Workshop: Pathways to Connectivity and Security for Industrial IoT

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Industrial IoT has seen continuous adoption and scaling up. Industrial IoT brings the convergence of IT & OT (Operation Technology) with benefits of improved operational efficiency, productivity, asset utilization, reducing lifecycle costs & opening new business models/services.

Many different communication protocols (Modbus, Profinet, Profibus, etc) were designed to address specific industrial application cases by different companies or organizations. To enable connectivity to IT Systems, different connectivity protocols such as  OPC UA, HTTP (REST/ JSON), MQTT, AMQP, CoAP & DDS are used. Traditionally OT systems comprising PLC, SCADA , DCS, etc were designed to be isolated from Internet connectivity. In a Survey by IoT Nexus, covering hundreds of multi-national corporations, start-ups and SME’s It was found that 77% of respondents saw interoperability as the biggest challenge facing the internet of things.

The Value that can be derived from Industrial IoT makes it necessary, but Integrating the OT/ Industrial systems with IT - Cloud based technologies brings several serious challenges of Interoperability and Security. IoTForum is working on a Fresh Thinking Approach to address the IoT Security issues in Indian context.


We need to understand the different standards & methodologies to address these challenges. OPC Foundation has been working to abstract PLC specific protocols into standardized interface (OPC UA) . The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), which has a mission to accelerate secured industrial internet of things . ISA (International Society for Automation) has ISA-99 working group that has released the ISA/ IEC 62443 Industrial Cybersecurity Standard which is widely adopted

Nexiot is a IoT & Cybersecurity focused organization based in Bangalore. Nexiot collaborates with Industry leading organizations who provide OPC Servers, IIoT Gateways/ IIoT end nodes, Cybersecurity tools & Platforms.


Mr. Suniel Kumar G LinkedIn
Mr. Girish Ayya LinkedIn
Mr. Manesh



  • Get practical ideas to transition from Traditional to Connected & Smart Industry
  • Learn the challenges of varied Protocols and Critical role of Gateways for Industrial IoT Applications
  • Become aware of Industrial Cybersecurity aspects and Standards
  • Overview and basics of cybersecurity vulnerability assessments through  demo set-up
  • Hands-On exploration of OPC Servers to address protocol-connectivity challenges


  • Developers, Founders
  • CTO’s, BU Heads, IoT Solutions Architects,  Engineering Managers, CISO’s, Directors, Project Managers , Project Leaders, Developers, IT Heads of Manufacturing companies

Your payment will be processed through TiE payment hub. You will receive a confirmation and IoTForum facilitators will be in touch subsequently to help  your participation. There are different options for Day 1 Workshop of IoTNext or both days of IoTNext . TiE and IESA members get special offers.


10.00AM Registration and Introduction to Industrial IOT:The challenge of Varied ProtocolsThe challenge of Varied Protocols
11.15AM Tea Break
11.30AM Gateways & Platforms for Industrial IoT Applications - Features & Selection Criteria Hand-on Addressing Protocol- Connectivity challenges
01.00PM Lunch
02.00PM Industrial Cybersecurity Aspects and Standards
03.00PM Tea
03.15PM HANDS-ON Demo + Group Activity Vulnerability assesments
04.00PM Q&A and Close


91 Springboard 4th Floor, Salarpuria Tower -1, No. 22, Industrial Layout Landmark: Forum Mall, Hosur Rd, 7th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095


  • Basic concepts of IoT, Interest in Industrial IoT / Industry 4.0
  • Teams of 4 . Will need to share a team supplied Laptop and install demo tools for Work Shop



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