Originally presented on March 31, 2016.

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Join Control Engineering and Plant Engineering for part one of the 2016 IIoT Webcast Series: Effective Change Management.

The analyst firm Gartner predicts that the "smart machine era" will be the most disruptive in the history of IT. Intelligent distributed systems will fundamentally transform our world. Early applications are running today in distributed medical imaging and patient care systems, huge industrial SCADA plant control, smart grid designs, advanced transportation systems, and autonomous cars and airplanes. The enabling technology is a common architecture that bridges sensor to cloud, interoperates between vendors, and spans industries.

This talk will present a glimpse of the IIoT disruption by exploring leading applications. These use cases highlight disruptive changes common across industries. It will review the role of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the rapidly-growing alliance of over 200 companies that form ground zero of the IIoT ecosystem. Finally, it will overview the IIC architecture, early standards, and testbed programs.

Presenter: Stan Schneider, CEO of Real-Time Innovations

Stan Schneider is the small company representative on the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Steering Committee. With over 200 companies, the goal of the IIC is to develop, test, and promote the standards that are crucial to the success of the next industrial revolution.

Schneider serves on the advisory boards for Smart Industry and IoT Solutions World Congress. Embedded Computing Design Magazine presented Stan the Top Embedded Innovator Award for 2015.

Schneider also is CEO of Real-Time Innovations, an Industrial Internet of Things connectivity platform company. It provides embedded middleware in industry sectors including energy, medical, automotive, transportation, defense, and industrial control. He holds a BS and MS from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stanford University.