Connecting to “things” in an industrial environment can be difficult. Yet connection is critical to operations and the ability to make smarter business decisions—if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. In this session, attendees learned about the complexities of communications in the Oil & Gas industry, including devices, networks, data, and the various applications that need field data to realize the power of the Industrial Internet of Things. The presentation explored the connectivity challenges resulting from this complex environment. Specifically, the session reviewed the challenges that disparate devices, legacy equipment, limited bandwidth networks, and large data volumes present. Finally, the session introduced Kepware’s KEPServerEX connectivity platform as a solution to these industrial connectivity challenges. Showcasing customer case studies the session offered real-world problems and solutions. This session was ideal for attendees with a limited understanding of Industrial Control Systems who are seeking more information about automation in Oil & Gas operations.