Story image

Rockwell Automation CEO discusses future of industrial IoT

30 May 17

President and CEO of Rockwell Automation, Blake Moret spoke on the Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact on industrial productivity at the recent Cisco IoT World Forum in London.

According to the company, it is in a unique position to delve into the challenges and opportunities associated with harnessing the future of smart manufacturing given it is the industry’s only company solely dedicated to industrial automation and information.

“Manufacturers and industrial operators are discovering practical ways to apply IoT across their operations, and they’re deriving measurable business value as a result,” Moret says.

“Combining IoT technology and expertise in specific industrial applications enables better collaboration, faster problem-solving and increased productivity.”

According to the Global IoT Decision Maker Survey published by International Data Corporation (IDC), nearly one-third (31 percent) of those surveyed have already launched IoT solutions, and another 43 percent are looking to deploy solutions in the next 12 months.

Moret says they’re seeing a similar trend in their deployment of IoT solutions as they continues to grow their number of pilots across industries, applications and geographies.

Moret is confident the positive outcomes associated with IoT will continue to accelerate as organisations progress from pilot or proof-of-concept IoT projects to scalable IoT deployments.

There are several factors driving the adoption of industrial IoT and connected operations, with Moret referencing lower cost of computing and connectivity and the convergence of information technology and operations technology.

A connected enterprise that adopts IoT technologies can generate better insight into industrial operations and deliver greater value by providing the right information at every level of their business through scalable analytics, according to Moret.

“We have great technology, good people and a strong culture, but another component that sets us apart from our competitors is our ability to partner with companies such as Cisco,” says Moret.

“Together, we deliver expertise and solutions for highly secure, smooth connectivity from the plant floor to the enterprise network.”

Gartner names LogRhythm leader in SIEM solutions
Security teams increasingly need end-to-end SIEM solutions with native options for host- and network-level monitoring.
Cylance makes APIs available in endpoint detection offering
Extensive APIs enable security teams to more efficiently view, enrich, and contextualise real-time intelligence collected at the endpoint to keep systems secure.
How Schneider Electric aims to simplify IT management
With IT Expert, Schneider Electric aims to ensure secure, vendor agnostic, wherever-you-go monitoring and visibility of all IoT-enabled physical infrastructure assets.
SolarWinds adds SDN monitoring support to network management portfolio
SolarWinds announced a broad refresh to its network management portfolio, as well as key enhancements to the Orion Platform. 
Preparing for the future of work – growing big ideas from small spaces
We’ve all seen it: our offices are changing from the traditional four walls - to no walls. A need to reduce real estate costs is a key driver, as is enabling a more diverse and agile workforce.
JASK prepares for global rollout of their AI-powered ASOC platform
The JASK ASOC platform automates alert investigations, supposedly freeing the SOC analyst to do what machines can’t. 
Pitfalls to avoid when configuring cloud firewalls
Flexibility and granularity of security controls is good but can still represent a risk for new cloud adopters that don’t recognise some of the configuration pitfalls.
How AI can fundamentally change the business landscape
“This is an extremely interesting if not pivotal time to discuss how AI is being deployed and leveraged, both in business and at home.”