Industrial IoT Symposium

IndusThe Internet of Things North America Conference is proud to bring you a session track dedicated to Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0. The Industrial IoT Symposium is one day technical speaking track that will educate attendees on how to increase operational efficiency, improve connected ecosystems and software platforms, automate processes, harness data and capitalize on future IoT technologies driving Industry 4.0/IIoT.

The Symposium will Consist of multiple sessions, running concurrently with the IoT North America Program. Attendees will have access to all presentations with their IoT NA registration.

Industrial IoT Symposium Sessions Include:
What Do Agricultural and IoT Have to do With Each Other?!
One of the global challenges facing our world is the fact that population growth will soon outpace food production.  It’s estimated that by 2050 the population will reach 9.7 Billion. To meet the food needs, global agriculture will need to increase by around 70 percent. Learn how Deere & Company is working to provide solutions to feed the world using IoT.

Using case studies and recent applications, this session will teach attendees about some of the common pitfalls found working in remote environments and explain why connectivity is critical. This will help bring to life what IoT enablement means for the agriculture market. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the business case for using IoT and will understand that IoT in global rural areas is critical.

Kevin Hendress, Technology Architect - Deere & Company 

How IIOT has Changed the Current Industrial Landscape
We are looking towards a future where there will not just be smart factories but altogether smarter manufacturing. With machines generating enormous amounts of data, Industry 4.0 is well on its way.  There is a need to create Intelligence that understands this data and can react to it.  With specified rules running on real time data, anomalies can be identified and reported.  The reported anomalies needs to be studied by a system that can improve itself. This is where Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science meets Industrial IOT.  By applying the latest technologies to the machines and the data they generate, they can not only be smarter but more proficient in areas like Product Design, Production, Supply chain to impact  the entire lifecycle of a manufactured product.

Chad Dirks, Engagement Director – Softweb Solutions

How the Third Wave of Internet Evolution Will Affect Manufacturing Automation Systems
The first Internet wave constructed the infrastructure that forms the Internet we enjoy today. Websites, once new and novel, became mandatory. In the second Internet wave, apps and cloud computing became integral to our work and home lives. Global apps like Facebook, Uber, Pandora, Twitter and became prominent. Other apps were created to serve employees, suppliers, and customers. Now we are on the cusp of a third Internet wave – pervasive, integrated, seamless connectivity that will again change how we work and how we live.

This presentation will examine how that third Internet wave, the industrial Internet of Things, will transform manufacturing automation. It will examine the changing requirements of manufacturing systems, the third wave technologies that can meet these requirements and how automation integrators can profit from this evolution.

John Rinaldi, Chief Strategist and CEO – Real Time Automation

Transforming Manufacturing Technologies with New IIoT Technologies: Are You Engaged?
In this session will learn the playbook for thriving in an IoT world through manufacturing transformation. As companies grapple with ways to effectively deploy and scale new technologies that leverage industrial connectivity, clear pathways are emerging for the creation value from the massive amounts of data produced on the shop floor. The session will describe how companies can: make decisions quickly by connecting and unifying different sources internal and external data in real-time; streamline their operations and continuously innovate through predictive analytics, digital processes, and an augmented reality guided workforce; and achieve optimal execution through continuous, closed-loop process improvement and adaptive operations.

 Howard Heppelmann, GM,  IoT Manufacturing Solutions – PTC

Sensor-2-Server: Execute Locally, Communicate Globally
The idea of comparing data in motion (at the sensor level) to data at rest (in a big data server warehouse) with predictive analytics in the cloud is very appealing to many industrial customers. However, the problem is access to that data in motion at the sensor location.

The increasing shift toward IIoT tends to bring up a lot of questions about the continued value of SCADA systems that have traditionally served as the driver for monitoring and control in industrial markets. Although OT and IT are beginning to converge, there is still high demand for SCADA data. However, new technology offers the opportunity for data to be used in ways that were previously not possible, such as predictive analytics. This doesn’t make SCADA obsolete, as many operators are using it and will continue to employ it.

 Scott Allen, CMO – FreeWave Technologies