2016 - Users Conference - Berlin - New PI User
Getting Started with Industry 4.0 and the PI System
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) or Industry 4.0 is changing the way we think about the value and potential of data; it holds the promise to make our world a better place by improving the performance, efficiency, reliability, and safety of everything from our industrial assets to the cities we live in. But how do I get started? This session will provide suggestions on where to find IIoT opportunities in your organization and examples on how to design, build, and deploy an IIoT project with the PI System, from the sensors that provide the data to the analytics applications that provide new insights into this data. Join us in this session to learn more about using new PI Connectors and PI Integrators technologies and how these products used with the PI System help realize the potential of IIoT.
After completing a BS in Industrial Engineering (Montreal) and MS in automation processes and embedded systems (Paris) in 2002, Christian moved to Spain to start his professional career as a DirectX and OpenGL programmer in the 3D special effects industry for a duration of 3 years. At the end of 2004 he started working with OSIsoft in his hometown Montreal. Christian has been supporting OSIsoft customers from technical support to training and field service during 5 years straight. In 2009, he moved back to Spain to contribute in opening a new OSIsoft satellite office in Madrid and providing in that sense System Engineering services to local customers. Since 2011 Christian also occupies the functions of EPM (Enterprise Program Manager) for a portfolio of 7 EA customers along with providing System Engineering for France and the Iberian Peninsula. Christian is fluent in French, English and Spanish.
Chris is a Senior Product Manager at OSIsoft focused on the product strategy for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Chris joined OSIsoft in 2014 in the role of Partner Solution Architect with over 25 years of process automation, data management, and project execution experience having worked in various engineering and marketing roles in the power, process, and semiconductor industries. Chris spent the 15 years prior to joining OSIsoft at a large process automation supplier where he worked closely with OSIsoft to develop applications and solutions to integrate with the PI System. Chris has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University, holds several patents in the areas of process automation and data integration, and is a registered Professional Engineer.