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Yokogawa Announces Keynote Speakers for Virtual Event, Y NOW 2021 – Realizing Autonomous Operations

Yokogawa selects global thought leaders to present successful
transformations from industrial automation to industrial autonomy (IA2IA) at
its global, virtual event, Y NOW 2021. Over November 2-4, 2021, leading
experts such as Francisco Betti, head of Advanced Manufacturing & Production
at the World Economic Forum, Michael Krauss, senior automation manager at
BASF, Andreas Helget, president and CEO, Yokogawa Europe B.V., and Dr. Yu
Dai, director and senior vice president, Digital Solutions Headquarters at
Yokogawa Electric Corporation, will virtually share their expertise in
focusing digital transformations to enable autonomous operations.

Expert panels will address the latest key topics in autonomous operations
pertaining to several industries including oil & gas, petrochemical,
chemical, renewable energy, food & beverage, and water & wastewater. Jac
Opmeer, principal automation engineer at Shell Global Solutions B.V. and
Dave Emerson, vice president, U.S. Technology Center at Yokogawa Corporation
of America, are hosting a ‘fireside chat’ on the Open Process Automation
Standard. Yokogawa’s industrial cybersecurity expert, Matt Malone, will
moderate a discussion on the emerging business risk management strategy for
OT cyber security with Jerry Caponera, VP of Cyber Risk Strategy at
ThreatConnect, Tom Finan, cyber growth leader at Willis Tower Watson, and
David Llorens, director, Risk Consulting at RSM U.S.

“Autonomous operations possess learning and adaptive capabilities that
enable automated responses to emerging situations without human operator
interaction,” stated Kevin McMillen, CEO & president, Yokogawa Corporation
of America. “With autonomous operations, customers can rapidly adapt to
market disruptions and benefit from improved safety, higher reliability,
increased efficiency, reduced costs, and expedited time-to-market.”

According to a global survey conducted by Yokogawa, a majority of companies
expect to deploy autonomous operations by 2030. The survey found companies
are planning significant investment in three key areas, cyber security
(51%), cloud, analytics, and big data (47%), and artificial intelligence
(42%). This will enable organizations to make better decisions across a
greater span of control. The Y NOW 2021  virtual event will serve as a guide
to the realization of autonomous operations. For more information on Y NOW
2021 and to register for free, please visit

About Yokogawa
Yokogawa provides advanced solutions in the areas of measurement, control,
and information to customers across a broad range of industries, including
energy, chemicals, materials, pharmaceuticals, and food. Yokogawa addresses
customer issues regarding the optimization of production, assets, and the
supply chain with the effective application of digital technologies,
enabling the transition to autonomous operations.

Founded in Tokyo in 1915, Yokogawa continues to work toward a sustainable
society through its 17,500 employees in a global network of 119 companies
spanning 61 countries.

For more information, visit

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