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:
- METI Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
- Tenaga Nasional (Power Generation Malaysia)
- OSIsoft PI System
- McAfee Security
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.