Event Details

OPC Day Chicago hosted by IMTS

Date: 09/13/2018

Location: Chicago - McCormick Place
McCormick Place Convention Center
2301 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Chicago, Illinois
United States
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Join the OPC Foundation for the OPC Foundation Seminar Chicago hosted by IMTS

This event is open to both OPC Foundation members and non-members.

Attendees will get a certificate of attendance for 5.5h
Catering will be included during the conference sessions

Link to registration will be found here soon!


Benefits of attending:

This conference will focus on the rich feature set of OPC UA and the unique ways that End Users are putting these features to use in their applications.

By attending this conference you will:

  • Learn why worldwide catalyzers of Digital Transformation like VDMA select and promote OPC UA as the standard
  • Learn how OPC UA fits into the Internet of Things, Industrie 4.0, China 2025 and Korea Manufacturing initiative
  • Get insights into the information modeling aspect of OPC UA with examples from Injection Molding, Machine Vision and Robotics
  • Hear why end-users like Volkswagen, Audi or Miele are requesting their vendors to build OPC UA into their products
  • Witness how to connect your machine to SAP in a manufacturing scenario within 30min
  • Network with industry experts and peer


  • ABB: OPC UA from ABB point of view
  • From sensor to Cloud: A path through the jungle of AMQP, MQTT, Rest, TSN
  • Organization, OPC UA Benefit and Value Prop, Thomas Burke, President OPC Foundation
  • Data is currency: Overview of manufacturing initiatives to define Information modells
    VDMA Companion specs: Overview and Details on Robotic, Machine Vision, Injection moulding
    Jouni Aro, ProSysOPC
  • Further presentations:
    • IT Security
    • Collaboration: Information models for vertical markets like Energy, Process Automation, Manufacturing
    • Adaption and trends
    • Looking into the future: OPC UA over TSN and 5G


  • 09:00am Registration - photo ID required for identification
  • 09:30am Start of presentation - Presentation block 1
  • 11:00am coffee break
  • 11:20am Presentation block 2
  • 12:30am Lunch
  • 01:15pm Presentation block 3
  • 02:45pm End of seminar day