The Industrial Internet of the Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 and “big data” analytics are all topics at the forefront of the industrial automation world. While they represent the future of generating increased efficiencies for plant operations, it is not where most automation organisations are focused today.

In this webinar you will learn about:
• How modernising your automation infrastructure prepares you for IIoT and Industry 4.0
• Key considerations for upgrading your automation infrastructure
• Best practices in realising a modern automation infrastructure
• The ease of updating existing applications and adding new ones
• Real benefits you can gain today and in the future

The webinar will also touch on key technologies and strategies that are key in realizing a modern automation infrastructure including:

  • Virtualization as the underpinning for a simplified and cost-effective automation infrastructure
  • Utilizing best practices for protecting virtual environments to simplify redundancy
  • Preventing application degradation and failures that consume time and resources
  • Understanding key success factors, including the speed of recovery, protection against data loss, integration with existing environments, ease of use and optimising TCO

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Featured Speaker

Greg Hookings
Principal Consultant for Industry 4.0 for Stratus Technologies

Greg Hookings is the Principal Consultant for Industry 4.0 at Stratus Technologies, an organisation that specialises in continuous availability solutions. Previously, Greg has worked extensively across industrial automation related sectors holding both technical and commercial roles with responsibilities in the Americas, EMEA and Asia. He holds both a Masters in Engineering from Coventry University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Warwick.