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Where operations technology and information technology meet--people, process, technology.

Aug 17, 2019

Platforms come and go--sometimes quickly with turns in technology. IoT platforms were all the rage. Just like IT/OT Convergence and other hyped tech. But engineers are quietly working together to apply the technologies to solve business and industrial problems. Don't watch the hype. Notice when everyone is using it.

Aug 2, 2019

This updates a conversation with Dell IoT CTO Jason Shepherd since I couldn't make it to Dell Tech World. We talked open source (the EdgeX Foundry project), cloud, device management, and more.

Jul 13, 2019

There are many reasons to go to IT conferences. There is a lot of digitalization activity in this area. Compute platforms, gateways, edge, IoT, networking, analytics, security, and more. This episode sponsored by Ignition from Inductive Automation and also by Schneider Electric's Foxboro and Triconex upcoming...

Jun 25, 2019

If we are ever going to finally bring IT and OT together, indeed break through all of a company’s silos, it will be through adopting coaching as a key component of the manager’s tool kit. I reference Trillion Dollar Coach by Schmidt, Rosenberg, and Eagle—a book about legendary Bill Campbell and how his coaching...

May 6, 2019

The old IT and OT silo idea is finally a myth--whether you want to believe it or not. Manufacturing and production management are not stupid. They act on what they think is best. Structurally organizing so that IT and OT leaders are placed together and work together is solving the grand data problem of process...