On October 14, 1878, Thomas Edison filed his first patent application for “Improvement in Electric Lights”. Lighting technology has continued to evolve over the ensuing 140 years and milestones reached along the way have coincided with key dates in the history of the IEC.
The integration and alignment of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) in the industrial internet of things (IIoT) has created new challenges for cyber security. That was the key message from a high-level cyber security summit in the Chinese city of Chengdu.
Freezing weather and high levels of hydrogen sulphide make the remote Kashagan oil field, in the Kazakh zone of the Caspian Sea, one of the most hazardous environments on Earth. It’s one of many facilities around the world where companies have started to deploy IECEx certified robots.
“A woman is still expected to do a lot more work in the home than the male counterpart and a career in technology may demand longer hours and this can be an obstacle,” says Evah Oduor, a Regional Director of the IEC AFRC, based in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.