Peter Zornio

Emerson Automation Solutions

Chief Technology Officer

Peter Zornio is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Emerson, leading overall coordination of technology programs, product and portfolio direction, and industry standards across the Automation Solutions group. Peter serves on Automation Solutions’ executive management team, is actively involved with industry technology standards bodies, and frequently engages with customers on their technology platform strategies. Peter shapes Emerson’s digital automation strategy including Cloud and Edge computing, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Operations and more. With more than 36 years in the automation industry, Peter joined Emerson in 2006 following 20 years at Honeywell, where he served in a variety of project implementation, product and industry marketing roles, as well as technology. Emerson’s Automation Solutions business offers of a broad portfolio of automation solutions and services for manufacturing optimization, reliability and safety, including intelligent sensors and valves, control systems for factory, hybrid, and process automation, and software and solutions for the digital transformation of operations.

Sessions With Peter Zornio

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 02:30pm - 03:10pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 08:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 09:10 pm

    Journey to the Edge: The need for critical real-time processing

    Panel Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity

    Advances in digitalization over the past decade are bringing us closer to an ambitious industry goal―autonomous operations that enable continuously optimized, unmanned assets―one that is closely aligned with a set of broader industry aspirations around decarbonization, increased efficiency, and removing staff from harm’s way. Key to delivering this capability are ongoing advances in edge computing, and this session explores several aspects of this increasingly critical technology: What is the current state of edge computing, and what are the pathways for further development? What are some tactical applications, and how are they helping to advance such concepts as autonomous operations? How are energy companies managing the cybersecurity and technical risks associated with edge computing?