Renowned Futurist Jim Carroll to Keynote Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Foxboro and Triconex User Groups

• Global innovation expert to advise how to thrive among high-velocity disruption

• Process automation and safety session proposals now being accepted

• Event registration now open

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced that world-leading futurist Jim Carroll will deliver the keynote address at its Innovation Days: 2019 Foxboro and Triconex User Groupsconference, which is taking place Oct. 21-24, 2019 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas, USA. Event registration is open and session proposals are now being accepted.

In his keynote session, “The Disruption, Transformation, and Reinvention of Manufacturing,” Carroll will focus on the intensifying role of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in the digital future of process industries. He will give attendees high-level insights into the current industrial era of accelerated disruption and provide guidance on the trends they must align to and the strategies they need to adopt in order to thrive.

Innovation Days: 2019 Foxboro and Triconex User Groups combines the EcoStruxure™ Foxboro® and EcoStruxure Triconex® user group meetings to bring together more than 500 Schneider Electric customers, partners, thought leaders, technology experts and executives to network and discuss advancements in process automation, safety and cybersecurity while sharing best practices. Attendees will learn how to leverage Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure offers to solve critical business challenges with an emphasis on digitizing to work smarter, safer and better.

“The reality in manufacturing today is that the expanding role of the Internet of Things and other fast-paced trends are disrupting the status quo and redefining the industrial space,” said Carroll. “At Schneider Electric Innovation Days, I’ll put these trends into perspective as we delve into the unpreceded opportunities they create for EcoStruxure Foxboro and EcoStruxure Triconex users.”

“Jim’s keynote will take our customers on a voyage into the current and future opportunities in our world where manufacturing executives are reinventing their business models using advanced ideas, materials, methodologies and technologies,” said Hany Fouda, vice president, Process Automation Systems Portfolio Schneider Electric. “As always, we are leading the industry with the innovations our customers need to fully take advantage of the upside of disruption while keeping their assets, operations, people and profits safe and secure.”

Call for Presentations

With a full program of user-driven and content-rich sessions, the conference provides a powerful learning environment for users to learn how their peers are cutting costs, boosting revenues, maximizing their technology, optimizing data and undergoing digital transformations to increase efficiency, maximize safety and drive operational profit.

Innovation Days: 2019 Foxboro and Triconex User Groups is divided into two unique tracks. Each track includes field-specific, user-driven content and additional training courses, which are included in the conference fee. The Foxboro Steering Committee invites process automation professionals to submit a paper for inclusion in the process control track, and the Triconex Steering Committee invites process safety professionals to submit a paper for inclusion in the control safety track.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Using IIoT, big data and analytics for improved performance
  • Control and safety system modernization, upgrades, migration and lifecycle management
  • Asset and instrument management strategies
  • Cybersecurity and how to protect your automation systems against cyber-threats
  • Virtualization applications and leveraging the cloud
  • Project start-up and execution
  • Software applications and mobile solutions
  • Energy management
  • Safety integrity management including asset management, maintenance and reliability
  • Hazard identification and risk analysis/management
  • Human factors, knowledge and competence

Real-world Solutions and Hands-on Technology

In the event’s 8,000-square-foot Innovation Hub, attendees will participate in hands-on demonstrations of the newest control and safety solutions and services across Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Plant platform. Attendees will also learn about Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Power & Process, which integrates power and process strategies for a safe, profitable digital transformation. The Foxboro and Triconex communities will also discover the technologies, services and industry best practices from Schneider Electric partners and event sponsors.

“Under the leadership of the Foxboro and Triconex Steering Committees, the event content is created by the users, for the users, and highlights real-world experiences and applications,” said Fouda. “This is a unique opportunity for our customers to learn in a dynamic, educational and innovation-inspiring setting. Attendees will hear what’s new and forthcoming from the EcoStruxure Foxboro and EcoStruxure Triconex offer lines and discover new approaches and innovative ways to tackle their daily tasks and long-term challenges. We look forward to collaborating with attendees on delivering the future of process automation while we celebrate our customers’ achievements and success.”

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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