Ron Zahavi, Chief Strategist for IoT Standards, Microsoft Azure IoT, will be speaking at Keynotion’s upcoming 3rd Edition World Smart Manufacturing Summit. The Summit will take place on 10th-12th of April 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany.  This event will feature a series of presentations by prominent speakers from industry-leading companies, and showcase the latest innovations in manufacturing technology.

Ron will lead a panel on the IoT Security Maturity Model (SMM) and its applicability to manufacturing. The SMM is designed to help organizations set targets for security maturity and regularly assess themselves against those targets. In this session we will briefly discuss the model, how it is applied, how it can be extended, and then explore with manufacturing industry panelists their security concerns and potential industry model extensions and profiles.

Ron received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and Masters in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University. He has extensive experience managing technology and strategy, business transformation, and integrating software and applications to meet business requirements. His breadth of experience includes work in commercial and public sectors, with startups and large companies, with Federal and State agencies, and with private equity. Previously he was a Senior Enterprise Architect in the Enterprise Strategy Business within Microsoft Consulting Services and prior to Microsoft led his own strategy consulting company and spent several years in CTO, CIO and Chief Architect roles managing technology across several companies and performing due diligence of potential acquisitions.

Ron represents Microsoft in several Standards organizations and Consortia. He is on the OMG and OpenFog boards of directors and leader of the Microsoft internal IoT community. He is also member of the IoT Solutions World Congress program committee and Industrial Internet Consortium where he co-chairs the Security Applicability task group and is a co-author of the IoT Security Maturity Model.

Ron’s work with IoT spans 18 years, including the creation of the architecture for an IoT platform that drove the acquisition strategy at a private equity company. His IoT project experience includes city flow meters, energy supply chain, electronic border fence, bio surveillance, and others. He is an internationally recognized speaker and expert panelist on IoT, systems integration and business architecture, and a published author and co-author of several books including Business Modeling: A Practical Guide to Realizing Business Value.

Don’t miss the chance to meet fellow professionals and learn from the biggest names in the industry: attend the 3rdEdition Smart Manufacturing Summit in April 2019 in Frankfurt!

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