Digital Transformation

The Emergence of Edge and the Convergence of OT & IT

The era of Edge Computing is bridging the gaps between IT and OT by collecting, managing, and analyzing data used across the organization to increase efficiencies. While the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and smart manufacturing drove the first wave of industrial innovation, digital transformation—the application of a technology-centric business focus—is the next imperative.

In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of marrying IT and OT and outline the benefits of establishing an “Intelligent Edge” that seamlessly carries out operational and data analytics functions without requiring separate infrastructures. We will also delve into best practices for realizing an “Intelligent Edge,” helping organization improve system integration, communication and performance.

You will learn:

  • Key drivers pushing manufactures to unite IT, OT
  • Strategies for closing the gaps
  • Critical Digital Transformation (DX) initiatives on which to focus
  • Best practices for Edge Computing deployments
  • How to ensure availability and reliability at the Edge
  • Real-world cases and advice

Featured Speakers

Ashish Nadkarni
Group VP, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies, IDC
Ashish leads a team of analysts who research computing, storage, and data management infrastructure platforms and technologies—Via research, data products and custom engagements that take a holistic, forwarding-looking and long-term view on emerging as well as established infrastructure-related areas in the datacenter, in the cloud and at the edge. This is complemented by research on current and next-gen applications and workloads, vertical and industry-specific use cases, emerging storage and server form factors and deployment models, and upcoming IT vendors.

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