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ARC Advisory Group's Process Management Academy 2013, held in Antwerp, Belgium on March 4 and 5, brought together over 100 users, integrators, vendors, and analysts. There was a growing sense of community due to the fact that many PMA visitors come to the event year after year. Once again this year, ARC's media partner, PROCESS, transmitted the plenary sessions over the Internet, enabling remote participants to ask questions in real-time.
In a series of Insights, ARC's European analysts will report on PMA's plenary sessions and workshops. This Insight focuses on future developments in the process industries on a five- to ten-year horizon.
Disruptive Technology Cycle
Uwe Grundmann, General Manager of ARC Europe, initiated the general session discussions with an overview of the most pressing industry drivers and key technologies and industry trends that ARC researched during the preceding year.
According to Uwe, "Today's technology cycle is both broader and more disruptive than in the past. The era of connected devices is already upon us. In 2012, there were more than 10 billion Wi-Fi-connected devices, with projections for more than 50 billion devices to be connected by 2020. This will include more and more industrial sensors and manufacturing equipment. Mobile network providers already offer flat rates for industrial data, in particular for remote or SCADA applications, thus reducing operational costs significantly.
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