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Presenting ARC's Forum at ISA Automation Week 2011

ARC Inside:  Automation Market Outlook and Business Performance Strategies for 2012 and Beyond

October 18-20, 2011 - Mobile, Alabama

Real-time Performance ManagementARC's Forum at ISA Automation Week highlights asset performance management in a venue where the thought leaders, companies, and organizations involved in managing critical high-value assets and operational activities will examine the challenges and solutions to reduce costs, risk, project cycle time, and energy use. 

ARC is pleased to participate in ISA Automation Week 2011, a knowledge-driven event delivering a stimulating and highly relevant educational experience to industrial automation and control professionals working within continuous process, discrete, and hybrid manufacturing environments.  At ARC Inside, several of our analysts will be making presentations and participating in various panel discussions.  We will also be available for one-on-one discussions with the attendees.


Who Should Attend

  • CEOs, COOs, and Presidents
  • CIOs, CTOs, and Directors of Operations IT
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Plant Operations
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Engineering
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Manufacturing
  • Plant Managers and Production Managers
  • Directors, Managers, and Architects of Enterprise Integration and Asset Management


Following is the agenda for ARC presentations and events.  Times and sessions are subject to change.

Tuesday, October 18

Automation Market Outlook for 2012 and Beyond
10 - 10:30 AM
The automation market was severely affected by the economic downturn in 2008, however, it reversed course in 2010 much sooner than anticipated.  Based on ARC research, this session will identify the business drivers that resulted in a remarkable 2010 turnaround, explore the environment going forward, and forecast its health with a focus on DCS and field devices.  ARC will share information from surveys, primary research, and recommendations for suppliers and end users to navigate the uncertain future.

Management Strategies for Asset Performance Management of Field Devices and Production Assets
10:30 - 11 AM
While the improving automation landscape is once again spurring investment in capital improvements to enhance productivity, the deployment of asset management solutions are increasingly of interest, particularly regarding strategies to get the most out of these investments.  ARC will discuss the asset performance management (APM) solutions, practices, and the value that APM can provide.  Additionally, ARC will identify key issues that must be addressed for a successful APM implementation.

Reliability Best Practices to Reduce Risk and Cost While Improving Safety
11 - 11:30 AM
Reliability is a broad category of solutions that can be difficult to define.  Reliability solutions have been deployed in organizations for decades with varied levels of success.  This session will discuss not only the different reliability technologies, but more importantly, the collaborative strategies that improve ROI in many areas of the company other than maintenance.  ARC’s Global Reliability Solutions market study, end user interviews, and information from various market research surveys will be presented in this session.

Market Data and Business Intelligence
1:30 - 2:10 PM
A senior ARC Market and Technology Consultant will provide an introduction to readily available market data and business intelligence for fact-based decision-making by manufacturers and suppliers.  Now you can substantiate your business case to management with objective information, not conjecture.

Tuesday, October 18 - Thursday, October 20

ARC Booth #512 in Exhibition Hall
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM (4 PM close Thursday)

Visit ARC's booth, #512, on the exhibition floor to learn more about thought leadership and strategies for sustainable operational excellence in industrial manufacturing.  Private consultations are available with ARC's Market and Technology Analysts (contact ARC by October 12, 2011).  


Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center
One South Water Street
Mobile, AL  36602
(251) 208-2100

ARC will be in Booth 512 on the exhibition floor.  For information on official ISA Automation Week hotels, or to make reservations, please visit

To Register

To register for ARC Inside at ISA Automation Week, please visit ISA Automation Week's Registration Page.  Use Promo Code P12349W to receive a registration discount courtesy of ARC.

For More Information

For more information on ARC Inside at ISA Automation Week, please contact John Kuenzler, 781-471-1153,