IHS GlobalSpec Plant & Facilities Engineering Online Event Now Available On Demand
EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The April 24 Plant & Facilities Engineering online event hosted by IHS GlobalSpec drew more than 1,200 participants, with 78 percent of attendees reporting they are decision makers within their organizations. The free online event is now available on demand to give engineers and industrial professionals easy access to educational presentations and industry-leading supplier resources from the live-day event.
IHS GlobalSpec's Plant & Facilities Engineering online event provided opportunities to explore the latest trends, technologies and innovations across key areas of this industry, including mechanical and electrical systems, maintenance and management, and automation and instrumentation. By attending this event, participants were able to meet with leading manufacturers, network with their peers and listen to industry experts eager to share their solutions for keeping facilities and operations running safely, smoothly and efficiently. Attendees were able to gain the knowledge needed to help their companies remain competitive in today's marketplace.
Industrial professionals took advantage of these learning and networking opportunities from the convenience of their desktops, without having to budget for travel expenses or lose time away from the office.
"Our Plant & Facilities Engineering online event was a valuable opportunity for industrial professionals to hear from some of the foremost experts in the field and connect with leading suppliers about the latest technologies impacting this industry," said Donna Lewis, director of e-publishing and e-events for IHS GlobalSpec. "Our exhibitors took advantage of a highly engaged and captivated audience and were able to showcase their products, innovations and technologies."
The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) was the supporting partner for the event. Speakers and topics included:
Seizing the Big Data Opportunity
As massive amounts of operational data come online with the ever-increasing set of advanced devices and equipment, it is more critical than ever for industrial enterprises to seize the big data opportunity. When businesses can maximize the full potential of their process data and use that insight to drive real-time improvements, they can improve their operational responsiveness and agility, using information as a competitive differentiator.
Presented by Brian Courtney, general manager, industrial data intelligence, GE Intelligent Platforms
Cloud Computing Solutions for SCADA Systems
Attendees learned the benefits and risks of cloud-based computing for SCADA systems, and gained insights on best practices for developing a cloud-based SCADA solution.
Presented by Marcia Gadbois, president, Indusoft
The Evolution of "Loose" vs. "Tight" Automation Systems
The amount of plant data being monitored, exchanged and archived is growing exponentially. Accessing this data requires automation systems that are flexible and highly adaptable. Attendees learned how automation systems are evolving from "tightly-coupled" configurations to "loosely-coupled" Internet-based systems.
Presented by John Rinaldi, president, Real Time Automation
Control Rooms of the Future and How to Design Them Now
How does one design a high value, mission critical work environment that will be fit-for-purpose 10, 20, and even 30 years from now? First, apply lessons learned from the "Control Room of the Future" - built 10, 20, or even 30 years ago.
Presented by Michael Smith, principal architect/owner, Smith LaRock Architecture PC and Ric Barreth, founding member and senior partner, Human Centered Solutions
Companies exhibiting at this event included: Vaughan Co., Inc.; Interpower Corporation; Enerquip LLC; Enertrols; FabEnCo, Inc.; Heinkel USA; IHS Inc.; Infraspection Institute; item America, LLC; and Kadant Johnson Inc.
For more information on exhibiting opportunities for the Plant & Facilities Engineering online event in 2014, download an exhibitor kit or call 800.261.2052.
About IHS GlobalSpec
IHS GlobalSpec is the leading provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering, technical, industrial, scientific and manufacturing sector professionals. IHS GlobalSpec provides its registered users with a domain-expert search engine to search more than 50,000 supplier catalogs by specification, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated Web-based content, over 15 annual online events, and more than 70 e-newsletters - helping them search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. For suppliers, IHS GlobalSpec helps generate awareness, demand and engagement opportunities among the professionals they are looking to reach - from inbox to desktop, through networks and via real-time engagement.
About IHS (www.ihs.com)
IHS (NYS: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs 6,700 people in 31 countries around the world.
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