Conference Overview and Presentation and Session Details:
Opening Day Sessions and Events
Main Day Featured Sessions
Meet the New GE Industrial IoT Software Company
GE recently advanced Digital Leadership with the Launch of a $1.2 Billion Industrial IoT Software Company, a wholly-owned, independently run business, established to better serve industrial customers and further expand capabilities in the IIoT market. In this session, you will hear GE’s overall strategy with industry-leading IIoT solutions such as Asset Performance Management, Historian, Automation & HMI/SCADA, Manufacturing Execution Systems, and the Predix platform.
Manufacturing Optimization Roundtable – An Interview with GE MES Leadership with Portfolio Strategy & Roadmap
AutomaTech & GE Leadership will conduct an interactive discussion around the latest Manufacturing & IIoT Trends and review GE’s Manufacturing Execution Systems portfolio and roadmap. You will learn about GE’s investment and how to apply innovative technology to deliver tangible business outcomes, unlocking unprecedented efficiency and manufacturing optimization.
IIoT In Action: Case Study – Sponsored by MOXA
The best way to learn about the benefits of IIoT is through real-world examples! In this session you learn how to take advantage of the IIoT though actual customer examples and applications. AutomaTech’s Strategic Partner MOXA will present a case study on how to apply technology and IIoT concepts to solve practical problems.
GE Digital Automation Software Update - What's New with iFIX, Cimplicity, Batch, Historian, Ops Hub, & more!
This session will review GE’s latest Automation Software capabilities for monitoring, controlling, and visualizing every aspect of your operations to increase efficiency and reduce costs. You will learn about GE’s Automation Software investment into core products and future technologies to help deliver faster time to insight and greater efficiency for your operations.
Augmenting & Optimizing your Industrial Business with Augmented Reality (AR)
Augmented Reality can bring value to Manufacturing & Industrial companies in many ways. Industry is rapidly investing in Augmented Reality, but how can the technology be applied to deliver meaningful returns? In this session, you will understand the basics of Augmented Reality and how to get started by digitizing and optimizing your industrial operations with this innovative new technology.
Manufacturing Optimization Panel Discussion – Improving Industrial Data Utilization
In a typical Manufacturing environment, it is common for multiple disparate data sources to exist, presenting a challenge to effectively manage data and ensure utilization. Application of the appropriate tools enables real-time insights and decision making for your operations. In this session you will hear from expert Industrial Specialists & System Integrators on the Outcomes delivered by applying the right Manufacturing Data Visualization and Analysis tools.
AutomaTech-Education Hands-On Training Sessions:
Industrial Data Analysis – Featuring GE Historian & Capstone PARCview
In this hands-on training session, you will be introduced to PARCview, Capstone Technology's data analysis and visualization component of the dataPARC suite. PARCview natively connects to GE Historian and other data sources to easily transform critical data into useful information for better decision making and root-cause analysis. You will learn how to connect PARCview your GE Historian for simplified, yet advanced, historical data analysis.
Intelligent Edge Connectivity – Featuring Kepware & MOXA
This hands-on training exercise will help you understand what is possible with intelligent Edge Devices & Connectivity. Interoperability can be a challenge for successful IIoT deployments, industry-leading connectivity technologies from Kepware & MOXA are featured in this session to help simplify the Edge Connectivity & Management processes. You will work with industry-leading hardware and software to better understand how Intelligent Edge Connectivity can simplify and improve your IIoT deployment.
Smart Cyber Security – Featuring Revolutionary Security, Tempered Networks, & Bayshore Networks
Revolutionary Security, a team of experienced Cyber Security professionals, will lead this training session through an education on Cyber Security best practices and services available today. For Industrial Businesses, IIoT is unlocking new levels of productivity, helping maximize the value of production systems and industrial assets. With increased connectivity comes a critical need to mitigate threats and vulnerabilities. From this session you will understand how to take the right actions to increase resilience, improve safety, and maintain availability for securing your Industrial operations.
Secure & Private Remote Communication for Water, Utilities, & Transportation Industries
The next generation of secure, remote communications is here! Utility and infrastructure providers are at a crossroads, to keep up with changing technologies many have adopted unlicensed wireless or carrier-based services for industrial-grade communications. Unfortunately, in selecting these options, certain critical industrial requirements have fallen by the wayside. This session will help you understand how a new worldwide standard for private licensed wireless networks, known as 802.16s, was designed specifically to meet the security, reliability and coverage needs for IIoT and remote communication.
SHigh-Availability SCADA at The Edge – Featuring Stratus ztC & GE iFIX HMI/SCADA
In this hands-on training session, you will learn how to configure a High-Availability Edge Computing solution in conjunction with industry leading GE Automation Software. You work with the ztC Edge platform from Stratus Technologies, a zero-touch, fully virtualized and self-protecting computing platform, specifically designed for industrial Edge computing environments. You will learn how the ztC Edge platform can be integrated with GE iFIX leveraging standard IIoT protocols like OPC UA and REST.
Lightning Stage Demonstrations:
AutomaTech’s ThinkBIG 2019 conference provides an opportunity to attend multiple 20-minute Lightning Stage Demonstrations featuring technology and interactive Q&A between industry experts and your peers. These Lightning Stage Demos are strategically scheduled allowing you to attend one or many sessions to further your knowledge on the latest industrial and IIoT technology featuring AutomaTech’s Strategic Partners: PTC, GE APM, Capstone Technologies, FacilityConneX, MOXA MRC, and Ondas Networks.
The AutomaTech ThinkBIG 2019 conference includes an interactive Tech Expo exhibit hall featuring the latest industrial technology and innovations from AutomaTech’s Strategic Partners and Vendors. The Tech Expo provides an exciting opportunity to see demonstrations of the latest hardware and software solutions while networking with industry experts and your peers. The Tech Expo will feature industry leading vendors like GE Digital, MOXA, Stratus Technologies, PTC, Capstone Technologies, Ondas Networks, and many more!