Charlotte Regional Seminar

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    Omni Hotels and Resorts Charlotte, 132 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202

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

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


    2015 OSIsoft Regional Seminar: Omni Hotels and Resorts Charlotte, November 5, 2015

    08:00 - 09:00 AM

         Registration, Breakfast and Product Pods  

    09:00 - 09:10 AM

    Welcome & Introduction


    SPEAKER: Paul Dengler, Account Manager

    09:10 – 9:30  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: David Buck, Regional Sales Manager

    09:30 – 10:10 AM

    Transform Data into Information

    ABSTRACT: Today, the PI System manages over 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: Mark Knox, Senior Systems Engineer

    10:10 - 10:50 AM

    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: Anubhav Sharma, Field Service Engineer

    10:50 - 11:30 AM

      Networking Break / Demonstrations & Product Pods  

    11:30 - 12:00 PM

    Opportunities for Greater Innovation Hidden in M&A - DAK


    ABSTRACT: Multiple data sources from various platforms are a serious challenge.  Integration of these data will provide complete insights across all facilities, simply, with high integrity and in real-time.  Learn how DAK has utilize the PI System to integrate these data sources.


    SPEAKER: Carolyn Konieczny

    12:00 - 12:30 PM

    PI Integrator for Business Analytics: Delivering Your Data in Purpose-Built Formats - OSIsoft


    ABSTRACT: There is high demand for PI System data in automated reporting and business analytics. Organizations are seeking innovative ways to analyze and report on operational data in commonly-available Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Big Data, and Statistical Analytics platforms.  Learn more on OSIsoft’s product direction to enable enterprise platform integration….without code.  Hear how companies in the upstream oil & gas, life sciences, and metals & mining industries are leveraging this technology to make PI System data broadly available throughout their organizations, to tools and platforms that teams already use.  Learn how you can merge systems of record from OT and IT for novel and actionable insights. 


    SPEAKER: Mark Knox, Systems Engineer

    12:30 - 2:00 PM

      Networking Lunch / Demonstrations & Product Pods  

    2:00 - 2:30  PM

    PI Server 2015: Using Future Data for Operational Insights - OSIsoft

    ABSTRACT:  This session will explain how the latest PI Server helps you be more proactive by increasing visibility for your plant personnel, better anticipating risks, driving production closer to target, and further optimizing maintenance activities. This can all be done by creating and mixing predictive data alongside your existing PI System data in order to enable people at every level to make better real-time decisions that are based on the most desirable scenario for your business. This talk will show you how PI Server 2015 and the latest client releases put you in control of your future.


    SPEAKER: Clarence Presha, Field Service Engineer


    2:30 - 3:00  PM

    Solving Business Initiatives with the PI System - OSIsoft

    ABSTRACT: Do you have asset monitoring, downtime tracking, or energy reduction initiatives?  Have you wished for easier, faster reporting?  An asset-based PI System has helped many people address such business objectives in a simple, scalable way.  In this session, you will see the opportunities enabled by an asset-based PI System and learn the 5 easy steps that experts use to plan asset templates, events, and analyses. These simple techniques will empower you to define, plan, and deliver your next project quickly and successfully.


    SPEAKER: Ken Startz

    3:00 – 3:30  PM

    Wrap Up & Closing

    SPEAKER: Paul Dengler, Account Manager


    3:30 - 5:00  PM

        Networking Reception & Product Pods  






    2015 OSIsoft Regional Seminar: Training Day, November 5, 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: Clarence Presha & Anubhav Sharma, Field Service Engineers

    12:00 – 12:30  PM

    Closing & Lunch