CONVERGENCE OF AUTOMATION, IOT & AI-ML HELPING CXOs TO ACCELERATE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
CIO Review|July 2020
CONVERGENCE OF AUTOMATION, IOT & AI-ML HELPING CXOs TO ACCELERATE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Automation of production, whether a discrete, continuous or hybrid process, has been evolving since Industry 3.0.
Akilur Rahman

Starting with electronic and software-based control of machines and processes, application of robotics, PLC (programmable logic controller), SCADA, DCS (distributed control systems) and MES (manufacturing execution system) has come a long way, what we call as OT (operational technologies) and automation.

Industry 4.0, with rapid development in OT and digital technologies, is providing opportunity for convergence of automation, Industrial IoT (Internet of Things), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to take enterprise performance to the next level. However, CXOs face the question of how and where to get started in digital transformation. Enterprises which have already started the transformation have the challenges of how to accelerate, especially under dynamic condition of economy, market and demand. Integrating enterprise IT and OT also comes as a challenge.

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July 2020