We will at IT & OT (operational technology) convergence using the implications on control systems as well as the networks and devices supporting them. Safety, risk avoidance and competitiveness are the typical drivers.
However, our ever-increasing reliance on the growing information available from our systems requires new thinking about how they are designed, managed and protected. Reining in “IT Sprawl” through adoption of edge computing standards and managed infrastructure reduces risk to the enterprise. Protecting system intelligence in modern “Industry 4.0” environments can also warrant the provision of clean uninterruptable power, beyond servers, to the controllers, networks and devices themselves.
Segment Director – Industrial Edge Division, Schneider Electric
As Segment Director for the Industrial Edge Division at Schneider Electric, Thomas is tasked with developing and executing a go-to-market strategy for the emerging markets of Industrial Edge and Industrial Internet of Things. He works with diverse global and local teams to develop brand recognition, market penetration and demand creation for mission critical equipment in the industrial edge-compute marketplace.