In the Key Challenge Panel series, the IoT World Keynotes discuss some of the key issues affecting the effective widespread adoption of IoT.
One of the characteristic features of IoT deployments a scale is that they require close interworking of OT (operational technology) with IT. A key challenge for many organizations will be management of IT/OT convergence projects because of inherent differences how their IT and OT groups see the problem and solution.
Benefits of IT/OT integration include reduced operating costs, shorter development time and common platforms, the extension policy and security across networks, and optimization of business processes.
But challenges include issues such as project ownership, communication between groups and with stakeholders, and adapting or harmonizing conflicting organization needs, process and policy into a single and common structure.
This panel discusses real market experience in bridging the IT/OT divide.