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Creating quick wins by optimizing Operational Technology and Informational Technology process controls.

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (2015-02-11 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Michael Gomez, Dietz Ellis


  • KPMG

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Traditionally, information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) are managed as siloed domains necessitating segregated technology stacks and conventions, standards and paradigms, and governance structures. The underlying technology of OT systems, spanning communications, platforms, software, and security is swiftly beginning to resemble IT systems. Coupled with the emergence of disruptive technologies and evolving business processes, the need to establish integrated enterprise policies accommodating OT and IT solutions with processes for harmonizing data modeling and semantics is greater than ever. Within a truly integrated IT/OT environment, it is possible to institutionalize a data driven value chain to better convert real time data into actionable intelligence, identify high-impact use cases, derive quick wins and initiate further optimization based on hard facts.

Speaker Bios

Dietz Ellis

Dietz is Director in KPMG LLP's Southeast Information Protection and Business Resiliency practice with over eight years of security experience. He has a strong background in information technology and considerable project and relationship management experience. Dietz has acted as a member of leadership teams to build and deploy enterprise solutions while leading coordination with IT stakeholders and business function leads.

Michael Gomez

Michael is a Principal in KPMG’s Advisory Services. He has over 20 years of achievements in leadership and business management in the Energy, Technology, and Consulting Industries.

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