Siemens Announces 2012 Automation Summit Program | Automation.com

Siemens Announces 2012 Automation Summit Program

April 1, 2012 - Siemens Industry announces that best selling author Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman, also known as “The Wingman,” will provide the keynote address during the company’s 2012 Automation Summit at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel, June 25-28.

Waldman, author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Never Fly Solo, will share with attendees his experiences as a combat decorated fighter pilot and businessman, and offer advice on overcoming challenges, building trust, adapting to change and achieving success.

“In business and life, you should never fly solo, and with an organization like Siemens, it is necessary to have a strong and valued two-way partnership with its user community – similar to having a wingman. The solution to winning when the heat is on lies in the ability of every wingman in your organization, regardless of their role, to support the team and be 100 percent committed to the mission,” says Waldman.

Waldman is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and holds an MBA with a focus on Organizational Behavior. A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Waldman has been featured on Fox & Friends, CNN, Investor’s Business Daily and Business Week, among others. As an F-16 fighter pilot, Waldman flew more than 65 combat missions in Iraq and Serbia.

The theme of this year’s Summit, “Community. Experiences. Productivity.,” builds upon the “wingman concept,” as the event will provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives with end user learning opportunities covering the complete spectrum of automation--from process and discrete to motion control and drives.

The Summit will feature Version 2.0 of the popular Connect Event, where attendees can network in-person and virtually with Siemens employees, solution providers, integrators, distributors and end users.

Siemens will offer hands-on training sessions, featuring work stations with equipment, led by technical experts, and will provide updates on recent product enhancements, including the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal, Simotion Version 4.2, and the recently released PCS 7 Version 8. Certificates will be distributed to those individuals completing training courses, which may then be submitted for professional development hours. Classes may include firewalls in automation security, automation with Siemens, programming safety logic using safety matrix, energy management using intelligent motor control solutions and others.

More than 40 breakout sessions are scheduled featuring best practices and topics such as energy and asset management, improve productivity through the application of automation technology, maintenance and operations, novel approaches to problem resolution and safety and industrial security.

Registration and additional Summit details are available by visiting www.usa.siemens.com/summit.
 
Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit.
 
The Siemens Industry Automation Division supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology and industrial software. With its software solutions, the division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software and Water Technologies.
 
The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is the world’s leading supplier of products, systems, applications, solutions and services for the entire drive train, with electrical and mechanical components. Drive Technologies serves all vertical markets in the production and process industries as well as the infrastructure/energy segment. With its products and solutions, the division enables its customers to achieve productivity, energy efficiency and reliability.
 

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