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Industrial IoT Challenges Facing the Connected Factory

Guy Merritt, VP of Solutions and Consulting, SoftServe
08 Apr 2022
15:15 - 15:45
Keynote Room

Industrial IoT Challenges Facing the Connected Factory

Session Abstract:

Some would argue the Industrial IoT era started over 20 years ago, yet we continue to see implementation challenges and our talk today shall focus on the Connected Factory. The drivers that continue to push for the promised benefits shall be reviewed along with the barriers that hinder progress. A summary view of challenges shall be presented on people, process, and technology issues. Our viewpoints shall be based upon real world experiences of connecting the world of operational technology for supply chain, manufacturing, and distribution centers. Lastly, we shall share recommendations that businesses may want to consider when they begin their Connected Factory journey.


An experienced C-suite executive, Guy has 35 years engineering leadership advising and developing IoT solutions, native cloud-based systems, products and engineering & manufacturing test solutions for a wide variety of industries. He is an author of the award-winning book “Proactive Risk Management: Controlling Uncertainty in Product Development.”

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