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"At the ARC Forum, I recognized challenges I face and learned how they are being solved by many companies across multiple industries using really innovative approaches. I walked away with ideas of how I could do things tomorrow in new and better ways. As well, I also had a chance to help others work through some of their challenges that I had already faced and overcome. That two-way dialogue with my peers, especially those in other industries, was eye opening for me as a utility professional dealing with significant industry transformation."
Technology Development Manager, Emerging Technology Office
"Attending an ARC conference delivered lots of value for me. It’s a great learning experience with great networking opportunities. Very enlightening. The conference was an excellent source of the latest information on IoT, supply chain, and manufacturing techniques and practices. But even more important, was the opportunity to learn about future technologies and opportunities to help us strengthen our business model. This included some good, hands-on information. I thoroughly enjoyed the conference and look forward to attending next year."
Director, Strategy & Methods, Global Purchasing & Materials Management
"ARC Industry Forum 2017 was a great experience for me and my CEO and I am very impressed by the quality of your analysts."
"We found the ARC Industry Forum 2017 to be extremely successful for Inductive Automation."
Public Activities Manager
"ARC Advisory Group is the poster child for how analyst firms should work with vendors."
Vice President, Global Marketing & Technical Communications
"The ARC Industry Forum 2017 was great, it’s the one place industry meets."
Vice President & CMO
"The ARC Industry Forum is a valuable investment in time because it brings together automation professionals and decision makers to discuss the big trends affecting industry. The broad range of topics that are covered matter, and there is always something new to learn that can help company operations be safer, more productive, and profitable."
Director, Industrials & Infrastructure Portfolio
The SANS Institute
"Craig Resnick, from ARC Advisory Group, gave a presentation at this year's Ignition Community Conference (ICC) on "Megatrends that Impact Industrial Automation". His insight into industry trends such as the Industrial Internet of Things, open automation systems, IT/OT convergence, and embedded intelligent devices for plant asset management, provided very valuable insight and perspective to our attendees. Craig's perspective and that of ARC was a welcome addition to this year's ICC. Inductive Automation has always appreciated the valuable information on our industry provided by ARC and we greatly appreciate Craig's willingness to come and share his knowledge with our Ignition community."
Chief Strategy Officer
"I would like to thank the ARC Advisory Group European team for an amazing and highly valuable event in Amsterdam [ARC Industry Forum Europe 2016]. The concentration of the meetings, information, and presentations was very high - so many interesting and professional people in one place!"
Global Project Manager, Future Technology Group
Kaspersky Lab Russia
"Many thanks to ARC Advisory Group and WCI for giving me the opportunity to participate in such a big gathering of industry professionals [ARC Industry Forum 2016]. I had a wonderful and valuable experience."
Ali Azizan Maamor
"I really enjoyed the conference and felt like I got a lot out of it. It opened my eyes to a wider picture of the automation industry and how much technology is changing the way we will perform work in the near future."
Forum Attendee from Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
"Just back from the annual ARC Forum. What an informative event. Lot's of C-level decision makers in attendance. Solid information on topics and trends in process and factory automation conveyed in high quality sessions. Well done!"
"Congratulations on a great event [ARC Industry Forum 2016]. I've been to a few of these and my colleague Jeff Tropsa even more. We both feel it was the best one yet."
Senior Vice President
"I am very glad that I attended ARC's 2016 Forum. I found the breadth of topics and breadth of discussion quite invigorating, and I look forward to following up with the contacts I made at the Forum."
Head, Engineering and Technology Division
"ARC's Orlando Forum was very impressive. I brought back a lot of valuable information that is timely for us at Jost Chemical Company."
Controls and Electrical Engineering Leader
Jost Chemical Company
"ARC's Orlando Forum 2015 was great for us and we are getting a lot of very favorable feedback from both end users and the press. It was an ideal venue for introducing our new secure control system to the market."
Founder & CEO
"ARC's STAR Supplier Selection process was extremely effective. By working through the process, we received valuable information that helped the teams understand what technologies and options are currently available. ARC helped us develop a coordinated solution from the smorgasbord of technologies available that we believe will successfully address our client's unique challenges. One of the key benefits was to hammer out the differences and get the project teams on the same page, allowing us to get buy-in and alignment from our management."
Solaris Management Consultants
"The format [of the Forum session] with short presentations and then small group breakouts is brilliant. Provides fresh and relevant discussions. One of the best I've seen."
Mary T. Bunzel
Worldwide Industry Leader, Manufacturing
IBM Software, Smarter Infrastructure
"As a long-time customer/client of ARC Advisory Group, the non-profit OPC Foundation highly values ARC's superior industrial automation and operations management market knowledge and analyst expertise. ARC provides a unique plant floor to top floor view of the industrial automation and MES market not available from other industry analyst firms who have an IT-based, top-down perspective."
Thomas J. Burke
President and Executive Director
"The ARC Analyst Team, along with the STAR Selection Process, delivered the specialized knowledge that we needed in order to make the best possible decision in a strategic selection process."
Engineering and Instrumentation Manager
Irving Pulp and Paper Ltd.
"I've had the opportunity to present at an ARC Forum. This experience allowed me to gain tremendous visibility to my company's technical needs, and the ARC experience offered, both at the event and after the event, a great opportunity to network with an impressive array of industry experts and solution providers. I highly recommend the ARC Forums. ARC Forums put you in the position to solve your company's challenges, which in turn, will enhance your personal and business success."
