Securing the Edge: Best Practices for Manufacturing Organizations – IT Executive Boardroom


February 23, 2021


3:00pm-4:30pm CST:  4:00pm-5:30pm EST


1 CPE / 0.1 CEU / CISSP / 1 PDU Credits Awarded


Conference location: Online

Manufacturing organizations have unique challenges compared to other industry verticals.


In this 90 minute virtual boardroom session, attendees will learn and network with their peers.


Areas that will be covered include:

  • PLC connectivity and security
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Wireless noise on factory floor
  • Roadmap for Manufacturing Cloud Adoption
  • Using data to improve the manufacturing process


Virtual Boardroom Price: $0.00 per person

Ryan Seaburg

CEO, Qubit Networks


Ryan Seaburg, RCDD is the CEO or Qubit Networks and New Age Telecom. He has over 20 years of experience leading value driven IT service organizations. He has spent a life time around manufacturing organizations. He fondly remembers going with his dad on Saturday mornings to his job as a production scheduler at a wire-making manufacturer in Union, IL. As the CEO of Qubit Networks and New Age Telecom, Ryan has seen all aspects of technology & manufacturing. Having worked in manufacturing facilities in over 25 states, Ryan has a vast experience solving complex technology problems in challenging manufacturing environments. From structured cabling, to wireless networking, to ERP integration, Ryan has lead organizations that have successfully implemented technology for manufacturers.



Michael Hunt

ERP Systems / IT Manager, FCC North America


FCC  is an 82 year-old company that Manufactures clutches for automobiles, motorcycles, and general-purpose machinery.  With revenues exceeding $1.6B, FCC has 22 production sites in 11 countries.  Michael’s life is all about making a positive difference in the lives of others by seeking excellence from all people, all processes, and all systems; all working together in perfect unison.  Michael has lead IT organizations that serve global manufacturers.  He has optimized the use of a hosted ERP solution to greatly reduce FCC’s costs and infrastructure demands while increasing FCC’s productivity.


Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 1 CPE credit for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.1 CEUs and 1 PDU. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.