Arrowdawn and Fortinet link up for Operational Technology Workshop

The latest cutting-edge capabilities in operational technology are to be showcased for businesses at an innovative Aberdeen workshop.

IT networking and communications consultancy, Arrowdawn, and cybersecurity global leader, Fortinet, are teaming up to host the event next month.

The free workshop takes place from 12 to 4pm on Wednesday, June 5, at The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen.

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to dive into the world of operational technology (OT) security and explore the vast capabilities of the Fortinet security platform.

The event is aimed at any organisation that utilises OT networks, such as businesses in the energy, manufacturing, transportation, distillery, timber merchant and utilities sectors.

OT refers to the use of technology in industrial and infrastructure settings to monitor and control physical processes. Unlike traditional IT systems that primarily deal with digital data, OT interfaces directly with machinery and equipment.

Arrowdawn’s Gordon Adie, managing director; Jake Newby, cyber security analyst and Lucian Petrus, network engineer, will be in attendance.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided before the event begins with a welcome from Arrowdawn, followed by speakers from Fortinet.

Ben White, UK&I OT business development manager, will introduce Fortinet’s OT solutions and Craig Coleman, OT systems engineer will discuss Fortinet’s OT capabilities, aligning them with the Purdue Reference Architecture model.

Additionally, a live FortiGate OT demonstration highlighting the OT security service will also take place. The event will conclude with a Q&A session and open forum, followed by networking drinks.

Gordon Adie said: “Arrowdawn is thrilled to be hosting this event in collaboration with Fortinet. Attendees can expect to gain a great deal of insight into Fortinet’s impressive OT solutions and its OT security service. Our team are looking forward to this exciting opportunity and engaging with industry experts and participants to foster innovative discussions.”

The event is free to attend, however, limited spaces are available. To register, please visit:

Aberdeen-based Arrowdawn supports 300 offices across 25 countries and its client base includes owner-managed Scottish businesses with multiple sites through to projects for operators, global oilfield service firms and the leading UK air navigational services provider. Fortinet, founded in California, is leading the way in the evolution of cybersecurity and the convergence of networking and security. It has a global customer base of more than 755,000 customers and over 50 enterprise cybersecurity products. Arrowdawn is a specialist, Select certified provider of Fortinet products.