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Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando will play host to Siemens’ 2014 Automation Summit, June 23-26, 2014, with its continued emphasis on the theme of “Community. Experiences. Productivity.”
Both registration and a call for papers is now open, with more than 50 breakout sessions of best practice sharing planned for the Summit. The Summit is designed to provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives with end user learning opportunities covering the automation space – from process and discrete to motion control and drives.
“Industry is transforming faster than ever before, as companies employ new hardware and software technologies that are driving innovation, and yielding increased productivity, efficiency, flexibility and faster time-to market for products,” says Raj Batra, President, Siemens Industry Automation Division. “We’re excited to be back in Orlando this year to provide a platform where attendees can share and learn about what is being done to drive growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector.”
Eric Alexander, a skier, climber and mountaineer will be this year’s keynote speaker. Mr. Alexander will share his inspirational and motivation stories, including guiding a blind friend to the summit of Mount Everest.
Track sessions included topics such as best practice and novel approaches, energy and asset management, maintenance and operations, productivity and efficiency and safety and industrial security.
Siemens will kick off the first night of the conference with its successful Connect Event, welcoming attendees to BYOD (bring your own device), whether it be an iPad, iPhone, or any other mobile device. Being held on the first night gives attendees the opportunity to build, connect and maintain relationships among users and solution partners throughout the four day conference.
Siemens experts will also be on-hand in the Technology Café, offering hands-on overviews of Siemens portfolio of products and services, including Totally Integrated Automation, automation and instrumentation technologies, energy management, power monitoring and power distribution solutions.
Siemens will also announce its Customer Excellence Awards, recognizing the company’s top end user, OEM, and solution partner for the innovative application of Siemens products and solutions.