A Recap of AVEVA World Digital August 2020
At AVEVA World Digital (AWD) August 2020, industry leaders, software innovators and analysts came together to discuss how industries are shaping their new, more sustainable future. The event provided great learning opportunities for AVEVA customers and partners alike.
The theme for AWD August was ‘Agile Opportunities in Our Reconnecting World’. The two-day digital event featured keynotes and break-out presentations delivered by AVEVA CEO Craig Hayman, Ҫağlayan Arkan, Vice President, Manufacturing Industries, Microsoft, Darren Martin, Chief Technology Officer, Wood Group, Dirk Holbach, SVP Laundry & Home Care, Henkel, and Sebastien Even, Digital Manufacturing Lead, Nestlé Beverage among others.
Both days culminated with interactive panel sessions featuring an impressive line-up of AVEVA and Industrial Industry experts.
Day one’s panel was focused around taking the digital twin from engineering to operations. Leaders from across the engineering and operations landscape shared how they use Digital Twin 4.0 strategies to optimize engineering and operations, connecting their workers using shared data and boosting efficiency. Jaime Ortiz, Construction & Completions Manager, Shell, discussed how building process models for the FEED process has been integrated with operational controls to predict performance and eliminate mistakes.
Day two’s panel covered engaging the connected workforce of the future. Sebastien Even of Nestle NPTC Beverage and Clay Goodman, Digital Training Manager at US-based Power Leader Arizona Public Services, discussed digital innovation in operations and training with AVEVA’s Peter Richmond, looking at how digital business models are leading innovation through a cloud-first approach to operations which is saving travel and increasing efficiency for APS’s and Nestle’s regional teams. Building on the story of the Schneider Electric connected factory in AVEVA World Digital in June, the Q&A panel also featured our keynote speakers from Danone and Henkel talking about how digitalization is empowering workers and streamlining the manufacturing process funnel.
With over 5,000 people in attendance at AWD August, it’s clear that companies around the world want to accelerate their digital transformations as they adjust to a new reality. This event provided a wealth of information from industry experts to help them do just that.
There’s good news for those who were unable to attend — you can now access the AWD sessions on demand until September 27. View them on demand here.