In this episode of the IoT Product Leadership podcast, we explore how Industrial IoT is reshaping the energy sector in a conversation with Susan Peterson-Sturm, Digital Lead of Power Generation and Water in the Industrial Automation Division of ABB.
We also discuss the role Industrial IoT vendors play in supporting the security journey of their customers, as well as how IIoT product companies can assist their customers with the transition of their aging workforce.
This special episode is brought to you in collaboration with IIoT World.
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Episode details – How Industrial IoT is reshaping the Energy sector:
About Susan Peterson-Sturm:
Susan Peterson-Sturm was recently (May 2017) appointed digital lead of BU Power Generation & Water within the Industrial Automation division of ABB. She is an industrial control leader with 15 years’ experience working with energy companies to securely and efficiently scale digital solutions for the industrial enterprise.
Prior to joining ABB, Susan spent 10 years in various roles at GE developing, launching and operating software and security solution product lines. Susan began her career working for both regulated and independent power generation companies in the United States, Europe, and Latin America in finance, operations, and trading capacities. Susan is an active member of industrial control regulatory and standards development workgroups.
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ABB is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.
ABB Power Generation and Water is a leading provider of integrated power and automation solutions with unparalleled experience in partnering with the energy and water industries, bringing those improved operations and sustainable progress. We deliver integrated and secure digital systems, services, and solutions to automate and optimize the performance of conventional and renewable power plants and water facilities.
IIoT World™ is a woman-owned digital media outlet that covers the economic and technological implications of the transformation taking place as Industrial IoT proliferates throughout the enterprise. IIoT World™ combines journalistic coverage with data analysis to expose the stories, players, trends, and innovations that shape the IIoT.
IIoT World was recently ranked by KCore Analytics as the number 1 global influencer on several topics that include: Industrial IoT, Smart Manufacturing, ICS Security, SCADA, Predictive Analytics, and Predictive Maintenance.
Topics we discuss in this episode:
- Susan shares her background and about ABB.
- How to approach IIoT solutions.
- Why security is an important aspect of any industrial IoT deployment.
- How to engage customers in the area of security.
- How Industrial IoT is reshaping the Energy sector.
- The challenges the Energy Industry faces as they work to deploy IIoT solutions.
- The impact IIoT has on the aging workforce.
- Examples of how IIoT impacts the Water and Energy Industries.
- Advice for Product Leaders who are new to developing IoT solutions.