Last week Cisco participated in the Yokogawa Users Conference and Exhibition at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston, TX.
In this, our first year’s participation in the event, we showed our new offers on the exhibit floor : Secure Ops and Collaborative Operations for the Oil and Gas industry.
Serhii Konovalov, Global lead for O&G Industry, and Jason Celaya, Energy Industry IoE PSS, have been working closely with Oil & Gas and Petrochemical customers and the Yokogawa team over the three days of the event.
Greg Carter, Director/GM, Internet of Everything (IoE) Services Group at Cisco hosted the breakout session: “Internet of Everything (IoE) Enabling IA Solutions and Innovation”. In that session he comprehensively explained, “What is Internet of Everything (IoE)” and presented how IoE enables value-added IA solutions and provides innovations for life cycle management with focus on IA customers.
I had the opportunity to talk with Serhii and here are his comments to some aspects of the event:
What is the biggest topic among customers during the event? “Two major topics were clearly in the lead: Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security and accelerated growth of Industrial Wireless in O&G”
What kind of solutions is Cisco and Yokogawa working together? “ Cisco and Yokogawa are working on the number of initiatives to address emerging trends and joint customer requirements. One major initiative that we launched and showcased at the event is Secure Ops, that directly targets Cyber Security challenges with innovative and systematic approach”
What is your general opinion of Cisco participation? “The participation at the event demonstrated growing strength of partnership between Cisco and Yokogawa. It was great to hear feedback and strong support from the customers at the event about Cisco’s continued focus on O&G industry and Internet of Things, as well as great time to discuss current projects and priorities”
Watch out for other events that Cisco will be making a big impact at in the future!