Hugh Arif is a Director & Industry Solutions Architect in AT&T’s Channel Marketing organization. With the advent of Industry 4.0 digital transformation initiatives, his primary focus is to be a “trusted advisor” to enterprise customers on their strategies.
Hugh provides advice on plant-floor emerging technologies using 5G/LTE localized cellular networks, Multi-Access Edge Computing, IIoT ecosystem, software-defined networks, cloud-based services for data flow and storage, analytics for condition-based monitoring and prognostic health management, data visualization, and the increasingly crucial considerations of enterprise and plant-floor security.
Hugh has over 30 years of vertical domain expertise, having worked with AT&T, Cisco, Rockwell Automation for manufacturing customer Goodyear, NASA Glenn Research Center and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Fluor, and Exxon Chemicals APAC.
Hugh has 17 technical publications and is certified for CISSP, CCNA, PMP and ITILv3. He has a MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY at Buffalo