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Many in person events have been cancelled please look for PTC and Kepware at many of the industry's leading virtual events.

 
 

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March to the Edge: Webinar Series

 

We are excited to team up with our Technology Partners, Edge Device Partners, and Channel Partner Experts to provide different perspectives and use cases to clarify what data collection at the edge means, the challenges and benefits of having an edge strategy and how to implement it. 


Webinar Five: Exploring the Deep Edge and Factory Edge

Date:  Thursday September 30th, 2021
Time: 2:00PM EST

Description:
Traditional control and monitoring architectures have started to change with the introduction of IT technologies to the manufacturing environment. The trend started with Ethernet capable devices, and now includes Cloud technologies and containers.

Join panelists from Advantech, AWS, and Moderator, Kyle Carreau, Partner Enablement Engineer for Kepware as they discuss:

- Challenges/Benefits of the Deep Edge and the Factory Edge
- Deployment of Edge software

- Additional Non-Technical considerations of Deep Edge/Factory Edge


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Presenters

     
     
     Jon Towslee
     Sr. Director iFactory
     Panelist

     David Thielet
     Sr. Strategic Partner Development 
     Manager, IoT
     Panelist   
   Alex Kuo,
   Product Sales Mgr., IIoT Group,
   Panelist



Webinar Four: Building a Remarkable Factory

Original Air Date: Thursday, July 29th, 2021 11 a.m. EST

The manufacturing industry is experiencing a large amount of disruption from new IIoT and Smart Factory technologies. Companies are able to gain productivity improvements, operational effectiveness, and ultimately drive overall growth. However, only a small portion of companies on the Industry 4.0 journey have been able to scale this success across their Enterprise.


Join Kepware, Dell, and Tata Consultancy Services, as we discuss OT/IT Infrastructure, leveraging new technologies, and addressing non-technical challenges to help companies move from smart factories, to remarkable factories.


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Presenters

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Todd Edmunds
Global CTO Industrial IoT and Edge
Panelist
     Kyle Carreau
     Partner Enablement Engineer
     Moderator
     B. Sridhar
     Head of Center of Excellence
     Panelist

 



Webinar Three: Connecting Your Business Systems to the Edge

Thursday, June 10th, 2021 11 a.m. EST

Product variability, supply chains complexity, and price volatility are just some of the pressures on modern industrial companies. To address these pressures, companies are increasingly connecting business systems to production equipment to improve production execution, increase business visibility, and optimize decisions. However, connecting business systems to the Edge to accelerate decisions and improve agility has its challenges. It requires companies to modernize their data architectures and technologies for real-time execution and analytics.


Join Kepware, HighByte, and industry experts from Ectobox, as we discuss:

- Defining the edge

- The challenges of scaling data integrations

- The importance of data modeling and contextualization

- Leveraging OPC UA and MQTT in your integration architecture

- Best practices for systems integration

Additionally, Ectobox will share a production-to-supply chain use case for one of their industrial clients that is modernizing their system architecture with Kepware's KEPServerEX and HighByte Intelligence Hub.

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Presenters

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John Harrington
Chief Business Officer
Panelist
     Kyle Carreau
     Partner Enablement Engineer
     Moderator
     Kevin Jones
     President
     Panelist

 

 


Webinar Two: Addressing Challenges of Monitoring and Control at the Edge

Traditional monitoring and control architectures have a difficult time coping with the requirements and demands of digitalization – scalability, flexibility, connectivity, downtime prevention, security, latency, and bandwidth. Addressing these issues can be challenging without the correct combination of hardware, software, and application expertise.

Join us, our Technology Hardware Partner, Stratus, and Kepware and Stratus Reseller Logic, Inc. on Thursday, April 22nd at 11:00 AM ET, to better understand:

- Critical business issues pushing companies towards the Edge
- Technology that is emerging to support the shift
- Impact of these new business demands and emerging technology on IoT project scope.

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Presenters

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Barry Dellecese
Senior Director Product Management
Panelist
     Kyle Carreau
     Partner Enablement Engineer
     Moderator
     Dave VanLandingham
     President
     Panelist

 

Webinar One: A Shift in Data Collection

The demand for more data to serve advanced analytics and other emerging IoT applications has caused a change in the way we think about data collection. Architectures are shifting, pushing data acquisition "to the edge", or closer to the machines and equipment. The result is minimized latency, increased reliability, and more secure data transport.

