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Wednesday, June 9 • 10:10 - 10:40
Does Industrial Asset Management Provide Good Use Cases for Verifiable Credentials and Distributed Ledgers? - Oliver Pfaff & Andreas Kind, Siemens AG

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This presentation investigates how decentralized trust technologies can help to automate the asset management in industrial automation. Industrial automation is concerned with the automation of production processes in manufacturing, utilities, and supply/service processes. Asset management is important: actors need to understand which equipment is used, where it is deployed, in which setup it is operated. This demands automation to improve asset information availability and quality. Ironically, automation for the asset management of industrial automation equipment is not yet championed by the industrial automation industry. Current practices use manual steps, media breaks, shortcuts. Improving the asset management for industrial automation requires advanced means to assign information to industrial automation equipment, to exchange and to process this information in a secure way.

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Andreas Kind

Head of Cybersecurity Technology, Siemens
Dr. Andreas Kind is Head of Cybersecurity Technology at Siemens. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Bath, UK and worked in various positions for IBM Research from 2000 until 2019. Andreas holds over 20 patents and authored and co-authored over... Read More →
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Oliver Pfaff

Principal Key Expert, Siemens AG
Oliver Pfaff is a Principal Key Expert at Siemens. His current projects concern research and development in cybersecurity - they focus on bringing cryptographic security to industrial automation systems. Oliver represents Siemens in corresponding initiatives in industry consortia... Read More →



Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:10 - 10:40 CEST
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