Speakers 2016

8th - 9th March 2016

Stefan Hoppe

Vice President, OPC Foundation, Germany

In 2015, the OPC Foundation named Stefan Hoppe, a member of the OPC Foundation’s Board of Directors and President of OPC Europe, as its Vice President. In this position, Hoppe is in a global leadership role and it is his focus to position OPC-UA as the worldwide standard for interoperability and IoT (Internet of Things) communication. Hoppe has been working to improve manufacturing communications and productivity for many years through his activities with OPC and other industrial information exchange standards groups around the world.

Presenting: Semantic Interoperability as the Key for a Digitalized World - 9 Mar 2016, 11:45

The connecting of devices and services is easy in the modern world but does it really solve any of the related challenges? Lot’s of IoT solutions are good at delivering data quickly but in no way help to reduce engineering costs. This session explains the differences and similarities between IoT and Industrie 4.0 and explains why the meaning (semantics) of data, and how exposing it in a fully IT secured way, is key.

Learn why OPC UA is a solution for both IoT and Industrie 4.0 as it allows for the industrial communication architecture needed for secure, reliable, and semantic interoperability between sensors, field devices, controllers, and applications on the shop-floor level as well as between the shop floor and the enterprise IT cloud. 

OPC UA provides the 'how' whilst most others simply define the 'what', the meaning of data for their specific industries. The German Reference Architecture Model Industrie 4.0 (RAMI4.0), lists OPC UA as the one and only communication solution to connect machines and services.

Topics covered:

  • How does the OPC Unified Architecture play a key role in the IoT?
  • Why has it been selected by the German Industrie4.0 Reference Architecture?
  • How collaboration is transforming information integration between industrial automation and related domains
  • Examples of “From Sensor to Cloud” with details based on Microsoft, SAP and Siemens cloud solutions