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Presenting ARC's Fifteenth Annual Orlando Forum

ARC World Industry Forum:  Driving Innovation, Sustainability and Performance

February 7-10, 2011 - Orlando, Florida

Transform Your Business with Enterprise Mobility Solutions

Salespeople, field force workers, supervisors, maintenance workers, and others can be more productive when they aren’t tied to their desks.  First generation mobility solutions provided access to email and calendars, but more powerful communications and device technologies, combined with mobility systems, now allow real-time connectivity to back end systems so that complete business processes can be executed on the go, using mobile solutions.  Industrial companies are also expanding the use of mobile systems deep into operations.  

Real-time mobile applications support EAM, MRO, inventory management, inspections, workforce management, shop floor interactions, facilities management, field service automation, fleet management, sales and marketing, machine-to-machine (M2M), and many other business processes.  

Join this program to learn more about mobile solutions and the latest developments in mobile middleware, mobile applications platforms, scanner and sensor process integration, mobile device management, telecommunications infrastructure, and applications.


Who Should Attend

This program is a must-attend event for:


  • CIOs and CTOs
  • VPs and Directors of IT
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Operations
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Engineering
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of New Projects
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Procurement
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Directors, Managers and Architects of Automation and Enterprise Integration
  • Plant Managers and Supervisors
  • Production Managers and Supervisors



Executive Speakers

The following executives are among those that will present in this forum program. Click on the speaker name to view a brief bio.

Head of Strategic InitiativesABB
President, Power Products Division North AmericaABB
Director, Industry Solutions PracticeAT&T
Group Operations DirectorAVEVA
Sr. Vice President & Chief Information OfficerBechtel Group
Vice President, Operations Product ManagementBentley Systems
EAM Project ManagerCity of San Diego Public Works
Senior Project Manager, PMPDC Water
Vice President, Advanced MaterialsDow Chemical
Exec. Vice President, Global Business Development Intergraph
Senior Account ExecutiveInvensys
Founder and CEOOSIsoft
Sr. Vice President, Manufacturing & Consumer Industries SAP
Executive Vice President & Global Head of Industry BusinessSchneider Electric
PresidentThe Haymarket Group


Agenda details for this program are shown below.  Times and sessions are subject to change.

General Session #1

Several senior executives from major corporations will share their experiences with the attendees.

General Session #2
Top industry leaders will discuss key challenges facing our industry including topics such as: process safety, energy optimization, sustainability, and operational excellence.
Enterprise Mobility Strategies and Solutions
"The smartphone is the new computer" may be a bit of an exaggeration, but there is no doubt that mobility solutions are beginning to make a big impact in businesses of all kinds.  The trend is away from dedicated mobile devices, or company-issued handsets to employee-owned devices powered by Apple, Google, Microsoft, RIM, or others.  Join this session to learn how utilities and manufacturers are deploying the new technologies, what solution capabilities exist, trends, and future plans. 
Remote Operations Management

Secure remote access to automation systems and applications is now a necessity.  An increasing number of process operations are also located in remote and hostile environments, such as the ocean floor or the remote desert.  A remote maintenance and performance management solution can increase return on assets and considerably reduce maintenance costs. Suppliers are also offering a wider range of virtual training programs that provide a hands on experience for remote users with shrinking travel budgets.  We will see some success stories related to remote operations management followed by a brief panel discussion. 

Mobility for Improved Asset Performance
Mobility provides the opportunity to improve business processes and the speed of execution for operations, maintenance, and management.  Mobility for Asset Performance provides maintenance with accurate data collection, higher compliance among the  technicians, business process consistency, real-time visibility for decision support, higher labor utilization, and much more.  More accurate, accessible and faster - a nice combination.  This session will explore emerging technologies and applications for mobility in industrial applications.  The technologies range among rugged handheld devices, smart phones, mesh networks, RFID, location tracking, mobility software, and much more.  End-users will gain insight into improving their operational performance with mobility.
Industrial Wireless Standards
This session will include a panel discussion where end users  discuss the importance of a single unified standard for wireless communications.