Derek Thomas

Derek Thomas is the vice president of marketing and discrete sales for Emerson’s machine automation solutions business, responsible for global marketing, product management, and business development. Prior to Emerson, Derek worked as an engineering leader at Procter & Gamble, and as a project engineer in charge of process automation improvements and facility upgrades at Tyco. Derek holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.


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Virtualization, Cloud Analytics February 2, 2022

Edge control evolution

The future of industrial automation lies with true edge controllers, which combine programmable logic controller/programmable automation controller (PLC/PAC) functionality with general-purpose computing to deliver responsive edge analytics and real-time reaction to insights. See edge controller vs. PLCs, PACs, IPCs: 3 advantages.

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