Getting the “Ts” to Get Along: How the “Odd Couple” Corporate Cultures of IT and OT Can and Do Work Together

Unlock the secrets of successful digital transformation in manufacturing as we delve into the intriguing dynamics between IT and OT mindsets.

April 11, 2024

2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM GMT

Duration: 1 hour

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During this Smart Industry webinar, we will explain the difference between IT and OT mindsets at manufacturing companies, which job titles and people tend to populate each, why in the past they have been “siloed,” and their missions have been apart (if not at odds), and what can be done—both in terms of projects and technologies but also culture—to bring them together. The success of a company’s digital transformation could hinge on this “odd couple” getting along.


Kimberly Cornwell, System Applications, Siemens Digital Industry Factory

Kimberly Cornwell is a System Application Engineer with Siemens Digital Industry Factory Automation Division and a member of the Cybersecurity Tech Team. She has been with Siemens more than 26 years and enjoys helping clients tackle their tough industrial engineering challenges. An MIT Mechanical Engineering graduate, Kimberly fell into industrial controls while working for a semiconductor OEM and has never looked back.

Tim Gaus | Smart Manufacturing Leader and Principal | Deloitte Consulting

Tim Gaus is smart manufacturing leader and principal at Deloitte Consulting. Gaus brings more than 25 years of supply chain experience with a focus on value chain optimization using emerging technology. He has helped create the “Factory of the Future” for his clients using IoT, converging the IT/OT space, and harnessing edge to cloud to drive real-time insights. He also led Deloitte’s U.S. supply chain retail and consumer product practice.


Scott Achelpohl
Managing Editor
Smart Industry