Industrial Connectivity: OPC UA – Open standard for industrial automation and interface between OT (Operational technology) and IT (Information technology). Interview: What's new at the OPC Foundation? For the OPC Foundation, it will be a challenge to channel the worldwide OPC UA movement and to structurally coordinate all activities in line with companies and associations. According to Stefan Hoppe, pure data protocols will play a secondary role in the future. EQUINOR ASA: Secure, uniform and standardized protocol and data semantics – A method for accessing operational data from all assets of the Johan Sverdrup oil rig. Renault Group: At Renault, a total of 300 billion data were transferred via OPC UA to the Google Cloud since 2017.