IT/OT Convergence; Planning, Planning … and More Planning

Christopher Nichols

Director IT/OT Resiliency & Support at Stanley Black & Decker

Learning Objectives

If you have Operational Technology (shop-floor systems); or want to deploy or connect OT devices (PLC, Robots, gateways, AGV, AMR, IIoT devices) and software applications: You should join this presentation to learn how to plan for infrastructure, network and cyber security concerns, and how to support systems ongoing to keep your company safe.


Key Takeaways:



  • Why IT/OT segregation is so important

  • The steps do you need to take for IT/OT convergence

  • The risks of OT connectivity