The Manufacturing Intelligence track at HxGN LIVE 2016 closed today as attendees joined the final technical sessions after four days of visionary keynotes, advanced training, user meetings and networking events.
HxGN LIVE is the largest event that shines a spotlight on Hexagon and its vast solutions portfolio. Attended by more than 3 000 people from all over the world, HxGN LIVE enjoyed a successful transfer to the Anaheim Convention Center in California also its location for 2017.
Following on from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence President Norbert Hanke’s opening keynote, ‘The Shape of Progress’, the Manufacturing Intelligence track’s Automation and Industry 4.0 Summit took a deep dive into the meaning of smart manufacturing. Hosted by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s Paolo Guglielmini and Zvonimir Kotnik, this headline session featured an invited panel of industry experts.
Detlef Zuehlke of SmartFactoryKL spoke about the origins of Industry 4.0 and explained some of the ongoing research in the field, before handing over to Michel Gadbois of iBASEt. Gadbois’ presentation, ‘Surfing the Digital Thread’, looked at current applications of smart processes in the aerospace industry and gave a compelling case for implementation. Finally, both guest speakers were joined on stage by Hexagon customers, who were invited to share their experiences of implementing Industry 4.0 principles. The group then took questions from the floor in a lively panel discussion.
“Having key customers willing to shape progress with us over the course of four days gives us an incredible opportunity to share their expectations, future projects and challenges,” said Anne Willimann, Director of Global Marketing Communications at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “At HxGN LIVE we really have quality time together, and for a global solutions provider like us this is hugely valuable. We appreciate how honest our customers are with us and they welcome our open mindset. It’s been great to engage with so many people here in Anaheim.”
The Manufacturing Intelligence track story continues when HxGN LIVE returns to Anaheim from 12 to 15 June 2017, with Priority Rate registration already open at hxgnlive.com. Material from the 2016 event, including full-length recordings of the Manufacturing Intelligence track keynote and the Automation and Industry 4.0 Summit, is available to view on demand at hxgntv.com.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.
Through a network of local service centres, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.
Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information. They are used in a broad range of vital industries.
Hexagon (hexagon.com) has more than 16,000 employees in 46 countries and net sales of approximately 3.0bn EUR.