Originally presented March 21, 2018

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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, 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 incredibly-powerful connected computing is not just another of N factors in design. It is the factor. This change 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 computing…the Robot Overlords.

This webinar will introduce a new eBook and a series of webinars detailing the most important technical trend of our times, the Industrial IoT.

In this first introduction, we will define key terms and application categories of the IIoT. We will focus on common drivers of the most exciting autonomy applications, drawing on real examples from smart medicine, renewable energy and autonomous cars. Finally, we look at the economic impact on employment and industry.

Later sessions will build on this base. We will present a practical selection guide for standards like DDS, OPC UA, MQTT, RESTful HTTP, OneM2M and CoAP. We will analyze data-centric and device-centric system integration, scalable cloud-to-edge system design, and security. Finally, we will conclude with a deeper look at the connectivity technology required for today’s most imminent smart machines: autonomous vehicles.


Dr. Stan Schneider, CEO, RTI

This series is presented by Stan Schneider, CEO of Real-Time Innovations, Inc. (RTI). With over 1000 designs, RTI is the largest of the IIoT connectivity framework vendors. RTI software runs the largest power plants in North America, connects perception to control in vehicles, coordinates combat management on US Navy ships, drives a new generation of medical robotics, controls hyperloop and flying cars, and provides 24x7 medical intelligence to hospital patients and emergency victims.

Schneider also serves on the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Steering Committee. The IIC is the largest of the Industrial IoT consortia, with over 250 members.

Schneider serves on the advisory board for Industry’s largest event, the IoT Solutions World Congress. He received Embedded Computing Design’s Top Embedded Innovator Award in 2015 and was ranked #8 in IoTOne’s top-100 IIoT influencers in 2017. Stan completed a PhD in EE/CS at Stanford with a thesis on autonomous systems at the Stanford Aerospace Robotics Laboratory.