Just before Hurricane Matthew charged up the Florida coast, Yokogawa Users Conference and Exhibition 2016, Oct. 3-6, in Orlando, delivered an equally strong but positive surge of technical presentations, exhibits, corporate initiatives and networking opportunities to help hundreds of users, system integrators, suppliers and other attendees weather today's economic storms.
“The market is facing challenges, and innovation is a key driver to sustaining growth,” says Takashi Nishijima, CEO, Yokogawa Electric Corp., who spoke via video. “We must re-create ourselves to create wealth and value to society. Yokogawa is moving into the future one step at a time. We’ll be working with you to build greater bonds of trust and to stimulate growth.”
Opportunities for co-innovation were described by Dr. Tsuyoshi “Ted” Abe, vice president and CMO, Yokogawa Electric Corp. “Analysts are always looking at the short range,” says Abe. “Let me focus on the long range. Our big, hairy, audacious goal (BHAG) is sustainable processes. While Yokogawa today has many industrial customers, our future customers are today’s children. We must all work together, to contribute to save the earth for our children. Leadership does matter, but not only at Yokogawa. Let’s work together for a co-innovative tomorrow for our bright future.”
To help its customers overcome today's challenges, Centum Vigilant Plant (VP) DCS and its supporting sensors, I/O, networks, ProSafe-RS SIS and other components continue to offer a rock-solid foundation backed by Yokogawa's deep knowledge of proces control and optimization. "Yokogawa launched the first DCS on the market in 1975, and it's continued to offer progressive compatibility for effectively aging in place," explains Gene Chen, product manager for DCS and safety instrumented systems (SIS) at Yokogawa. "Yokogawa delivers easy upgradeability that's simple and fast; low complexity and easy expandability; highest proven field reliability with a bulletproof foundation; applications that migrate forward for continued value and reduced lifecycle costs; and knowledgeable engineers to execute, solve your problems, and ensure benefits throughout the solution lifecycle."
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