Jay Clifford

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Developer Advocate, InfluxData

Jay Clifford is a Developer Advocate for InfluxData. Before joining InfluxData he previously specialised in solving industrial pain points using Vision AI and OT connectivity. Jay now uses his experience within the IoT and automation sector to enable developers and industrial customers alike to realise the potential of Time Series data and analytics.


Program Logic Controllers (PLCs) have played an integral role in industrial automation since their initial creation during the 1960s. Since then, we've seen incremental improvements to their form and function throughout the years. The problem? While PLCs are exceptional at managing