Sujata Tilak is a thought leader in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the convergence of IT and OT. Sujata has wide-ranging experience in areas like environmental monitoring, smart manufacturing, digital transformation, and so on. She is the founder and managing director of Ascent Intellimation (AIPL). Under her leadership, AIPL has conceptualized and developed an IIoT platform, PlantConnect, and various products based on this platform. Sujata is the founder and first director of the ISA Smart Manufacturing & IIoT Division.