Siemens 2007 Automation Summit draws record crowd

  • June 17, 2007
  • Siemens
  • News
June 17, 2007 - Atlanta, Ga. - Hundreds of Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. customers, Solutions Partners and employees participated in three and a half days of best practice sharing, hands-on training and networking at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla. “A core value of the Summit is the facilitation of collaboration and best practice sharing. Over the last few days, we have witnessed tremendous cross-pollination among attendees and received excellent feedback from our user community,” said Raj Batra, vice president, Automation and Motion Division, Siemens Energy & Automation. “I am extremely pleased with this year’s event. Through an open dialogue with our customers, partners and employees, we will continue to enhance the Summit experience and the opportunities it provides.”More than 860 attendees made this Summit the largest in Siemens history. This year’s conference hosted over 150 breakout sessions. These sessions were comprised of presentations by customers, industry analysts, partners and Siemens technology experts on the latest trends and technologies, customer success stories and best practice sharing. Additionally, the conference included keynote addresses by:
  • Raj Batra, Vice President, Automation and Motion Division, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
  • John Caupert, Director of the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
  • Dennis Chamberland, NASA
  • Chris Colyer, Global Industry Director for Manufacturing Operations Strategy, Microsoft
  • Chris DaCosta, Chairman, Siemens Automation Summit User Advisory Board and Controls Platform Manager, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
  • Dennis Sadlowski, President and CEO, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. (effective July 1, 2007)
  • Dr. Spohr, Director A&D Strategies and Technology, Siemens AGThroughout the conference, attendees had the opportunity to visit the Solutions Showcase, a 27,000 square foot hall featuring 30 Solutions Partner exhibits as well as products from Siemens Energy & Automation and the newly acquired UGS PLM Software.The Siemens Automation Summit is a comprehensive conference for anyone who works with Siemens integrated solutions for process and factory automation. It is designed to bring together Siemens with end users, prospects and partners enabling conference attendees to develop optimum strategies for successful lifecycle management of their systems. About Siemens Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. is one of Siemens’ operating companies in the U.S. Headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. manufactures and markets one of the world’s broadest ranges of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy management systems to process control, industrial software and totally integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems. Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $107.4 billion in fiscal 2006. Founded nearly 160 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $21.4 billion and employs approximately 67,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 475,000 people in 190 countries.Photo caption: Attendees participated in more than 150 breakout sessions and hands-on training courses at the 2007 Siemens Automation Summit. Learn More

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