Many changes and trends are taking place in the energy and manufacturing industries. These trends are affecting these industries’ economic, social, and working environments and providing opportunities to improve business performance in their current, highly competitive conditions. Finance leaders are realizing the value in a combination or convergence of information technologies (IT) and operational technologies (OT). IT and OT teams have typically had separate, complete control of their strategies and budgets. They possess vast experience and competence in their own domains- imagine the power of leveraging the strengths of both! IT/OT integration results in a more optimized and less costly technology deployment.