How does a factory IoT project go from pilot to production-ready? Technology, personnel, strategy, and timing all have to align for a smooth rollout. Best practices around everything from IT infrastructure to project management have emerged at leading manufacturers, and one common thread for these enterprises is standards-based interoperability. Learn how that approach applies to equipment and sourcing as well as system architectures, data management and storage, and maintenance and upkeep. Success stories with MTConnect and OPC UA will be showcased, as well as the state-of-the-art in research and development.