A dramatic proliferation of smart devices – devices that operate at the “edge” – in remote sites, buildings, equipment rooms, telecom closets, vehicles and people’s pockets, will enable deriving value from the data that is brought to the cloud. The next cycle of technology and systems development in the smart connected systems arena is supposed to be setting the stage for a multi-year wave of growth based on the convergence of innovations in software and hardware architectures, back-room data center operations; wireless and broadband communications and smaller, more powerful client devices connected to personal, local and wide-area networks. Conventional IT and business intelligence tools we are working with today simply discover, manage and analyze machine data. They are not designed to really address operational technology applications and challenges. Envisioning this we offer smart solutions and systems as operational technology innovation.