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Hitting the Industrial Plug-and-Produce Jackpot with Universal Automation

An IndustryWeek-hosted webinar sponsored by Schneider Electric

This webinar was originally broadcast on October 18, 2023. 

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Over the years, there's been a lot of buzz about open automation. But some in the industry believe it doesn't go far enough.

Automation systems must evolve from their closed, proprietary hardware driven roots to new ways of operating and thinking. Where software and data play starring roles to meet the complexity and requirements of modern, digitized operations. Where automation enables the industrial digital transformation rather than constrains it.

Enter universal automation. What is it? How's it different than open automation? And how does it help you unlock the ability to "plug and produce?"

Join this panel discussion to hear industry experts and leaders debate the future of universal automation. They'll share insights on open automation and related disruptive technologies, including a discussion of:

  • A verdict on whether these solutions are more efficient for the next generation of engineers
  • Real-use cases for universal automation and IEC61499-based solutions
  • How you can be a part of a growing cohort of innovators through UniversalAutomation.org


Itoro Meshioye | Next Generation Automation Platform Business Development Manager | Schneider Electric 

Valeriy Vyatkin | Professor of Electrical Engineering | Aalto University 

Dominic de Kerf | Plant Systems and Controls COE lead | Cargill 

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