WG 4.22 IT/OT Convergence


The "IT/OT Convergence" working group addresses issues including the following topics in the context of its experience exchange, its concept developments, formulation of requirements to be met by automation solutions and its involvement in national and international standardisation:

  • Capturing of the drivers and potentials of IT/OT convergence
  • Definition of requirements for the use of IT technology and IT services in OT
  • Current status of IT/OT structures and future changes in, and optimisation of, the cooperation between IT and OT
  • Concepts and technologies for technical IT/OT convergence
  • Market and trend analyses for future technological and organisational developments


The following advantages arise from the working group’s activities:

  • Build up assessment competence , experience exchange and knowledge transfer regarding new approaches to IT/OT cooperation and interaction
  • Identification of economic potential and implementation of synergies through technical and organisational IT/OT convergence
  • Identification of the risks and opportunities entailed by the use of modern IT/OT structures and organisations, e.g. regarding plant safety, availability, cost efficiency and productivity
  • Modern, reliable and efficient solutions by using the best of both worlds

Recommendations and worksheets

Please refer to the following list for recommendations (NE) and worksheets (NA) managed by the working group:

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Michael Kuschmitz
Lanxess Deutschland GmbH
Tel. +49 151 74614715

Bart Van Loon
BASF Antwerpen
Tel. +32 476/760149

More information

AK-PRAXIS 4.20 "Organisatorische Aspekte der IT/OT-Konvergenz" (2023-07-10 – German only)