Bryan Owen

5-Jun-2018 Critical Infrastructure and IT/OT Integration

Blog Post created by Bryan Owen Employee on Jun 5, 2018

Although lot has already been written about IT and OT integration there is so much more to share. So I jumped at the chance to represent a supplier’s perspective on Critical Infrastructure Protection and IT/OT integration at a recent seminar in Tokyo.

The seminar provided 360 degree viewpoints on IT/OT integration with featured speakers from:

Yuhei Inada OSIsoft Global Solutions Architect introduced the PI System. He also graciously translated my highlights on what we’ve learned from decades of IT/OT integration and collaboration with critical infrastructure operators. The english version of my presentation is attached.


I am very optimistic about the progress that has been made so far. The rate of IT/OT collaboration is accelerating. Although we have much more to do there is every reason to believe in continued success. As a caution we must go beyond industry standards – they can be useful but too slow given the pace of digitalization.