From smart sensors and actuating devices to integrated robotic systems, industrial organizations are employing increasingly sophisticated automation technologies to drive efficiency and productivity. As a result, a new class of systems are evolving to go beyond basic automation. Instead of performing specific tasks repeatedly without variation, these autonomous systems sense and dynamically respond to changing environments to accomplish a desired goal. Autonomous systems are capable of not only routine, process-driven tasks, but also deliver increasingly optimized results while freeing up human capital to operate at a higher strategic level. To get the most value from autonomous systems, businesses will need to take an integrated, cross-functional approach. This means leveraging existing expertise by engaging their domain experts to help build and manage these systems, not just data scientists and software developers. And, it means creating secure and compliant systems that are also transparent, explainable, and open so that they can work effectively with a broader ecosystem. All of this requires a platform designed for integration, evolution, and scale. Microsoft offers a trusted, enterprise-grade platform for creating autonomous systems that build on unique organizational domain expertise. Our comprehensive portfolio of tools and services enables organizations and their employees to develop, manage, and optimize autonomous systems across the full lifecycle. Our vision is to empower humans to achieve more by accelerating the journey from automated to autonomous systems. In this session, learn about this platform and the techniques that enable building this new class of powerful solutions.