The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is here and Industry 4.0 is well underway. In the coming decade, coating technology will be interconnected across the entire supply chain. Production lines can now predict future orders, order materials, perform setup, and monitor their own quality. Ecoaters who have yet to adopt this technology may already be missing opportunities. This is the future and it is equal parts exciting and scary. Conference GOLD sponsors: Axalta Coatings Systems, BASF Corporation, George Koch Sons, LLC, PPG, Therma-Tron-X Inc.