BIO

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Samantha McPheter | President & CEO | eLynx Technologies

Samantha joined eLynx in 2009 as a member of the customer support team.  After working directly with customers to provide support and training for seven years, Sam then became the Chief Product Officer where she led the vision and execution of the eLynx platform.  In early 2020 Sam was promoted to President and CEO.
 

Before joining eLynx, Sam worked with both military and commercial SCADA systems to utilize data for bulk fuel storage and distribution.  Her experience in the SCADA industry has given her the opportunity to see it evolve and to understand how to leverage the technology in eLynx’s products.

Abstract

Modernize Your SCADA Without Replacing It

One of the most prominent issues we see facing the SCADA industry, is underutilization. From systems integrations to data analysis and security, most systems are not providing tangible solutions to the problems facing the industry today.
 

Our target audience has a current system in place, but due to a variety of constraints, are not able to replace their system. The goal is to show how adding a cloud-based data historian to an existing SCADA system, helps get more value out of the SCADA data, while reducing vulnerability by limiting access to the SCADA control system.


The presentation would focus on a Recent Project with the following 4 key Takeaways: 

  • SCADA data is often held hostage in a host system and can lack context. Integrations handled via a cloud-based data historian allow users the access to the data that they need, when they need it, without having to involve IT.

  • Having data in one system allows users to go deeper in their analysis with the creation of reports, exports, and API Access to hook into visualization tools such as Power BI and Spotfire.

  • Reinforce machine learning initiatives by moving the industry away from single variable and set point alarms to creating multi-variate diagnostic events.

  • Traditional SCADA systems were designed for control and without a historian, simple data access users are a potential security risk to a SCADA control system.