May 15–16, 2019 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Boston, MA

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Connecting & Securing the IIoT's Autonomous Systems


Bob Leigh (Director of Market Development, Autonomous Vehicles, RTI)

Dan Gandhi (Driverless Car Systems Engineering Lead, NextDroid)

Location: 107B

Date: Thursday, April 19

Time: 11:00am - 11:45am

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Free Content & Activities: N/A

Conference Track: Advanced Technologies, IoT and Connected Devices

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: N/A

One of the key drivers of the IIoT market today is automating systems that are currently operated manually — from cars to medical systems to the power grid. These are all highly complex and dynamic systems that must coordinate many software components distributed across diverse platforms.

To get a competitive edge, intelligent system manufacturers must meet demanding requirements including safety, security, and fast data processing. Satisfying these mission-critical control requirements is much more challenging than early stage IIoT implementations that focused on monitoring (predictive maintenance, cloud analytics, etc.) and optimization. This session will answer some of the key questions confronting architects and developers of autonomous systems.


The advanced technology needed to develop and secure autonomous systems including connectivity software, sensors, robotics and data-centric security, and how to leverage industry standards to implement a robust foundation for highly resilient and responsive distributed control systems.