Digital Industrial Partnership: Honeywell Forge + Nozomi Networks

About a month ago I wrote about how Honeywell is using their Honeywell Connected Enterprise division to go all-in on software solutions. The core product of HCE is Forge, a domain-specific, low-code cloud operating model built to be system and OEM agnostic. The cloud suite simplifies data extraction from assets, people and process and uses a combination of proprietary AI/ML mechanisms and partner applications to solve business-specific problems.

Honeywell CEO, Darius Adamcyzk, was also recently on CNBC touting Honeywell’s capabilities around control systems and digital technologies that blend hardware and software. At the bottom of this post is my framework for Honeywell’s approach to digital technologies. In their digital goals, Honeywell has stated interest in OT and IoT cybersecurity.

So what is a tangible example of Honeywell leaning into digital industrial solutions? Perfect timing…!

Last week Honeywell announced a partnership with Nozomi Networks to strengthen HCE’s Forge OT cybersecurity offering. Nozomi is a portfolio company of Energize Ventures and is the leader in OT and IoT security and visibility. Through a software platform, Nozomi accelerates digital transformation by unifying cybersecurity visibility for the largest critical infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation, building automation and other OT sites around the world.

I am very excited to see how Nozomi will succeed within Honeywell’s industrial network. Here is a screenshot of the press release.