Every industrial enterprise, from wastewater treatment plants to glass manufacturers, are continually trying to find new ways to improve operational efficiencies. Utilizing IoT to monitor equipment PLCs gives all of these companies the ability to get real-time performance and condition information. This real-time data can be used to reduce unplanned downtime, prioritize maintenance schedules, and improve repair times. All of these outcomes can help businesses reduce costs and increase revenue. In this presentation, you’ll learn how you can collect data from a wide variety of PLCs, visualize the information, and act on the insights – all in real-time. These new capabilities can be utilized from anywhere around the world providing valuable operations data to companies with just a click of a button. Equipment manufacturers can then take this solution and build a brand new as-a-service revenue stream to diversify their enterprise. Businesses all around the world are looking to dip their toes into the vast world of IoT and monitoring equipment PLCs is a practical way to get started.
Charlie Key is co-founder and CEO of Losant. He focuses his day-to-day responsibilities on working with Losant’s enterprise partners and customers. Charlie has spent more than a dozen years in the software and technology space. He has worked with a variety of Fortune 500 companies to build business-changing software and applications.
Charlie is able to demonstrate the value of IoT by connecting the properties of technology to critical business outcomes. His unique background as a CEO and engineer enables him to eloquently communicate how IoT can serve as a viable solution to common business challenges, including how to survive and compete in an ever-changing landscape.
In addition to starting Losant, his team and he has founded Modulus and Switch on the Code (SOTC). Modulus was a robust general platform for running software at scale anywhere around the world. Modulus was acquired by Progress Software ($PRGS) in 2014, where Charlie stayed on as Senior Director of Business Development. SOTC was primarily a content site for tutorials on how to create software with a variety of technologies. In 2012 SOTC was acquired by Tech.pro for the content library and site traffic.