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Spotlight on the ISA IIoT & Smart Manufacturing Virtual Conference

Across multiple vertical industries, hybrid manufacturing applications have been impacted significantly by the IIoT movement—but it is difficult to stay up-to-date on the landscape of technologies, providers, and best practices. It's critical for people in these fields to solve tough new problems quickly and easily.

Enter the International Society of Automation (ISA)'s 2021 IIoT & Smart Manufacturing Virtual Conference. The all-day event on 11 May 2021 will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. It will bring together leading experts across cutting-edge topic areas related to smart manufacturing and IIoT, including:

  • Navigating the IIoT landscape
  • System design and architecture
  • Cybersecurity and safety
  • Implementation and management
  • Digital transformation
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Edge computing
  • Industrial communications and network technologies

IIoT--Leadpage-hero-image-1The virtual setup helps make attending easier and more flexible for any IIoT/smart manufacturing professional around the world. Anyone in the field will be able to network with peers and thought leaders from the safety and comfort of a desktop or mobile device. 

The conference will offer advice and insights to help design and deploy fully integrated, agile systems. Top industry experts will provide critical updates, highlight trends and innovations, and review real-world applications. End-user case studies and dynamic panel discussions will explore challenges faced in adoption, integration, and implementation of new technical solutions. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the buzzwords and a real plan for how to implement future projects. 

To learn more about the conference and its speakers, and to register, please visit the ISA IIoT & Smart Manufacturing Virtual Conference website.


ISA offers virtual events, including webinars, virtual conferences, and ISA Connect Live, across a variety of topics.

Kara Phelps
Kara Phelps
Kara Phelps was the content manager for ISA from 2019-2021.

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