OPC UA vs. Classic OPC Webinar

May 9, 2018 – [WEBINAR] – OPC UA vs. Classic OPC – Why Switch and How to Get Started

Open, Secure, and meaningful data exchange enterprise wide will be a key competitive requirement in the IIoT and I4.0 era. OPC UA, increasingly heralded as the future open data interoperability standard of choice is rapidly gaining adoption globally but many people still have fundamental questions about OPC UA, the value it brings relative to classic OPC and other standards.

This presentation provides clear, pragmatic answers to these questions so both busy end-users and developers of automation systems can make informed decisions about OPC UA and whether they too should adopt it.

Key topics covered include:

  • Key differences between classic OPC and OPC UA
  • What additional value OPC UA brings relative to other
    connectivity solutions
  • Why OPC UA is a solid long term investment
  • When is the right time for vendors and end-user businesses
    to start adopting OPC UA
  • How to start OPC UA adoption given a large classic OPC
    install base and other legacy systems

Speakers

Darek Kominek, Consulting Manager, Matrikon
As the Sr. Consulting Manager at Matrikon (Honeywell), For the past 15 years Darek has played various roles at Matrikon/Honeywell including sales, marketing communications, product manager, and strategic marketing. Before joining Matrikon, Darek worked as a professional software engineer with Hewlett Packard, GE, and ran his own software consulting business. Darek is a professional engineer with a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta.

Stan Brubaker, President, Beeond, Inc
Stan Brubaker has 20+ years in the product development and manufacturing execution systems (MES) business.  This time includes 8 years as product development manager for the MES products.  Following product development, Stan spent 15 years managing large MES programs and projects and helping manufacturing companies realize business value from technology.  Stan has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and an MBA from Penn State University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

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