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Leaders convene to learn about accelerating global industrial productivity

02 February, 2017

More than 10,000 industrial professionals attended the 25th annual Automation Fair event in Atlanta to discover how a more connected industrial business can improve its ability to compete globally.

Hosted by Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork members, the Automation Fair event is the largest educational forum and trade show dedicated to industrial automation and information.

Blake Moret, president and CEO, Rockwell Automation commented: “The combination of technology innovation and application expertise is transforming industrial processes, making it possible for companies to become more integrated and competitive.

“Our vision – called The Connected Enterprise – brings together power, control and information solutions to respond to the increased demand for global productivity.”

Central to achieving The Connected Enterprise is the need to converge information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT). Historically, these functions worked independently. Today, the convergence of IT and OT is critical to the success of an industrial enterprise, enabling businesses to gather, analyse and transform data into actionable information for deriving tangible business outcomes, and making production safer, predictable and more sustainable.

The 2016 Automation Fair event featured more than 100 exhibits showcasing the latest innovations in automation. It also includes nine industry forums, 19 hands-on labs and 93 technical sessions designed to expand attendee knowledge and use of the latest control, power and advanced manufacturing and enterprise information technologies.

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