"Achieving sustainable performance," began Steve Blair, president of Invensys Operations Management's business in North America, "was chosen as the theme of this year's conference because the global economic climate demands a high priority on sustaining the value of assets." As Blair kicked off the company's North America Client Conference this week at the Hilton Americas hotel in Houston, he thanked the nearly 600 in attendance--a significant increase over last year.
Sustainability isn't just about the environment; it's about economic power, Blair stressed. "And to be most effective, we need to actively seek out existing successes, repeat and enhance," he explained. Companies need agility, and they need the ability to be productive while adapting to the new. "It's not about delivering one goal, but about delivering consistent performance," he added.
Blair highlighted a range of new Invensys technology offerings on display at the conference that are designed to do just that—ranging from new cybersecurity and control-in-the-field offerings to an immersive, three-dimensional, virtual reality simulator and the latest version of its Avantis.PRO enterprise asset management software. This is the first in a series of ControlGlobal.com e-newsletters that will offer highlights on these and other conference developments over the next three days.