Information Revolution 2014

Session presentations may be downloaded by clicking the link in the right column.

Microsoft Briefing : Tuesday, 05 August – Morning Sessions

8:30 – 8:45Thomas BurkeOPC Foundation President & Executive DirectorWelcome & Opening Remarks (Thomas Burke)
Rohit BhargavaGlobal Technology Strategist, Discrete Manufacturing at Microsoft
8:45 – 9:00Rohit BhargavaGlobal Technology Strategist, Discrete Manufacturing at MicrosoftMicrosoft Introduction & Session Overview
9:00 – 10:15John ShewchukTechnical Fellow, Developer & Platform Evangelism at MicrosoftVision Keynote : Microsoft’s Platform for IoT – Connectivity, Cloud, Big Data
Josh HolmesSenior SDE, Developer & Platform Evangelism at MicrosoftDemonstration and Q&A with Audience (No Presentation Available)
10:30 – 11:15Egbert SchroeerWorldwide Managing Director, Process Manufacturing at MicrosoftTransformational Business Opportunities : Manufacturing Trends – Industry 4.0, Operational Excellence, Connected Enterprise, Industrial IoT
Sanjay RaviWorldwide Managing Director, Discrete Manufacturing at MicrosoftDiscrete Update – Reimagining Manufacturing in a Connected World; Seated Panel : Industry Specific Scenarios (No Presentation Available)
Bill MitchelWorldwide Director, Public Sector at Microsoft
Egbert SchroeerWorldwide Managing Director, Process Manufacturing at Microsoft
11:15 – 12:00Vojtech KreslEurope Development Director at ICONICSConnected Operations : Evolving Manufacturing Operations with a New Data-Centric Culture
Enrique AndaluzDirector, Manufacturing & Resources at Microsoft

OPC UA In the Information Revolution : Tuesday, 05 August – Afternoon Sessions

1:00 – 1:30Bernie AngerGM, Control & Communication Systems at GE Intelligent PlatformsGE Invests in the Future with Controls Convergence Strategy
Wes SkeffingtonPrincipal Engineer at GE Global Research
1:30 – 2:00Stefan HoppeTwinCAT Product Manager at Beckhoff; President of the OPC Foundation EuropeThe Internet of Things & Industry 4.0 : Their Differences and Why OPC UA is the Solution for Both!
(Acatech Final Report, Industrie 4.0e)
2:00 – 2:30Thomas HahnChief Software Expert at Siemens AGFuture of Manufacturing – View on Enabling Technologies
3:00 – 3:30Jon ButtsProduct Manager, Integration – Manufacturing at IBM UKThe Information Revolution for the Enterprise
3:30 – 4:00John RinaldiPresident, Real Time AutomationBreaking Through All the Bits and Bytes to Bring Real Data Modeling to the Factory Floor
4:00 – 4:30Thomas BurkeOPC Foundation President & Executive DirectorA Contagion of Interoperability – Collaborations with Other Industries

Security, Discovery & More : Wednesday, 06 August – Morning Sessions

8:00 – 8:30Bill LydonAutomation Consultant, Chairman PLCopen North America; Editor Automation.com & InTech MagazineBusiness Value of OPC UA
8:30 – 8:45Jim LuthSoftware Architect at Schneider ElectricOPC UA Working Group – Overview of Security & Discovery
8:45 – 9:15Jim GilsinnSr. Investigator, Industrial Cybersecurity at Kenexis Consulting CorporationCyber & Process Attack Scenarios for Industrial Control Systems
9:15 – 10:00Paul HunkarPresident of DSInteroperabilityOPC UA Answers to Attack Scenarios
Nathan PocockDirector of Technology at the OPC Foundation
Darek KominekStrategic Marketing Manager at MatrikonOPC
10:30 – 11:15Paul HunkarPresident of DSInteroperabilityOPC UA Security – How It Works
Nathan PocockDirector of Technology at the OPC Foundation
Darek KominekStrategic Marketing Manager at MatrikonOPC
11:15 – 12:00Matthias DammExecutive Director of ascolab GmbHOPC UA Discovery

GDS Demo, Intelligent Connectivity, Success Stories : Wednesday, 06 August – Afternoon Sessions

1:00 – 1:30Randy ArmstrongChief Architect at Sparhawk SoftwareUsing a GDS for Discovery and Certificate Management (Video link, Part 1; Video link, Part 2; Video link, Part 3)
1:30 – 2:00Liam PowerPrincipal Engineer, Embedded Systems at MatrikonOPCEnabling Embedded UA Security & Discovery
2:00 – 2:30Martin CavanaughConsultant at Cavanaugh ConsultingDrilling for Real-time Data – OPC UA in the Oil Business
3:00 – 3:30Matthias DammExecutive Director of ascolab GmbHNew Information Models for BACnet, AutoID and AutomationML
3:30 – 4:00Jim LuthSoftware Architect at Schneider ElectricOPC UA Working Group – Current Status & Roadmap