Finding harmony for IT/OT convergence when IT is from Mars and OT is from Venus

Session Abstract: 

Industry 4.0 is a digital transformation which intends to bring together the IT and OT domains. But how can this convergence be done when there are so many fundamental differences between them. What lessons can we take from the digital transformation of IT while adapting to the new OT challenges? How should Hybrid Cloud, Edge Computing, IoT and 5G be leveraged for this convergence? Can the locked down and siloed data environments of the traditional OT domain be transformed in a way so that they are more open yet more secure? Will the real-time data within the OT domain finally free itself from the people, paper and process which traps its value today? In this session, Mac Devine from IBM and Jerry Chen from NVIDIA will address these challenges.


Mac Devine has 30 years of experience at IBM. During his career, he has held a wide variety of technical and business leadership roles including Chief Architect for mainframe software, Lead Solutions Architect for Networking Services, Director for Linux Development, Chief Strategy Office for IBM Cloud and currently is the VP and CTO for the Cloud Native Center of Competency for Watson Cloud Division. Mac is an accomplished speaker and author on a wide variety of topics but is most noted for his expertise in Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things. In 2006, Mac gained the designation of IBM Master Inventor and in 2009 he was appointed to IBM’s prestigious Academy of Technology. In 2016, Mac gained IBM’s highest technical recognition with his appointment as IBM Fellow. Mac also serves as the IBM Executive for Clemson University and MIT.

Jerry Chen leads business development at NVIDIA for Manufacturing & Industrials. Past roles over 20 years at NVIDIA include scientific HPC, professional graphics, and NVIDIA’s Inception Program for startups. He holds a Bachelors and a Masters of Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.


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