2017 is officially here and it’s an exciting time to be in manufacturing. The industry is continuing to evolve as we see continued discussion around how to improve productivity, performance, and apply smarter analytics to improve overall operations. Manufacturing is also seeing a lot more focus on cybersecurity as more connectivity helps drive innovation, but potentially leads to more risk as industrial systems are now one of the most targeted sectors for attacks.

At Cisco, we have explored many of these topics across several blogs from leading industry experts in manufacturing. This month we are going to elevate things to the next level as we begin a monthly Factory of the Future webinar series. These events will be a mix of Cisco and industry manufacturing experts discussing topics such as cyber threats, secure manufacturing, and IT/OT convergence in the connected factory.

A full list of the topics, speakers, and registration can be found here. All webinars will begin at 11AM EST and will be available on demand if you are unable to attend the live sessions. We will continue to add more topics throughout the year, so be on the lookout for additions to the series.

We hope you will join us and we welcome any feedback on topics you would like to see us cover in this series. Please let us know in the comment section below or tweet us @ciscomfg.


Eric Ehlers

Marketing Manager

Manufacturing and Energy