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COVID-19 & Integrators: Making it Work Remotely

We’re discussing how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting integration. In this episode, we hear how Premier Integrator DSI Innovations are working remotely amidst the global shutdowns. DSI talks about the impact this pandemic is having on their essential manufacturing customers all over the US. They also share their risk mitigation strategy for keeping staff and customers safe, what they’ve learned through this experience, and provide inspirational words to their staff, customers, and other integrators who are all working through this together.

32 min episode

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Vertech’s President & Founder Shares Onboarding Tactics & More

In this conversation, we’re talking about onboarding new sales engineers straight out of college with Inductive University, gaining hands-on experience, and fostering creativity. Learn about a workshop process that increases customers’ satisfaction and confidence by keeping them involved from design to implementation. Hear about some of Vertech’s national rollouts for MES solutions, building a greenfield and in-office brewery, and what it means to be a Premier Integrator.

18 min episode

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Industrial & Operational Networking in Today's World

Networking and security experts from TOSIBOX are here to share their insights about industrial and operational networking in many different verticals, including building and traffic automation. They share some of the most common pain points in cybersecurity and building global networks, discuss successful IT/OT convergence, and automating networking to make secure remote access much easier. We learn about securing OT networks, take a more technical dive into technology standards for automating infrastructure, and hear a story of a joint project with an oil and gas customer.

35 min episode

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Evolution of Open Source in Industrial Automation

In this episode, Eclipse Foundation Executive Director Mike Milinkovich joins us for a discussion all about open source development. We discuss mastering the art of open source to complete digital transformation, the requirements to foster successful software collaboration, providing the infrastructure to enable development in the community, as well as some common misconceptions surrounding open source. Mike also shares his predictions for 2021, and discusses the trends that are having the biggest impact on developers including IoT solutions, edge computing, privacy, and AI. Plus, learn more about the Sparkplug working group, open hardware, and how the community can get involved.

36 min episode

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Strong Collaboration & Swift Implementation (Episodio en Español)

Our guest is John Parraga from ECS Solutions, talking about the project that ECS implemented for Swedish Match. We’re discussing problems they needed to solve, and the high level of involvement from the end user on the project including their own mockup dashboards. John shares ECS’s solutions for improving the support for IT & OT, the end results for Swedish Match, unique project details, and their future plans for expansion.

19 min episode

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The New Distributor (Episodio en Español)

We welcome Allen & Esteban from NV Tecnologias to share their backgrounds and partnership with Inductive Automation. We’re discussing building a business culture with customers, and the expectations of distributors with integration firms. We talk about listening to the customers to discover their pain points, solving the customer's issues and not just selling bigger packages.

23 min episode

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Sharing Ignition with the Next Generation of Engineers

Today we are learning all about Inductive Automation’s University Engagement Program with David Grussenmeyer, who is our University Engagement Manager. We will discuss the ins and outs of this educational outreach program including the vision, early stages, current initiatives, curriculums, what we provide to institutions, and how this program benefits the next generation of engineers. We also dive into building partnerships through the program, share a real-world success story, look into the future for universities, and share how integrators can get involved.

36 min episode

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Empowering the Edge and the Enterprise

Today we’re joined by John Miller and Daniel Coffelt from The Integration Group of Americas to discuss their real-world projects in water/wastewater and oil & gas. We’ll hear about the challenges they overcame to successfully migrate an outdated SCADA system to an updated IIoT platform. We’ll cover utilizing Ignition in the enterprise and Perspective as the user interface, taking an edge-first approach, and partnering up with OnLogic. We’ll learn how these solutions are improving visibility, flexibility, control, and cost savings for companies that provide vital services.

22 min episode

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Making Innovation More Attainable

Today's episode is all about saving time, money, and energy with Ignition, and the challenges industrial professionals can overcome with the unlimited licensing model. We discuss how our guest got introduced to the software, how to utilize Inductive University, and the best ways to transfer problem-solving knowledge to improve the lives of operators.

16 min episode

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Behind the Scenes of Ignition 8.1’s Development

We’re sitting down with Ignition developers Carl Gould and Colby Clegg for a behind-the-scenes look at the release of 8.1. They discuss the biggest priorities for 8.1, explain its benefits for new and existing customers, and even talk about features that didn’t quite make the cut. They also discuss how new Perspective Module features will impact the Vision Module. Plus, they give us a glimpse into the future with potential areas where Ignition can do more, features they’re hoping to get into upcoming releases, and predicting areas of focus for 8.2. Listen in for a fascinating interview about Ignition’s past, present and future.

29 min episode

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Building Effective Plans for Risk Management

Today’s guest is Technology Director Mike Walden, who’s here to discuss what New Frontier Technologies is doing to help customers identify and solve security risks during process design, project implementation, and in existing systems. Mike covers the process for building risk mitigation plans, shares the most common mistakes and biggest trends he’s seen in preventing cyber security threats, and offers tips for those struggling with risk management. We also talk about where documentation comes into play.

33 min episode

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Developing a Digital Transformation Strategy

We’re talking to Greg Cantlon, the Client & Consulting Leader for Brock Solutions, to discuss driving value and improvements to operations in water & wastewater and becoming a disruptor in the integration industry. We’re discussing building long-term partnerships with customers, the biggest pain points that motivate customers to upgrade their systems, creating a SCADA master plan, minimizing risk, and where Ignition fits in.

20 min episode

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