Video short: Siemens’ Rainer Brehm explains why the time for IT/OT convergence is now

By Scott Salzwedel

In most organizations, operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) are completely disconnected in terms of architecture, technology and responsibilities.

But all that is about to change.

We see technological advancements throughout a variety of industries. There are breakthroughs in automation, compute power, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. With these types of advancements, it makes sense that now is the time for the IT and OT worlds to come together and Siemens is leading the way in IT/OT convergence.

Siemens IT/OT convergence

In this two-minute video, Rainer Brehm, CEO, Siemens Factory Automation, talks about the powerful role that Siemens and Amazon Web Services (AWS) share when making the IT/OT convergence a reality for our customers. Not only is it important to gather data on the edge, but to contextualize that data and leverage it in powerful and meaningful ways.

Watch the video now:

The power behind Siemens Xcelerator and AWS

Using Siemens Industrial Edge from the open digital business platform Siemens Xcelerator, we make it possible to accelerate the digital transformation by closing the gap between edge and cloud. With the collaboration between Siemens and AWS, the IT/OT convergence is easily within reach. Watch this short video and you’ll see how Siemens and AWS are working together and the unique benefits this relationship brings to our customers. 

For more details on the Siemens and AWS collaboration, visit the Siemens and AWS partnership website.

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