Originally presented on July 12, 2018:


The smart machine era will be the most disruptive in history. Medical treatment systems, the power grid, manufacturing lines, process control, and transportation systems work today the same way they did 20 years ago. But in the next few years, clever engineers in every industry will find a way to leverage the amazing change in compute power and networking. That feat will threaten everyone and everything that does not respond.

The rise of connected computing will rewrite vendor relationships, redefine profitability, and re-imagine delivery from environment to cost to product. Today’s system designs must last decades. If you are a designer, your challenge is to look beyond today's experience into a future, the future, dominated by intelligent distributed computing…the Robot Overlords.

Join us as we dig deeper into system architectures. Integration approach is the key difference between a device-centric architecture like OPC UA and a data-centric architecture like DDS. We will use these two to explore the deep contrast.