SmartSignal Summit ’06 announced

06/27/2006


SmartSignal announced that its “Summit ’06: New Ideas for Peak Performance” will be held Sept. 18%%MDASSML%%20, 2006 at Swissotel in Chicago, IL

Hosted by SmartSignal Corp., a provider of equipment-performance-improvement solutions, the three-day conference will bring together an unparalleled group of industry thought leaders, infrastructure partners and operations executives to explore new ideas for peak performance. During interactive breakout sessions, companies from the Power Generation; Oil and Gas; Aerospace and Defense; and Pulp and Paper industries will share their experiences of how predictive analytics solutions increase equipment reliability, availability, efficiency and compliance. This cross-pollinating of experiences across industries is one of the key benefits of the Summit.

The Summit promises to share how leading-edge Fortune 500 companies and others are implementing the latest innovations to decrease unplanned maintenance, optimize planned maintenance, avoid catastrophic failure, decrease spare-part inventory, conquer data overload, effectively leverage lean staffing, maximize aging workforce and equipment, maximize return on investment and substantially increase profits.

The industry-leading presentations, primarily from operating companies, will include:

  • A new vision for Performance, Monitoring & Diagnostic Centers

  • Extending Plant & Asset Life

  • Key Performance Indicators for asset management

  • An examination of energy prices and coping strategies that leading companies are using

  • Business process strategies for supporting virtual M&D Centers

  • Changing the vendor relationship to inspire new ideas to help solve perplexing problems

  • Plant and fleet-wide case histories.

    • The Summit will attract executives and senior managers from the aerospace, offshore platforms, power generation, process manufacturing and refining industries. Keynote speakers include:

      • Daniel Yergin, CEO, Cambridge Energy Research Associates

      • Dr. Jun Zha, Chief Technology Officer, State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), who has responsibility for the reliability of China’s electric utility transmission, distribution and generation power plants

      • Daniel Krueger, Partner, Accenture.



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System Integrator of the Year
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2017 Product of the Year winners, retrofitting a press, IMTS and Hannover Messe preview, natural refrigerants, testing steam traps
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Focus on power systems, process safety, electrical and power systems, edge computing in the oil & gas industry
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Product of the Year winners, Pattern recognition, Engineering analytics, Revitalize older pump installations
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February 2018
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PID controllers, Solar-powered SCADA, Using 80 GHz radar sensors

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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

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