Marcia Gadbois | President & General Manager | ADISRA

Marcia is an entrepreneur who has successfully grown a start-up from inception to a successful liquidity event.  Prior to joining ADISRA, Marcia was the President of InduSoft, which was acquired by Invensys. In the past, Marcia held a number of high tech senior management positions in the area of business development, strategy, competitive intelligence, marketing, and sales.  Marcia has more than 34 years’ experience in the software industry in diverse technology areas such as artificial intelligence, operating systems, rapid application development environment, output management, databases, directory services, data recovery, middleware, and industrial automation. Marcia is a contributing author in the book, “Client/Server Programming with RPC and DCE” as well as author of many articles and whitepapers.  Marcia holds a BS in Management Information System and Computer


Pushing SCADA to the Edge

The global Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) market size was valued at USD 35.38 billion in 2021 and projected to grow to USD 61.22 billion by 2030, according to Precedence Research.  The global SCADA market growth is directly attributed to an increase in cloud-based SCADA system usage; infrastructure development, such as smart cities and transportation; SCADA edge deployment; SCADA analytics; and a high penetration of mobile SCADA systems.  SCADA in the traditional sense is changing and adapting to address the ever-evolving global manufacturing challenges. 


Manufacturers will see the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and digital transformation continue to rise, SCADA will be pushed to the edge to provide additional intelligence at every level of the industrial automation architecture.  The real-time intelligence data will enable informed decision making on the plant floor as well as provide outstanding insight into the many silos of data currently residing in most manufacturing environments enabling continued systems and processes improvement at decision making levels.   


The goal is to create interconnected machinery, implement information transparency, empower machines to make decisions autonomously, and create systems that provide real time technical assistance to human operators while maintaining all the advantages of our traditional SCADA system. To execute this vision, there are many obstacles that need to be addressed such as data siloed, synchronization with other edge devices, security, SCADA analytics on edge devices, and more.


SCADA on the edge will continue to evolve and grow in popularity.  This presentation will focus on the trends in Edge SCADA, benefits in this architecture, and implementation considerations. SCADA on the edge will provide manufacturers a competitive advantage and the flexibility to adapt and grow to meet their specific future marketplace challenges.