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Open Process Automation with OPAF and

Summary: In this episode I discuss open process automation and how it is transforming industrial control, with my guest Brandon Williams, co-founder of and a member of the Open Process Automation™ Forum (OPAF).

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Topics Covered:

  • What is open process automation and OPAF?
  • How can open process automation help control system end users?
  • Impact on compute power, data analytics, cybersecurity, flexibility, and TCO
  • Importance of innovation for security, competitiveness, and workforce
  • Steps someone can take to get involved in this movement

Guest Bio: Brandon Williams is a co-founder of the Silicon Valley software company, Brandon is a daily innovator and practitioner of IT/OT convergence using orchestration. He is a former U.S. nuclear submarine officer and holds an MBA in Operations and Finance from the Wharton School. 

About OPAF: The Open Process Automation™ Forum is focused on developing a standards-based, open, secure, interoperable process control architecture. The Forum is a consensus-based group of end users, suppliers, system integrators, standards organizations, and academia. It addresses both technical and business issues for process automation.

Additional Resources:

Open Process Automation™ Standard (O-PAS) - Overview - YouTube

Open Process Automation Standard - Getting Started - YouTube

"The Innovator's Dilemma" by Clayton Christensen - VIDEO BOOK SUMMARY - YouTube

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