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Webinar: Digital Transformation for Industrial Control: 6 Things You Need to Know

An On-Demand IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, sponsored by Wind River

Date: This webinar is available on-demand
Originally Broadcast: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. EST (GMT -5, New York)
Duration: 1 Hour
Event Type: On-Demand Webinar
Cost: Free

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Your manufacturing control systems are the heart of your operations, and their top functioning can be the difference between your business thriving, or just merely surviving.  How do you ensure your systems will perform how they need to, while controlling costs, as equipment starts to reach obsolescence?

Many businesses are looking to software to provide innovation and cost savings. Whether you are simply trying to better understand the “Digital Transformation” and how it might improve your control systems, or you are on the forefront of Industry 4.0 it’s important that you understand what factors to consider when evaluating which software is right for you. You must know how to address some fundamental challenges affecting any control system.

The infrastructure you deploy provides the foundation for your manufacturing success going forward.  It’s critical to select the best solution for your needs at the outset. Join us as we explore the 6 critical requirements you need to consider.

  • Reliability
  • Management
  • Performance
  • Scalability
  • Security
  • Open standards

Why to Consider Virtualization

Virtualization overcomes key limitations of legacy control systems and provides the foundation for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Control functions that were previously implemented in dedicated hardware can be virtualized and consolidated onto commodity off-the-shelf (COTS) servers, which not only leverages the most advanced silicon technology, but also reduces capital expenditure, lowers operating costs and maximizes efficiency. These business benefits apply to a variety of industrial sectors including energy, healthcare, smart buildings and manufacturing.

You will also see a demonstration of the features of Wind River’s market leading virtualization platform, Titanium Control and show how it meets these requirements. Titanium Control is a secure, on-premise cloud infrastructure platform that ensures the uptime and performance needed for industrial control systems at any scale.



Charlie Ashton, Senior Director of Business Development, Wind River

Charlie Ashton is an accomplished marketing and business development executive with extensive experience in the embedded systems industry. At Wind River, Charlie is responsible for business development activities for the networking and telecommunications industries. A prolific writer and commentator, his frequent blog posts and trade articles can be found throughout the embedded and software communities' literature. Charlie has held management roles in both engineering and marketing at software, semiconductor and systems companies including 6Wind, Green Hills Software, Timesys, Motorola (now Freescale Semiconductor), AppliedMicro, AMD, and Dell. Charlie graduated from the University of Reading in England with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering.

Thilak Kumar, Senior Manager, Field Engineering, Wind River

Thilak Kumar Ramanna currently heads Field Application Engineering for Asia Pacific at Wind River, an Intel Company. He is comes with more than 17 years of experience in architecting and delivering Technology Solutions, Sales and Business Development. He has been with Wind River for over 9 years and is responsible for evangelization and adoption of Wind River Technology Platforms and Solutions.Thilak has been a frequent speaker and column writer on topics associated with Internet of Things and Embedded Systems. He has two international publications in the area of machine learning to his credit. He holds a Masters in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani, India.

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This webinar will be conducted using a slides-and-audio format.  After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with details for joining the webinar.

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