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Manufacturers Press "Go" on IoT, But Readiness Gaps Remain

May 04, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET


Rebecca Ciccone
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The next era of manufacturing is here. Most are aware of the Internet of Things’ potential to help optimize productivity and profitability, and many manufacturers already have some mileage under their belts on the path to embracing the IoT. But the key to success will be the balancing act between chasing after IoT opportunity and strengthening risk management.

The MPI/BDO Internet of Things study, out the week of April 17th, highlights two critical areas overlooked in manufacturers’ IoT preparations and investments: Cybersecurity and research & development tax credits.

Join our complimentary CPE-accredited webinar for a deep dive into data and insights on how the IoT is set to impact manufacturers’ products, plants and processes and where they are in terms of strategic planning. 
Webinar Objectives:
  • Describe the Internet of Things movement and how it is impacting the manufacturing industry 
  • Preview Explain manufacturers' readiness for IoT adoption in products and processes 
  • Preview Identify the cybersecurity implications that come with IoT, and how to shore up systems and products to prevent a breach 
  • Preview Explain how to take advantage of the R&D tax credit to offset IoT investments
Delivery: The webinar will be delivered via the BDO Online CPE Network
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Prep: None
Credits: 1.0 CPE Credit in Business Management & Organization
Program Level: Overview
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Rick Schreiber, Assurance Partner & National Manufacturing & Distribution Practice Leader

Chris Bard, Tax Partner and National R&D Practice Leader

Shahryar Shaghaghi, National Leader, Technology Advisory and International BDO Cybersecurity Leader

Eskander Yavar, Management Advisory Services National Leader

John Brandt, President and CEO of The MPI Group