IHM serves consolidated sectors in the Brazilian industry, characterized by their world class technological manufacturing plants. However, we are experiencing a time of new paradigms and major transformations. More and more, the information becomes the most important asset within an industrial organization and automation has been following this trend, adopting new forms of governance and working methods to meet these new demands. Surely, there will be sectors more predisposed to adopt new innovative practices. We believe that these sectors will be the ones capable of competing in a global scale. We are ready to support these initiatives.