ARC Advisory Group has announced the keynote presenters for its 19th Annual Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, February 9-12, 2015. These include: Peter Holicki, Corp. Vice President, Manufacturing & Engineering and Environment, Health & Safety at Dow Chemical; Gregory Touhill, Deputy Asst. Secretary, Cyber Security Operations & Programs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and Stephan Biller, Chief Manufacturing Scientist at General Electric.
These keynote presenters and a large number of other distinguished engineering, IT, and operations executives will share concepts, approaches, and success stories that address the forum theme: Industry in Transition: The Information Driven Enterprise for the Connected World. The event will address top-of-mind concerns about the impact of new business models and disruptive, IT-based technologies on energy companies, manufacturers, and other industrial organizations.
In addition to in-depth workshops on cyber security, developing the future workforce, sustainable reliability, and the Industrial Internet of Things; individual forum sessions will address timely topics, such as:
Reducing the cost and duration of capital projects
Creating and sustaining a proactive maintenance culture
Gaining value from predictive analytics
Approaches for integrated control and electrification
Enterprise recipe management
Asset performance management (APM)
Building a secure-by-design Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
Future directions for process automation systems
Latest trends in operator training simulators
Information continuum for plant design and operations
Complex event processing
Network best practices for connected assets
Best practices for selecting technology and partners for greenfield and brownfield projects
Workforce improvement through targeted training
Enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI)
Remote monitoring and diagnostics
Machines as a service enabler
Leveraging smart field systems
Forum attendees will learn about field-proven processes and techniques that are helping improve quality, performance, and agility at leading manufacturers and other industrial organizations around the world. As always, there will also be ample opportunities for attendees to network and socialize with their peers over the course of the four-day event. For more information or to register, please visit the ARC Website.
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