Grantek’s Jacob Chapman to Host Webinar for The International Society of Automation (ISA)
April 12, 2021
Jacob Chapman, Grantek’s Director of Industrial IT & Cybersecurity, will be hosting a webinar for The International Society of Automation (ISA) on April 20, 2021. “Industrial IT & Cybersecurity Strategies for IT/OT Convergence” will provide attendees with insights and real world examples for manufacturers looking to grow their Industrial IT layer while also reducing their Cybersecurity risk.
Today, the technologies which make up a company’s industrial operations are evolving faster than ever (and in fact, they’re accelerating). At the same time, research against Acatech’s Industrie 4.0 Maturity Index shows that connectivity is the leading challenge holding back adoption. That begs the question, how do we develop our Industrial IT infrastructure in order to prepare the organization for the future? And how should skyrocketing ICS Cybersecurity risks be factored into the equation?
Jacob has a background in automation engineering, project management, account management, industrial networking, and ICS cybersecurity expertise within the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and energy generation sectors, among others. Jacob currently leads the Industrial IT and Cybersecurity solutions and services at Grantek, which help manufacturers develop their facility infrastructures, including their industrial network architectures, local and cloud computing systems, and cybersecurity programs. As Grantek’s leader in the space, Jacob maintains involvement and leadership positions in international societies and standard bodies – including the Cybersecurity Committee Chair of ISA’s Smart Manufacturing & IIoT Division, a Registered U.S. Expert to TC65 of the IEC, and a member of the ISA99 standards development committee.
Webinar Takeaways will Include:
• How do Industrial IT, Cybersecurity, and IT/OT Convergence relate?
• What is the state of the industry, in terms of Industry 4.0 maturity?
• How do organizations typically grow the Industrial IT layer, vs. how should organizations grow the Industrial IT layer?
• How can teams leverage cybersecurity risk management approaches to promote connectivity and innovation?
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 1pmET/10amPT