Operational Technology is predicted to transcend from advanced manufacturing into other industry segments including utilities and smart cities. As every industry is becoming more automated and data-driven, they will be caught up under the fourth Industrial Revolution, however, there is no Industry 4.0 without the cloud, and no cloud without data centers.
Today’s data centers are no longer simple compute environments, but rather complex systems tying together physical infrastructure to the applications we consume on a daily basis. During this session, we will explore the borderlands of the convergence of two technology worlds, physical and virtual, engineering and design and how the combination of these will impact every facet of the industry and beyond. Join this 1.5 hour long session as industry thought leaders, representing every layer of the industry, share their view on the convergence of IT and OT and their looming transformational impact on the data center.
Issues and questions to be addressed:
The scale of the threat and the mentality of a hacker
The challenge of the IT/OT divide
Holding the data center to ransom