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Manufacturing the Future: How to Add Edge to the Build

Todd Gurela, Senior Director, Manufacturing IoT • Cisco


Some of the biggest challenges facing architects and administrators deploying IoT is the sheer scale and complexity of managing the tens of billions of devices expected to come online in the next few years and doing so in a secure manner. This session explores how machine manufacturers (or operators) can integrate any edge device right into their machine. You’ll leave with an understanding of how edge compute can pre-process and evaluate the data from all sensors directly on the machine, opening possibilities for predictive maintenance, as well as remote monitoring and management. This will ultimately increase Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).

Todd has over 20 years of global experience delivering technology solutions to Manufacturing, Industrial and Energy customers. An executive level expert in IoT Digital Transformation, with significant industry background helping customers manage the evolution/convergence between IT and Operational/Automation technologies across Industrial sectors.  As a frequent industry speaker, Todd is a global thought leader on Digital Manufacturing and on how the Internet of Things is evolving Industrial technologies and business operations across many vertical industries.  He was a founding member of the board of directors for the Technology Association of Georgia Smart Grid Society, and an active member of IEEE. Todd holds as Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering Degree from Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario and currently lives in the greater Atlanta area.