Hear from industry experts from Kepware, Lanner Inc, and Hulix, to better understand:

  • Critical business issues pushing companies to the Edge
  • Technology that is emerging to support the shift
  • Impact of these new business demands and emerging technology on IoT project scope

Original Air Date Thursday, March 18, 2021

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Presenters

Ahmed Khalil
Lanner Americas Business Development Leader, IoT, Panelist
Kyle Carreau
Kepware Partner Enablement Engineer, Moderator
Francois Ruel
Hulix Senior Process Control System Engineer, Panelist
 

Digital Blind Spots: Access real-time data for agile, resilient operations

Original Air Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 11 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. CT / 2 p.m. ET 

Attendees are eligible for a certificate of completion.

Real-time access to operational technology (OT) data enables agile and resilient business operations. The key to success for any business is staying agile and ready for whatever challenges the market presents. But to pivot in a new direction, industrial companies must first have an underlying infrastructure in place to quickly adapt their operations.

Hear how OT and information technology (IT) leaders are thinking about access to factory data more strategically, the benefits of real time data access across your organization, and how removing digital blind spots enable agile, resilient business operations.

You will hear from Anchor Glass about their forward-thinking approach to technology at both the business and product level. What they do goes beyond glass making. Their strategic focus on agility allows them to set a company standard of flawless customer experience coupled with unmatched product quality, expertly customized products.

Learning Objectives:
  • Hear how OT and IT leaders are thinking more strategically about access to factory data.
  • Understand the benefits of real time data access across your organization.
  • See how Anchor Glass focus on agility creates a flawless customer experience, product quality and expertly customized products.
  • Receive recommendations about how to assess and improve use of real-time data in your organization
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Presenters

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Christina Shannon
Vice President,
Information Technology
Tom Gaudet
Head of Product Management
Mark Hoske
Moderator & Content Manage

 


Lots of Data, Little Information: Developing a Successful Industry 4.0 Roadmap

Industry 4.0 has evolved from an aspirational initiative into a critical imperative for manufacturers seeking to survive and thrive in challenging times. While the need for Industry 4.0 has come into sharp focus, the tools and solutions for meeting that need have been elusive—until now.

Join us on Apr 22nd to hear from Justin Hester, Digital Transformation Senior Director at PTC and Kevin Prouty, Group VP of IDC’s Manufacturing Insights. They’ll be discussing how smart, well-timed technology investments at the right time can dramatically increase your odds of a rapid, successful Industry 4.0 journey. Register today to attend—you’ll discover valuable insights, including:

  • How new organizations that combine IT and OT are at the center of Industry 4.0
  • What the specific stages and capabilities of an Industry 4.0 roadmap should look like
  • How to effectively include legacy assets and processes in your digital transformation
  • Why your operational cloud strategy must align with an edge computing strategy

If you understand the value of pursuing an Industry 4.0 roadmap but aren’t sure where to start—this webinar is must-listen content.

Register Today!

Presenters:

Justin Hester

Justin Hester
Sr. Director Digital Transformation
PTC

Kevin Prouty

Kevin Prouty
Group Vice President, Energy and Manufacturing Insights
IDC
 



ThingWorx Kepware Server 6.10 and KEPServerEX 6.10 Release Webinar

Connectivity to industrial automation equipment is critical to improving operational efficiency and resiliency; however, for many companies, the prospect of connecting to their myriad of factory assets (particularly trusted older equipment) is simply too daunting. Standardized, scalable industrial connectivity helps manufacturers break widely-implemented operational technology systems like MES, SCADA, PLCs and CNCs out of niche-protocol silos.

Kepware’s newest 6.10 product release features a scriptable Universal Device Driver to accelerate custom driver development, and the addition of a Yokogawa GX-Series driver.

This webinar details all of the newest updates to both KEPServerEX 6.10 and ThingWorx Kepware Server 6.10.

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Digital Transformation: Accelerating Time to Value and Unlocking Double Digit KPI Improvements at Scale

Successful IIoT deployments at scale yield double digit improvements to the key KPI’s driving those projects – things like production throughput, productivity increase, inventory levels and lead times. Adopting a financial-impact first approach, combined with standardized enterprise wide connectivity simplifies and enables deployments at scale, accelerating time to value and unlocking actionable insights across the organization.

