Business Development Manager
Real Time Automation
John Rinaldi is Chief Strategist, Business Development Manager and CEO of Real Time Automation (RTA) in Pewaukee WI. John is an Electrical Engineer with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science (MS CS). His work experience includes Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark and Rockwell Automation.
John and his team of expert automation specialists at Real Time Automation supply industrial and building network connectivity software and products all over the world. With a focus on simplicity, support, expert consulting and tailoring for specific customer applications, RTA is meeting customer needs in applications worldwide.
John is now not only a recognized expert in industrial networks and an automation strategist but a speaker, blogger, the author of over 30 articles on industrial networking and the author of four books:
- The Industrial Ethernet Book focuses on explaining Industrial Ethernet concepts in a straightforward, clear fashion.
- The OPC UA: The Basics provides an overview of the enhancements to classic OPC technology that allow for Enterprise communication.
- The Modbus: The Everyman's Guide to Modbus book details how a protocol born in the 1970's still remains relevant today. The book is a practical guide to everything Modbus.
- His latest book, OPC UA - Unified Architecture: The Everyman's Guide to the Most Important Information Technology in Industrial Automation is a detailed, in-depth guide to that important technology.
A fifth book, scheduled for the beginning of next year, will provide an in-depth guide to EtherNet/IP.
LEARNING THEATER PRESENTATION
The Third Wave of Manufacturing Automation
The first Internet wave constructed the infrastructure that forms the Internet we enjoy today. Websites, once new and novel, became mandatory. In the second Internet wave, apps and cloud computing became integral to our work and home lives. Global apps like Facebook, Uber, Pandora, Twitter and became prominent. Other apps were created to serve employees, suppliers, and customers. Now we are on the cusp of a third Internet wave – pervasive, integrated, seamless connectivity that will again change how we work and how we live.
This presentation will examine how that third Internet wave, the industrial Internet of Things, will transform manufacturing automation. It will examine the changing requirements of manufacturing systems, the third wave technologies that can meet these requirements and how automation integrators can profit from this evolution