Manufacturing took a giant leap forward during the Industrial Revolution, as machines were deployed to take on processes previously done by hand. Today, the Industrial Internet of Things is pushing process and discrete industries toward another dramatic burst of progress, with manufacturers deploying complex digital ecosystems, connecting intelligent sensors, scalable systems and industry experts to maximize performance.

Peter Zornio, chief strategic officer at Emerson, spoke with The Business Debate’s Sarah Lockett about how companies can leverage the Industrial Internet of Things—and transform their operations.