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Advanced Manufacturing, Challenges of a Connected World

Dave Vasko, Director, Advanced Technology, Rockwell Automation

Thursday, May 5th
11:00 – 11:30 am
Room 7970

Presentation Synopsis

Dave Vasko, Ph.D.

Dave Vasko

The emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things and advances in enabling technologies, including data analytics, cloud, visualization and mobility has fueled the growth of smart manufacturing allowing better decision making, increased efficiencies and reductions in unplanned down time. At the core of this change is the convergence of IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operational Technology).

But this IT/OT convergence poses challenges in the areas data security and privacy, interoperability standards, organizational alignment, talent , and technology adoption.

Speaker Profile

David A. Vasko is director of Advanced Technology at Rockwell Automation. He is responsible for applied R&D and Global Product Standards and Regulations within Rockwell. He is charged with developing and managing technology to enable the future generation of Rockwell Automation’s industrial automation products.

He is on the boards of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, the IoT Talent Consortium and the Milwaukee Institute. He is a member of the Wisconsin Technical Council, the US National Committee council and serves on Technical Advisory Groups in the US National Committee for industrial control. He serves in leadership positions within the IEC and is a contributing member of the IEC Strategic Group focused on Smart Manufacturing and Industrie 4.0, the Industrial IOT. He has authored 20 papers, contributed to 3 books and holds over 40 US patents, in industrial communications, distributed control, agent technology and functional safety.