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Podcasts

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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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podcast Oil and Gas

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 We’ll hear about the challenges they overcame to successfully migrate an outdated SCADA system to an updated IIoT platform.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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Protecting Your Control System From Cyber Attacks

We are joined by Ilan Shaya, an expert in the industrial control system security space. He is here to share his insights on security including the biggest risks to OT networks, the common ways cyber attackers gain access to facilities, finding gaps in the security landscape, and best-practice strategies to protect your organization. Ilan also shares some attack stories, cost-effective preventive measures, current trends in cyber defense, and where cyber security for the OT market is headed. Hear about intrusion detection systems (IDS) solutions, including the Sparta Module that ICS developed.

27 min episode

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podcast Food and Beverage

Empowering Everyone with Access to Data

Today’s guest is Dan Stauft, a professional in the food and beverage industry, who shares his process of discovering Ignition, building upon his skills with the platform, empowering staff, and utilizing Ignition inside his company. We discuss getting relevant, actionable data from the plant floor and equipment in front of the decision makers in a manner they can understand to make decisions, improve and reduce costs, and increase efficiencies.

15 min episode

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podcast Pharmaceuticals

Solving Challenges in the Biopharmaceutical Space

We’re talking to Loe Cameron, a professional in the life sciences industry and a member of the Ignition Cross-Industry Collective. We’re discussing overcoming the pushback against adopting a new software platform, solving automation challenges, introducing new automation solutions into the biopharmaceutical space, creating solutions for the business side with Ignition, and finding wins that everyone can agree on.

15 min episode

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Adopting New Technologies & Accelerating Change for Future Success

Craig Resnick from ARC Advisory Group returns to discuss some of the biggest trends and challenges in the industrial market right now. We’re tackling new and disruptive technologies, overcoming resistance to change, the rapid growth of edge computing, open standards in automation, early adoption of new technologies, the evolution of virtual and augmented reality, treating cyber security as a journey, leveraging digital transformation, and differentiating factors that have enabled some companies to thrive during the COVID pandemic.

31 min episode

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podcast Oil and Gas

Moving Data from the Edge to the Gateway

Brad Byrum and Jared Weakley from Texas Automation Systems (TAS) join us to share an MQTT implementation story for an oil and gas company. They discuss the challenges and successes of starting from scratch to design a new control system with site-to-site communication in a field covering many miles, and making it secure. We’ll hear about the benefits of MQTT, and TAS’ advice for developing an MQTT-based system. We’ll also discuss working with Cirrus Link Solutions, TAS’ growth with Ignition, Core training, and becoming Gold certified.

18 min episode

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