s primary focus is on OT integrity, including OT and ICS cybersecurity, automation asset management, and process safety.  At the 2020 ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, I once again had the opportunity to interview PAS founder and CEO Eddie Habibi.  We spoke about how customers can realize business value from the business value of digital transformation, the importance of providing information in context (to the right people at the right time), and the increasing importance of cybersecurity and building a good OT level asset inventory.  
Apr
15
2020
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

Predictive Maintenance to Optimize Operations

At the recent ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Chris Williams, AspenTech, spoke about the realities of implementations of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, predictive analytics, and predictive maintenance technologies from the field.
Apr
13
2020
Peter Reynolds — Industry Trends

Re-Thinking Asset Performance Management

In my recent podcast with Ron Beck, Director of Industry Marketing with AspenTech, I shared ARC Advisory Group’s asset performance management research conducted research back in 2019. The research involved a survey of 365 industry practitioners and interviews with several asset owners.  
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