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  • The OT Multiverse: the Emergence of IT/OT Hybrid

    Seeing three different eras of Spider-Man in the same universe, Spider-Verse is just as complex as the IT/OT universe that is converging now. So in this episode, we invite Vic, Ling, Moxa's Asia-Pacific Product Marketing and Business Development Team Manager, to share with us how to embrace IT/OT convergence. The Content of This Episode(00:00) The OT multiverse is coming(04:36) What this means for industrial communications(07:51) Challenges to address(13:10) What is next for OT data? Guest Profile:Vic Lin has over 10 years of experience in industrial automation business development in the Asia -Pacific region, focusing on a variety of power industry applications including power SCADA, AMI, and feeder automation.

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  • Tearing Down OT Language Barriers and the Rise of Smart Machines

    If we all speak the same language, communication will be much faster and without any delays or misunderstandings. OT systems, however, are like islands, each with their own languages, because they have been developed separately over decades. Thus, it is difficult to connect them all together. In this episode, we invite Jack Lin, Moxa's industrial networking expert who has extensive experience in seamlessly connecting industrial machines, to share with us how to achieve the transformation of OT systems through next-generation industrial Ethernet. The Content of This Episode(00:00) Industrial Ethernet no longer meets the needs of Industry 4.0. Why?(02:38) How to seamlessly connect devices and systems(08:07) A use case of time-sensitive networking (TSN)(13:40) What are the next steps for OT data? Guest Profile:Jack Lin is a product manager in the industrial networking infrastructure team and is also the project lead for Moxa’s global TSN initiative project. In recent years, he has been committed to promoting the implementation and ecosystem development of advanced industrial Ethernet technology in Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet. Jack also represents Moxa in several industrial automation associations as well as groups that define standards, including IEEE 802.1 TSN Task Group, OPC Foundation, CLPA, EtherCAT Technology Group. He also led the team to participate in IIC TSN testbed, ECC TSN testbed, LNI 4.0 TSN testbed, and other international TSN test platforms.
  • Can You Hear Me Now? Equipping Your OT Devices With “Smartphones”

    An IIoT gateway is like a mobile phone. Through it, OT devices can transmit data to IT. However, most IIoT gateways are installed at remote sites, making it difficult to manage them. In this episode, we invite Moxa's device life-cycle management expert, Charles Chen, to share with us on how to effectively manage a large number of IIoT gateways to ensure their operation. The Content of This Episode(00:00) How to effectively manage IIoT gateways?(05:03) How automatic authentication can avoid security issues.(07:26) How to avoid network disconnection during a remote update.(10:06) How to quickly replace old products with new ones(12:38) What are the next steps for OT data? Guest Profile:Charles Chen graduated from the University of Arizona with a master's degree in management information systems. Prior to joining Moxa, Charles had been a product manager in the consumer products industry. After joining Moxa in 2010, he focused on product development in the industrial control field. In the past three years, he has switched to the IIoT industry and has cooperated with world-renowned companies to develop digital transformation solutions. He has extensive practical experience in OT data to cloud and device life-cycle management.
  • Taking the Guessing Out of Future Power Generation

    When fluctuating renewable energy becomes our major energy resource, how will we be able to leverage real-time OT data to help us maintain grid resilience and avoid a sudden drop in power generation due to a dark cloud? In this episode, we invite Jerry Fang, an expert with a lot of experience in the power industry, to share with us how customers can achieve energy transition through real-time OT data. The Content of This Episode(00:00) What is the energy transition?(02:01) Energy transition needs communications support. Why?(09:49) How is energy transition affecting traditional operations?(16:22) What are the next steps for OT data in the power industry? Guest Profile:Jerry Fang is responsible for Taiwan Power’s key accounts at Moxa. Since 2015, he has assisted his customers, such as Taipower, CHEM, and Tatung, to complete feeder automation, high-voltage AMI communication architecture design, IEC61850 substation communication architecture design, and renewable gateway design. Because of his experience in the field of power systems and energy communications, Jerry was invited as an IEC61850 lecturer at Taipower.
  • Why Is Your OT Data Still Running Around in Its Birthday Suit?

    OT’s security protocol rarely takes IT’s priorities into consideration. This is why a lot of OT communication protocols are not originally designed with encryptions or authentications. But in the era of industrial digital transformation, can OT data still afford to run around naked in an environment teeming with hackers and viruses? In this episode, we invite Jesse Ku, Moxa’s cybersecurity consultant, to share his insights with you. The Content of This Episode(00:00) Why OT and IT have different views on data security(07:27) If you want to start OT security, what is the biggest challenge?(13:06) How to start transforming your OT cybersecurity(17:50) What is the next frontier for OT cybersecurity? Guest Profile:Jesse Ku is a cybersecurity consultant at Moxa. He has extensive experience in OT and ICS security, having worked with both public and private sectors, which include critical infrastructure, utilities, and manufacturing. Focusing on IT/OT cybersecurity and cyberthreat trends, Jesse and his team have been helping customers worldwide to develop the best possible solutions to counter the rising tide of cyberattacks and to enhance industrial cybersecurity. As the host of Moxa Security Talks, Jesse often exchanges and shares ideas with other cybersecurity experts in the field.  He is a certified professional in the fields of ethical hacking (CEH), computer forensics (CHFI), security management (SSCP), and OT cybersecurity (IEC/ISA 62443 Cybersecurity Fundamental Specialist).
  • Is Your OT Data Going Through the Terrible Twos?

    Before explaining to you why connecting operational data (OT data) is not as easy as you would think, it is wise to first learn more about the changes that OT data is undergoing. In fact, your OT data is going through the terrible twos, making it difficult to deal with the data itself, and, furthermore, making it easy to derail you at the first step of your industrial digital transformation journey. In this episode, we have invited Patrick Bor, who has more than ten years of experience in industrial automation, to share with us how to deal with these changes and challenges. The Content of This Episode:(00:00) Stuck on the first step of industrial digital transformation(02:36) OT data is going through the terrible twos(06:29) Four challenges when coping with OT data(16:45) What is the next step for OT data? Guest Profile:Patrick Bor has more than ten years of software development experience in the IT field, during which he has also won the Taiwan Excellent Information Application Award. After entering the OT field, he was responsible for the product development of remote I/O and industrial computers and designed OT data collection, edge computing, and other technologies for different vertical markets.
  • What Happens When OT Data Grows Up and Comes Out of Its Shell?

    Industrial digital transformation prompts long-term guarded OT data to come out of its industrial shell and go into the IT world. However, is the road to the IT world paved with gold? In this episode, Johnny Wang, an expert with more than ten years of industrial automation experience, will share with us how to ensure that your OT data travels safely to the IT world. The Content of This Episode:(00:00) Why OT data is starting to step outside of its shell?(06:15) Examples of OT data coming out of its shell(10:21) Three OT data challenges(15:15) Your OT data needs a capable travel companion(23:14) What is the next step for OT data? Guest Profile:Johnny Wang has more than ten years of product development experience in the field of industrial automation. Before joining Moxa, he worked as a R&D engineer in the optical fiber communication industry. After that, he started his own business in the LED industry. When he joined Moxa, he was responsible for the product development of industrial communication equipment. Later, he joined the automation department, serving as R&D supervisor, automation department supervisor, and strategic project department supervisor.