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Data Center World 2023

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Data Center World: IT / OT Convergence - Challenges of Merging Two Worlds

Ryan Gruver  (IT Director, Banner Health)

Location: Room 6AB

Date: Tuesday, May 9

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Pass Type: Industry Conference, Standard, AFCOM Vendor Member, All Access- Omdia, All Access- Workshop

Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

For many years, the worlds of IT and OT (Operational Technology) were strangers to one another. OT networks have been traditionally separated, or even air-gapped, from the IT networks. However, in recent years, with the rise of IoT in its various forms (IIoT, IoMT, etc...), these networks of devices have started to merge. While the merger of these technologies has enabled business to do more, it has also created challenges that many have failed to address.


  • What is IT / OT / IoT?
  • Specific examples of OT in data centers
  • Challenges created by OT in data centers
  • What data center managers need to so to secure / manage OT.