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Spotlight: ISA 2022 Digital Transformation Virtual Conference - Brazil

Digital transformation presents organizations with the opportunity to re-imagine the way their businesses are run through new digital processes and tools. Digital transformation empowers organizations to take their businesses into the future, positioning companies to withstand competition and grow in new avenues. Digital transformation is not just about adopting new software, technologies, and processes; it is an entirely new way of thinking about business operations.

Organizations must consider everything—how their employees will react, the impact on customer relations, the cost involved, and how these actions will align with business goals.

Many of these initiatives end up failing due to resistance and lack of support. As with any change management initiatives, there are challenges businesses face throughout, ranging from people-centric issues to technical barriers, not to mention cybersecurity.

The need for an effective cybersecurity strategy runs parallel with the increasing need for digital transformation within industrial automation. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, so do associated threats from cyberattacks, and, without the proper safeguards, no company, industry, or critical infrastructure is safe from cyber threats.

The International Society of Automation’s upcoming 2022 Digital Transformation Virtual Conference - Brazil, taking place on 29 March 2022, will examine cybersecurity in a post-digital transformation world and explore how to solve common challenges. ISA has partnered with Petrobras and the Brazilian Petroleum and Gas Institute to bring together subject matter experts who will share presentations, end-user case studies, and personal experiences that address the alignment of critical assets, tools, methodologies, and technology.

This all-day virtual event runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (GMT-3).

Picture1-1The ISA Digital Transformation Virtual Conference—Brazil will provide a platform for sharing ideas and solutions to address the growing cybersecurity issues across multiple industries in critical infrastructures such as oil and gas, chemical, water, and power generation.

Key topics include:

  • Designing systems with cybersecurity in mind
  • Implementing industry standards, including the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards
  • Obsolescence and upgrading legacy equipment and systems
  • Process safety and reliability issues related to cybersecurity

To learn more about the conference and to register, please visit the Digital Transformation—Brazil Virtual Conference website.

ISA offers virtual events, including webinars, virtual conferences, and ISA Connect Live, across a variety of topics. Learn more about ISA's virtual events program for 2022.

Steven Aliano
Steven Aliano
Steven Aliano is the Content Marketing Specialist for ISA & ISAGCA.

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