Integrator Evolution: Discussing Current Challenges & Future Trends in Industrial Controls

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In this webinar, a panel of experienced control system integrators will discuss the biggest challenges and technology trends in their field, as identified in a recent survey conducted by Inductive Automation, and will also discuss potential solutions.

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Integrator Evolution: Discussing Current Challenges & Future Trends in Industrial Controls

  1. 1. Moderator Don Pearson Chief Strategy Officer Inductive Automation
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda 1. Introduction to Ignition 2. Introduction to the Panelists 3. Why Integrators Are Essential Today 4. Current Technological Challenges 5. Current Logistical Challenges 6. Future Technological Trends 7. Q&A
  3. 3. About Inductive Automation • Founded in 2003 • HMI, SCADA & IIoT software used in 100+ countries • Supported by 1,400+ integrators • Used in virtually every industry • 40% average annual growth rate over past 6 years Learn more at: inductiveautomation.com/about
  4. 4. Used By Industries Worldwide
  5. 5. Web-Based Deployment Unlimited Licensing Security & Stability Real-Time Control & Monitoring Rapid Development & Deployment Easy Expandability 6 Reasons Why Ignition is Unique
  6. 6. Kyle Chase Kymera Systems Panelists Dee Brown Brown Engineers, LLC JC Harrison Roeslein & Associates, Inc. Pete Larochelle NeoMatrix, Inc.
  7. 7. Why Integrators Are Essential Today Technology is changing: Control system integrators are more essential than ever as industrial organizations try to navigate through a world transformed by disruptive technologies
  8. 8. Why Integrators Are Essential Today The tech gap is widening: • Many industrial organizations are still using legacy systems • Need to integrate new technologies with legacy systems
  9. 9. Why Integrators Are Essential Today Organizations are experiencing: • Greater demand for data in every facet of business • Convergence between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT)
  10. 10. Why Integrators Are Essential Today Integrators are: • Needed to navigate the OT & IT convergence • Linchpins in industrial organizations’ efforts to keep up with tech trends
  11. 11. Control System Integrator Survey Integrator survey: • Sent to a pool of 9,000 integrators • Conducted to better understand integrators’ current challenges • Share, inform, and equip integrators to handle the changing technological demands of the future
  12. 12. Control System Integrator Survey We wanted to know: • What are the current challenges of the industrial controls industry? • How are current technologies affecting integrators and their projects? • Which technologies and skills are imperative for the future? • What does the future hold for integrators and the industrial automation industry?
  13. 13. Survey: Technological Challenges Survey Question: What are the current challenges of the industrial controls industry? Answer:
  14. 14. Panel Discussion: Technological Challenges Kyle Chase Kymera Systems Dee Brown Brown Engineers, LLC JC Harrison Roeslein & Associates, Inc. Pete Larochelle NeoMatrix, Inc.
  15. 15. Survey: Logistical Challenges Survey Question: What are the current logistical challenges of the industrial controls industry? Answer:
  16. 16. Kyle Chase Kymera Systems Panel Discussion: Logistical Challenges Dee Brown Brown Engineers, LLC JC Harrison Roeslein & Associates, Inc. Pete Larochelle NeoMatrix, Inc.
  17. 17. What Integrators Say the Future Holds
  18. 18. Future Technological Trends Survey Question: Which technologies and skills are imperative for the future? Answer:
  19. 19. Survey: IIoT & MQTT • 43% said IIoT and MQTT are the most important technologies for the future • The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a network of intelligent machines and devices that collect and share massive amounts of data
  20. 20. Survey: IIoT & MQTT • Message Queuing Transport Telemetry (MQTT) is emerging as a standard transfer protocol for IIoT MQTT
  21. 21. Kyle Chase Kymera Systems Panel Discussion: IIoT & MQTT Dee Brown Brown Engineers, LLC JC Harrison Roeslein & Associates, Inc. Pete Larochelle NeoMatrix, Inc.
  22. 22. Survey: Data Management & SQL • 16% said data management and SQL technology will be most important for the future • SQL database advantages: - Incredibly cost-effective - Already used by IT and enterprise software platforms - Free integrators from restrictive process historians
  23. 23. Kyle Chase Kymera Systems Panel Discussion: Data Management & SQL Dee Brown Brown Engineers, LLC JC Harrison Roeslein & Associates, Inc. Pete Larochelle NeoMatrix, Inc.
  24. 24. Survey: Virtualization & Cloud Solutions • 16% said Virtualization and Cloud computing are important technologies for the future • Virtualization allows you to create virtual machines without being tied to a physical location • Virtualization makes Cloud computing possible • Cloud computing provides a range of services over the Internet
  25. 25. Kyle Chase Kymera Systems Panel Discussion: Virtualization & Cloud Solutions Dee Brown Brown Engineers, LLC JC Harrison Roeslein & Associates, Inc. Pete Larochelle NeoMatrix, Inc.
  26. 26. Survey: Mobile Devices • 14% found that mobile devices are very important for the future • The Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile technology are set to bring people and devices closer together • Enterprise-level software already enables users to view and analyze data using smartphones and tablets
  27. 27. Kyle Chase Kymera Systems Panel Discussion: Mobile Devices Dee Brown Brown Engineers, LLC JC Harrison Roeslein & Associates, Inc. Pete Larochelle NeoMatrix, Inc.
  28. 28. Survey: Security • 11% said security is important for integrators in the future • Security is a big priority now that data from industrial systems is needed • IT currently employs security strategies such as client authentication & auditing. In addition, high-security technologies such as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) are used for web encryption. • New technologies such as MQTT use security protocols such as Transport Layer Security (TLS)
  29. 29. Kyle Chase Kymera Systems Panel Discussion: Security Dee Brown Brown Engineers, LLC JC Harrison Roeslein & Associates, Inc. Pete Larochelle NeoMatrix, Inc.
  30. 30. Learn More
  31. 31. Join Our Integrator Program • Gain a partner with strong roots in the integration business • No upfront costs or obligations to join • Get great benefits right when you sign up, and earn more as you progress through the program • Visit inductiveautomation.com/integrators to learn more
  32. 32. Jim Meisler x227 Vannessa Garcia x231 Vivian Mudge x253 Account Executives Ramin Rofagha x251 Shane Miller x218 Myron Hoertling x224 Maria Chinappi x264 Dan Domerofski x273 Lester Ares x214 Melanie Hottman Director of Sales, Inductive Automation 1.800.266.7798 x247 Questions & Comments Panelists: kyle.chase@kymerasystems.com DBrown@BrownEngineers.net JCHarrison@Roeslein.com plarochelle@neomatrixinc.com

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