Statistics & Modeling Services Director
Fundamental Problem Solving Director
The Dow Chemical Company
"We engaged ARC to assist us with a strategic decision. With their help and the use of the STAR tool, we were confident that we assessed our options both objectively and thoroughly. They helped us add several dimensions to our decision process, areas that we had not considered earlier and that could potentially have a significant impact on total lifecycle costs."
Manufacturing Technology COE Leader
"ARC's Forum is an excellent place for attendees to explore the critical issues facing our companies. As a speaker on the topic of Brand Protection and Counterfeiting and as a participant, I have benefitted from networking with industry peers. I highly recommend ARC's Forum to product manufacturers and technology users."
Ron Guido (retired)
VP Global Brand Protection and Supply Chain Integrity
Johnson & Johnson
"Great piece, extraordinarily well written. Surely a cut above ordinary thinking."
"The annual ARC Industry Forum brings together a wide range of innovative industrial automation users, industry associations, suppliers, system integrators, and thought leaders to learn and share ideas. These are the true believers who understand the impact that automation has on sustaining manufacturing competitiveness. I have attended most of these forums and agree with many others that it is the major industrial automation forum in North America that addresses best practices and introduces new ideas."
"I have been attending the forum for many years, both from the perspective of an end user as the Engineering Manager at General Motors, and now a supplier as the Director of Engineering at Mitsubishi Electric Automation. This conference is the best event to network among end users, suppliers, academic, and media people, and learn new automation and business system applications and strategies in various industries."
Director of Engineering, Custom Solutions Center
Mitsubishi Electric Automation
"AT&T has been a lead sponsor of the ARC Orlando Forum for several years now and we are delighted with the audience that the ARC Advisory Group is able to attract to their Forum. AT&T views this event as one of our primary avenues to reaching the market ARC serves in automation, industry and infrastructure."
Marketing Director, Manufacturing Industry
Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T
"I have been attending the ARC Forum for many years, and value the interaction with such a wide variety of industry visionaries and thought leaders. I'm not aware of any other networking and learning event that attracts a clientele equal to that of the ARC Orlando Forum."
Vice President and Invensys Fellow
Invensys Operations Management
"ARC's Geospatial Information Systems Worldwide Outlook study provides Esri with a valuable frame of reference for analyzing the GIS market."
Strategic Marketing Analyst
"We've found that a lot of the concepts that have been developed by ARC over the years have become foundation concepts for a lot of our planning."
"ARC does a great job of putting together the right thought leaders for the industry. Just a tremendous amount of consistency, continuous improvement, and innovation in their conference programming. You learn a lot and you get to meet a lot of great people and really build a lot of friendships."
"It's my first time to attend ARC's Orlando Forum and I would have to say - to say the least actually - it has exceeded my expectations."
General Supervisor, Process Control Division
"ARC's Forum provides a great opportunity to network, along with interesting presentations about top notch topics."
Vice President, Automation & Electrical Engineering
"One of the best ever ARC Forums - well done ARC Team!"
VP, IA Global Strategic Marketing
"I enjoyed the Beyond the Perfect Order Metric Seminar at the ARC Forum. The approach to the seminar allowed for some interesting dialogue and contacts to grow over the multi day event. The topics were timely to efforts underway at Continental Mills."
Customer Logistics Manager
"ARC Advisory Group has made a significant contribution to our strategic planning initiatives. ARC's analysts are very knowledgeable about IT and automation technologies and suppliers. They provide excellent answers to our questions."
"We are very pleased with the benchmarking results that we received from ARC's Benchmarking Consortium. The information was extremely interesting and valued. It is going to really help our efforts in communicating a number of key opportunities in our facility to our management."
"In e-business and automation, we often make use of ARC's periodical news and analysis reports as sensors/alarms and for guidance."
Mr. Takehiko Baba
Manager, Engineering Coordination Department
"Westinghouse Savannah River, while under contract to the Department of Energy, used ARC's strategic planning and technology assessment services to help us design our systems to be secure and sustainable, while reducing our Total Cost of Ownership. Most recently, their vendor selection criteria and analysis was especially useful in our DCS supplier selection process."
Fellow Technical Advisor
Westinghouse Savannah River
"ARC's Best Practice research has value that can be easily conveyed to customers. Market share reports are good, but this has information that can help me craft a message to customers."
Marketing Manager, Collaborative Production Management
"We use ARC because they provide the most comprehensive market information on the process control industry."
Manager, Knowledge Network & Information Services
Emerson Process Management
"Being a Sponsor at the recent ARC Executive Forum was enormously successful for Sensicast. We learned a lot and left with three major sales leads."
"ARC has been instrumental in providing us with the market intelligence needed to expand our product portfolio and helping us devise strategies and tactics for increased visibility and credibility as we pursue new markets."
President & Founder
"Our sponsorship of an ARC Web Forum provided us with valuable new migration opportunities. Our sales team was able to turn one into a $1,000,000+ order within 3 months"
Director of Migration Sales
"All of you at ARC put on a great Forum, validating our efforts on the leading edge of process performance. This was our first Forum experience, and your domain experts validated the need for what we are doing in the area of Process Analytics."
President & CEO
"The broad scope taken by ARC's analysts in their Advisory Service illustrates the pertinent issues for logistics effectively. The reports are easy reading and the direct analyst interaction provides an excellent learning experience."
Vice President Marketing
"The ARCwire industry news service covered a major partnership announcement of ours and provided significantly higher market awareness. The analyst commentary was insightful and added good, independent re-enforcement of our strategy. ARCwire is an important channel for our news."