Kristian Steenstrup

Kristian Steenstrup

Distinguished VP Analyst
Kristian Steenstrup is a Distinguished Analyst and Gartner Fellow (Emeritus) in Gartner's Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation research team. Mr. Steenstrup helps CIOs and technology leaders explore the opportunities and impacts of digital business now and into the future, within asset intensive industries. This includes using Operational Technology and Digital Business to enhance reliability strategies and equipment performance. As a Gartner Fellow, he is involved in cross-topic research across Gartner, leading research on IT and Operational Technology alignment, EAM and APM, with expertise in asset-intensive enterprises (such as Manufacturing, mining, power, utilities, oil and gas, and transportation).
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Monday, 11 May, 2020 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT
The Future of Industrial Assets in and Beyond Manufacturing

Asset-intensive companies succeed or fail by the way they exploit their plant and equipment. In the future, CIOs must prepare to support changes in the way companies buy, use and maintain assets, as well as emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Digital Twins, 3D Printing and Virtual Reality, and solutions such as Power by the Hour, outsourcing, rentals and autonomous equipment.

Monday, 11 May, 2020 / 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM EDT
IT and Operational Technologies: Moving from Frenemies to Partners in Equipment Automation

The blurring of physical and virtual boundaries in plant and equipment can help asset-intensive companies become integrated digital businesses but heighten risks when integrating and managing operational technology. Though engineering may keep IT at arm’s length when it comes to OT, CIOs can be instrumental in forging a solid IT-business partnership to deal with digital disruption.

Wednesday, 13 May, 2020 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT
Ask the Expert: Is IT/OT Alignment Handicapping Your Pace of Digital Change?

In this session, attendees can understand how addressing IT & OT connections and integration will help their organizations boost digital transformation. Questions to be answered include: What are the tangible benefits to IT OT alignment? What are the obstacles to IT OT working together. What does "good" look like? How to make progress in Alignment without slowing down a digital programme.

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