New York Regional Seminar

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    Microsoft Office in Times Square

    11 Times Square, 7th Floor, New York City, NY

    Day 1 – Regional Seminar Presentation (9 AM – 5 PM)

    Day 2 – Training (9 AM – 12:30 PM)


    2015 OSIsoft Regional Seminar: Microsoft Office in Times Square – November 10, 2015

    08:00 - 09:00 AM

    Registration, Breakfast and Product Pods

    09:00 - 09:20 AM

    Welcome & Introduction


    SPEAKER: Eric Benson, Account Manager

    09:20 – 9:40  AM

    Transform Your World with Data


    ABSTRACT: People with data will transform their world. With assets, machines and systems becoming smarter and delivering more data than ever, there are new opportunities to advance your understanding of operations. Understanding that empowers you to drive process, asset health, energy and quality improvements across the organization. This session focuses on the business impact of data, and how an infrastructure approach, with the right capabilities, can help everyone from engineers to executives across the organization make impactful decisions in real-time.



    SPEAKER: Sue Quense, Regional Sales Manager

    09:40 – 10:20 AM

    The Latest Products and Upcoming Releases


    ABSTRACT: This talk focuses on recent and near term product releases. This includes the PI System 2015 future data capability, PI Coresight 2014 with ProcessBook Viewer capability and PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS. PI System customers who have been early adopters of these capabilities will join Ray Hall to discuss their current or planned use and the value these releases bring to their organizations. Learn more about how your organization can benefit from adopting the most recent PI System capabilities.

    SPEAKERS: Stephen Kwan, Product Manager; Janelle Minich, Product Manager

    10:20 - 10:50 AM

    Networking Break / Demonstrations & Product Pods

    10:50 - 11:30 AM

    Transform Data into Information

    ABSTRACT: Today, the PI System manages just under 1 billion data feeds across the 17,000 sites worldwide. With such volumes of data spread across the organization, the ultimate question is, how can an individual or group of individuals tap into and use everything that is available to them. Data on its own can be difficult to understand, combine, and share unless it has context that enables anyone in the organization to quickly comprehend, interpret and act on information. This session focuses on the best practices and required capabilities for sharing, standardizing and consistently enriching data from business and operations systems so that data is self-service and turned into actionable information at every level in the organization.


    SPEAKER: Bryan Pope, Systems Engineer



    11:30 - 12:00 PM

    PI System for Effective Operation – Consolidated Edison


    ABSTRACT: This presentation will discuss how Con Edison uses the PI System to monitor cost management, equipment status and efficiencies, emergency storm response, environmental and emissions, product chemistry, and fuel supply.  It will also share various PI ProcessBook displays that have been used extensively at Con Edison. 



    SPEAKER: Hugh McMunn, Senior Planning Analyst

    Hugh McMunn’s career at Consolidated Edison started in Power Generation, working in the Performance and Results Departments. He then moved on to working in the IT Group (Information Resources) to focus on developing the PI System tools and currently, working as an Analyst in the Steam Operations Planning Group.

    12:00 - 12:30 PM

    Decision Ready in Real-time – New York ISO


    ABSTRACT: This presentation will provide a history on the use of the PI System at NYISO, including its current use in the new state-of-the-art New York Control Center. The PI System is used to improve situational awareness, real-time visualization, alerting and reporting for Engineering, Operations and Planning, as well as in Billing and Settlements, and Load Forecasting.  The presentation will also describe automation work being done with the PI System and the importance of data for real-time alerting and analytics in the New York system.


    SPEAKER: Matt Musto, Senior Project Manager


    Matt Musto is a Senior Project Manager for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). His primary job function includes product development and support for NYISO’s system operations personnel.  This includes both EMS and Market software functions within the control room as well as the visualization software used to manage NYISO’s power system. Matt holds in a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Clarkson University. 

