The 27th Annual ARC Industry Forum
Cybersecurity for Digitalization and Sustainability

February 6-9, 2023 - Orlando, Florida

February 27 - March 27, 2023 - Session Videos Available Online

Join us at the 27th Annual ARC Industry Forum to speed up your digitalization and sustainability initiatives with strategies and stories from the digital front lines.  

New business processes are driving higher performance and lower costs across the industrial landscape. Companies are leveraging new developments in cloud computing, AI, IoT, edge solutions, and digital twins to identify bottlenecks and opportunities for improvement.  Technological developments are likewise driving improvements in the safety and reliability of critical operations.  Benefits from these developments can be large, but they can be quickly erased unless companies also address the increased risks of serious, costly cyber incidents. 

Smart Companies Address the Cybersecurity Implications of DigitalizationIndustrial cybersecurity has never been more important. New business processes and technologies are rapidly expanding the pathways for attackers to steal information and disrupt operations.  At the same time, industrial security teams are struggling to deal with ransomware and sophisticated nation-state attacks.  This situation is jeopardizing worker safety, delivery of critical services, and the operational continuity of plants and facilities that fuel profitability.

Conventional industrial IT and OT security programs weren’t designed to handle all of these new challenges.  Digitalized organizations need security strategies that monitor, control, and coordinate security across every corporate device, application, system, and network regardless of where it is located.  Security programs also need to ensure consistent management across IT, ET, OT, Cloud, Mobile and IoT environments.  Likewise, security needs to span every business process and worker regardless of where, when, and how they are performed.  Developing a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that addresses the current and emerging risks of digitalization has never been more urgent. 

The Industrial Cybersecurity program at the 2023 ARC Industry Form Americas addresses these issues with informative workshops, panel discussions, and case study presentations.  It is the ideal venue to learn what others are doing, how they are doing it, and the benefits they are achieving.  Attendees will also have opportunities to discuss their unique challenges with peers, researchers, educators, service providers, and solution providers.

For those unable to attend in person, you can register to view the session videos online from February 27 - March 27.

Attendee Perspectives

 It was an honor and pleasure to be invited to speak at the ARC event.  I was impressed with the level of knowledge I was exposed to at this conference; this will become an annual event for me.  A sincere thank you to ARC for organizing a "WOW" event.

Marty Martin
Director, Process Control Technology
Air Liquide

ARC Advisory Group industry events are extremely valuable (to Saudi Aramco).  ARC is the barometer for our industry.

Abdullah Al-Khalifah
Senior Engineering Consultant
Saudi Aramco

 For me, since I’m from the pharma industry, coming to the ARC forum gives me a chance to interact with folks in like roles from different industries. It’s been very valuable for me to bring ideas and new connections back to my company and apply them to our business.

Kevin Fulton
Director of Engineering
Eli Lilly

It was a high honor for me to participate [at ARC's Forum] on behalf of the City of Orlando!

Charles Ramdatt
Director, Smart Cities and Special Projects
City of Orlando

Innovations Showcase

 New industry solutions are on display at the Innovations Showcase.  The Showcase provides an excellent opportunity for executives to assess the potential for emerging applications in production management, interoperability, virtual manufacturing, process improvement, asset management, operations management, supply chain synchronization, and more.  Exhibits have application scenarios for attendees to see how emerging technologies are applied to help solve issues across all industries.

The Showcase is open during the Monday Evening Reception and during breakfasts, breaks, and lunches.  It is held adjacent to the forum where refreshments are served.

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Location

renaissance-exterior-crsm.jpgThe Forum is held at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, Florida  32821
renaissanceseaworldorlando.com

Note:  Please make your hotel reservations by contacting the hotel directly.  Beware of any offers from third parties selling room reservations pretending to be calling on behalf of ARC or the hotel.

The Renaissance is just a short shuttle or taxi ride from the most popular Orlando attractions and within easy access of Orlando airports. Hotel amenities include complimentary 24 hour fitness center use; transportation to SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove, Aquatica, and Universal Studios Orlando based on shuttle schedule; and public area wireless Internet.

Orlando Visiting Information

Please contact Orlando's Visitor Information Center at 407-363-5874, www.visitorlando.com, for information regarding current events in Orlando.  For discounted attractions in Orlando, please visit Orlando Convention Aid website.  Their on-line travel guide offers discounts to restaurants, golf, attractions, nightlife, shopping, and more, including making dinner reservations for you.

Speaker Opportunities

For information on nominating a speaker for the forum, please visit our Speaking Opportunities page or contact us.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on opportunities for sponsoring the forum, please visit our Event Sponsorship page or contact us.