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Where IT meets OT: Northrop Grumman shares Industrial DataOps best practices from the field

A Smart Industry-hosted webinar sponsored by HighByte.

October 24, 2023

2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT / 6:00 PM GMT

Duration:1 hour

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When IT and OT can break down siloes between their teams and systems, critical data is liberated, decisions are made faster and with greater accuracy, and critical changes to business operations accelerate. No one knows that better than Zach Etier, Sr. Principal Systems Architect at Northrop Grumman. Working across IT and OT for one of the world's largest defense companies gives him unique insights into best practices and how to keep everyone working toward the same goals.

Join Zach and HighByte Chief Product Officer John Harrington for an interactive discussion on applying Industrial DataOps best practices to help bridge the OT-IT gap and deliver ready-to-use industrial data to business users. The panel will cover topics ranging from system integration, enterprise architecture design patterns, CI/CD processes, data engineering, and data governance. Registrants are encouraged to submit a question in the registration form to be addressed during the event.

Attendees will take away practical advice on how to architect their digital infrastructure for multi-site system deployments and analytics, including:

  • Best practices for designing an enterprise architecture that meets business requirements, today and tomorrow
  • How to apply IT best practices to OT data and systems
  • Tips for OT-IT collaboration

Sponsored by:


John Harrington, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, HighByte

John Harrington is the Chief Product Officer of HighByte, focused on product management, customer and partner success, and company strategy. His areas of responsibility include market research, customer use cases, product priorities, go-to-market, and financial planning.

John is passionate about delivering technology that improves productivity and safety in manufacturing and industrial environments. He has spent his 25-year career both delivering software to manufacturers and working for manufacturers in operations roles. This experience has given him a unique perspective on how suppliers and end users each play an integral role in implementing new technology solutions.

John has a Master of Business Administration from Babson College and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-harrington-142906a/


Zach Etier, Sr. Principal Systems Architect, Northrup Grumman

Zach Etier is a Sr. Principal Systems Architect at Northrop Grumman, working within the Digital Transformation Office. His primary focus centers around digital transformation of manufacturing, through the development and deployment of IT/OT Architecture.

Zach has been with Northrop Grumman for 6 years. He is responsible for the creation of the enterprise IT/OT architecture that factors in both current factory needs across the enterprise, as well as emerging industry design patterns and technologies.

Zach has a Bachelor of Science in both Aerospace Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zach-etier-a90b4840/


Scott Achelpohl, Managing Editor, Smart Industry