    12:30 -1:45 PM

    Networking Lunch / Demonstrations & Product Pods

    1:45 - 2:15  PM

    A Bigger Piece of the PI: Providing Tools to Improve the Distribution PI System – Consolidated Edison

    ABSTRACT: The PI System tools are used in various ways at Consolidated Edison in engineering and operations. ConEd increased the PI System user adoption by working with internal customers to explore the capabilities and features of the PI System tools.  The development of notifications, displays/dashboards, and calculations helped improve understanding and response time for pre-planning, operational support, and post-event analysis.

    SPEAKER: Tim Amon, Engineer; Ryan Lee, Engineer


    Tim Amon worked at Consolidated Edison Company of New York for 8 years and currently is an engineer in the Distribution Engineering SCADA Department.  His primary job functions include design and development of SCADA equipment for both the Control Center and field installations.  He is testing and piloting new products to be utilized in the automation and control systems, which will greatly help find innovative approaches to adapt to the changing utility landscape.  Prior to his work in Distribution Engineering, Tim worked in the Protective System Testing department responsible for testing, compliance, commissioning, and maintenance of substation protection and controls.  Tim Amon holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. 


    Ryan Lee is an Engineer for Consolidated Edison Company of New York, working in the Distribution Engineering SCADA Department. He is the lead engineer for the administration, maintenance, and development on the SCADA application used by the distribution control centers.  He also supports field installations of RTUs on the SCADA system.  In addition, he provides training and guidance to new engineers working on the SCADA system.  Ryan graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.  Prior to joining Con Edison, Ryan worked as an Engineer at National Grid, contributing to over 10 years of experience in the electric utility industry.

    2:15 - 2:45  PM

    Customer Talk #4 – Major League Baseball (MLB)


    ABSTRACT: This talk will discuss the incorporation of environmentally intelligent features in ballpark operation and the use of the PI System for sustainable ball park management

    SPEAKER: Neil Boland, Vice Present of Information Security and Special Projects


    Neil Boland is Vice President of Information Security and Special Projects for Major League Baseball, Inc. He is responsible for an initiative launched by the MLB in 2010 to collect and analyze stadium operations data and to develop and distribute best practices across all clubs.


    2:45 – 3:30 PM

    Transform Information into Intelligence


    ABSTRACT: More and more companies are turning to big data engines to gain new insights into sensor based data, assets, processes and business systems for novel operational insights. The reality is that there is a hybrid world of local data and enterprise big data analytics and visualization required to support operations: local data for immediate and localized systems and operations, and big data for longer term and cross enterprise analysis to uncover correlations, trends, and patterns that may not be obvious at the time. This session explores best practices for data analytics and visualization, the latest visualization and analytics tools in the PI System, and new opportunities to leverage your PI Data for Big Data initiatives within the organization.



    SPEAKER: Francois Pelletier-Bouchard, Systems Engineer

    3:30 – 4:00  PM

    Wrap Up & Closing

    SPEAKER: Eric Benson, Account Manager


    4:00 - 5:00  PM

    Networking Reception & Product Pods



    2015 OSIsoft Regional Seminar: Training Day, November 11, 2015

    08:00 - 09:00 AM

       Registration & Breakfast  

    09:00 - 12:00 PM

    Cooking with the PI System – Training with Asset Framework


    DESCRIPTION: Have you ever wondered, How do I do Overall Equipment Efficiency with the PI System? How other PI System users are doing Condition-based Maintenance? Track power usage in your critical facilities? Downtime analysis? Now you can see how it's done. In this session, we focus on the recently released PI Asset Based Cookbook. The Cookbook is a collection of “recipes” for projects that our customers have proven valuable in their environment. Each recipe is organized into ingredients (what PI System features you need), Steps (how to accomplish the task), and Serving Suggestions (how do I display my results).


    INSTRUCTOR: Martin Bryant & Julie Fuchs, Field Service Engineers

    12:00 – 12:30  PM

    Closing & Lunch