Do We Need an Industry 4.0 Lexicon?

Presented by TAPPI's PIMA Management Division

For the marketplace to have a clear understanding of buzzwords used to describe capabilities and what is being offered in the realm of Industry 4.0, PIMA IT Infrastructure SIG intends to provide clarification to ensure the industry knows what is being provided when someone offers these capabilities.


  • Facilitate better discussion in industry (mitigate confusion)
  • Ensure that investments yield the expected results
  • Refer to the standard in contracts

Meet the Presenter

Pat Dixon, P.E., PMP, President , DPAS-INC: Pat Dixon has been in the industrial automation industry since 1984. He graduated from Miami University in 1987 with a degree in Pulp and Paper Science and Engineering. Pat is a licensed professional engineer in four states, certified project manager (PMP) and President of DPAS-INC, a consulting/contracting firm providing industrial automation and project management services.

Inside this Section