As I blog today from the show floor at Automation Fair in the George Brown Convention Center in Houston, the second day of one of the largest industrial automation events is underway. We have had a lot of traffic and interest in the Industrial IP Advantage booth (#1223).

In fact, many booth visitors are asking us, “I get OT (or the reverse, ‘I get IT’)- how can we work together?”  As my Cisco colleague Dave Cronberger mentions in the video below, the relationship has now evolved and certainly both sides see the merit of working together.    Our Industrial IP Advantage community can certainly add to the conversation and give guidance on next steps in getting the most out of IT/OT convergence in order to move towards an IP-centric industrial network.

In addition, I asked Dan McGrath from Panduit and Paul Brooks from Rockwell Automation what some of the highlights of the show for them have been thus far.  Take a look at the video and let me know if you agree.

Were there some ‘a-ha’ moments for you at Automation Fair this year?  If not, what are the key industry trends or topics that intrigued you or your colleagues? Let us know.

Hope the daily AF updates from our team have been useful.  More to come from our busy week in Houston! Thanks for reading.


Kevin Davenport

Cisco’s Global Solutions Manager

Industrial Intelligence