The four-day conference will include more than 75 user-driven industry sessions, technical application workshops and accredited training courses. According to Schneider Electric, each session has been designed specifically for customers, partners and OEMs to share their expertise across the company’s broad set of control solutions, including its Foxboro, Modicon and PlantStruxure PES process automation systems, plus its telemetry and remote SCADA offerings and Triconex safety systems.
“As the divisions between information technology and operating technology dissolve and the Industrial Internet of Things takes prominence, our customers are connecting more and more with one another and with the technology that drives their processes,” said Lynda Newell, vice president of marketing for the company’s Process Automation business. “That’s why the theme of this year’s conference is ‘connect.’ By attending, not only will plant personnel across many industries learn to think differently about how to connect and apply their existing process automation systems, solutions and devices, they’ll learn how to apply the power of real-time control to industrial variables, such as profitability, safety, environment, reliability and security, to drive higher levels of business performance. We are already helping our customers around the globe take advantage of this fundamental shift, and CONNECT 2016 continues this effort.”
Customer-driven technology tracks will be central to the event, with presentations, hands-on demonstrations, workshops and training classes ranging from control and automation solutions to technology trends. Safety systems customers will receive updates on safety, security and turbomachinery standards, as well as in-depth information about how these updates impact the way safety and security work hand-in-hand.
In the Expo Hall, attendees will see hands-on demonstrations of Schneider Electric’s portfolio of control and safety solutions, remote SCADA offerings and expanded services, including advanced software and field device offerings and other solutions for energy and resource management. Additionally, more than 30 partners will be readily available to showcase a wide range of enhanced capabilities.