The convergence of IT (Information Technology at the enterprise level) and OT (Operations Technology, the information and automation technologies employed in the plant), is not new, but the relationship is intensifying. What is changing is the addition of ET (Engineering Technology) to this convergence. ET consists of newer technologies such as Ethernet/Wi-Fi, virtualization, cloud, SaaS, analytics, Big Data, mobile, social, modeling and simulation, augmented reality, machine learning, remote monitoring, and digital twin that create virtual models. Convergence of all three disciplines enables digital enterprises to operate in innovative and collaborative ways to improve performance.
Presenters in this session will share how they are using this killer combination to their advantage.