Let's talk IIoT with Industry40.tv

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 25, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Check out this recent episode of the Fourth Generation Podcast for an in-depth discussion on the realities of IIoT.

Are you overwhelmed with information on how to best approach your company's digital transformation? Are you turned off by all the hype? In this interview with Opto 22's Benson Hougland, Kudzai Manditereza, creator of the Industry40.tv YouTube series and host of the Fourth Generation Podcast, cuts through the hype to help listeners put these new concepts and terminology into perspective.

Through his online education platform and through interviews like this one with influential industry leaders, Kudzai has put a lot of effort into explaining the industrial internet of things (IIoT). This 50-minute conversation simplifies important concepts like why IIoT should matter to you in the first place (spoiler alert: maybe it shouldn't); which technologies, architectures, and skills are relevant for building IIoT; and how you can address key concerns around security.

Watch IIoT 101 below, and you'll be given a roadmap to getting started and becoming relevant in your industry. (Listen to the audio only version here.)

Here's an overview of topics discussed throughout the interview:

0:00​ - Introduction
1:43 - Why Should Manufacturers Care About IIoT?
5:28 -  Evolution of the IIoT Technology Stack
12:33 - Open Technologies in IIoT
17:04​ - Principal Functions of an IIoT Edge Device
23:29 - The Role of SCADA in an IIoT World
29:23 - Brownfield and Greenfield Considerations for IIoT
32:23​ - Best Practices for IIoT Security
39:28 - Critical Skills for IIoT System Integration
42:55 - Integration of IIoT Solutions into Business Processes
48:16 - Opto 22 Overview

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Topics: Videos, IoT, IIoT, edge computing, digital transformation

Written by Janice Colmer

Janice has worked at Opto 22 for more than 16 years and is part of the marketing team that strives to share new and relevant content with the automation industry. She enjoys books, camping, country music, and spending time with family and friends.
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