Nova SMAR @ EIF 2024

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ByConstanze Schmitz
Industry Trends

ARC’s European Industry Forum is part of our successful series of worldwide conferences in Europe, America and Asia. The next European Forum will be held in Sitges (Barcelona), Spain on May 6-8, 2024 and focus on “Managing Digital Transformation in the Age of AI, Open Architectures, and Sustainability”. Participants are invited to attend exclusive presentations and workshops on strategies and case studies from the digital front lines.

Nova SMAR - Global Sponsor 

ARC welcomes Nova SMAR as sponsor for the European Industry Forum in Barcelona from May 6-8. Nova Smar, based in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, is a technology company, specialized in providing solutions for the control and automation of industrial processes. Their automation solutions are driven by the rapid advance of digital technologies, which have caused the emergence of innovative, differentiated and even disruptive resources.

Moving from Concept to Reality

On Tuesday afternoon, a workshop will be conducted by the Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF), a Forum of the Open Group, and it will give the opportunity to the players in the OPA ecosystem to show results, share experiences and answer questions from the audience.

Luciano Botto, Product Intelligence Manager at Nova SMAR, will join this session together with other system and component providers, software providers and integrators.

Keynote by CEISE Br
Brazilian National Center for Industries in Sugar-Energy & Biofuels Sector

The “Nova Industria Brasil” program was recently launched by the federal government, which aims to promote the digital transformation of up to 90 percent of the Brazilian industrial infrastructure. Some developing countries feel that recent technological innovations mean they might lose market shares and become more dependent economically on developed countries. But for others, these advances present themselves as opportunities to modernize their existing and to create new industries, automated with modern technologies. Open solutions present themselves as a viable option, capable of keeping up with the evolution of digital technologies and providing companies with the flexibility to adapt to increasingly frequent changes in the market. Libanio Carlos de Souza, the Vice President of CEISE Br - The National Center for Industries in the Sugar-Energy and Biofuels Sector of Brazil, will present some of these programs and the results obtained through them on Wednesday morning.

O-PAS Road Show

The road show event “O-PAS the standard of standards & Industry 4.0” will be part of ARC’s European Industry Forum 2024, on Wednesday May 8th from 10.30-13.00. It is already the second road show hosted by Nova Smar in partnership with ARC this year, as it successfully took place in Orlando, Florida, during the 28th Annual ARC Industry Leadership Forum in February. This practical experience will be limited to 20 participants to ensure an efficient, hand-experience session for all. Contributing companies and organizations will include Nova Smar, the Open Group, Intel, R. Stahl, Coalition for Open Process Automation (COPA), Exxon Mobil and Collaborative Systems Integration (CSI).

ARC’s European Industry Forum

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