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Enterprise Wide Connectivity: The Mission Critical Role Reliable, Standardized Enterprise Connectivity Plays in Digital Transformation

New disruptive technologies are driving digitization and Industry 4.0 and affecting every area of manufacturing environments. Technological advancements in robotics, AI, IoT, and AR are changing the way data is analyzed and visualized, creating new business opportunities. When designing and implementing large scale Industrial IoT systems, the ultimate success of implementation falls prey to bad data, speed of implementation and the total cost of the project.

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Getting Started with Enterprise Industrial Data Collection

Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory initiatives promise to add incredible value to large manufacturing customers via increased productivity and reduced waste and downtime. Enterprises are eager to get started, but are also wary of the fact that many initial pilots don’t scale to deliver the promised value.

Watch this webinar replay to hear industry experts discuss how to get started with data collection that is quicker to implement and also scales to meet the connectivity needs of an entire organization.

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ThingWorx Kepware Edge Version 1.0 Release Webinar

ThingWorx Kepware Edge allows the most valuable Kepware features to be deployed directly at the site of machines, devices, or sensors. With support for Linux-based environments and tag-based pricing, the product can scale to create a distributed connectivity architecture. Machine Builders and others responsible for connecting geographically dispersed assets can use ThingWorx Kepware Edge to provide secure and reliable connectivity to local or cloud-based applications via OPC UA and MQTT. The product also features native connectivity to ThingWorx, the leading industrial IoT platform.

Watch this webcast replay to hear from Product Manager Mike Leathem and Product Marketer Jeff Bates as they introduce the key features and benefits of this new product.

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IT Technology in OT Environments: Key Trends from the Field

Operational Technology (OT) leaders continue to borrow technology, architectures, and concepts from commercial technology and IT. This enables certain advantages within an OT environment for performance, security, and cost. Join Jeff Bates, Product Marketing Director at Kepware, and Chris Misztur, Owner of Mr. IIoT as they discuss how these technologies have been deployed in operational environments, key benefits that can be derived from these technologies, and real-life success stories.

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The Building Blocks for Industrial Transformation

Recent technology innovations have made IT/OT convergence a necessity and a reality, but complexities arise from a short-term view of plant data and connectivity needs. OT users can mitigate this by working collaboratively with IT to develop an implementation plan that addresses complexities and limitations for a positive future outlook.

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KEPServerEX Version 6.7 Release Webinar

KEPServerEX version 6.7 includes enhancements to Kepware’s unique Torque Tool driver to enable direct connectivity to modern, smart tools. Manufacturers can eliminate data silos with access to torque tool data for traditional automation clients—including SCADA, Historians, and MES—and Industry 4.0 and IIoT solutions. KEPServerEX 6.7 also includes new tools for remote configuration and new security options, which allow users to more efficiently and securely deploy industrial connectivity across the enterprise.

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Remotely Configure Connectivity for Improved Security and Efficiency

Kepware teamed up with JPI Solutions for the Remotely Configure Connectivity for Improved Security and Efficiency webinar on May 16, 2019. Throughout, they explored the benefits of remote configuration capabilities for controls and SCADA engineers and discussed real-world use cases of the KEPServerEX Configuration API for faster, safer, and more robust connectivity.

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How to Secure Industrial Control Systems: Best Practices for Success

Cybersecurity attacks are among the largest threats to today’s industrial control systems (ICS). In this exclusive webinar with Red Trident Inc., Director, Product Management Jeff Bates (PTC) and Chief Technology Officer Bryan Singer (Red Trident) discussed best practices for securing an ICS.

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Industrial IoT Security - The OT Infrastructure Shift

As industrial ecosystems improve their data connectivity, IIoT security is a top concern for plant floor professionals and top floor executives alike. In a fast-paced industrial environment, some of your security questions may have remained unanswered.

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Integrate Legacy Equipment with Modern Assets

Long-serving equipment, machines and systems may be the backbone of industrial manufacturing, but many if not most were built and installed in the years before today's on-board microprocessors and Ethernet or wireless network connections were available.

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Standardized Communications Layers

Watch our webcast with CFE Media to explore how a standardized communications layer can help you improve processes, operational performance, and visibility across the enterprise.

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